Singing Handbell Music

If you would like your music listed below, drop me an email and I will post it! Updated 1/30/2017. Newest additions listed first, others by alpha.

Memory by Andrew Lloyd Webber for Handbell Quartet
Handbell – Advanced Intermediate
Andrew Lloyd Webber. Arranged by Karen Puckett. Score. 3 pages. Published by Karen Puckett (H0.189227-541120).
Item Number: H0.189227-541120

Arranged for advanced handbell quartet.  This selection will be a welcome addition to your concert repertoire.

Call of the Water (Living Water)
L3   3-7 oct. (opt. 3-7 oct. chimes, E4 and down, windchimes & finger cymbals; opt. alternate bell set,/belltree/C instrument)

Kathleen Wissinger
ringTrue Handbell Music RE8005

This compelling piece  evokes dawn at the shoreline and the promise of a day on the water – gentle pastel ripples at first, then fresh air and invigorating spray, and finally soft sunset on the water at the end. Ideal for worship – baptism, commissioning, dedication, meditation, offertory, memorial – as well as for concerts and Festivals. Singing bell, finger cymbals and wind chimes add a mystic aura to the sweet melody. Written in memory of Kipp Willnauer’s father.

A Winter Scene
L3+  4-6 oct. (opt. 3 oct. handchime, 3 oct. alternate bell set, opt. percussion (gong, windchimes, suspended cymbal)

Gustav Holst “CRANHAM”/arranged by Alan Reese
ringTrue Handbell Music  RE8004

“A Winter Scene” is based on the Gustav Holst tune CRANHAM and Christina Rossetti’s poem “In the Bleak Midwinter” – beginning as an impressionistic and literal presentation of the poem’s first stanza: yearning for the Savior to be born.  This lovely, gentle piece finishes in a major key in celebration of the prophecy fulfilled.  Add some delicate frosting to your Advent and Christmas services and concerts.

 

Title Number Composer Arranger Season Level Rating Octaves
Abide With Me MGEGP2043 Traditional Moats, William All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 3-4
The Singing Bell technique is scored on a bass-clef cluster chord with a simple melody above in the introduction to this time-honored hymn tune. Published by: GE
Advent Suite for Handbells MBEHB444 Various Tucker, Sondra All Seasons 3 Medium 2-3
This set of three carols–“Comfort Comfort These My People, Savior of the Nations Come, and Prepare the Royal Highway”–provides contrasting moods that encompass the full range of emotions of the Advent season. Published by: BE
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After the Prelude, Year A Multiple Various Mathis, William H. All Seasons NA N/A 3-5
“After the Prelude, Year A” completes the three-year cycle of music for handbells and handchimes and ideas for moving beyond the standard literature to incorporate them into worship leadership. This collection emphasizes the use of bells for hymns, refrains that bring cohesion to church seasons, and music for other festivals and occasions. Published by: CG
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All Time and Space MGIG7161 Wissinger, Kathleen All Seasons 5+ Advanced 3-5
Inspired by Hebrews 1:2, composer Kathleen Wissinger delivers an exciting and quite challenging original work for 3 to 5 octaves of handbells with an option for 3 to 5 octaves of chimes. Published by: GI
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Amazing Grace MRRBL5056 Traditional Eithun, Sandra All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 3-5
Sandra Eithun’s ethereal Level 2 setting of “Amazing Grace” artfully employs the Singing Bell technique. Published by: RR
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Amazing Grace My Chains Are Gone MLC201599L Traditional Lamb, Linda All Seasons 3 Medium 3-5
Inspired by the 2006 movie “Amazing Grace,” this fresh treatment of John Newton’s iconic hymn makes a natural transition to the handbell idiom. Published by: LC
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Ancient Echoes MAG35278 Mackie, Kathleen All Seasons 3+ Med Adv 3-5
Winner of the 2008 Area XII Composition Contest, this piece is a haunting, “out-of-the-box” contemporary piece. A true new original, it is definitely worth a look. Published by: AG
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Angel Gabriel MFLHB642 Traditional Gross, William E. All Seasons 4 Med Adv 4
The words “imaginative” and “complex” come to mind when considering this plaintive carol. Published by: FL
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Arkansas Traveler MFM1056 Traditional Hayes, Mark & Garton, Sue All Seasons NA Medium 4
Well known soloist Sue Garton has taken the spritely “Arkansas Traveler” and created a sparkling handbell solo. Published by: FM
 
As the Wind Song Multiple Lim, Swee-Hong Mizell, Carol Lynn All Seasons 3 Medium 5-6
As the Wind Song is included in the new Presbyterian hymnal, “Glory to God”, with the tune by Swee Hong Lim (WAIRUA TAPU) and text by Shirley Erena Murray. Published by: CG
At the Lamb’s High Feast MCO977309 Traditional Afdahl, Lee J. All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-5
Based on the hymn tune SONNE DER GERECHTIGKEIT, this arrangement has a particularly nice section of flowing chime scales against the melody. Published by: CO
 
