THE HANDBELL COMPENDIUM – Michael Jedamzik
The Handbell Compendium covers various aspects of handbells. You may download this book legally here for free.
This book is divided into five chapters: about handbells, related physics, compositions, handbell ensembles and notation. The composer and handbell clinician Kevin McChesney wrote in the foreword: “I have been delighted to meet Michael through the global handbell network and through reading his ‘Handbell Compendium’, I have been educated by his extensive and earnest research. He has compiled information from a huge number of sources that will interest scientists, musicians in endeavors other than handbells, handbell leaders, ringers, and listeners. I have been impressed at his creation of a reference work that belongs in the library of everyone who leads or just plain loves handbells.”
This book is donationware or careware: If you like this book or if you want to support the author, please feel free to make a donation to the Handglockenchor Wiedensahl (Wiedensahl Handbell Choir). The ensemble has ambitions to upgrade its bell range with the lower seventh octave of Schulmerich bronze handbells bell by bell.
To do so, please visit the Handglockenchor Wiedensahl webpage (http://www.handglockenchor-wiedensahl.de/?page_id=1460).