Three Irish Hymn Tunes
These arrangements are dedicated to the Pilgrim Congregational (UCC) handbell choir.
"Slane" begins in the key of Bb Major, then modulates to C Major and is 77 measures in length. The 3 octave arrangement uses 28 bells and 11 optional chimes (F5-Bb6), while the 5 octave arrangement uses 45 bells and 11 optional chimes (F5-Bb6).
"St. Columba Suite" is in the key of C Major, uses 21 bells for 3 octave choirs, 34 bells for 5 octave choirs and 20 optional chimes (C4-C7). 83 measures.
"Clonmel" uses 24 bells for 3 octave choirs and 38 bells for 5 octave choirs. This piece is 56 measures in the key of C Major.
Techniques listed are for all three pieces and vary by piece.