Advent and Christmas Quartets Advent and Christmas Quartets - Each ringer's part is on a separate system, so four copies will be needed unless ringers share a stand. The 2 quartets individually arranged are "Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus" and "Good Christian Men Rejoice."
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Hirt
 Octaves: 3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



Ah Holy Jesus Ah Holy Jesus - A deeply moving melodic composition expressing a reflective and profound Lenten mood, this arrangement of the classical hymn tune is by John Carter.
 Comp: Cruger, J.
 Arr: Carter, J.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Ah Holy Jesus Ah Holy Jesus - It is rare to find an arrangement that will work for 2, 3 or 4 octaves, but this setting of the hymn tune Herzliebster Jesu does just that.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: Wagner, H. D.
 Octaves: 2-4
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Air Air - This simple arrangement of an original tune sounds like a folk melody. A flute or recorder may be used to add variety.
 Comp: Nelson, S.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Alba Alba - "Alba", an original composition by Enrique Granados, is sub-titled "Song Without Words". Arranger Kevin McChesney uses layers of sound to bring out the Spanish flavor inherent in the melody.
 Comp: Granados, E.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Alba Alba - "Alba", an original composition by Enrique Granados, is sub-titled "Song Without Words". Arranger Kevin McChesney uses layers of sound to bring out the Spanish flavor inherent in the melody.
 Comp: Granados, E.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



All Creatures of Our God and King - Kevin McChesney presents an arrangement of the well-known German tune that is bold, dynamic, and stirring, whether played by handbells alone or with the added organ or brass.
 Comp: Nelhybel, Vaclav
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



All Creatures of Our God and King - Kevin McChesney presents an arrangement of the well-known German tune that is bold, dynamic, and stirring, whether played by handbells alone or with the added organ or brass.
 Comp: Nelhybel, Vaclav
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



All Creatures of Our God and King - Kevin McChesney presents an arrangement of the well-known German tune that is bold, dynamic, and stirring, whether played by handbells alone or with the added organ or brass.
 Comp: Nelhybel, Vaclav
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Allegro Allegro - Michael Keller's transcription has done justice to Mozart's "Allegro" from the "Jupiter" Symphony #41 in C. Special performance notes are given to accomplish symphonic techniques on the bells.
 Comp: Mozart, W.
 Arr: Keller, M.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Alleluia in 5/8 Alleluia in 5/8 - This commissioned original work is set in 5/8 time, with eighth-notes moving along in energetic spurts - often marked with staccatos for extra spice.
 Comp: McChesney, Kevin
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:5
 Rating: Advanced



Alleluia the Strife is O'er Alleluia the Strife is O'er - This arrangement for 2-3 octaves by Greg Kerkorian is full sounding and easy to learn. It is based on the "Victory" tune by Palestrina.
 Comp: Palestrina, G.
 Arr: Kerkorian, G.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



All Glory Laud and Honor All Glory Laud and Honor - Echo, LV, pluck, thumb damp, and mallet articulations are scored in this simple setting of the Palm Sunday hymn.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name - Accessible to young ringers as well as experienced groups, this arrangement includes three hymn tunes that employ this majestic text.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Lamb, L.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



All Things Bright and Beautiful All Things Bright and Beautiful - Looking for a piece to transition up to Level 2 repertoire? This short 28 measure arrangement of the familiar hymn tune ROYAL OAK may just be the answer!
 Comp: Royal Oak
 Arr: Hall, Janet
 Octaves: 2
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



All Things Bright and Beautiful - As the title says, this arrangement is indeed bright and beautiful! It is also big, bold, and accessible to both developing and more established choirs.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Amazing Grace Amazing Grace - Combine your resources with any combination of bells, organ and/or brass; and you will understand why this is not just another arrangement of the "too often arranged" tune. It is ideal for church or concert!
 Comp:
 Arr: McKechnie, D. L.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Medium



Amazing Grace Amazing Grace - Combine your resources with any combination of bells, organ and/or brass; and you will understand why this is not just another arrangement of the "too often arranged" tune. It is ideal for church or concert!
 Comp:
 Arr: McKechnie, D. L.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Medium



Amazing Grace Amazing Grace - Combine your resources with any combination of bells, organ and/or brass; and you will understand why this is not just another arrangement of the "too often arranged" tune. It is ideal for church or concert!
 Comp:
 Arr: McKechnie, D. L.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Medium