Behold a Host Arrayed in White MCO977634 Norwegian Behnke, John All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-6
An arrangement by John A. Behnke of Norwegian tune DEN STORE HVIDE FLOK for 3–6 octave handbells. Published by: CO
 
Bells of St. Mary’s MFLHB661 Adams, Emmett Kellermeyer, David All Seasons 3 Easy Medium 3-5
The melody and supporting chords of this lovely hymn are presented in a straightforward fashion, but increasing movement in the bass clef gives this arrangement added complexity. This setting sounds more difficult than it is, and that’s always a plus. Published by: FL
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Be Thou My Vision MGIG8072 Traditional Irish Melody Thompson, Karen All Seasons 2 Easy 3-5
The enchanting singing bell technique introduced in the bass bells, coupled with a light ostinato in the upper bells warmly sets an appealing backdrop to the esteemed Irish melody. Published by: GI
 
Canticle on Kingsfold MBEHB408 Traditional Tucker, Sondra All Seasons 4- Medium 3-5
What starts as a haunting and ethereal statement of the well-known tune KINGSFOLD becomes an explosion of joy before returning to a meditative state. Published by: BE
 
Carol of the Bells MGIG8732 Leontovych, Mykola Handley, Andrea All Seasons 3+ Medium 4-6
This polished and elegant arrangement of the “Ukrainian Bell Carol” begins gently with the familiar motif—so easily identified with this carol—ringing softly above the drone of singing bells in the lower bells. Published by: GI
 
Cascades MAG57022 Tiedman, David All Seasons 5 Advanced 5-7
“Cascades” is the winner of the 2014 David R. Davidson Composition Contest and joins the Distinctly Bronze Series. Published by: AG
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Christmas Essentials MRO3308 Various Lamb, Linda & Ingram, Bill All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 2-3
This collection for Advent and Christmas contains eight sparkling arrangements from the talented pens of Linda Lamb and Bill Ingram, making it a “go to” resource year after year. Published by: RO
 
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today MAG35296 Traditional Duncan, Andrew All Seasons 3 Medium 3-5
This creative arrangement opens with a mysterious prelude that makes use of the singing bell (SB) technique. It is followed by a joyous dance that employs a canon between low and high bells using mallets and thumb damps. Published by: AG
 
Classic Baroque Solos IV MHP2688 Various Anderson, Christine All Seasons 1+ Easy Medium 3
Christine Anderson adds to her series of Classic Baroque Solos with this collection (volume IV). The bells settings range from level 1 to 2 and all are paired with organ accompaniments by Cathy DeRousse. Titles include, “Thanks Be to Thee, Sleepers Wake!, Prelude in C, and Now Thank We All Our God.” Published by: HP
 
Come Emmanuel MMOMSM30755 Various Prins, Matthew All Seasons 4 Med Adv 3-5
Arranger Matthew Prins writes “outside the box” in this mystical setting of three Advent hymns. Suspended bells are played by striking them with the mallet and the mallet “shaft.” Published by: MO
 
Come Holy Spirit MCGB630 Parry, Joseph Tucker, Sondra K. All Seasons 3 Medium 3-5
“Come, Holy Spirit” combines the haunting chant VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS with the Welsh tune ABERYSTWYTH. Published by: CG
 
Come See This Child In Bethlehem MRO3303 Various Lamb, Linda All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-5
Making great use of the “singing bell” technique, this arrangement effectively combines “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” with “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “What Child is This ” for a thought-provoking Advent/Christmas piece. Published by: RO
 
Contemplation and Dance on KINGSFOLD Multiple Traditional Morris, Hart All Seasons 3+ Medium 3-5
The “contemplation” section of this arrangement evokes the sedate mood of the hymn texts with which it is associated; the random ringing, singing bells and mellow tone of the handchimes all contribute to the soothing effect. The “dance” section introduces a more celebratory mood, with a quicker tempo, featuring use of mallets, Ring Touch and Martellato techniques plus optional hand drum. Published by: HP
 
Coventry Carol MBEHB445 Traditional Burt, Keith All Seasons 3 Medium 3-5
The hauntingly-beautiful “Coventry Carol” is given a gorgeous setting by Keith Burt. Paired with “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” both tunes take on new vitality and meaning. Published by: BE
 
Creation’s Dawn MBEHB376 Tucker, Sondra All Seasons 3+ Medium 3-5
CREATION’S DAWN: A PRAIRIE HYMN portrays a sunrise on a prairie, and begins very quietly and with very little motion. Gradually the scene comes to life. The wind picks up and waves over the tall prairie grass, insects begin buzzing around, and even a few raindrops might be heard! Published by: BE
 
Cross the Grave the Skies MLC201611L Various Behnke, John All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-5
The wide range of emotions experienced during the journey from Lent through Easter is exquisitely reflected in six artistically crafted hymn-based works. Titles include, “In the Cross of Christ I Glory, O Dearest Jesus, O Sacred Head Now Wounded, Were You There, Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee, and Hail Thee Festival Day.” Published by: LC
 
