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2-3 OCTAVE CLASSICS (Handbell)

Arr. Compiled by David L. Weck

This collection of top-selling settings for 2-3 octave choirs includes nine arrangements from Barbara Kinyon, Cynthia Dobrinski, Susan E. Geschke and F. Thomas Simpson. You'll find proven winners for Advent, Christmas, secular Christmas, Palm Sunday, Easter and general occasions. Plus, all the music is reproducible making this a real budget stretcher for your bell program!


ADAGIO (Handbell)

Arr. Malcolm C. Wilson

This adagio is the theme from the 2nd movement of Mozart's concerto for clarinet and orchestra (K622), his last instrumental work completed before his death. The music remains popular and has been used on the soundtracks of movies such as "Out of Africa" and "Green Card." Malcolm Wilson's arrangement is an easy to realize setting for 2-3 octaves of handbells or handchimes.


ALL CREATURES OF OUR GOD AND KING (Handbell)

Arr. Linda R. Lamb

A jubilant anthem of praise is made even more joyful in this mostly-malleted arrangement from Linda Lamb. Straight ringing begins in the bass clef in the second verse while the treble bells continue malleting. This accessible, familiar hymn tune setting is suitable for worship, concerts, or school programs.


ALL GLORY, LAUD AND HONOR (Handbell)

Arr. Cynthia Dobrinski

Cynthia Dobrinski's arrangement of the St. Theodulph tune maintains excitement and energy from beginning to end with big chords and a sprinkling of shakes, martellatos, ring touches, swings, thumb damps, martellato lifts, and an echo, as well as a malleted section. Ringers will enjoy the fact that the full range is utilized well for both 2 and 3 octave choirs and that bell changes are minimal.


ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS' NAME (Handbell)

Arr. Barbara B. Kinyon

2-3 oct.


ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY (Handbell)

Arr. Susan E. Geschke

From the pen of Susan Geschke comes an accessible 2-3 octave arrangement of this youthful spiritual. Following a simple, transparent opening statement of the tune, the mood becomes spirited as mallets and TD are employed to drive this setting forward with lots of energy. A flowing, worshipful verse provides contrast before returning to the bouncy rhythms for a big finish. Uplifting and fun, this charming Level 2 piece is sure to brighten any worship service or occasion.


ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL (Handbell)

Arr. Barbara B. Kinyon

2-3 oct.


ANGELS FROM THE REALMS OF GLORY (Handbell)

Arr. Barbara B. Kinyon


ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH (Handbell)

Arr. Susan E. Geschke

Bursting with the joy of the season, Susan Geschke's new treatment of this Christmas favorite is immediately engaging. Exhuberant from the first note to the last, this 2-3 octave setting is suitable for both handbell and handchime choirs. The sparkling eighth note pattern is designed to ring easily, making this surprisingly accessible piece sound a lot harder than it actually is.


ARIA (Handbell)

Cynthia Dobrinski

2 oct.


AS LATELY WE WATCHED (Handbell|)

Arr. Barbara B. Kinyon

2-3 oct.


AWESOME GOD & ALMIGHTY (A Medley) (Handbell)

Rich Mullins & Wayne Watson Arr. Patricia S. Cota

2-3 oct.


BEGIN TO RING (Handbell)

Arr. Martha Lynn Thompson Frances L. Callahan

For Levels 1-2 2 oct.


BIND US TOGETHER and OPEN OUR EYES (Handbell)

Bob Gillman Arr. Sharon Elery Rogers

Sharon Elery Rogers has arranged these two gentle praise songs with her usual lush harmonies. Ms. Rogers is well-known to the handbell world and is warmly welcomed to the Agape/Hope Publishing Company catalog. Ringers will enjoy her use of mallets with suspended bells, shakes and the echo effect. This piece would also be very effective performed on handchimes with no techniques.


CAROL OF THE BELLS (Handbell)

Arr. Kerry Boyce

Arranger Kerry Boyce captures the joy of Christmas with this delightful setting for 2 octave bell choirs. The arrangement begins with a quiet opening, then picks up energy through the key change and moves into a powerful closing section, which features voices moving in opposite directions.