American Medley American Medley - Ideal for a national holiday or any patriotic setting, this fresh arrangement of "The Battle Hymn" and "Dixie" by a newly found handbell composer delights audience and ringer.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Yurick
 Octaves: 4
 Level:4
 Rating: Medium



And Can It Be And Can It Be - An old gospel song is creatively arranged using meter and key changes. Rhythmically easy and chordal, most of the meter changes occur on only one page, so once you get past those you are home-free!
 Comp: Campbell, T.
 Arr: McKlveen, P.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Medium



Angel Glory Angel Glory - A medley of carols with themes centering on the angels of Christmas: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”, “While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night”, “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”, and “Angels We Have Heard on High,” provides bright, vibrant, useful music for the holiday season!
 Comp: Various
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Anthem Anthem - If you are looking for a meaty composition for a concert setting, then this original work from Kevin McChesney is for you!
 Comp: McChesney, Kevin
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Arab Dance Arab Dance - Peter Tchaikovsky's beloved "Nutcracker" is visited again by arranger Kevin McChesney. In the mysterious "Arab Dance" a good job is done of simulating the orchestral effects of differing instruments.
 Comp: Tchaikovsky, P.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Aria in F Major Aria in F Major - Easy rhythm and familiar melody result in instant success for the new and experienced solo ringer. The piano or organ accompaniment is easy.
 Comp: Handel, G. F.
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy



Arioso Arioso - This "Arioso" is a fine arrangement of the Bach "Arioso" for the solo ringer using 18 bells. Scored for bells and keyboard, the set contains full score and a large print bell solo score.
 Comp: Bach, J. S.
 Arr: Callahan, F.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:NA
 Rating: Medium



Arise Shine Thy Light Has Come Arise Shine Thy Light Has Come - A light malleted middle section is surrounded by a rhythmic, chordal section filled with energy and life.
 Comp: McChesney, K.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Medium



Armed Forces Medley Armed Forces Medley - This music is an appropriate salute to the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines! Each service is represented by its song and the piece may be played as a medley or each tune separately.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Morris, H.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:5
 Rating: Medium



Art of Rapid Ringing Art of Rapid Ringing - This is a manual for developing skills at rapid ringing. Included are "Philosophy, basic principles, warm-ups to develop the kinesthetic senses and practical exercises for the choir."
 Comp: Merrett, F.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:NA
 Rating: N/A



Art of Rapid Ringing Art of Rapid Ringing - This is a manual for developing skills at rapid ringing. Included are "Philosophy, basic principles, warm-ups to develop the kinesthetic senses and practical exercises for the choir."
 Comp: Merrett, F.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:NA
 Rating: N/A



Ash Grove Ash Grove - This rendition of the lovely folk tune is in memory of Laura Vogel, who loved the melody so much she composed her own lyrics for it (which are included in the folio).
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Ash Grove, The Ash Grove, The - The beloved Welsh folk melody is introduced in this arrangement by playing chords in scale-wise motion. The texture alternates between chordal and linear - thick and sparse.
 Comp: Welsh
 Arr: Farm, E.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



As Lately We Watched As Lately We Watched - The simple beauty of the traditional Austrian carol is enhanced in this three-section setting. The beginning section is open and airy in feel; the second combines an upper melody with a flowing, eighth-note accompaniment of mostly open 6th intervals.
 Comp:
 Arr: Edwards, D.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Austrian Carol Austrian Carol - The spirit of this wonderful tune is captured in this easy arrangement for 3 to 5 octaves. Optional use of chiming instruments with the bells creates a beautiful, warm Christmas selection.
 Comp:
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Ave Maria Ave Maria - Arranged from the familiar Bach/Gounod music, this setting is part of the "Solo Ringing! Musically" series.
 Comp: Bach, J. S./Gounod, C.
 Arr: Kastner, M./McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



Ave Maria Ave Maria - This setting of Charles Gounod and J. S. Bach's original composition showcases a C instrument (preferably oboe) that is NOT optional.
 Comp: Gounod, C./Bach, J. S.
 Arr: McFadden, J.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Ave Verum Corpus - Jeff Hall's beautiful and flowing setting of this Mozart classic will create a beautiful moment in worship or in any concert. Arranged for three, four or five octaves of handbells with keyboard (not optional).
 Comp: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
 Arr: Hall, Jefferey
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Ave Verum Corpus Ave Verum Corpus - Only 46 measures in length, this arrangement is solidly set for 3-4 octaves and focuses on the pure rung sound of the bells. Accidental changes do occur frequently in some passages.
 Comp: Mozart, W.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-4
 Level:3+
 Rating: Medium



