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.
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.
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.
From the appropriate triumphant introduction to the sensitive, effective, and creative arrangements of the three Easter hymns, Michael Keller's ALLELUIA HE IS RISEN is as exciting and reward to perform today as it was when it was written.
Based on the William Boyce "Alleluia", Jeffrey Honore has cleverly woven five familiar hymns of praise above this passacaglia, to create a charming composition in a classical style. With motifs from Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" and "Easter Hymn", it is especially useful during the Easter Season or Festive occasions.
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.
This stately hymn expresses the joy and confidence we have in the atoning death of Christ on the cross. With few bell changes and no hard rhythms, this Level 2 arrangement will come together quickly. Steady tempos bring out the melody, especially the "low melody" in measures 36-43.
Angels play a remarkable role in the Christmas story, and Joel Raney's new setting of this carol about the Angel Gabriel is filled with intensity, joy, theatrical splendor and wonder -- capturing the drama of what it must have felt like to actually have an angel appear before you. Optional parts for Synth and Percussion (along with a Conductor's Score) will enhance this setting for concert and worship occasions.
This medley of "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" and "Angels We Have Heard on High" bursts forth with exuberance and rhythmic delight. The music comes to life with an abundance of stopped sounds and handbell techniques coupled with just the right amount of dissonance to provide a fresh twist on these angelic carols.
Cynthia Dobrinski's, "Angels from the Realms," features a big introduction followed by a rung melody accompanied by malleted staccatos. The transition and softer verse two includes echoes, mallet rolls, martellatos, martellato lifts, and mallet lifts with a lot of harmonic interest. The third verse is triumphant with big chords and some moving parts, martellatos, and shakes. The coda adds an exciting ending. Your ringers will find this piece to be three minutes of fun. This arrangement will be enjoyed in both worship and concert venues.