CWM RHONDDA MFLHB706 Hughes, John Kellermeyer, David All Seasons 3 Medium 3
This delightful arrangement features the wonderful resonance of both handchimes and handbells in chordal splendor. Published by: FL
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Deb’s Song MAG35305 Behnke, John All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-5
“Deb’s Song” was written in memory of Deb Heine, who generously shared her talent and love of handbells and was an important part of the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble. Published by: AG
 
Dies Irae Multiple Various Glasgow, Michael All Seasons 3- Easy Medium 3-7
A stunning arrangement combining the “Dies Irae” and “Stabat Mater” chants, layered with the melancholy Hassler/Bach PASSION CHORALE (“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”). Singing bell technique adds intensity to this stunning selection. Published by: CG
 
Dream On Dream On Multiple Lee, Sun Kyung Burkhardt, Michael All Seasons NA N/A 3
Commissioned for the 2013 music week at Montreat, this anthem is based on a simple new hymn from South Korea and may be performed by many different choirs or by a single choir. Published by: MO
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Dreamscape on Still Still Still MAP36519 Traditional Austrian Carol Childers, Brian All Seasons 4 Med Adv 3-5
This musical tapestry weaves together the bells and optional instruments into a dreamy, glistening fabric of sound. Published by: AP
 
Easter MAG35307 Payn, William All Seasons 3 Medium
Commissioned in memory of David R. Davidson, this moving original selection uses the singing bell technique, wonderful melodic lines, and a powerful rhythmic section. Published by: AG
 
Emmanuel Bell Carol MFM20350 Various Malinowski, John All Seasons 3 Medium 4-5
Creatively combining and intertwining the UKRAINIAN BELL CAROL with O COME, O COME EMMANUEL, the arranger has fashioned an imaginative and exciting setting of two carols. Published by: FM
 
Endless Song MFM20332 Waugh, Timothy All Seasons 3+ Medium 5
This is a lovely composition is based on the tunes “Chandler, Come Oh Thou Traveller, Endless Song and How Can I Keep from Singing”. Published by: FM
 
Escape Velocity MJHS9490 Krug, Jason All Seasons 5 Advanced 5-8
This original piece featuring unique musical effects was written by composer Jason Krug in honor of the NASA Space Shuttle program. Published by: JH
 
Eternal Father Strong to Save MCGB515 Dykes, John B. Stephenson, Valerie All Seasons 4 Med Adv 3-6
Programmatic in nature, this arrangement uses descending and ascending chromatics to imitate the undulation of the sea. This piece is set in C Major. Published by: CG
 
Expedition MHP2679 Raney, Joel All Seasons 5 Advanced 5-7
Commissioned by The Agape Ringers in honor of their 25th anniversary, Joel Raney has written a monumental composition entitled “Expedition.” Published by: HP
 
Eye Has Not Seen MGIG7963 Haugen, Marty Honore, Jeffrey All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 3-5
This arrangement of Marty Haugen’s contemporary hymn begins with the singing bell technique in the low register, while other musical lines are layered on top. Published by: GI
 
Fairest Lord Jesus MSF201774SF Traditional Lamb, Linda All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 3-5
Using the singing bell and optional bell tree techniques, Linda Lamb gives us a simple and straightforward arrangement of Fairest Lord Jesus. Published by: SF
 
Fantasy on Restoration MGIG8492 Traditional Childers, Brian All Seasons 3+ Medium 5
A “cloud of mystery” created by the singing bell technique is soon replaced my music creating a fast-paced mode of excitement with an energized and syncopated melody. The “fantasy” is sure to please listeners and handbell musicians alike. Published by: GI
 
Fantasy on Sleepers Wake Multiple Bach, J. S. Peery, Charles E. All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-5
The arrangement is for handbells, harp OR piano, and organ OR second harp. This is a beautiful setting of WACHET AUF. Published by: FM
 
Fantasy on Two Songs of Love MGIG8339 Various Roberts, Philip L. All Seasons 3 Medium 3-6
Written in memory of his parents, Phil Roberts “marries” the shape-note tune, wondrous love, to a seventeenth century English love song, “Blow the Candles Out.” Both pieces are set in Dorian mode as sacred meets secular. Published by: GI
 
Flagstaff Collections Volume 15 MFLSBC115 Various Kellermeyer, David All Seasons 3 Medium 3 or 5
This is a delightfully useful set of short service pieces for the Christmas season. Two of the three combine with voices and the third is for bells and optional chimes only. Published by: FL
From Voice to Hands MGIG8516 Various Eithun, Sandra All Seasons NA Easy 2-3
Handbells and handchimes offer an exciting and fun option for students to comprehend and visualize various musical concepts in a way that keeps them engaged and fosters their growth as musicians. “From Voice to Hands” is a collection that contains a wide variety of teaching materials based on traditional folk songs. Published by: GI
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Give Me Jesus MAG46025 Traditional Spiritual Behnke, John All Seasons 4 Med Adv 4-6
Commissioned by the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble in memory of a founding member of the group, this piece uses the “singing bell” technique extensively to convey the text of the spiritual “Give Me Jesus.” Published by: AG
 
