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
$7.50

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

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

Bell Symphony (3-5 octaves handbells)

BELL SYMPHONY - Henry Purcell/trans. Kevin McChesney - 3-5 octaves 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
$20.00

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
$10.00

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
$7.50

Bridal Chorus (handbell quartet)

BRIDAL CHORUS - arr. Bill Ingram - handbell quartet

Wagner's famous tune set for quartet - a must for pick-up-and-play instances or for a professional ensemble.

Musical Score
$12.50

Bride's Name Here's Theme (4-6 octaves handbells)

<BRIDE'S NAME HERE>'S THEME - Scott Pfitzinger - 4-6 octaves handbells - Level III

Musical Score
$25.00

Canon in D (handbell quartet/quintet/sextet/ensemble)

CANON IN D - Pachelbel/arr. Michael Kastner and Nancy Schmidt Kastner - handbell quartet/quintet/sextet/ensemble

Effective as a quintet, the top part may be played by one ringer, making it a quartet. Other performance options are provided in the score. This piece was actually used at Michael and Nancy's wedding as their "musical vows."

Two full scores are provided - in the original key of D and in the key of C. May be presented alone or as a prelude to any one of a number of full choir arrangements available.

Musical Score
$15.00

Carillon (3-5 octaves handbells)

CARILLON - Kevin McChesney - 3-5 octaves handbells with optional handbell tree or C instrument - Level IV

Mixed meter is often flashy and quick, but it can also be flowing and lovely as illustrated by this original work by Kevin McChesney. The patterns are not hard to learn and are quite repetitious. The piece may be performed with 3-5 octaves of handbells alone or for an added dimension use a handbell tree or C instrument. An intimate moment in worship or concert.

Musical Score
$25.00