Fantasy on Carol of the Bells
A fresh take on a favorite iconic piece – perfectly suited for bells on a Bell Tree, of course!! (Medium Difficulty due to the tempo and changing from string to string using C5-C7, 16-18 bells) with piano accompaniment. The well-known themes are playfully inverted and altered, making them even more intriguing! For bell tree soloists looking for an engaging new piece – this is it! The BT part can also be played by a 4iH Duet or small ensemble – or even a C instrument. Always driving forward “Con Brio,” this piece is a grand finale for a concert or festival. The Piano Accompaniment is included in the score, and everything is reproducible. A free mp3 download of the Piano accompaniment part for the BT solo is available at www.handbellworld.com. This clip includes an extra intro measure for use in a concert, giving the soloist one measure prep before coming in with the recording. Well-known bell tree soloist and clinician Barbara Brocker says of this piece, “I LOVE it!!!!! It has an energy, a force – I haven’t wanted to play another new piece for a long time – this one energizes me! You have done it!” Key of d minor, 64 measures, 1:30 (with opt. repeat 2:40) performance time. Part of the First String and little gems Series from ringTrue. A compatible setting for L2+ 3 or 5 oct. ringing ensemble is also available: RE8330.