Give to the Winds Thy Fears MAP36514 Various Waldrop, Tammy All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 3 or 5
Singing bell, random handchimes, gyro and optional windchimes combine to represent the “wind” in this setting of the hymn tune “Festal Song.” “God Will Take Care of You,” is paired with the title hymn and presented in a contrasting, upbeat texture. Published by: AP
 
God of Wonders MHP2462 Byrd, Marc & Hindalong, Steve Cota, Patricia All Seasons 4- Med Adv 3-5
Utilizing windchimes, random ringing, and the technique of “singing bells,” arranger Patricia Cota aptly portrays an ethereal opening to this extremely popular praise song, reflecting the majesty and glory of God. The optional windchimes and handchimes add to the array of creative sounds. Published by: HP
 
Good Christian Men Rejoice Multiple Traditional Strepka, Kimberlee All Seasons 4 Med Adv 5
The opening measures feature the Singing Bell technique which leads into a lively 16 measure theme with a definite Celtic flair. Published by: FM
 
Go Tell It on the Mountain MSF201802SF Spiritual Eithun, Sandra All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-5
This sensitive reimaging of the traditional spiritual opens with a singing bell that whispers of something about to happen. Published by: SF
 
Happy Land MSF201808SF Traditional Moklebust, Cathy All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-7
As evidenced by this outstanding arrangement, this meditative melody has stood the test of time. Published by: SF
 
Healing Spirit MCGB754 Glasgow, Michael All Seasons 3- Easy Medium 3-7
A hauntingly beautiful flute part and an easy-but-effective percussion part for rain stick and chime tree join handbells in this stunning original work. Published by: CG
 
Highland Cathedral Multiple Korb/Roever Turner, Julie & McChesney, Kevin All Seasons 3 Medium 3-7
Originally composed by German musicians, “Highland Cathedral” is now a popular Scottish tune. It is often performed on bagpipes but has been arranged here for a full set of handbells with optional instruments. Published by: JH
 
Holy Spirit Breath of God MLC201470L Various Lamb, Linda R. All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 3-5
The Singing Bell technique creates an ethereal atmosphere as the work opens and journeys on its way through tunes associated with the hymns “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” and “Open My Eyes, That I May See.” Published by: LC
 
Home On the Range MSOHB009 Clark, Badger Tucker, Sondra All Seasons 3+ Medium 5
The unique opening of this rendition of the American folk song combines random malleting, a 7/4 meter marking, and the narration “The Wild Wind” by Badger Clark, cowboy poet, b. 1883. Published by: SO
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How Can I Keep from Singing Multiple Lowry, Robert Moklebust, Cathy All Seasons 3 Medium 2-5
In this arrangement of Robert Lowry’s beloved hymn, composer Cathy Moklebust has paid particular attention to the word “singing” through rhythmic and chordal punctuation, and through use of the Singing Bell technique. Published by: HP
 
How Can I Keep From Singing MRRHB0060 Lowry, Robert Sherman, Arnold B. All Seasons 3- Medium 3-6
Truly a unique work, this piece features Robert Lowry’s rhythmic hymn tune supported in part by a “singing bell” technique, which uses round sticks rubbed around the outer rim of the bell, for a truly ethereal sound. Full instructions for this technique plus a biography on Robert Lowry and the full lyrics for the hymn are included. Published by: RR
 
How Deep the Father’s Love for Us Multiple Townend, Stuart Bettcher, Peggy All Seasons 3+ Medium 2-5
The ethereal sound of the “singing bell technique” is utilized in the opening and closing sections of Peggy Bettcher’s effective arrangement of Stuart Townend’s popular contemporary Lenten hymn. Published by: HP
 
In Adam We Have All Been One MCO984142 Hyslop, Scott All Seasons NA N/A 3 or 5
Martin H. Franzmann’s hymn is set by Scott M. Hyslop for SATB choir and 3 or 5 octave handbells. Franzmann’s text is rich with themes of Law and Gospel and Christian unity. Published by: CO
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I’ve Got Peace Like a River MHP2542 Traditional Stephenson, Valerie All Seasons 3 Medium 3-5
Valerie Stephenson begins this setting by combining the unique singing bell technique on the lower bells with the melody on lower (optional) handchimes and wind chimes, and establishes an ethereal, serene mood. Published by: HP
 
I Want Jesus to Walk With Me MAP44243 Traditional Spiritual Tucker, Benjamin All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 2-3
Alfred Sacred welcomes Benjamin Tucker to its handbell catalog with this accessible arrangement of “I Want Jesus to Walk With Me”. Published by: AP
 
