"C" is for Classics (3 or 5 octaves handbells)

"C" IS FOR CLASSICS - arr. Kevin Bryant - 3 or 5 octaves handbells - Level III-

This medley of familiar classical favorites has a special part written for a "guest" ringer! Get your pastor, a potential new ringer, a child, even an unsuspecting volunteer from the audience or congregation into the act! All they need to do is ring when you point at them. This part could also be played by a "bored" ringer who is tired of not having enough notes to play. Entertaining and fun, a sure-fire winner in your concerts.

Musical Score
$25.00

A Mighty Fortress (handbell quartet)

A MIGHTY FORTRESS - J. C. Bach/arr. Kevin McChesney - handbell quartet

Johann C. Bach's arrangement of the hymn tune Ein Feste Berg, set for handbell quartet by Kevin McChesney, can be used alone or as a splashy introduction for congregational singing of the hymn.

Musical Score
$12.50

Adagio Cantabile (4-5 octaves handbells)

ADAGIO CANTABILE from "Sonata Pathetique" - Ludwig van Beethoven/trans. Kevin McChesney - 4-5 octaves handbells - Level IV

This timeless classic is transcribed accurately and tastefully for bells. The memorable main theme has been used in movies and radio shows and has even found its way into popular songs. Filled with beautiful music moments, this enduring classic will linger in the ears of listeners long after the performance is over.

Musical Score
$25.00

Allegro Giocoso (3-7 octaves handbells)

ALLEGRO GIOCOSO - G.F. Handel/arr. Kevin McChesney - 3-7 octaves handbells - Level III

From the famous "Water Music," this is a lively and exciting title that translates perfectly for bells. Many possibilities for worship and concert use, as well as for visual presentation and coordinated movement. This is bold, winning music that has thrilled audiences for centuries.

Musical Score
$25.00

Andante (handbell trio/ensemble)

ANDANTE - Vivaldi/arr. Kevin McChesney - handbell trio/ensemble with optional C instrument

Three parts with many options! The parts are scored on seperate lines for multiple options - handbell trees, four-in-hand, chimes, other C instrument - you create your own ensemble effect!

Musical Score
$15.00

Arioso (handbell solo/duet/ensemble)

ARIOSO - J.S. Bach/arr. Howard Gould - handbell solo/duet/ensemble

A very flexible offering - the well-known and beloved J. S. Bach Arioso arranged by Howard Gould.  Challenging for solo or duet, the parts can be further divided for a larger or less experienced ensemble.  Legato, singing line is the technical challenge in presentation.

Musical Score
$7.50

Auld Lang Syne (handbell tree solo/duet)

AULD LANG SYNE - arr. Blanche Marie Lewis - handbell tree solo/duet (unaccompanied)

Ring in the new year - literally! - with this lovely setting of Auld Lang Syne. Play as a duet for less accomplished handbell tree players or as an off-the-table duet, or a more experienced handbell tree soloist plays all the notes.

Musical Score
$5.00

Ave Maria (3-5 octaves handbells)

AVE MARIA - Giulio Caccini/arr. Jefferey A. Hall - 3-5 octaves handbells with optional solo voice or unison choir - Level II

Musical Score
$25.00

Ave Maria (handbell solo/trio/quartet)

AVE MARIA - Franz Schubert/arr. Kevin McChesney - handbell solo with keyboard accompaniment, trio with solo instrument, or quartet

The original Schubert melody with traditional treatment.
 

Handbells used (and range)
Solo: 11 bells (C6-C7)
Trio accompaniment for solo instrument: 24-27 bells (C4-Eb6; F3, G3, A3 and Bb3 optional)
Quartet: 33-36 bells (C4-C7; F3, G3, A3 and Bb3 optional)

Musical Score
$7.50

Ave Verum Corpus (2 octaves handbells)

AVE VERUM CORPUS - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/arr. Scott Pfitzinger - 2 octaves handbells with 3-5 octaves handchimes (or 3-5 octaves handbells) - Level III

This simple and reverent Eucharistic hymn by Mozart, originally for SATB choir, strings, and organ, is designed to allow the melody to shine on bells while the accompaniment is played on chimes. However, it can be played on all bells or chimes if desired. While particularly effective in a worship service or mass, this piece can also add a touch of simple elegance and reverence to a concert.

Musical Score
$25.00