WHAT CHILD IS THIS? – GREENSLEEVES, arranged by Danny Lyons for Handbells Off-the-Table and Handbell Tree Duet
A magnificently-written dialogue between handbells played off-the-table and handbell trees! The parts are straightforward to learn, yet both ringers get to polish their skills at both types of playing as there is a place mid-arrangement where they trade! (This could be omitted by players who don’t wish to play in both styles, with ringers remaining at their places and switching instead which staff they’re reading.) The result is an entrancing and worshipful setting that is sure to be a standard in handbell programs. The off-the-table part could be played on handchimes for more variation in timbre.