I Will Arise and Go to Jesus Multiple Walker, William Moklebust, Cathy All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 2-5
Commissioned by the Nebraska State Handbell Musicians of America Handbell Committee in memory of Mary Kettelhut, one of the pioneers of American handbell ringing, the Southern Harmony tune, RESTORATION is arranged for a double choir of 2-3 and 3, 4 or 5 octaves, with percussion, but may also be played by a single choir. Published by: CG
 
I Wonder As I Wander MHP2697 Niles, John Jacob Bettcher, Peggy All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-5
The ethereal sound of singing bells opens this 3-5 octave arrangement which combines two haunting Christmas melodies, the Appalachian folk tune “I Wonder as I Wander” and “Coventry Carol.” Published by: HP
 
Jesus Priceless Treasure MCO977467 Cruger, Johann Lamb, Linda All Seasons 3 Medium 3-5
“Jesus Priceless Treasure” is an arrangement by Linda R. Lamb of Johann Crüger’s tune JESU, MEINE FREUDE. Published by: CO
 
Joyful Bells of Christmas MFLHB646 Various Kellermeyer, David All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 3-5
Robust and celebrative, this Christmas medley really reflects the joy of Christmas. Carols included are “I Heard the Bells”, “The First Nowell” and “Joy To the World”. Published by: FL
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Land of Rest MCGB769 American Folk Tune Thompson, Karen All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 2-3
If your handbell ensemble is lacking the “traditional” number of ringers and needs a flexible arrangement, have a look at our “Ring More With Less” Series for 5 to 7 ringers. LAND OF REST is a popular American folk hymn used in conjunction with a variety of texts. Published by: CG
 
Lenten Prayer MMOMSM503225 Hernaman, Claudia Hopson, Hal All Seasons NA N/A 4
“Lenten Prayer” is a Lenten reflection combining the texts “Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days” and “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley” with tunes NEW BRITAIN and LONESOME VALLEY. The creative use of handbells adds to the overall effectiveness of this piece. Published by: MO
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence MFLHB394 French Melody Luethi, Gerri All Seasons 2 Easy 3-5
The “singing bell” technique for the middle bells is featured in the reverent setting this ancient melody. The tune is carried between high and low bells, with some tolling and echoed effects adding color. Published by: FL
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence MJHS9445 Traditional Turner, Julie All Seasons 1+ Easy 3-5
This ethereal setting of the Advent hymn PICARDY begins and ends with the popular Singing Bell Technique. Published by: JH
 
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence MCGB757 French Folk Tune Thompson, Karen All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 2, 3 or 5
An arrangement that elegantly portrays the mood of Advent, this rendition of “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” is unique and versatile. Published by: CG
 
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence MRRBL5063 Traditional Mazzatenta, Michael All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 3-5
Arranger Michael Mazzatenta has crafted a very worshipful setting of the French hymn PICARDY. Published by: RR
 
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence MFM20268 Traditional Ringham, William All Seasons 3- Medium 3-5
This is a hauntingly beautiful setting of the traditional hymn. Judicious use of the Singing Bell and LV techniques throughout creates a meditative, ethereal atmosphere. Published by: FM
 
Let Praises Ring MMOMSM30845 Various Peery, Charles E. All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-5
Eighteen creative settings of traditional praise hymns make this a must-have volume for every church handbell choir. For use with three to five octaves of bells, organ, and congregation, each hymn has an introduction and festive final verse. Published by: MO
 
Let Praises Ring Volume 2 MMOMSM30846 Various Peery, Charles E. All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-5
A continuation of the best selling “Let Praises Ring,” Volume 2 contains hymn tunes for Fall Festivals, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. For handbells, organ, and congregation, each setting includes an introduction and a “final” verse with a bit more elaboration. Published by: MO
Little Lord Jesus MFM20469 Various Mallory, Ron All Seasons 2- Easy 3-5
Opening with the Singing Bell supporting a single handchime melody line, this develops into a full and lovely joining of “Away in a Manger” and “Silent Night”. Published by: FM
 
Lo How a Rose Multiple Traditional Moklebust, Cathy All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-5
Cathy Moklebust uses singing bell and LV to create a lush and moving arrangement of the 16th century carol, “Lo, How a Rose.” The gentle and ethereal sound of the bells may be accompanied by optional strings, organ, or even electronic keyboard using a string setting. Published by: CG
 
London Underground MFM20226 Prins, Matthew All Seasons 3- Medium 3-6
This innovative suite includes 12 movements based on the composer’s memories and experiences while riding the different lines of the London Underground System and the London’s urban rail system, the London Overground. Published by: FM
 
Love and Grace MGIG8742 Various Krug, Jason All Seasons 3- Medium 3-5
The English tune, O WALY, WALY, is paired with NEW BRITAIN (“Amazing Grace”) in this lovely setting. Pervasive use of running eighth-notes move the music with drive and meaning. The rendering of “Amazing Grace” in minor adds to the reflective nature of the piece. Published by: GI
 