Ave Verum Corpus - Jeff Hall's beautiful and flowing setting of this Mozart classic will create a beautiful moment in worship or in any concert. Arranged for three, four or five octaves of handbells with keyboard (not optional).
 Comp: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
 Arr: Hall, Jefferey
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Away in a Manger Away in a Manger - Wife Cathy arranged the handbells and husband David contributed the organ score for this sweet arrangement. Both tunes "Away in a Manger" and "Cradle Song" are used.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Moklebust, C./Moklebust, D.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Away in a Manger Away in a Manger - Wife Cathy arranged the handbells and husband David contributed the organ score for this sweet arrangement. Both tunes "Away in a Manger" and "Cradle Song" are used.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Moklebust, C./Moklebust, D.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Away in a Manger Away in a Manger - Wife Cathy arranged the handbells and husband David contributed the organ score for this sweet arrangement. Both tunes "Away in a Manger" and "Cradle Song" are used.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Moklebust, C./Moklebust, D.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Azmon Azmon - Excitement best describes this piece for handbells, organ, trumpet and timpani. Each part, simply written, combines to provide festive music.
 Comp: Glazer, C.
 Arr: Morris, H.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Azmon Azmon - Excitement best describes this piece for handbells, organ, trumpet and timpani. Each part, simply written, combines to provide festive music.
 Comp: Glazer, C.
 Arr: Morris, H.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Azmon Azmon - Excitement best describes this piece for handbells, organ, trumpet and timpani. Each part, simply written, combines to provide festive music.
 Comp: Glazer, C.
 Arr: Morris, H.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Azmon Azmon - Excitement best describes this piece for handbells, organ, trumpet and timpani. Each part, simply written, combines to provide festive music.
 Comp: Glazer, C.
 Arr: Morris, H.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Badinage Badinage - This arrangement is a delightful piece for 4 octaves of bells. The word "Badinage" is defined as "playful banter" which is descriptive of the music.
 Comp: McKlveen, P.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 4
 Level:2
 Rating: Medium



Barnum and Bailey's Favorite Barnum and Bailey's Favorite - Bells enter the Big Top with this lively arrangement of Karl King's circus march that became Barnum and Bailey's favorite. The fun begins with an optional parade whistle intro, then proceeds through a technique-laced accompaniment and chromatic melody.
 Comp: King, K.
 Arr: Moklebust, C.
 Octaves: 4-7
 Level:5+
 Rating: Advanced



Beach Spring Beach Spring - Kevin McChesney presents a fairly straight-forward arrangement of this well-known hymn tune, making it useful for just about any moment in worship.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Be Exalted O God Be Exalted O God - "Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let you glory be over the earth!" This verse from Psalm 57 is the inspiration for this original composition for bells and optional handchimes.
 Comp: McFadden, Jane
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Be Joyful Be Joyful - Handbell or handchime choirs should enjoy ringing the simple, happy tune of Bill Ingram's original composition, which is always conscious to keep all ringers involved. Mr. Ingram's textures are fully-scored with the melody appearing in different registers.
 Comp: Ingram, B.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Bellegro Bellegro - Sheer fun! At first glance one sees a page of black notes but the many repeated patterns make "Bellegro" within the reach of most 2-3 octave choirs.
 Comp: Honore, J.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Bells of Notre Dame, The Bells of Notre Dame, The - Arranger Valerie Stephenson has made this tune from Disney's "Hunchback of Notre Dame" accessible to level two ringers and up. The beginning simulates the tolling of the tower bells beginning "pp" and ending "ff".
 Comp: Menken, A.
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Bendemeer's Stream Bendemeer's Stream - Good for mass ringing, this arrangement of an Irish folk song can be used with the 3-5 octave arrangement and the brass quintet.
 Comp:
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Bendemeer's Stream Bendemeer's Stream - Good for mass ringing, this arrangement of an Irish folk song can be used with the 3-5 octave arrangement and the brass quintet.
 Comp:
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Bendemeer's Stream Bendemeer's Stream - Good for mass ringing, this arrangement of an Irish folk song can be used with the 3-5 octave arrangement and the brass quintet.
 Comp:
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Birch Tree, The Birch Tree, The - This arrangement is a setting of an old Russian melody. Set in 2/4 time and marked "Lento, quarter=60", the music is open-spaced, flowing and thoughtful.
 Comp:
 Arr: Waugh, T.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Black Sheep, The Black Sheep, The - "The Black Sheep", variations on the nursery rhyme "Baa, Baa Black Sheep", is a delight to learn and entertaining. Martellato and mallets are used extensively.
 Comp:
 Arr: Warzyn, J.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



