Adagio Cantabile (4-5 octaves handbells)

ADAGIO CANTABILE from "Sonata Pathetique" - Ludwig van Beethoven/trans. Kevin McChesney - 4-5 octaves handbells - Level IV

This timeless classic is transcribed accurately and tastefully for bells. The memorable main theme has been used in movies and radio shows and has even found its way into popular songs. Filled with beautiful music moments, this enduring classic will linger in the ears of listeners long after the performance is over.

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$25.00

Bride's Name Here's Theme (4-6 octaves handbells)

<BRIDE'S NAME HERE>'S THEME - Scott Pfitzinger - 4-6 octaves handbells - Level III

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$25.00

Chaconne (4-7 octaves handbells)

CHACONNE - Kevin McChesney - 4-7 octaves handbells - Level V

Written in honor of David Davidson (1948-2009), this is an original work of great power, artistry, and heartfelt emotion. The primary motive upon which the sequence of variations is based begins with the notes D-B - the initials of Distinctly Bronze, Mr. Davidson's premiere event that forever raised the level of advanced ringing. Ringers and audiences will be lifted up in profound ways as they experience this tribute to one of the true masters of handbells.

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$30.00

Children's Quarrel After Playing (4-5 octaves handbells)

CHILDREN'S QUARREL AFTER PLAYING (FROM "PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION") - Modest Mussorgsky/trans. Kevin McChesney - 4-5 octaves handbells (B2 optional) - Level V

It goes by fast! A speedy, exciting concert selection for advanced choirs.

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$25.00

Dazzling Doxology (4-5 octaves handbells)

DAZZLING DOXOLOGY - Bob Burroughs - 4-5 octaves handbells - Level III+

The Doxology is sung in many churches every single Sunday! Here this great and beloved tune is set in an energetic and challenging arrangement with a lot of surprises - and it's fun to play! "Dazzle" your ringers and congregation!

Note: This version is compatible with the 3 octave version, linked in "Related Products" below.

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$25.00

Grand Choeur Dialogue (4-7 octaves handbells)

GRAND CHOEUR DIALOGUE - Eugene Gigout/trans. Kevin McChesney - 4-7 octaves handbells with brass quartet/quintet or organ, optional timpani and cymbal - Level IV

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$25.00

Los Peces en el Rio (4-6 octaves handbells)

LOS PECES EN EL RIO - Mexican/arr. Scott Pfitzinger - 4-6 octaves handbells - Level IV

This piece combines two Mexican Christmas songs, "Los Peces en el Rio" and "Dale, Dale, Dale." Variations on the first theme involve many techniques, including malleting (suspended and on the table), plucks, pluck-lifts, and gyros. The piece ends with a rousing rendition of "Dale, Dale, Dale," which Mexican children sing when trying to hit the piñata, getting faster and faster, with marts simulating the swings at the piñata.

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$25.00

Nessun Dorma (4-7 octaves handbells)

NESSUN DORMA - Giacomo Puccini/arr. Kevin McChesney - 4-7 octaves handbells with optional solo voice - Level III

It's not hard to hear why this is considered one of the most beautiful melodies ever created. This is Puccini at the top of his form - and in his case, that's saying a lot! Your ringers are given the opportunity to play this rich music with heart and profound expression. Re-title to Prayer or Interlude for use in worship. It takes a special singer to add the vocal part, but the good news is this is actually a key lower than the original. Lovely, lovely music.

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$25.00

Passacaille (4-6 octaves handbells)

PASSACAILLE - Sylvius Leopold Weiss/arr. Kevin McChesney - 4-6 octaves handbells - Level IV

A beautiful sequence of variations on a bass line (the definition of Passacaille or Passacaglia) from the Baroque Period, this arrangement of a classical guitar standard is sure to be exciting to play and moving to listen to in concert or worship.

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$25.00

Rag-Time Dance (4-5 octaves handbells)

RAG-TIME DANCE - Scott Joplin/trans. Kevin McChesney - 4-5 octaves handbells - Level V

Made famous in the movie The Sting, and used in many other television programs and movies, this is one of Joplin's liveliest and most entertaining pieces. Transcribed here for bells in a setting that is sure to bring down the house, more experienced groups will delight in including this piece in their concerts!

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$25.00