CAROL OF THE BELLS (Handbell)

Arr. Kathleen Wissinger

A versatile arrangement of an iconic holiday classic in compatible 2-3 and 3-5 octave scores, Kathleen Wissinger's setting features carefully assigned eighth-note runs, simple syncopation and at least one "accidental" bell change per ringer. Advanced groups may increase the tempo for more excitement with this ideal choice for worship, festival, school, concert and tree lighting celebrations.


CELEBRATE WITH GLADNESS (Handbell)

Arr. Susan E. Geschke

Bursting with energy, this new setting from Susan Geschke leaps from the pages and is immediately engaging. Mallets, marts, mart lifts, shakes, the echo technique, and even a grace note will keep your ringers on their toes. Level 2 for 2-3 octaves, this piece is ideal for concert, worship, or festivals. 2-3 oct.


CHRIST THE LORD IS RISEN TODAY (Handbell)

Arr. Barbara B. Kinyon

2 oct.


CHRISTMAS SUITE (Handbell|)

Arr. Arnold Sherman

2-3 oct.


CLAPPER CLASSICS (Handbell)

Arr. Martha Lynn Thompson Frances L. Callahan

For 2 octaves handbells/chime instruments


CLASSIC BAROQUE SOLOS IV (Handbell)

Cathy DeRousse Arr. Christine D. Anderson

With this new collection (volume IV), Christine Anderson adds to her series of Classic Baroque Solos. The bells settings range from level 1 to 2 and all are paired with organ accompaniments by Cathy DeRousse.


COME, ALL YE SHEPHERDS (Handbell)

Arr. John F. Wilson


COME, CHRISTIANS, JOIN TO SING (Handbell)

Arr. F. Thomas Simpson

Filled with energy and driven by use of stopped sounds, this festive 2-3 octave handbell setting of the Spanish Hymn, "Come, Christians, Join to Sing," is sure to engage the listener. The syncopated rhythms, interspersed with the traditional presentation of this hymn tune, are a winning combination. All ages and levels of bell choirs are sure to enjoy this delightful arrangement. 2-3 Oct.


COME, NOW IS THE TIME TO WORSHIP (Handbell)

Brian Doerksen Arr. Douglas E. Wagner

Brian Doerksen's popular praise chorus is set here by Doug Wagner for 2-3 octaves of handbells. An appropriate choice as prelude or call to worship for any contemporary or blended service.


COME, THOU ALMIGHTY KING (Handbell)

Arr. Barbara B. Kinyon

2 oct.


COME, THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING (Handbell)

Arr. Linda R. Lamb

This easy solo would be appropriate for a first-time bell tree ringer. The two keys of C and F Major lie easily on the bell tree setup. A contemplative middle section allows the soloist to echo the accompaniment before returning to the rollicking last verse.


COME, THOU LONG-EXPECTED JESUS (Handbell)

Arr. Barbara B. Kinyon

2 oct.


COME, THOU LONG-EXPECTED JESUS (Handbell)

Arr. Susan E. Geschke

Reflecting the joyful anticipation of Advent, this ever-popular carol is given a fresh and dynamic treatment that is easy to ring, and makes ringers look and sound polished. Original material, legato ringing, and a sprinkling of staccato techniques combine to make this a joyful addition to your Christmas repertoire.


COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS (Handbell)

Arr. Patricia S. Cota

This cheerful, fun arrangement opens with snatches of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, then quickly moves to Edwin O. Excell's time-honored hymn tune. Repeated eighth notes, with ample use of thumb damps and martellatos, give the music drive and bounce. In the second verse, syncopated treble patterns above the bass melody continue the happy mood, just as looking at all God's blessings brings continual joy to our lives. Again borrowing from Tchaikovsky, the piece closes with an accelerando of flashy eighth note chords.


COVENTRY CAROL, THE (Handbell|)

Noel Piercy

2 oct.


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