Lux Aeterna MNMHB661 Glasgow, Michael J. All Seasons 3+ Advanced 5-7
The vision for this composition is one of comparison between earth and Paradise, mortals and angels, and the yearning for heavenly perfection. Published by: NM
 
Midnight Clear MAP36517 Willis, Richard Storrs Tucker, Sondra All Seasons 3+ Medium 3-6
Sub-titled “A Christmas Nocturne,” this elegant arrangement of “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” shimmers with impressionistic harmonies, bright melody and flowing accompaniment. Published by: AP
 
Morning Has Broken MHP2491 Traditional Gaelic Melody Lamb, Linda R. All Seasons 1+ Easy 3
The tune BUNESSAN, commonly paired with several different hymn texts, including “Child in the Manger,” makes this useful for a variety of occasions. Published by: HP
 
Mountain Memories MFM20270 Waldron, Thomas All Seasons 4 Med Adv 5-7
“Mountain Memories” is a lilting waltz, sometimes wistful sometimes sparkling, reminiscent of emotions felt during days spent hiking in the mountains, discovering the beauty of the changing seasons. Published by: FM
 
My Jesus I Love Thee MCGB874 Gordon, Adoniram Austin, Brenda All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-5
Brenda Austin gives us a heartfelt and expressive arrangement of the beloved 19th century hymn, which begins freely with the singing bell technique and suspended, malleted bells. Published by: CG
 
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need MFM20330 Walker, William Stephenson, Valerie All Seasons 3- Easy Medium 3-5
Based on the Southern Harmony hymn tune, Resignation, this exquisite setting offers a variety of choices for interpretation with suggestions for optional voice and/or instruments. Published by: FM
 
O Come O Come Emmanuel MFM20250 Traditional Treisback, Judith E. All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 4
A distinctive treatment of this age old melody includes the Singing Bell technique and malleted suspended handbells, along with the optional use of alternate bells and the somber resonance of an oboe to create the ambiance of mystery and wonder. Published by: FM
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O Come O Come Emmanuel MLC201724L Traditional Bryant, Kevin All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 3-5
This meditative setting of VENI EMMANUEL is perfect for your Advent services or concerts. The singing bell technique sets the mood, and optional handchimes highlight the melody throughout the piece. Published by: LC
 
Odyssey MAG57020 McMichael, Catherine All Seasons 4+ Advanced 5-7
An original piece commissioned for the Bay View Week of Handbells 2013, “Odyssey” features a rhythmic theme that propels the music in the opening section and is then followed by the singing bell and vibrato techniques. Published by: AG
 
Organ With a Touch of Handbells MCO977628 Various Tucker, Sondra All Seasons NA N/A 2-4
Eight organ preludes arranged by Sondra K. Tucker to include a few handbells as highlights to the organ settings. Published by: CO
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Passages MJHS9491 Payn, William All Seasons 5 Advanced 5-7
Written to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Raleigh Ringers and part of its series for advanced ensembles, this original work by William Payn will stand alongside any of his classic works. Published by: JH
 
Perpetual Bronze MFM20266 Aprile, William All Seasons 5 Advanced 5
“Continuous” and “uninterrupted” are two of the synonyms given “Perpetual”. They definitely describe the drive and energy of this exhilarating original composition. Published by: FM
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Pilgrimage Multiple Glasgow, Michael & Waugh, Tim All Seasons 3+ Medium 3-7
Pilgrimage is a love song, commissioned as a surprise 40th anniversary gift for Judy Maas by her husband John. It is a marriage of two ideas, one of contentment and one of searching. The composers’ concept presents the two ideas individually and then intertwines them. Published by: NM
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Prayers and Meditations MLC201710L Various Various All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 3-5
Some of the handbell world’s best-known composers have contributed to this collection of hymn-tune settings for those quiet, meditative times in your worship and communion services. Titles included are: “Softly and Tenderly, Shepherd and Friend, Just As I Am, I Surrender All, Lord I Want to Be a Christian, and Meditation on Aurelia.” Published by: LC
 
Prelude on Thaxted MAG36045 Traditional Helman, Michael All Seasons 3 Medium 3-6
Beautifully arranged as a commission by Area VII in honor of past Chair Alanna Taragawa, this setting of the powerful Holst tune, which has been used with a number of modern hymn texts, makes wonderful use of handbells and handchimes. Published by: AG
 
Prologue and Rhythmic Dance Multiple Moklebust, Cathy All Seasons 4 Advanced 3, 5, 6 or 7
This original composition for handbells and percussion will be an exciting addition to the concert or worship repertoire. Published by: CG
 
Reason for the Season MFM20364 Various Gross, William All Seasons 3 Medium 3-5
Combining “Away in the Manger”, “Silent Night” and “Jesus Loves Me”, the arranger has woven a warm and sensitive composition for the Christmas season. Published by: FM
 
Reflection on Holy Manna MLC201637L Traditional Eithun, Sandra All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-6
Beginning and ending with singing bell technique, tender echoes of a well-loved early American hymn tune ring out to touch the heart and soothe the soul. Published by: LC
 
