A Friend For Life (handbell solo)

A FRIEND FOR LIFE - Brian Childers - handbell solo with keyboard accompaniment

This original work is mesmerizing and beautiful. The masterful interplay of themes between the ringer and keyboardist make for a stunning addition to worship, concert, or a wedding.

Musical Score
$6.00

Allegro Giocoso (handbell choir individual license)

ALLEGRO GIOCOSO - G.F. Handel/arr. Kevin McChesney - 3-7 octave 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
$4.00

Allegro Giocoso (handbell choir reproducible master score)

ALLEGRO GIOCOSO - G.F. Handel/arr. Kevin McChesney - 3-7 octave 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
$20.00

Aria (handbell choir individual license)

ARIA - Flor Peeters/arr. Kevin McChesney - 4-7 octave handbells with Bb trumpet or C instrument - Level IV

This is an enduring classic in organ literature and translates beautifully for handbells alone or for handbell choir and Bb trumpet or C instrument. Enduring music that has always had an important role in concert or worship and will continue to do so in this wonderfully-crafted arrangement.

Musical Score
$4.00

Aria (handbell choir reproducible master score)

ARIA - Flor Peeters/arr. Kevin McChesney - 4-7 octave handbells with Bb trumpet or C instrument - Level IV

This is an enduring classic in organ literature and translates beautifully for handbells alone or for handbell choir and Bb trumpet or C instrument. Enduring music that has always had an important role in concert or worship and will continue to do so in this wonderfully-crafted arrangement.

Musical Score
$20.00

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
$6.00

Bell Symphony (handbell choir individual license)

BELL SYMPHONY - Henry Purcell/trans. Kevin McChesney - 3-5 octave handbells - Level III

This short work portrays the peals of a bell tower. Suitable for worship or concert, this lovely piece makes a good combination with Purcell's Trumpet Tune, also available on this site. A musical and visual stunner!

Musical Score
$4.00

Bell Symphony (handbell choir reproducible master score)

BELL SYMPHONY - Henry Purcell/trans. Kevin McChesney - 3-5 octave handbells - Level III

This short work portrays the peals of a bell tower. Suitable for worship or concert, this lovely piece makes a good combination with Purcell's Trumpet Tune, also available on this site. A musical and visual stunner!

Musical Score
$15.00

Benediction (handbell solo/duet/trio/quartet)

BENEDICTION - John Newton/arr. Kevin McChesney - handbell solo/duet/trio/quartet with keyboard accompaniment

John Newton's hymn tune set by Kevin McChesney for soloist and trio with full accompaniment. Common uses in weddings, memorial services, blessings, and (as the title says) benedictions. Subtitled "May the Grace of Christ Our Savior" as per the words in the hymn, this title could be easily substituted when appropriate.

Musical Score
$8.00

Blest Be the Tie That Binds (handbell solo/duet)

BLEST BE THE TIE THAT BINDS - arr. Kevin McChesney - handbell solo/duet with keyboard accompaniment

Musically straightforward, play as a solo or divide up the solo for two ringers making it easier to learn and less of a challenge. As a solo, some four-in-hand may be needed to make the runs smooth and musical. Legato ringing is a must; some LV might be included along with relaxed and natural movements.
 

Handbells used (and range)
Solo/duet: 13 bells (D5-B6)

Musical Score
$6.00