Hark the Herald Angels Sing
This level 1 setting provides easy access to a favorite Christmas hymn with quarter note rhythms and carefully separated parts in melody and accompaniment. All ringers are involved throughout the piece. Full chords introduce the verses, played first in the treble clef and then in the bass clef. For handbell programs introducing beginning ringers in the Fall, this piece is perfectly timed for performance at Christmas. For festival use, it allows dynamic ranges between melody and accompaniment to be explored. A pedagogical practice sheet of melodic lines for all ringers is included. Measures total 20.