This haunting ancient Celtic melody has been recast for 3-5 octaves of handbells and optional 3 octave handchimes.
A fast moving, polytonal piece published in New Zealand and used in the 1992 Canadian Symposium.
For 5-7 octaves of bells and 3-5 octaves of optional chimes: very closely based upon the Holst orchestral piece, with much more thematic material than just the famous THAXTED hymn tune.
"Ragtime Nightingale" is a very close transcription to the Joseph Lamb rag, originally composed in 1915 during the "Golden Age of Ragtime". It's considered by many, including this arranger, to be the most beautiful rag ever written.
This adaptation of W.A. Mozart's original work is scored with numerous bell techniques and performance instructions written in the score. It is a challenge for advanced choirs. 136 measures.
This composition is derived from the movement from "Le Porte del Paradiso". It opens with a haunting e dorian melody, echoed in all octaves, and proceeds to a gentle waltz in the middle.