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JUBILANT CELEBRATION (Handbell)

Joel Raney

With minimal rehearsal, this joyous original composition is sure to create a big impact! Utilizing a variety of handbell techniques with limited bell changes, this is one to program time and time again. A perfect selection for Easter or any day of celebration.


OH, LOVE, HOW DEEP (Handbell)

Arr. Bruce W. Tippette

This sturdy hymn tune serves well to set the tone for worship during the Lenten season. It opens with a simple statement of the melody and slowly evolves into an expanded voicing of the original hymn, utilizing LV arpeggios across the ensemble between verses. This accessible, Level 1+ setting is useful anytime of the year as an expression of the power of God's love through Jesus Christ.


IMMORTAL, INVISIBLE, GOD ONLY WISE (Handbell)

Arr. Arnold Sherman

Combining 3-5 octave handbells with optional keyboard, this is a festive presentation from the opening chords to the final cadence. Choirs will enjoy the interplay between the two instruments as they work together to breathe new energy into this classic hymn.


BRETHREN, WE HAVE MET TO WORSHIP (Handbell)

Arr. Arnold Sherman Joel Raney

This familiar hymn tune sparkles to life in this joyful setting, calling everyone to come to worship! With surprising harmonies along the way and the addition of a second hymn tune, "Be Thou My Vision" (SLANE), the listener is pulled into a dynamic presentation of two familiar melodies.


ON JORDAN'S STORMY BANKS (Handbell)

Arr. Linda R. Lamb

This engaging and contrasting medley pays tribute to the Sacresd Harp hymnal with its opening treatment in a minor key, before transitioning to a lively major key. The theme of heaven and eternal life are emphasized at the ending with an invitation to "gather at the river" that flows by the throne of God.


THE BEST OF AGAPE for 2-3 Octave Vol. 1 (Handbell)

Arr. Various Composers & Arrangers

Here are eleven of our best-selling contemporary arrangements of recent years, all for 3-5 octave choirs. There are seven Level 2s and one each for Level 2-, 2+, 3- and 3. Eleven great pieces for the cost of 3 makes this a real budget stretcher!


ESSENTIAL CLASSICS for 3-5 Octave Vol. 1 (Handbell)

Arr. Various Composers & Arrangers

Collected here are ten of our best-selling arrangements of recent years, all Level 2 for 3-5 octave choirs. These tried and proven winners come from a variety of composers and arrangers, and represent a wide range of styles that you will find useful throughout the year.


HOW GREAT THOU ART with MAJESTY (Handbell)

Words By: Stuart K. Hine / Arr. Joel Raney

Bringing together a beloved hymn with a praise and worship classic, this setting for piano and Level 2 3-5 octave handbells creates an enticing interplay between all the elements. After introducing both selections, the two instruments join together and pair the two hymns in an enchanting back and forth dialogue.


JESUS SHALL REIGN (Handbell)

Arr. Sandra Eithun

This grand, energetic setting of the familiar hymn tune is an ideal offering for the Easter season or any celebratory worship or concert program. With the opening fanfare and rousing middle section, to the more lyrical verse with mallets on suspended bells and handchimes on the melody, developing ensembles will find ample opportunities to strengthen skills, and to work for balance between melody and accompaniment while striving for clarity with a more upbeat tempo.


I AM A POOR WAYFARIN' STRANGER (Handbell)

Arr. Arnold Sherman Joel Raney

Bursting with dynamic vitality, this arrangement highlights each section of the bell choir, from the flowing accompaniment pattern in the treble bells, to the dramatic descending lines in the bass section. Building from beginning to end, here is a setting useful for both concert and worship.


O SACRED HEAD, NOW WOUNDED (Handbell)

Arr. Matthew Compton

This compelling rendition based on the Passion Chorale is brimming with text painting. To aid the performers, the biblical text is set over the music as a reference. Using techniques, such as a driving malleted bass line for the heavy walk to the cross followed by a subito piano depicting Christ's final breath, makes this a heartrending musical experience for ringers and listeners alike.


LIFT HIGH THE CROSS (Handbell)

Words By: Lloyd Larson

Combining a moderately difficult piano part with Level 2, 3-5 octave handbells, here is a stately presentation of this powerful hymn. Ideal for World Communion, Christ the King, and especially Easter morning, this combination is a sure winner.


FLY ME TO THE MOON (Handbell)

Arr. Joel Raney

This classic jazz standard soars to new heights in this dynamic fresh setting. The addition of the synth part, along with percussion, will leave the audience dancing in the aisles. Commissioned by Jennifer Cauhorn to commemorate the 60th wedding anniversary of her parents, who "through it all learned what love is like on Jupitar and Mars and everywhere in between."Instrumental Parts: Conductor's Score, Organ (or Synth) & Percussion.


MANSION OVER THE HILLTOP (Handbell)

Arr. Linda R. Lamb

This Southern Gospel classic emerged as a popular favorite when Elvis Presley recorded it in 1960. Both the soothing aspect of the original, and a rollicking backdrop that makes for a fun piece for both ringers and listeners are incorporated into this refreshing setting.


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.


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