Revelation Song MHP2614 Various Bettcher, Peggy All Seasons 3 Medium 3-5
The theme of “God’s Holiness” is captured in this 3-5 octave arrangement which blends a popular contemporary praise and worship song with a well-known hymn whose texts are based on chapters 4 and 5 from the Book of Revelation. Published by: HP
 
Rite of Dragon MHNHP050012 Yuen, Viola All Seasons 4 Med Adv 5
In ancient China, the dragon was a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it. On Spring Equinox, the Emperor would go the Altar of the Sun and officiate a ritual in order to pray for the country so that his people could live in affluence in the coming year. Written in contemporary style with multiple tonalities, the composer intends to depict the mysterious culture of ancient China in these sacrificial rituals. Published by: HN
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Sacred Silence MJHS9520 Various Dennis, Karissa All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 3-5
A variety of techniques, including the singing bell, and optional handchimes figure prominently in this moving arrangement that uses both “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” and “O Sacred Head Now Wounded”. Published by: JH
 
Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us MCO977486 Bradbury, William Lamb, Linda All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 2-3
This arrangement by Linda R. Lamb of William B. Bradbury’s tune BRADBURY features 2 or 3 octave handbells and 2 or 3 octave handchimes with an optional C instrument. Published by: CO
 
Seasons of Life MBEHB385 Tucker, Sondra All Seasons 4 Med Adv 3-5
Written in memory of a loved one, this original work begins free and reflective, but later gains momentum into an Allegro tempo and finally to a triumphant section. It is 101 measures. Published by: BE
 
Seasons of Praise MLC201600L Various Anderson, Christine All Seasons NA N/A 3
Christine Anderson’s level of performance excellence in solo ringing is unparalleled in the handbell world. We are pleased and honored to be able to release this, her latest book of music for the solo ringer. Four extended medleys (three seasonal and one general-use), each with its own highly stylized piano accompaniment, are included in this collection. Published by: LC
 
Shining Star MFM20362 Traditional Wissinger, Kathleen All Seasons 4 Med Adv 3-5
Kath has created a clever and appealing vehicle to demonstrate almost every possible handbell technique while performing variations on the tune “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”. Published by: FM
 
Silent Night MCO977638 Gruber, Franz Moklebust, Cathy All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 3-5
An arrangement by Cathy Moklebust for 3–5 octave handbells, 3–5 octave handchimes, optional triangle, finger cymbals, and chime tree of Franz Xaver Gruber’s well known Christmas carol STILLE NACHT. Published by: CO
 
Sing of Mary Pure and Lowly Multiple Melo- Chavez, Skinner Mizell, Carol All Seasons 3 Medium 5-6
This strikingly beautiful hymn tune, RAQUEL, was composed by Skinner Chávez-Melo in 1985. The words are those of The Very Reverend Roland F. Palmer, SSJE. Published by: CG
 
Sleep In Heavenly Peace MBEHB427 Gruber, Franz Krug, Jason All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-5
Jason Krug makes liberal use of the singing bell technique in this beautiful arrangement of “Silent Night.” A perfect finale for a candlelit Christmas Eve service. Published by: BE
 
Sleep In Heavenly Peace MRRBL5062 Gruber, Franz Prins, Matthew All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-5
You’ve never heard “Silent Night” done quite like this! Arranger Matthew Prins captures the wonder and mystery of that night long ago with this unique setting of Gruber’s Stille Nacht. Published by: RR
 
Smirti Multiple Meredith, James All Seasons NA Medium 5
“Smirti” was originally performed by Sonos Handbell Ensemble with cellist Emil Miland on “Ringing Up: Music of Three Worlds.” Sub-titled “Remembrance,” this is handbell literature at its very advanced level. Published by: GM
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Soliloquy MAG36049 Phillips, Judy All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-6
Commissioned to honor the former Handbell Musicians of America Chair of Area 7, Jessica Westgard, Judy Phillips has crafted a dramatic, thought-provoking composition in which the beautiful “Soliloquy” theme is heard throughout. Published by: AG
 
Songs for the Solo Ringer II Multiple Various Anderson, Christine All Seasons NA N/A 2-3
As a sequel to Songs for the Solo Ringer, this new collection continues the tradition of offering the handbell soloist accessible, interesting arrangements suitable for worship services and concert venues throughout the year. Titles include: “Jesus Gift of Love, Kingsfold, Winter, Bethlehem Night, Blessed Assurance, Holy Week Medley, Guide Me O Lord, Every Time I Feel the Spirit, America’s Flag, and Praise and Thanksgiving.” Published by: HP
 
Songs of Praise Now Let Us Ring MLC201577L Various Eithun, Sandra All Seasons 2 Easy Medium 3-5
Creative medleys of praise and worship songs blended with traditional hymn tunes. Titles include, “All That I need, Bind Us Together, I Love You with the Love of the Lord, Joy Has Dawned, My Heart is Filled wit Thankfulness O Church Arise, There is a Higher Throne, and You Have Been Good.” Published by: LC
 
