With mallet rolls and clicks, finger snaps and thumb damps, this well-known theme is fun to ring! This one is sure to lighten any concert!
With occasional grace notes, giving a hint of bagpipes, and the judicious use of the echo and LV techniques, the arranger has created an appealing setting of this traditional Scottish melody.
This is a lovely arrangement of the Scottish melody arranged for the handbell soloist. The piano accompaniment enhances and augments the solo line.
Refreshing and creative, this composition utilizes the handbell choir to accompany the bell tree soloist. The bell tree solo can also be performed with piano accompaniment. (Catalog #1078)
A joyful melody and a lively accompaniment are the predominant features of this appealing composition. Well thought-out placements of special techniques such as LV and the use of mallets add to the appeal of this original composition.
We have all seen videos of musical ‘flash mobs’ gathering in a public place, playing and then leaving just as quickly. Tim has arranged three popular Christmas carols (Carol of the Bells, Deck the Hall, and Joy to the World) for just this purpose!
Here is a fresh, creative arrangement of the perennial holiday favorite "Jingle Bells". The contrasting 6/8 section adds to the overall merriment. Along with an uncommon meter, the score offers shakes, malleting and a variety of stopped techniques. Ringers will enjoy the challenges, and audiences will be enchanted.
The newest collection to the “Eighteen Bells” series includes five appealing new settings of familiar carols: The First Noel, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, O Come All Ye Faithful, Good Christian Men, Rejoice and What Child Is This.
A challenging and engaging arrangement of the popular Scott Joplin favorite, this exuberant setting is definitely for the experienced handbell soloist.
This exuberant arrangement of the well known Spiritual is available in both 3 and 5 octave compatible versions. This is definitely an appealing arrangement for audiences and ringers alike.
The opening 12/8 “bluesy” treatment of the chorus is followed by a contrasting straight 4/4 presentation of the verse. It is an interesting and creative arrangement of this well-known spiritual, appropriate for church or concert venue.
Opening in 3/4 meter before changing to 4/4, the handbells provide the introduction, setting a serene atmosphere for the entrance of the melody.
This is a delightful transcription of the Franz Joseph Haydn composition. The well thought out use of Mallets, Pluck and Pluck lifts, Mart lifts and mallet rolls enhance the musical interpretation of this charming composition.
An entertaining, audience pleasing quartet arrangement of the 1950’s hit tune, this piece is definitely for accomplished ensemble ringers. Two versions of the quartet are provided in the packet. This piece would surely add a touch of delight to any concert. Please note that despite the title, there is no reference to Christmas in the music.
Jad and Allison have combined "O How I Love Jesus" and "My Jesus I Love Thee" to create an enchanting arrangement for the handbell soloist.
Three favorite Christmas carols are brought together--"It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, The First Noel, and O Holy Night, (with just a hint of Silent Night)"-- in a lovely medley that will certainly delight both ringers and those who are listening.
Opening with an arppeggiated bass accompanying full lush chords, this meditative composition is perfect for any contemplative occasion.
The opening and closing sections of this energetic composition feature rhythmic motifs stated by handchimes and reflected by handbells. A middle section features a more flowing iteration of the main theme.
With a captivating melody and a catchy rhythmic accompaniment, this piece will stay in your mind long after rehearsal has ended.
This is a moderately challenging composition in rondo form, for two octave handbell choirs or small ensembles.
The arranger has created an imaginative combination of "Masters In This Hall" and "Sing We Now of Christmas". Each carol, brilliantly treated separately, is then skillfully intertwined for the conclusion of the composition.
"Spiritfire" is a vigorous, high-spirited composition, opening in a straightforward 4/4 time before it shifts to an energetic, rhythmic 7/8 meter. The judicious use of LV and various stopped techniques enhances the excitement of the piece.
This arrangement is fun, charming and totally entertaining for ringers and audience alike. Combining "Up On the Housetop" and "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" with a boogie bass line and a treble line with a swing, the arranger has created a composition that will be a favorite on any holiday concert program.
Ringers will enjoy meeting the challenges presented in this exciting original composition with exuberant rhythms. Appealing melodies are rung throughout with contrasting martellato, mart lifts and malleted accompaniments.
Ethereal and haunting, this is an exquisite setting of a traditional Celtic carol. Use of the singing bell technique in the bass adds depth and richness to the composition.
Nothing is more energizing than a rousing John Philip Sousa march. The arranger has captured all of the high spirited excitement of the original composition in this arrangement for handbells.
Combining the poetry of 17th century poet Robert Herrick with the wistful traditional English melody "O Waly Waly", the arranger has created an anthem for the Christmas season which is both reflective and enchanting.