Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Perfectly timed for beginning ringers to shine with 8th notes at Christmas in worship or concert! Carefully scored for ease of reading, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” features clearly notated repeated or adjacent 8th notes for all ringers. Two score formats in different keys allow full participation according to the bell range available: Score “B” – the 3 (B1) or 3/5 (B2) oct. versions are Level 2- (the 8th note pairs are always within a single ringing position, making them even easier to play). In score “A” for 2 octaves, this is not always the case, making it Level 2 (two ringers might share ringing responsibilities for the two 8th notes within a beat). A few accidentals add color, strength and interest. An optional repeat can add a minute to the 1:36 performance time. Unison exercise sheets to practice the 8th note patterns, multiple bells and techniques are included. Interesting enough to be enjoyed by more advanced groups, this cheery piece will come together quickly for school, concert, festival or worship.
Part of the “Class ring” series from ringTrue Handbell Music – performance-worthy music that is also carefully crafted to support the methodical teaching of skills at each step in the learning process. To see more pieces like this, go to www.Handbellworld.com and in the Music Selection Assistant section, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Class ring” series. The audio clip is played by the 2019-2020 6th graders at Redeemer Classical School, Harrisonburg, Va. Kathleen Wissinger, teacher.