Spiritus Multiple Nelson, Susan T. All Seasons 3 Medium 3-7
The rich tones of the lower bass handchimes, combined with ethereal harmonies and a haunting melody, have created a stunning composition. “Spiritus” is a truly lovely piece, evoking a wide range of emotions from reflective to majestic, restless to peaceful. Published by: FM
 
Stars Await MAG47003 Mallory, Ron All Seasons 3+ Medium 4-7
Use of singing bells, random ring, and LV create incredible tone colors in this ethereal and moving winner of the first David R. Davidson Composition Contest, used at Distinctly Bronze East, 2010. Published by: AG
 
Still Still Still MSF279042 Austrian Melody Lamb, Linda All Seasons 3 Medium 3-5
The piece opens with the singing bell technique in the bass clef and suspended bells in the treble giving a shimmering and ethereal feel to this beloved Austrian melody. Published by: SF
 
Stoccato MCGB812 Gramann, Fred All Seasons 4- Advanced 5-7
The title Stoccato is a combination of staccato and toccata, both of which describe the piece with its quick motion (toccata) and use of mallets (staccato.) Commissioned in honor of the musical ministry of Alice Ralston at First United Methodist Church of Midland. Published by: CG
 
That Night In Bethlehem Multiple Traditional Celtic Carol Peery, Charles All Seasons 3- Medium 5
Ethereal and haunting, this is an exquisite setting of a traditional Celtic carol. Use of the singing bell technique in the bass adds depth and richness to the composition. Published by: FM
 
Then Sings My Soul MAP33922 Hine, Stuart Waldrop, Tammy All Seasons 3 Medium 4-5
The popular “singing bell” technique underscores the introduction of this setting of “How Great Thou Art.” Published by: AP
 
Three Patriotic American Hymns MFLHB682 Various Kellermeyer, David All Seasons 3 Medium 3-5
Perfect for any patriotic occasion, this joyous medley can be a choir ring or a sing-along. It features “God of Our Fathers, America, and O Beautiful for Spacious Skies.” Ringers and audiences will love it. Published by: FL
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Transformation MCGB794 McChesney, Kevin All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-7
“Transformation” makes extensive use of the singing bell technique. It will be especially effective in contemplative or meditative worship services where a mood of tranquility is desired. Published by: CG
 
Twas In the Moon of Wintertime MFLHB688 Traditional Kellermeyer, David All Seasons 3 Medium 3 or 5
The addition of wind instruments to bells makes this setting of the French carol especially attractive. Published by: FL
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Were You There MAG35338 Traditional Fedon, Jill All Seasons 1+ Easy 3-5
Beginning choirs are given the opportunity to use vibrato, echo, and singing bell techniques with this fascinating work from Jill Fedon. Published by: AG
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Were You There MBEHB439 Various Krug, Jason All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 3-5
An ethereal texture of singing bell and randomly-malleted notes gives way first to a traditional setting of the well-known Lenten hymn, followed by a more modern harmonization. Published by: BE
 
Wexford Carol MGIG8074 Traditional Irish Carol Roberts, Phil All Seasons 3 Medium 3-6
The music begins with the singing bell technique while motifs and impressions from the carol lead into the melody. This setting is an excellent choice for worship during Christmas as well as for concerts. Published by: GI
 
What Is This Lovely Fragrance MAG47004 Traditional Gramann, Fred All Seasons 4 Med Adv 4-7
This incredible arrangement of a beautiful French carol by master composer Fred Gramann employs the singing bell technique. After a mysterious beginning, this carol comes to life with mallets and thumb damps. Published by: AG
 
When In Our Music God Is Glorified Multiple Stanford, Charles Villiers Young, Philip M. All Seasons 2+ Easy Medium 4-5
This beautiful hymn (ENGLEBURG) is presented in a very stately arrangement with the handbbells and organ blending nicely together for a strong anthem of worship. Published by: RR
 
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross MFM20246 Mason, Lowell Prins, Matthew All Seasons 3 Medium 4-5
This distinctive arrangement is quite unlike what people expect from this hymn. This powerful arrangement is certain to convey the depth of the Passion of Christ. Published by: FM
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World in Solemn Stillness Lay MPEPPCHB009 Willis, Richard S. Prins, Matthew All Seasons 4- Advanced 5-7
The composer speaks: “I’m of the minority view that there ought to be a little bittersweetness in sacred Christmas music–to give just a slight nod to the fact that this is not just any baby who has just been born, but a baby who will die for the world’s sins.It Came Upon the Midnight Clear hints in that direction with the abrupt change in melody and chord progression in the hymn’s third line (‘Peace on the Earth, goodwill to men…’). That realization was the inspiration for [this work], a fantasy on It Came Upon the Midnight Clear that explores coexisting feelings of joy and sorrow.” Published by: PE

 

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