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  Series Title: CG Digital Resources - Solo, Bell Tree or Small Ensembles

Song Title Composer(s) Arranger(s) Octaves
  Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came Traditional Basque Moklebust, Cathy 3
Review: Here is another offering in a new line of solos that are playable on bell tree or from the table. This arrangement of the Basque carol (GABRIEL’S MESSAGE) features a mysterious yet lilting piano accompaniment, with the solo part ranging from C5 through C7.
  Angel Noels Various Buckwalter, Karen Lakey 3 or 5
Review: Perfect for church or concert, "Angel Noels" is a Christmas medley by Karen Buckwalter incorporating several well-known carols. Originally conceived as a bell tree duet with piano, it has been adapted as a bell tree solo (3 octaves, C5-C7) with an optional second part for C instrument, a second bell tree (5 octaves, C7-C8) or small ensemble (8 bells C7 to C8 or 8 chimes C6 to C7).
  Angels We Have Heard on High Traditional French Carol Eithun, Mitchell and Eithun, Sandra 2
Review: Mother-son duo Mitchell and Sandra Eithun have created this energetic setting of "Angels We Have Heard On High" for 8 or 10 handbells with optional keyboard.
  Away In a Manger Murray, James R. Eithun, Mitchell and Eithun, Sandra 2
Review: This lovely setting of "Away in Manger" will offer a quiet and meditative reflection ideal for a peaceful moment during services or concerts. Perfect for small group/social distance ringing, the 8 bells or chimes can easily be rung using music stands instead of tables.
  Be Thou My Vision Irish Melody Eithun, Mitchell and Eithun, Sandra 2
Review: This arrangement of the well-known hymn tune SLANE for just 8 handbells brings out the joy of the ancient Irish text "Be Thou My Vision".
  Bring a Torch Traditional French Carol Eithun, Mitchell and Eithun, Sandra 2
Review: The traditional French carol "Bring a Torch" is given a lively and accessible treatment by Mitchell and Sandra Eithun. This flexible setting is scored for 8 handbells and optional keyboard, with parts for optional additional bells that may be added if desired.
  Children of the Heavenly Father Swedish Folk Tune Moklebust, Cathy 3
Review: This short, simple solo arrangement of the beloved Swedish tune TRYGGARE KAN INGEN VARA is playable either on a bell tree or from the table. The piano accompaniment is also available as an mp3 download.
  Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Traditional American Melody Moklebust, Cathy 3
Review: Here is another offering in a new line of solos that are playable on bell tree or from the table. This arrangement of the American tune NETTLETON features a jaunty, lilting piano accompaniment, and a solo ranging from G4 through C7.
  Dona Nobis Pacem Traditional Buckwalter, Karen Lakey 2
Review: Dona nobis pacem... grant us peace. This well-known beloved canon has been arranged by Karen Buckwalter for a small ensemble with piano accompaniment. Each line of the 3-part canon is introduced and then combined for the final stanza.
  For All the Saints Williams, Ralph Vaughan Page, Anna Laura 2
Review: This energetic, reproducible setting of the well-known hymn is especially appropriate for All Saints Day. Written with flexibility in mind, the arrangement is scored for 8, 10, 12 or 13 handbells and piano.
  God of Grace and God of Glory Hughes, John Buckwalter, Karen Lakey 2
Review: Known as the 'unofficial anthem of Wales', the tune CWM RHONDDA dates from 1905. Most commonly associated with the text "Guide, Me O Thou Great Jehovah", this bold, energetic eight-bell arrangement by Karen Buckwalter is perfect for a small ensemble with piano accompaniment.
  Holy Holy Holy Dykes, John Bacchus Eithun, Mitchell and Eithun, Sandra 2
Review: Called 'the greatest hymn of all time' by The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, "Holy, Holy, Holy" is arranged here for 8 handbells with exciting eighth note motifs that weave around the main melody as the sounds of bell peals lead to a grand conclusion.
  Hope for Tomorrow Eithun, Sandra 2
Review: Sandra Eithun has a crafted an accessible original piece for 8 handbells or handchimes with piano accompaniment. Appropriate for any occasion, but especially during times of uncertainty, audiences will appreciate this creative reflection.
  How Can I Keep From Singing Lowry, Robert Eithun, Mitchell and Eithun, Sandra 2
Review: The beloved melody by Robert Lowry shines in this arrangement of "How Can I Keep from Singing?" for 8 handbells or handchimes and piano accompaniment. A meditative first stanza leads to a reflective middle section and before finishing quietly.
  I Come With Joy to Meet My Lord Traditional American Melody Moklebust, Cathy 3
Review: This solo handbell arrangement of the American tune LAND OF REST is set for a range of B4 through C7 and may be played on a bell tree or from the table. This meditative, gently flowing piece is appropriate for most any time during the church year.
