Bells Must Ring
"The Bells Must Ring!" is the Winner of the 2021-2022 Handbell Musicians of America Area 3 Adult Handbell Festival Composition Contest. Each version - 3-5 octaves (level 3-) and 2-3 octaves (Level 1+) - stands alone as a handbell prelude, but they also are compatible for use in massed ringing or in a bell program with multiple choirs. This piece is a tone poem of our painful experience when handbells could not ring during the pandemic and now the sheer joy that comes when we can ring together once again. 76 measures. Key of G Major.