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

Away In A Manger (handbell duet/trio/quartet/ensemble)

AWAY IN A MANGER - arr. Tim Waugh - handbell duet/trio/quartet/ensemble

A one-pager that's as simple as it gets. Notations are provided by arranger Tim Waugh for duet assignment. Assign more ringers for quick learning or for a less experienced ensemble.

Musical Score
$7.50

Be Thou My Vision (handbell tree trio with solo/C instrument)

BE THOU MY VISION - Traditional/arr. Kimberly Braswell - handbell tree trio with solo/C instrument

There is a sense of peace in this ethereal arrangement of "Be Thou My Vision." Handbell tree trio is joined by a handchime soloist or C instrument. The handbell tree parts are designed for two more experienced players and one less-experienced learner.

Musical Score
$10.00

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

Branle (handbell ensemble)

BRANLE by C. Gervaise, arranged by Kevin McChesney for Handbell Ensemble

In the style of the Renaissance, this straightforward arrangement is easy for a quartet to pick up and learn in few rehearsals. A duet team can play this 8-bell arrangement using four in hand or off-table techniques. 

Specific assignment suggestions are offered for performing this as a duet, trio, or quartet.

Musical Score
$10.00

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

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

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