Brother James' Air (handbell trio/quartet/quintet/sextet/ensemble)

BROTHER JAMES' AIR - arr. Bill Ingram - handbell trio/quartet/quintet/sextet/ensemble

A one-page, 12 bell rendition of the hymn tune associated with the 23rd Psalm.

Musical Score
$10.00

By And By (handbell quartet)

BY AND BY - Spiritual/arr. Karen Roth - handbell quartet

From the African spiritual, direct in its message; moving and lifting. Syncopation and accented offbeats are a challenge along with the mix between ringing and staccato techniques.  A similar look between all ringers will enhance the visual aspect of the presentation.
 

Handbells used (and range)
Quartet: 17-19 bells (E4-B6, parentheses indicate notes to omit for two octave groups)

Musical Score
$12.50

Calypso Canticle (handbell ensemble with piano)

CALYPSO CANTICLE - by Kurt Meyer for Handbell Ensemble with Optional Piano and Percussion

Fun and more fun! Lively music for worship or concert, this original is filled not only with great times for both performers and listeners but truly varied and well-crafted music. The ideas are engaging and uplifting - and FUN! Piano and percussion are optional.

Musical Score
$10.00

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 (handbell solo+quartet/ensemble)

CARILLON - Kevin McChesney - handbell solo with quartet/ensemble or keyboard accompaniment

Solo line lends itself to solo bells (especially on handbell tree) or to an alternate C instrument. Accompaniment line may be played by bells on a duplicate set, chimes, or keyboard.

A splashy mixed meter elevates the difficulty of this original work, but it follows logical and repeated patterns and should prove very accessible.

Musical Score
$10.00

Carillon on Nettleton (handbell solo/duet/trio/quartet)

CARILLON ON NETTLETON - arr. Danny Lyons - handbell solo/duet/trio/quartet

This lovely arrangement of "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" was premiered at the 2011 Solo / Ensemble Extravaganza (SEE) by the arranger, who used an impressive 8-in-hand setup to perform the piece as a solo. Add more ringers and/or perform on handbell tree to make the piece more accessible (or, if you're feeling ambitious, the arranger has included instructions for how to set up the bells to ring 8-in-hand) for use in worship or concert.

Musical Score
$10.00

Carillon on Simple Gifts (handbell solo or ensemble)

CARILLON ON SIMPLE GIFTS - SIMPLE GIFTS, arranged by Danny Lyons for Handbell Solo or Ensemble

Presented in two different keys depending on the needs of the performer(s), Carillon on Simple Gifts is a showcase piece for solo 8-in-hand or bell tree, for duet or trio using 4-in-hand techniques, or quartet with 2 bells per ringer. With ample 8th notes and a 12/8 section, and intended to be played LV, this arrangement brings a true carillon feeling to the popular tune SIMPLE GIFTS.

Musical Score
$10.00

Carol of the Bells (handbell duet/trio/quartet/quintet/sextet/ensemble)

CAROL OF THE BELLS - arr. Tim Waugh - handbell duet/trio/quartet/quintet/sextet/ensemble

The full sound of the classic tune in a simplier setting, this one-page beauty is a Christmas favorite! Assign for two or three ringers for a challenge or for up to seven ringers for quick learning. Phrasing and dynamic shaping make this piece fun!

Musical Score
$10.00

Carol of the Bells (handbell quartet/quintet/sextet/ensemble)

CAROL OF THE BELLS - arr. Michael Kastner - handbell quartet/quintet/sextet/ensemble

There's no substitute for bells playing a familiar and favorite tune at Christmas. A practical and exciting setting of Carol of the Bells, your quartet will have little trouble putting this together and giving of their best in presenting this great music! If your group doesn't do four-in-hand, consider adding more players to simplify the lower part(s).

Musical Score
$12.50

Children of the Heavenly Father (handbell quartet)

CHILDREN OF THE HEAVENLY FATHER - Swedish melody/arr. Judy Phillips - handbell quartet

Lovely and simple in its construction - a gem for any ensemble!

Musical Score
$12.50