At the Manger
Perfect for Christmas pageants and services, “At the Manger” will enhance the timeless recounting of the Nativity story. Each character (Jesus, Mary, The Star, etc.) has a short musical signature that is played whenever the narrator cues it. Easily learned by 2 to 21 or more non-ringers and novices (on 2-3 octaves) - each part can be taught either by rote or by rhythmic reminders on a set-up sheet. Detailed instructions, charts, narration, assignment chart and character sheets are all included and are ALL reproducible. Adding actors as the story unfolds; using placards, stage props or sound effects; and even having the actors speak some of the lines will add to the charm of this presentation. “Chord Stories,” a series of innovative pieces from ringTrue Handbell Music, involve every ringer in a fun and meaningful way to experience ringing without any prior experience (Level Zero!). A Bonus score suggests how your ringers (joined by other ringers perhaps) might accompany the congregation singing Silent Night, especially effective with a candlelight closing. Quickly worked up and confidently presented, “At the Manger” could become a cherished seasonal tradition for your newest ringers. Other Chord Stories include: Noah’s Ark, The Prodigal Son and Stone Soup. Look for more releases at www.handbellworld.com in the “Series” search chart under Music Selection Assistant.