"Solo Time 2" is a cheery presentation that will lift up your ringers and audiences. The alternate titles "Venture Forth!" and "Faithful Journey" promise a positive future ahead and allow the piece to be used in either sacred or secular settings. Focusing on 4iH technique in an easy-medium setting, it uses only four notes in the entire melody line (!) with the piano or guitar offering harmonic interest.
This second piece in the Solo Time series is offered in 3 different-keyed scores - covering the 3 most common 4iH ranges: Score "A" using FGAB5 (my personal favorite), Score "B" using CDEF6 and Score "C" using GAB6C7 for ringers who might have bells to play at home. While aimed at 4iH use, "Solo Time 2" is flexible enough to accommodate any octave range (4 bells from 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 octaves) - it can be rung on larger bells as a duet - by a solo ringer using mallets - or on a Bell Tree or Bell Tree stick. Perfect for workshops or beginning 4iH classes, it is carefully scored with mostly step-wise notes for a new-to-4iH ringer. Performance time is 2:30; and without the repeats, closer to 2:00.
The Solo Time series is an engaging series offered by ringTrue targeting ringers who want to practice small pieces at home for their own enjoyment and self improvement, to record them for worship or concert needs, and even to play them in public! Each piece also offers options to include additional ringers.
Solo Time pieces are REPRODUCIBLE by the original purchaser and are available as a digital download site license, allowing easy sharing within an ensemble or class. Ringing scores and piano accompaniment scores are available in hard copy as well; sound files for accompaniment options for rehearsal and performance are included as free downloadable Zip files from HandbellWorld.com.
Look for more innovative solo pieces by Kathleen Wissinger in the Solo Time series, as well as many other solo, duet, bell tree, 4iH and small ensemble pieces from ringTrue to accommodate your ringers (or you!) - "home alone" with a few bells or chimes! Of course, ringers can also use these pieces in a more normal rehearsal setting. Best wishes for happy, healthy ringing!