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THE BEST OF AGAPE For 3-5 Octaves, Vol. l (Handbell)

Arr. Arranged Various Composers

This 60-page collection includes ten of our best-selling arrangements of recent years, all for 3-5 octaves, Level 2+. 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. 10 great pieces for the cost of 3 makes this a real budget stretcher!


EARTH AND ALL STARS (Alleluia, Jesus Is Risen!) (Handbell)

Arr. Compton Matthew

Opening with a motive based on the first three notes of the melody, this dynamic setting will be a welcome addition to any worship, concert, or festival experience. The arrangement starts swift but builds to a grand conclusion.


AGNUS DEI (Handbell)

Arr. Joel Raney

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.


MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF YOUR PEACE (Handbell)

Arr. Jeffrey Honoré

This simple setting was designed for the beginning group to sound full and accomplished through a conscious effort to keep all the ringers busy (and happy), and peaceful. As a bonus, this can be used as an accompaniment to the singing of the hymn. An additional option is to have the ringers process to their tables during the first four measures, with a cue for when to go on to measure five.


THE GLORIOUS TREE (Handbell)

Arr. Michael J. Glasgow

Bursting with dynamic vitality, this exciting setting combines the hymn tunes CRUCIFER and ST. MICHAEL most commonly paired with the hymn texts "Lift High the Cross" and "Stand Up and Bless the Lord!" In between the powerful opening and dramatic close, a charming rhythmic figure sets off the hymns, which are played separately and in counterpoint. A terrific teaching piece for techniques, this arrangement includes most of them.


THIS IS AMAZING GRACE (Handbell)

Arr. Josh Farro & Phil Wickham Jeremy Riddle Peggy Bettcher

Filled with speedy mallet work, exciting martellatos and other handbell techniques, this dynamic arrangement of the popular worship song comes to life for ringers and listeners alike. Encourage your praise band to join in while your ringers execute fiery rhythmic patterns interspersed with driving LV sections.


THERE IS A REDEEMER (Handbell)

Arr. Sandra Eithun

The passionate lyrics of this well-known hymn provide the impetus for this 3-6 octave handbell setting. Each verse grows in intensity providing the backdrop to the final verse, "When I stand in glory, I will see His face..." Incorporating optional handchimes, flowing LV patterns and a tender ending with suspended bells, this piece is an ideal selection for use during Lent, Holy Week, communion or general times in worship when the powerful message of redemption is being highlighted.


OCEANS (Where Feet May Fail) (Handbell)

Arr. Joel Houston & Salomon Lightelm Matt Crocker Peggy Bettcher

The themes of faith, trust, and peace are captured in this meditative 3-5 octave arrangement of this popular contemporary praise song. The text is based on Matthew 14:22-33, in which Jesus walks on the water and asks Peter to come to Him. For optimal effect, ringers should perform this piece as expressively as possible.


REFLECTIONS ON HOW GREAT THOU ART (Handbell)

Words By: Stuart K. Hine / Arr. H. Dean Wagner

One of the most influential hymns of the twentieth century is given a powerful treatment in this awe-inspiring setting for 3-5 octave handbells and handchimes. Depicting the majesty and greatness of God, this hymn reflection builds from beginning to end using artful compositional technics - useful for any worship service on the theme of God and creation. 3-5 Oct. w/opt. 3 oct. Handchimes


WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS (Handbell)

Arr. Lloyd Larson

This Lenten hymn reflection combines piano with 3-5 octave handbells in a powerful back-and-forth dialogue between the two instruments. This is the second setting from Lloyd for piano and bells following his best-selling "Now Thank We All Our God," code no. 2776.


HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW (Handbell)

Arr. Joel Raney

This nostalgic sacred song is filled with charm and the delightful sounds of the sparrow. The optional parts for handchimes, flute, synth and percussion add a great deal to the presentation. This is a delightful reminder that God takes care of even the smallest in creation: "his eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me."


ESSENTIAL CLASSICS For 2 Octaves Vol. 1 (Handbell)

Arr. Arranged Various Composers

This 60-page collection includes thirteen of our best-selling arrangements of recent years, all for 2 octave choirs. Levels range from 1+ to 2+. 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. Single copies of these 13 titles exceed the cost of this one book which you can then reproduce for all your ringers! 2 Oct. Reproducible


REPRODUCIBLE RINGS IV (Handbell)

Arr. Lloyd Larson

Arranged with the volunteer handbell ringer in mind, these nine hymn settings 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 all the music for use by your choir. 2-3 Oct. Reproducible


JOSHUA FIT THE BATTLE (Handbell)

Arr. Thomas Gregory

This fun-filled setting is ideal for a smaller ensemble of six or seven ringers, staying within the 3 octave range using only 14 bells from D4 to G6. Thomas Gregory arranged this for a dynamic group of handbell musicians who annually attend the FABM conference at Green Lake, WI, and it is in the memory of Tom's love for handbells that we are pleased to offer this in the Agape/Hope catalog. 3 Oct.


ACCLAMATIONS (Handbell)

Arr. William A. Payn

This expansive original work is rich in beautiful melodies and opportunities for musical contrast. It is fun to play and very accessible for groups playing Level 3 music.


EASY TO RING PRAISE & WORSHIP VIII (Handbell)

Arr. Peggy Bettcher

This is the eighth volume in the Easy to Ring Praise & Worship Series for 3-5 octaves by Peggy Bettcher. Ten of today's most popular praise songs are included. These simple settings appeal to beginning handbell and handchime choirs as well as more advanced choirs looking for creative shorter arrangements that can be learned quickly. Each is a complete composition, suitable for performance, eighth notes are used sparingly, and the difficulty level range from 1-2.


LAMB OF GOD (Choral|Handbell)

Twila Paris Arr. Lloyd Larson

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). SATB