Blessed Jesus at Thy Word Blessed Jesus at Thy Word - The melody is woven in and out of accompaniment throughtout the piece giving all the bells a chance to sing out (or is that ring out?). The harmony is enriched at points with newer harmonies and the tempo is flavored with ritards and "a tempos".
 Comp: Ahle, J.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Blue Bells of Scotland, The Blue Bells of Scotland, The - Only 18 bells are used in this arrangement of the old Scottish tune. Mostly 8th and quarter notes, there is an optional coda section to add to its length.
 Comp:
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Brethren We Have Met to Worship Brethren We Have Met to Worship - The Hymn tune "Holy Manna" is many times set in march-like or bold manner. This offering chosses a more reflective route with gentle rhythms in prayerful attitude. However, the music grows gradually in tempo and number of bells used. Eventually, the mood takes on a bold character before leading back to the opening mood.
 Comp:
 Arr: Eithun, S.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella - The wonderful French tune takes on new life and color with the use of mallets, SW, TD, PL, SK and BD. This one's a must for the Christmas season!
 Comp:
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Bugler's Holiday Bugler's Holiday - Leroy Anderson's lite orchestral classic was commissioned for bells by the Raleigh Ringers, and arranger Hart Morris has done it proud!
 Comp: Anderson, Leroy
 Arr: Morris, Hart
 Octaves: 5-7
 Level:5
 Rating: Advanced



Cambridge Carillon Cambridge Carillon - Close your eyes as you listen and be transported outside King's College Cambridge with the sound of bells reverberating in the air all about you. The meter is a steady 3/4 with some ties across the bar line for effect. A few bell changes add the + in the level 1 rating.
 Comp: Dare, J.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:1+
 Rating: Easy



Candle on the Water - This one plays itself right off the page! The hit song from the Disney classic "Pete's Dragon" makes a good choice for any concert but would be especially useful for school or community choirs looking for great Level 3 music.
 Comp: Kasha, Al & Hirschorn, Joel
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Carillon Carillon - Commissioned by the Raleigh Ringers in honor of their director, this transcription of Louis Vierne's original work captures the essence of a beckoning carillon.
 Comp: Vierne, L.
 Arr: Gramann, F.
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



Carillon Tune Carillon Tune - A little known tune is transformed into a stately composition ideal for less experienced groups. Whole, half and quarter notes are the main note values used.
 Comp: Wagner, D.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:1+
 Rating: Easy



Caroling Medley Caroling Medley - Bells or chimes will find this medley of "Unto Us Is Born A Son," "Christians, Carol Sweetly" and "Adeste Fideles" accessible. The special techniques shake and mart lift are written in; however, they are optional.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Rogers, S.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



Carol of the Bells Carol of the Bells - A magical, exciting, contemporary setting of the Christmas classic... you've never heard "Carol of the Bells" quite like this!
 Comp: Leontovych
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Carol of the Birds Carol of the Birds - Celebrate the Christmas season with this lesser known but beautiful carol. The modality and use of ringing techniques makes for a memorable performance.
 Comp: French melody
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Carol of the Birds Carol of the Birds - Celebrate the Christmas season with this lesser known but beautiful carol. The tune of the French carol is set in two moods in this short, 34-measure selection.
 Comp: French
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Carol of the Drum Carol of the Drum - From the ever-creative pen of Michael J. Glasgow comes an arrangement of the Czech carol which inspired “The Little Drummer Boy.” Fresh harmonizations and new rhythms lead from exuberant joy to breathtaking tenderness, with optional snare drum and bass chimes.
 Comp: Czech Carol Melody
 Arr: Glasgow, Michael
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



Carol of the Wise Men Carol of the Wise Men - This arrangenment of the Puerto Rican carol "De Tierra Lejana Venimos" was commissioned by the Raleigh Ringers. There are several layers to the music: challenging syncopations, lines and counter lines and flowing eighth-note accompaniment.
 Comp:
 Arr: Gramann, F.
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



Catalonian Carol Catalonian Carol - Julie Turner's arrangement of the familiar Catalonian carol “Fum, Fum, Fum” also incorporates the old English carol “Hey, Ho, Nobody Home”, and the result is a light, Renaissance feel.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: Turner, Julie
 Octaves: 3 or 5
 Level:3
 Rating: Med Adv



