This 60-page collection includes sixteen of our best-selling arrangements of recent years, all for 3 octave choirs. Levels range from 1+ to 2+. These tried and proven winners come from a variety of composers and arrangers, represent a wide range of styles and, are useful throughout the church year. Single copies of these 16 titles far exceed the cost of this one book which you can then reproduce for all your ringers!
The hit song from "Fiddler on the Roof" is set here in a minor mode, at a slow lilting waltz tempo. It should be played with careful observance of the dynamics with sensitivity to the 'weeping motif' in measures 19-20 and ebb and flow in measures 39-40, careful to bring out the emotion of the piece expressing a sense of nostalgic longing and the poignant observance of the passage of time.
This 60-page collection includes seven of our best-selling arrangements of recent years, all for 3-5 octaves, Level 3. These tried and proven winners come from a variety of composers and arrangers and represent a wide range of styles and are useful throughout the church year. Seven great pieces for the cost of 3 makes this a real budget stretcher!
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 creative arrangement of a traditional Irish tune starts off with a Renaissance flair featuring open harmonies and tenor drum, then gives way to a sedate middle verse introducing handchime accompaniment with the melody in the middle octaves before returning to the festive feel of the opening. You can't miss with this energetic and engaging choice for your Christmas season. Percussion Parts: Tenor Drum and Wind Chimes.
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 Monkees' hit from 1966 surged back into the collective pop consciousness when it was covered by Smash Mouth for the soundtrack to Shrek. The driving rhythms and that ever-popular, catchy tune will surely be uplifting for both ringers and audiences of all ages. Fun, malleted sections and chimes adding background "fill," create a trip back in time where you'll find it hard not to sing along.
This powerful setting of the beloved hymn "To God Be the Glory" opens with a fanfare featuring driving rhythms, and full, rich harmonies which lead to a triumphant finish. The optional organ part adds extra depth and breadth to this striking, creative arrangement.
Reflecting the mystery, anticipation, and excitement of the journey we will all one day take, this setting incorporates a myriad of techniques, as well as, a few tempo changes. This is a great teaching piece sure to bond your ensemble together as a group while learning and executing the techniques.
This delightful presentation of this well-loved Christmas song is a dynamic fully developed setting that is perfect for Christmas concerts in schools, communities, and churches. The optional parts for synth and percussion add nuance and festive charm...pa-rum pum pum pum!
Inspired by the text, "Prone to wander, Lord I feel it," the opening segment in this setting creates a quieter, more contemplative mood. The momentum eventually builds for the following rousing verse, followed by another more thoughtful verse on chimes. Always anchored by the well-known hymn tune and surrounded by more contemporary harmonies, the listener is filled with a sense of wandering by the end - reminding one of the daily reflection to "Bind my wandering heart to Thee."
Using mallets to create an energetic mood, this setting is designed to reflect the celebratory atmosphere of the Thanksgiving season. While mallets are the dominating technique, care should be exercised so as not to create a "heavy" feeling but rather an upbeat, cheerful character expressing joyful thanks to God.
Mykola Leontovich Arr. Expanded scoring by Michael Ryan Douglas E. Wagner
This Christmas classic begins with the effect of tower bells ringing throughout the countryside, then gracefully transitions into the familiar, quintessential tune for a handbell setting. The charm of this dynamic arrangement is matched with its carefully crafted level of difficulty making this accessible to many bell choirs.
Bringing together a number of familiar carols this Christmas medley combines piano with 3-5 octave handbells in a powerful back-and-forth dialogue between the two instruments. This is the second setting from Joel for piano and bells following his best-selling "Thine Is the Glory," code no. 2713.
Arranged with the volunteer handbell ringer in mind, these nine hymn settings by Lloyd Larson are quickly learned and ready to perform with limited preparation time. Engaging settings of familiar carols and hymn tunes guarantee broad appeal to both ringers and listeners. Another cost saving "Reproducible" collection from Agape, buy one book and copy the music for use by your choir.
An essential component of every Christmas service or concert is the inclusion of "Silent Night," and this is sure to become a choral favorite with its authentic Celtic rhythms and unique harmonies. The choral writing is straightforward and easily learned, and the instrumental parts add breathtaking enjoyment to this refreshing approach to the beloved carol. The violin part is included. This top-seller is now available in SAB with a new 3-5 octave handbell setting that can serve as the accompaniment to the choral settings or stand alone as a piece for handbell choirs. The reproducible violin part is included. The separate Rhythm packet contains parts for Violin, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar & Synth. The Handbell accompaniment, by Joel Raney, can be used with the choral piece or can stand alone.