Celtic Suite (3-5 octaves handbells)
CELTIC SUITE - Traditional Irish/arr. Kevin McChesney - 3-5 octaves handbells with optional percussion - Level III-
MacALLISTRUM'S MARCH (With Timbrel And Dance/March/Procession) - Traditional Irish/arr. Kevin McChesney - 3-5 octave handbells handbells with optional percussion - Level III-
A lively traditional Irish tune is given an exciting treatment in this very accessible setting. Though labelled Level III-, this is an easy Level III and groups accustomed to playing Level II music will find this very approachable. Because of the repeated patterns, this is a good possibility for a processional. Terrific for concert, and certainly a strong choice for worship as well when retitled with the suggested alternate titles or another title of your own. For variety, add a drum or tambourine in quarter/eighth rhythm.
CAROLAN'S CONCERTO (Dance With Joy/Lift Your Hearts In Praise) - Turlough O'Carolan/arr. Kevin McChesney - 3-5 octave handbells - Level II
Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) is one of the most widely played Irish composers; his compositions are a part of the heartbeat of Irish music and this is the best-known of his works. This makes a lively concert offering, and can be used in worship using the alternate titles given or your own title. This is music that echoes in the ears of your listeners long after you have finished playing. A true classic.
MULQUEEN'S REEL (Exalt Him/Joyful Dance) - Traditional Irish/arr. Kevin McChesney - 3-5 octave handbells - Level II+/III-
Fast, energetic, and ready to bring down the house! This is marvelous traditional Irish music set beautifully for bells. Use the alternate titles for worship settings. Show your bell choir off at their rhythmic best!
Category: Handbell Choir
Composer / Arranger: Kevin McChesney
Publisher: Sonology Music
Handbell Choir: Difficulty: Level III
Handbell Choir: Octaves: 3-5 Octaves
Handbells and: Percussion