Celebratio Celebratio - Optional percussion instruments add even more celebration to this festive, original composition.
 Comp: Stephenson, V.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Celebratio Celebratio - Optional percussion instruments add even more celebration to this festive, original composition.
 Comp: Stephenson, V.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Celebratio Celebratio - Optional percussion instruments add even more celebration to this festive, original composition.
 Comp: Stephenson, V.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Celtic Praise Celtic Praise - This strong, lively tune by popular duo Secret Garden is set by Kevin McChesney for handbells, percussion, and violin (or C instrument). Each instrumentalist will need his or her own copy of the instrument part.
 Comp: Lovland, Rolf
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Celtic Praise Celtic Praise - This strong, lively tune by popular duo Secret Garden is set by Kevin McChesney for handbells, percussion, and violin (or C instrument). Each instrumentalist will need his or her own copy of the instrument part.
 Comp: Lovland, Rolf
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Champagne Rag Champagne Rag - Ragtime music usually means sharps and flats and tricky rhythms, but this setting of the original work by Joseph F. Lamb is surprisingly accessible.
 Comp: Lamb, Joseph F.
 Arr: Roth, Karen
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



Children's Praise Children's Praise - This medley of children's songs includes: Praise Him, All Ye Little Children, Jesus Loves the Little Children and Jesus Loves Me. Although dotted eighth/sixteenth rhythms are used, the ringers will know the tunes and this should help.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Lamb, L.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:3+
 Rating: Medium



Chorale Prelude Chorale Prelude - Whatever your resources, you will find this music a delight! Use a full choir, add a C instrument, play as a bell solo with keyboard accompaniment. Use any or all - the choice is yours!
 Comp: Nelson, S.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy



Christmas Angel Medley Christmas Angel Medley - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Angels We Have Heard on High; & Angels From the Realms of Glory, are the sources of this 3 octave solo. Each score contains the piano/handbells parts plus a separate score for the soloist.
 Comp: various
 Arr: Weishaupt
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



Christmas Angels Medley Christmas Angels Medley - "Angels from the Realms of Glory," "Angels We Have Heard on High," and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" are the three "angel" carols in this medley. The scoring is full, and keeps all ringers busy with a big sound.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Edwards, D.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Christmas Beginnings Christmas Beginnings - Three pieces for performance and teaching. The "objective is not to make everything easy but to provide challenges which build confidence".
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Young, P.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Christmas Collage Christmas Collage - Spice up your Christmas celebrations with this festive, 36-measured introit. A sparkling peal, which can be doubled in the 5th and 6th octaves, runs through the piece with melody in the lower ranges.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Christmas Lullaby Christmas Lullaby - Medley of "Away in a Manger (Kirkpatrick) & Infant Holy Infant Lowly (Polish)". The traditional carol tune "Cradle Song" is the basis of this tender setting for bells and 3 octaves of optional but preferable chimes.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Christmas Meditation Christmas Meditation - This solo for bells and piano combines as a medley the following carols: "Come, Ye Lofty, Come Ye Lowly; The First Noel; and The Coventry Carol".
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Anderson, C./Kramlich, D.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy



Christmas Primer Christmas Primer - A teaching gold mine! Use the music with a beginning choir or ensemble. Contains a glossary which explains basic music symbols as used in the music.
 Comp: various
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



Christmas Primer 2 Christmas Primer 2 - Extensive performance notes and suggestions are given with this folio of four, level one holday tunes. These selections may be played by a beginning group of 6-8 ringers. They may also be used a duets or trios for ensemble ringers.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



Christmas Processional and Medley Christmas Processional and Medley - A repeatable processional begins this medley of "Joy to the World, Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, and Angels We Have Heard on High". Fully scored with special techniques, including the gyro, sprinkled throughout for flavor.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Hall, J.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Christmas Processional and Medley II Christmas Processional and Medley II - This medley of "O Come All Ye Faithful," "He Is Born," and "Angels From the Realms of Glory" begins with an optional 12-measure processional (performance ideas are included in footnotes).
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Hall, Jefferey A.
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Christmas Tapestry Christmas Tapestry - Linda McKechnie weaves her own original tune together with the Christmas favorites "Deck the Halls," "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," and "Gloria in Excelsis".
 Comp: Various
 Arr: McKechnie, Linda
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Christmastime Rejoicing Christmastime Rejoicing - Use as a 6-in-hand solo or with several people ringing the 8 bells. Notes on how to perform as a solo are included.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 3-4
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



