Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Bell Trees are intriguing and so much fun to play! Let’s start with “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”! The first three progressive 6-bell Bell Tree pieces (Scores A - Very Easy, B - Easy & C - Medium Easy) were featured in the Spring 2019 issue of Overtones. A few more challenging variations are included in this folio (D1- Med. Difficult and E - Difficult) - plus a duet option (D2 - Medium) - plus a piano accompaniment for each setting – and all are reproducible. Each short piece stands on its own – but all versions can be tied together and presented as a medley – presented by different ringers - or by a single ringer - for a nice surprise in a concert or a capstone presentation at the end of a workshop. Use this versatile packet to 1) introduce, encourage and then challenge your ringers on Bell Trees; 2) teach a Bell Tree class for beginners to advanced ringers; or 3) include a fun showcase piece in a concert or at a conference/workshop. Instructions for setting up a Bell Tree are included. To see additional bell tree pieces from ringTrue, use the Music Selection Assistant: “First String” series at the bottom of the page at www.Handbellworld.com. Many ringTrue pieces have bell tree options. Using the Music Search Assistant page, enter RE in the Stock Search Box and write “bell tree” or “belltree” in the “Other Keywords” (almost 20 pieces to date); check the “ringTrue Handbell Music” Facebook page; or contact Kath for listings. The preview sound clip for RE5008R includes a demo of all pieces plus (at the end) a piano-only accompaniment track for practice and performance. Key of C Major.