  I Need Thee Every Hour Lowry, Robert Eithun, Mitchell and Eithun, Sandra 2
Review: The devotional hymn "I Need Thee Every Hour" is arranged here for 8 handbells or handchimes and piano accompaniment. This sensitive and accessible setting reflects on God’s presence in the midst of difficulty.
  It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Willis, Richard Storrs Moklebust, Cathy 3
Review: Here is "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear", an arrangement of Richard Storrs Willis’ beautiful Christmas tune CAROL. This flexible arrangement may be played as a handbell solo on bell tree or from the table, or as a handbell duet or trio. The lullaby-like accompaniment is restful and rocking, and includes a section reminiscent of twinkling stars.
  Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee Beethoven, Ludwig van Moklebust, Cathy 2
Review: The majestic HYMN TO JOY from the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is another in a new line of handbell solos playable either on bell tree or from the table. This uplifting, happy arrangement is scored for only ten bells, ranging from E5 through G6.
  Joy to the World Handel, Georg Frederick Eithun, Mitchell and Eithun, Sandra 2
Review: Add some excitement to your Christmas celebration with this setting of "Joy to the World" for 8, 10 or 12 handbells and optional keyboard by arranging team Mitchell and Sandra Eithun.
  Let All Things Now Living Traditional Welsh Melody Page, Anna Laura 2
Review: "Let All Things Now Living" is a lively and fun setting of the tune THE ASH GROVE which is familiar to many. This setting is written for four ringers with two bells each. There are no bell changes and no need to put down a bell throughout the piece. The piano accompaniment offers additional harmony and energy.
  Lord Whose Love In Humble Service Traditional Buckwalter, Karen Lakey 2
Review: Based on the tune BEACH SPRING, this seven-bell arrangement by Karen Buckwalter may be rung by a small handbell or handchime ensemble, or played as a handbell solo (bell tree or from the table.) The tune is found in hymnals paired with many other texts such as "Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters" and "Come to Me, All Pilgrims Thirsty".
  Love Divine All Loves Excelling Prichard, Rowland H. Eithun, Mitchell and Eithun, Sandra 2
Review: This level 1 setting of the Welsh hymntune HYFRYDOL for 8 handbells and keyboard accompaniment has a waltz-like quality supported by shakes and tower swings. The arrangement also includes brief references to the Scottish Christmas carol "Tàladh Chrìosda".
  Morning Has Broken Traditional Gaelic Moklebust, Cathy 3
Review: The first in a new line of handbell solos with piano from Choristers Guild is the Gaelic tune BUNESSAN, that may be performed either on a bell tree or rung from the table. This gentle, lyric arrangement is usable throughout the church year and is especially appropriate at the beginning of a service.
  My Shepherd Will Supply My Need Traditional American Melody Moklebust, Cathy 3
Review: Another in a line of handbell solos that can be played either on a bell tree or from the table is the American tune RESIGNATION, known as "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need". This softly flowing arrangement scored for 17 bells, ranging from Ab4 through C7, and piano accompaniment is usable throughout the church year.
  Now Thank We All Our God Cruger, Johann Page, Anna Laura 2
Review: "Now Thank We All Our God" is a flexible small ensemble setting for 8, 10, 12 or 14 handbells or handchimes. It is based on NUN DANKET ALLE GOTT, written by Johann Crüger, and comes from Cantata 79 by Johann Sebastian Bach. In this setting, the piano takes the accompaniment while the handbells or handchimes ring the chorale.
  O Come O Come Emmanuel French Melody Eithun, Mitchell and Eithun, Sandra 2
Review: The ancient Advent hymn "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" is flexibly arranged for 8, 10 or 12 handbells and optional keyboard, playable by 4, 5 or 6 ringers. Open bell peals in the first stanza and syncopated, pulsing eighth-notes in the second stanza propel this accessible and thoughtful setting.
  Silent Night Gruber, Franz Moklebust, Cathy 3
Review: The beloved Christmas classic "Silent Night" is available in both handbell solo and handbell duet/trio editions, and may be accompanied by piano and/or strings. The full score includes a string reduction part for electronic keyboards. The setting begins softly, gradually building in volume and emotion, and ends as peacefully as it began.
  Still Still Still Traditional German Carol Moklebust, Cathy 2-3
Review: This versatile and very easy arrangement of the traditional German carol simply and delicately paints a picture of softly falling snow on a quiet Christmas night. It is playable as a handbell solo (bell tree or from the table), as a duet, or as a trio, and is scored for 2 or 3 octaves with piano accompaniment.
  We Three Kings Hopkins Jr., John H. Eithun, Mitchell 2
Review: Mitchell Eithun brings us an exciting and energetic arrangement of "We Three Kings" for 8 or 10 handbells and optional keyboard.