"Solo Time 3 – Walk the Walk 3" reinvents the bright, original piece “Walk the Walk” as an easy-medium Bell Tree solo or duet using 11 bells: G5 to C7. It is a sacred piece that adds sparkle to your worship service or sacred concert. Accompaniment options include piano, guitar, or L1 handbell ensemble, as well as a free accompaniment track available to download below. The audio track allows 10 seconds at the beginning to turn it on and get to your bells.
This piece offers several Bell Tree solo options: 1) Soloist plays the single line melody; 2) soloist adds a second voice for harmony, increasing the difficulty level; and 3) another ringer joins in for a duet, with Ringer #2 playing the harmony notes. An instructional video explaining how to string bells on a stick or a stand and some basic malleting techniques is also on the website. A solo ringer can learn the piece on their own (as I did), and the rest of the ringing ensemble can easily work up the accompaniment in one session to record for worship. It can also be played by a 4iH duet or trio - or even by a small ringing ensemble.
Though “Walk the Walk 3” is a stand-alone piece, it is fully compatible with “Walk the Walk 1” – for 3-5 octave Handbells, Levels 1 and 2 (item # RE27041 from the Split-Level series) and “Walk the Walk 2” – for unison/2-part voices, L1 Handbells and/or guitar (item # RE70032R from the Sing & Ring series). When played in conjunction with those 2 previously published scores from ringTrue, it allows an even wider spectrum of ringers to participate in festivals or performances.
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!