Christmas Trios Christmas Trios - Includes two titles and simple techniques.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Kerin, S.
 Octaves: 3-4
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy



Christ Triumphant Christ Triumphant - Use your handbell trio! "Crown Him with Many Crowns" and "Good Christian Men, Rejoice and Sing", are skillfully arranged.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Kerin
 Octaves: 3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



Christ Triumphant Alleluia Christ Triumphant Alleluia - A powerful work based on three familiar tunes, "St. Kevin", "Llanfair" and "Lyra Davidica". Perform with 3-6 octaves of bells, with optional organ, two trumpets, or brass quintet.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Christ Triumphant Alleluia Christ Triumphant Alleluia - A powerful work based on three familiar tunes, "St. Kevin", "Llanfair" and "Lyra Davidica". Perform with 3-6 octaves of bells, with optional organ, two trumpets, or brass quintet.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Christ Triumphant Alleluia Christ Triumphant Alleluia - A powerful work based on three familiar tunes, "St. Kevin", "Llanfair" and "Lyra Davidica". Perform with 3-6 octaves of bells, with optional organ, two trumpets, or brass quintet.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Church's One Foundation Church's One Foundation - This arrangement of one of the great hymns of the church is versatile and simple to put together but results in a big sound.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Classical Gas Classical Gas - Written for the handbell group REZOUND!, this arrangement of the pop standard is a true showstopper!
 Comp: Williams, Mason
 Arr: McKlveen, Paul
 Octaves: 4-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



Classic Celebration Classic Celebration - Sub-titled "Celebrate His Glory," this original work by Bill Ingram resembles the music of the classical era.
 Comp: Ingram, Bill
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3+
 Rating: Med Adv



Cold December Flies Away Cold December Flies Away - Cathy Moklebust gives her short arrangement (28 measures) the character designation: bouncy and light. Uses thumb damp, pluck and mart accompaniment and parts for optional triangle, tambourine and sleighbells.
 Comp:
 Arr: Moklebust, C.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Colorado Suite Movement 1 Mountaintop Colorado Suite Movement 1 Mountaintop - The "Colorado Suite" from composer Kevin McChesney is a set of four original pieces written as a tribute to his beloved home state. Each movement paints an evocative musical picture of life in Colorado, from the highs of the mountaintop and flowing mountain streams to the joy of a mountain dance.
 Comp: McChesney, Kevin
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



Colorado Suite Movement 2 Mountain Echoes Colorado Suite Movement 2 Mountain Echoes - The "Colorado Suite" from composer Kevin McChesney is a set of four original pieces written as a tribute to his beloved home state. Each movement paints an evocative musical picture of life in Colorado, from the highs of the mountaintop and flowing mountain streams to the joy of a mountain dance.
 Comp: McChesney, Kevin
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Colorado Suite Movement 3 Mountain Streams Colorado Suite Movement 3 Mountain Streams - The "Colorado Suite" from composer Kevin McChesney is a set of four original pieces written as a tribute to his beloved home state. Each movement paints an evocative musical picture of life in Colorado, from the highs of the mountaintop and flowing mountain streams to the joy of a mountain dance.
 Comp: McChesney, Kevin
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Colorado Suite Movement 4 Mountain Dance Colorado Suite Movement 4 Mountain Dance - The "Colorado Suite" from composer Kevin McChesney is a set of four original pieces written as a tribute to his beloved home state. Each movement paints an evocative musical picture of life in Colorado, from the highs of the mountaintop and flowing mountain streams to the joy of a mountain dance.
 Comp: McChesney, Kevin
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Colors of the Wind Colors of the Wind - Treat your choir and audience to the wonderful music from Walt Disney's "Pocahontas" which is delightfully arranged by Paul and Sue McKlveen.
 Comp: Menken, A./Schwartz, S.
 Arr: McKlveen, P. & S.
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Come Christians Join to Sing Come Christians Join to Sing - Actually, this arrangement should be titled, "Come, Christian, Join to Sing and Dance!" The original, "straight" melody line is altered with syncopation and fun rhythms and dances along throughout all 89 measures. A great choice for leading into congregational singing of the hymn.
 Comp:
 Arr: Eithun, S.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Come Christians Join to Sing Come Christians Join to Sing - This two-page hymn arrangement is a pull-out from the popular volume "Ring Together Praise" of the "Ring Together Series". Ringers have the opportunity to work on precision, chordal ringing, changing dynamics, the shake technique, and following "road map" musical directions (repeat signs).
 Comp:
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



