Second Suite in F: All Movements (3-7 octaves handbells)

SECOND SUITE IN F - Gustav Holst/trans. Scott Pfitzinger - 3-7 octaves handbells with optional 3-6 octaves handchimes - Levels III-V

One of Gustav Holst's most famous compositions, the Second Suite in F for Military Band is a staple of college and high school symphonic bands. This transcription carefully re-creates the sounds, colors, textures, and moods of the original using only bells and optional chimes, with no other instruments. Each movement is a gem, and together they are a real treasure, sure to please any audience.

Musical Score
$60.00

Second Suite in F: I. March (3-7 octaves handbells)

I. MARCH (FROM THE SECOND SUITE IN F) - Gustav Holst/trans. Scott Pfitzinger - 3-7 octaves handbells with optional 3 octaves handchimes - Level V

A variety of techniques, crossing bell/chime lines, and fun 6/8 middle section make this march a challenge to play, but the fun makes it all worthwhile.

Musical Score
$25.00

Second Suite in F: II. Song Without Words (3-5 octaves handbells)

II. SONG WITHOUT WORDS (FROM THE SECOND SUITE IN F) - Gustav Holst/trans. Scott Pfitzinger - 3-5 octaves handbells with optional 3-6 octaves handchimes - Level III

A slow, beautiful song that's sure to touch the hearts of your audience. If you have the necessary chimes, you can play it as written, mostly on chimes, but with the melody on bells. It also works fine on all bells.

Musical Score
$20.00

Second Suite in F: III. Song of the Blacksmith (4-5 octaves handbells)

III. "SONG OF THE BLACKSMITH" (FROM THE SECOND SUITE IN F) - Gustav Holst/trans. Scott Pfitzinger - 4-5 octaves handbells - Level IV

A short, quick, slightly dissonant piece that featured an actual anvil in the original version. A C8 substitutes, but any metallic anvil sound can be used if necessary. It's a big crescendo that ends with a most triumphant Picardy third.

Musical Score
$20.00

Second Suite in F: IV. Fantasia on the "Dargason" (5-6 octaves handbells)

IV. FANTASIA ON THE "DARGASON" (FROM THE SECOND SUITE IN F) - Gustav Holst/trans. Scott Pfitzinger - 5-6 octaves handbells with optional 5 octaves handchimes - Level V

The 'Dargason' is an English folk tune that goes back to the 16th century. The tune is carried continually in one voice or another throughout this entire fantasia, despite all the variations in treatment that occur. With Greensleeves (What Child Is This?) interspersed throughout, this makes a great Christmas selection, as well. A fitting conclusion to a wonderful suite!

Musical Score
$25.00

Summer Storm (4-7 octave handbells)

SUMMER STORM - Scott Pfitzinger - 4-7 octave handbells - Level V

Summer Storm is a very non-traditional piece that uses graphic notation and a variety of techniques to paint a musical picture of a storm in the summertime, from the beginning raindrops through a thunderstorm, and then tapering off at the end. A bit more dissonant than most handbell pieces, it is a joy and challenge to play, and has been well received at National Seminar!

Musical Score
$25.00

William Bell's Overture (2-4 octaves handbells)

WILLIAM BELL'S OVERTURE - Gioacchino Rossini/trans. Scott Pfitzinger - 2-4 octaves handbells - Level IV

The Lone Ranger rides again! Experience all the excitement and energy of the end of the William Tell Overture, which the Lone Ranger made famous! Yes, it's playable and excellent for even 2-4 octaves, capturing the same colors and textures as the original orchestral version!

Musical Score
$25.00

William Bell's Overture (4-7 octave handbells)

WILLIAM BELL'S OVERTURE - Gioacchino Rossini/trans. Scott Pfitzinger - 4-7 octave handbells - Level V

The Lone Ranger rides again! Experience all the excitement and energy of the end of the William Tell Overture, which the Lone Ranger made famous! All the colors and sounds of the orchestral version included. How fast can YOUR handbell ensemble gallop?

Musical Score
$25.00

Wind Suite for Handbells: 1. Williwaw (3-5 octaves handbells)

1. WILLIWAW (FROM THE WIND SUITE FOR HANDBELLS) - Scott Pfitzinger - 3-5 octaves handbells - Level IV

A creative new suite by Scott Pfitzinger, the Wind Suite for Handbells is a handbell suite where each movement is based on a different wind from somewhere in the world, not only creating a musical picture of the wind, but also conveying the images and cultures of the places where each wind lives. Set for 3 to 6 octaves of handbells, the levels range from 2 to 5 and the entire suite can be played in about 15 minutes.

Musical Score
$25.00

Wind Suite for Handbells: 2. Mistral (3-5 octaves handbells)

2. MISTRAL (FROM THE WIND SUITE FOR HANDBELLS) - Scott Pfitzinger - 3-5 octaves handbells - Level III

A creative new suite by Scott Pfitzinger, the Wind Suite for Handbells is a handbell suite where each movement is based on a different wind from somewhere in the world, not only creating a musical picture of the wind, but also conveying the images and cultures of the places where each wind lives. Set for 3 to 6 octaves of handbells, the levels range from 2 to 5 and the entire suite can be played in about 15 minutes.

Musical Score
$25.00