Peggy Bettcher has provided a flowing arrangement of this popular new worship song by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman. For 3-5 octaves of handbells, this arrangement utilizes suspended, malleted bells to accompany the melody in the second verse, and a lighter texture with thought-provoking harmonies to open the third. Level 2+ with minimal bell changes makes this perfect for the intermediate-level bell choir.
Weaving together original melodies and HOLY MANNA, Susan Geschke's latest piece is playful and exuberant. This happy selection is immediately engaging and is as pleasing to hear as it is to ring. A sprinkling of staccato notes throughout and no bell changes will give your ringers just the right amount of challenge. Given an alternate title of Holy Manna, this piece works equally well in church and community settings.
This holiday classic was made famous by Burl Ives as the title track from his 1965 Christmas album. The charm and nuances that make this favorite tug at the heartstrings and call up fond memories from Christmases past are perfectly captured in this enchanting setting. The addition of handchimes, synth strings and percussion further enhances the feeling of this magical time of the year.
This hymn is one of the most beloved, stoic and strong hymns by Martin Luther. Along with optional trumpet, it declares the absolute power of God and was a rallying cry for the Reformation. In this 3-6 octave handbell version, with 3 octaves optional handchimes and trumpet, the composition takes you progressively through the Christian journey and ends with a triumphant strong verse of comfort and strength. It is perfect for celebrations, festivals and concerts. . .A "barn burner"! The Instrumental product includes parts for both C and B-flat instruments.
A contemplation on the Crucifixion, Timothy Dudley-Smith's hymn text, "A Purple Robe," has found its way into many of today's hymnals. With phrases like: "I see my Savior stand...I see my Savior go...I see my Savior die....I sing my Savior's name," this is a moving reflection on Christ's journey to the cross. David Wilson's lovely hymn tune has a folk-like quality and is set for handbells in a thoughtful manner by arranger Kevin Ko.
3 or 5 oct.
Susan Geschke's gift for lyrical melody and lush harmonies adds a new freshness to this beloved hymn. Using only legato ringing on handbells and optional handchimes, this gently flowing setting will touch the hearts of ringers and listeners alike.
Written by Paul Baloche and Lenny LeBlanc, the popular praise song, "Above All" has a text which explores the depths of God's love and a beautiful tune that stands well on its own. This smooth flowing setting from David Kent captures a worshipful and meditative mood.
Utilizing handbells, SATB choir and rhythm, Arnold Sherman brings both traditional and contemporary elements together in this dynamic new anthem for blended worship. The combination of these forces is the perfect opportunity to bring all of your church musicians together for a powerful worship presentation. The 3-5 octave handbell accompaniment and rhythm parts are optional. The bell setting can be performed alone or with the guitar, bass guitar, synth., and drums. The CD track includes a rhythm only track for use with handbell choir. The Rhythm packet contains a Full Score and parts for: Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Synthesizer and a Drum Kit.
For 3 to 6 octave handbells and organ or handbells, with brass and timpani, this setting of the powerful hymn "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing" includes an optional SATB choral part, entering for a festive conclusion. Ideal for any service of praise, this expansive setting from Arnold B. Sherman offers a great opportunity to combine musical forces.
Brass parts include: Conductor's Score, Trumpets, Horn in F/Trombone, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani
This Advent medley begins with LV and the hymn "Savior of the Nations, Come," then moves into a gently syncopated accompaniment supporting "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel." Then with subtle touch, the chant DIVINUM MYSTERIUM, sneaks into the mix via handchimes. The overlapping and interweaving of the tunes in minor mode creates an ethereal effect fitting for the season of anticipation.
This well-known contemporary song is arranged for handbells, with optional handchimes, synth and percussion, all in a powerful inspirational reflection. It is ideal for any worship service reflecting on Jesus, the Lamb of God.
Beautiful harmonies prevail in this reflective arrangement of this time-honored Lenten hymn. Expressive ringing is encouraged to best depict the Isaac Watts text which speaks of Christ"s suffering on the cross. A gentler, middle verse allows for the optional use of Handchimes on the melody. The concluding verse utilizes bold, full chords before settling into a peaceful ending.
3-5 oct. w/opt. 2 oct. Handchimes
Cynthia Dobrinski's rousing setting of the CORONATION tune is three minutes of festivity that would be an excellent opening selection for any concert or worship service. The lighter second verse with staccato techniques and lush chords provides contrast to the fuller first and third verses. The moving bass lines of the last verse add excitement followed by an energetic coda with just the right amount of shakes. This piece is both accessible for the average choir and exciting.
Wayne Kirkpatrick Michael W. Smith Arr. Joel Raney
Joel Raney's setting of Michael W. Smith's mega-hit Christmas song was commissioned by The Agape Ringers in loving memory of Debbie Perisho, who was with the ensemble for 13 years before losing her battle to cancer. This powerful setting beautifully expresses the message that in both life and death, all is well.
We are delighted to offer Susan Geschke's expanded 3-5 octave edition of this ever-popular spiritual. A great choice for either sacred or secular performances, this vibrant setting combines flowing LV passages with dynamic malleted sections that drive the piece forward with lots of energy. Fully compatible with the 2-3 octave edition, this piece is ideal for massed ringing situations.
"Alleluia, Give Thanks" (also known as "Alleluia No. 1") is a simple, straightforward setting of the beloved Easter Song. The 7 optional handchimes provide textural interest and the flowing accompaniment highlights the pure beauty of the melody.