CarolFest! (handbell solo)
CAROLFEST! - arr. Phyllis Tincher and Sean Rogers - handbell solo with keyboard accompaniment
Christmas favorites Hark the Herald Angels Sing, The First Nowell, Away in a Manger, Angels from the Realms of Glory, What Child Is This, and O Come All Ye Faithful are set in a glorious medley that is guaranteed to lift up congregations and audiences. This worship and concert stunner features optional handchimes and an optional simplified ending is given for less-accomplished accompanists or for when rehearsal time is limited. Clear technical directions ("choreography") is given in the solo part. One in a series of top-flight arrangements from one of the best writing partnerships in the handbell solo world.
Recording by Phyllis Tincher and Sean Rogers, from their CD "Come to the Manger". If you're interested, you may view CD information here (link will open in a separate window/tab). Please note that the piano accompaniment isn't exactly the same as the engraved version you will download; check the preview score before you buy if this concerns you. This arrangement was recorded live by Phyllis and Sean and is available for you to view on their YouTube channel.
Handbells used (and range)
Solo: 25 bells (C5-G7), 8 chimes (C5-C6)