Come Thankful People Come Thankful People - An extended introduction builds interest through a repetitious accompaniment figure and bits of melodic material spread throughout in the bass. A full section is next with lost of full chords and a running, malleted bass line.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Waugh, T.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing - This arrangement is based on the hymn tune, NETTLETON. The introductory material appears throughout the piece to smoothly bridge the sections. The tune is set in full chords, in a staccato section, with the echo technique and lots of LV.
 Comp: Wyeth, J.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Come With Hearts Rejoicing Come With Hearts Rejoicing - This original composition sets forth an 8-bar, melody that travels through seven key changes for variety and interest. The joy ful melody reflects the injunction of the title.
 Comp: Young, P.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Medium



Come Worship the King Come Worship the King - An eight measure fanfare introduces this meldey of the hymns "O Worship the King & Come Ye Thankful People Come". March-like rhythms and special staccato techniques continue throughout the work and support the melodies, which are found in all the octave registers.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Rogers, S.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Come Ye Faithful Raise the Strain Come Ye Faithful Raise the Strain - If you’re looking for a BIG Easter work, this arrangement certainly fits the bill!
 Comp: Sullivan, Arthur Seymour
 Arr: Hall, Jefferey A.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Come Ye Faithful Raise the Strain Come Ye Faithful Raise the Strain - If you’re looking for a BIG Easter work, this arrangement certainly fits the bill!
 Comp: Sullivan, Arthur Seymour
 Arr: Hall, Jefferey A.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Come Ye Faithful Raise the Strain Come Ye Faithful Raise the Strain - If you’re looking for a BIG Easter work, this arrangement certainly fits the bill!
 Comp: Sullivan, Arthur Seymour
 Arr: Hall, Jefferey A.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Comfort Comfort Ye My People Comfort Comfort Ye My People - Looking for an arrangement especially for Advent services? This lively setting of the traditional hymn will do nicely!
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Comfort, Comfort Ye My People Comfort, Comfort Ye My People - This commissioned work by composer Kevin McChesney is based on Psalm 42.
 Comp: Psalm 42
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Contemplation Contemplation - Subtitled, A Prayer for Mercy, this original composition builds upon a simple melody with a repeated note motif. Marked with emotion, the texture is sparse in the beginning, but grows in strength to the ending, broad section.
 Comp: McKlveen, P.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Cottonbell Strut, The Cottonbell Strut, The - Sheer fun! This piece of medium-advanced difficulty is great program music for the 3 to 5 octave choir. Ideal for concert or play to demonstrate your choir's ringing ability.
 Comp: Anthony, K.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



Coventry Carol Coventry Carol - In true Sandra Eithun style, the traditional English carol receives a setting that is warm, sensitive, beautiful, and expressive.
 Comp: Traditional English Carol
 Arr: Eithun, Sandra
 Octaves: 4-7
 Level:3+
 Rating: Medium



Creation Hymn Creation Hymn - The Heaven's are Telling is the text usually associated with this tune. This easy, festive arrangement is appropriate in worship or concert.
 Comp: Haydn, F. J.
 Arr: Ingram, B.
 Octaves: 4
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Crown and Scepter Crown and Scepter - Appropriate for Easter or any festive event, this dignified piece in compound meter delights ringers and listeners with its harmonic structure and ringing techniques.
 Comp: Young, P.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Crown Him With Many Crowns Crown Him With Many Crowns - An exciting arrangement of this grand hymn tune! For handbells, organ and optional brass ensemble. A real winner!
 Comp: Elvey, G.
 Arr: McKechnie, D. L.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:5
 Rating: Medium



Crown Him With Many Crowns Crown Him With Many Crowns - An exciting arrangement of this grand hymn tune! For handbells, organ and optional brass ensemble. A real winner!
 Comp: Elvey, G.
 Arr: McKechnie, D. L.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:5
 Rating: Medium



Crown Him With Many Crowns Crown Him With Many Crowns - An exciting arrangement of this grand hymn tune! For handbells, organ and optional brass ensemble. A real winner!
 Comp: Elvey, G.
 Arr: McKechnie, D. L.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:5
 Rating: Medium



Crucifixion Crucifixion - This original work takes the listener through the gamut of emotions that the cross of Christ brings to believers.
 Comp: Hall, Jefferey A.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3-
 Rating: Medium



