This lovely patriotic ballad setting is the latest addition to Joel Raney's exciting series of piano/organ duets, with SATB choir entering at the conclusion of the prelude for an optional choral introit. This arrangement was first conceived in the aftermath of the events of 9-11, combining "America, the Beautiful" with Chopin's gorgeous piano etude in E Major, Opus 10, No. 3, and together they make an emotionally powerful presentation. Both keyboard parts and a reproducible page with the choral part are included. An optional 3-7 octave handbell part (w/opt. 3-7 octave handchimes) and a full conductor's score are available separately.
As a sequel to Songs for the Solo Ringer, this new collection continues the tradition of offering the handbell soloist accessible, interesting arrangements suitable for worship services and concert venues throughout the year. Difficulty Level 1-3.
The Piano Accompaniment CD is a great tool for both rehearsing at various tempos and for use in performance when a piano or pianist is not available.
This second set of five duets for Christmas from arranger Doug Wagner features carefully scored bell parts supported by rich, flowing keyboard accompaniments. Both bell parts are not difficult, with Part II being slightly easier than Part 1.
Hal Hopson's "The Gift of Love," which is based on I Cor. 13, is a beautiful American Folk tune that works splendidly on handbells. This duet arrangement was commissioned for a wedding and would also be appropriate for special anniversaries, Valentine's Day, or general occasions.
Lloyd Larson's earnest, sensitive setting for Twila Paris' popular song was Hope's top-seller in 2001. Appropriate for Lent, Holy Week, baptism, and special dedication or confirmation services, this blockbuster arrangement is now available in SATB, SAB and Two-Part Mixed voicings. Accompaniment can be provided by keyboard, rhythm, CD track or handbell choir. The new optional handbell accompaniment can also stand alone as a setting for 3-5 octaves of bells. The orchestration includes parts for two flutes and one oboe; three trumpets, two horns, two trombones and a tuba; percussion (bells, mark tree, shaker, timpani) and harp; strings and shared rhythm part (piano, acoustic guitar, electric bass, drum kit).
Two-Part or SAB choral anthem. Also available is a 3-5 octave handbell arrangement w/opt. 2-4 octave handchimes by Martha Lynn Thompson that can be used to accompany the choral settings or stand on its own.