Crystal Fountain, The Crystal Fountain, The - The use of mallets at the beginning and end set the mood of ringing crystal. Combine that with the calm setting of a beautiful Canadian folk tune and you have a extraordinary selection.
 Comp:
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Dancing Queen - Wow! The audience at your next concert will love this fun, accessible arrangement of a true pop classic. Although released back in the 1970s, the ABBA hit has kept its appeal through many generations. Proof once more that handbells rock... and pop!
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Tervo, Brian & Mallory, Ron
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3+
 Rating: Medium



Dancing Queen - Wow! The audience at your next concert will love this fun, accessible arrangement of a true pop classic. Although released back in the 1970s, the ABBA hit has kept its appeal through many generations. Proof once more that handbells rock... and pop!
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Tervo, Brian & Mallory, Ron
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3+
 Rating: Medium



Danza Danza - 2-3 octaves of bells, rung in chordal texture with lots of "spicy" techniques thrown in are only part of the overall "sound ensemble" of this tune originally written by T. Susato. Keyboard, percussion, and brass contribute as well in the joyful mood.
 Comp: Susato, T.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



Danza Danza - 2-3 octaves of bells, rung in chordal texture with lots of "spicy" techniques thrown in are only part of the overall "sound ensemble" of this tune originally written by T. Susato. Keyboard, percussion, and brass contribute as well in the joyful mood.
 Comp: Susato, T.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



Danza Danza - 2-3 octaves of bells, rung in chordal texture with lots of "spicy" techniques thrown in are only part of the overall "sound ensemble" of this tune originally written by T. Susato. Keyboard, percussion, and brass contribute as well in the joyful mood.
 Comp: Susato, T.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



Danza Danza - 2-3 octaves of bells, rung in chordal texture with lots of "spicy" techniques thrown in are only part of the overall "sound ensemble" of this tune originally written by T. Susato. Keyboard, percussion, and brass contribute as well in the joyful mood.
 Comp: Susato, T.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



Danza Danza - 2-3 octaves of bells, rung in chordal texture with lots of "spicy" techniques thrown in are only part of the overall "sound ensemble" of this tune originally written by T. Susato. Keyboard, percussion, and brass contribute as well in the joyful mood.
 Comp: Susato, T.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



Day by Day Day by Day - The 19th century text of this hymn speaks of humbly trusting God for daily strength. The music expresses this through the use of tempo variations and dynamic shading.
 Comp: Ahnfelt, O.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Day of Resurrection, The Day of Resurrection, The - The title suggests an Easter offering but this arrangement of the "Lancashire" is festive and appropriate for many events in the church year.
 Comp: Smart, H.
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Medium



Deck the Halls Deck the Halls - Written for a city-wide mass Christmas concert, this arrangement sparkles with Bill Ingram's clear, concise style. Everyone gets an opportunity to be part of the melody!
 Comp: Welsh
 Arr: Ingram, B.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



De Colores De Colores - The tune is accompanied by full, chordal texture, broken chord figures and an optional handchime section. The minor tonality is a refreshing change and should afford the opportunity for a different kind of musical expression.
 Comp:
 Arr: Wood, W.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Diademata Festal Diademata Festal - "Diademata Festal" is a majestic setting of the hymn "Crown Him with Many Crowns" from arranger Bill Ingram.
 Comp: Elvey, George J.
 Arr: Ingram, Bill
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3-
 Rating: Medium



Diademata Festal Diademata Festal - "Diademata Festal" is a majestic setting of the hymn "Crown Him with Many Crowns" from arranger Bill Ingram.
 Comp: Elvey, George J.
 Arr: Ingram, Bill
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3-
 Rating: Medium



Ding Dong Merrily on High Ding Dong Merrily on High - Arranger Bill Ingram successfully combines the title tune with the chorus "Gloria" (Angels We Have Heard on High).
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: Ingram, Bill
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Dorian Dance Dorian Dance - The dorian mode is like a pure minor scale with a raised 6th interval. This slight change from minor adds new color dimensions and is the basis for this festive dance.
 Comp: Joy, M.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:4+
 Rating: Advanced



Down Memory Lane - Part 1 Down Memory Lane - Part 1 - The "Down Memory Lane" series is a medley of tunes intended for senior citizens but usable by any group. The collections are great for recreation or secular part of a handbell program. Titles include "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain, The Old Grey Mare, Little Brown Jug" and "My Bonnie".
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Down Memory Lane - Part 2 Down Memory Lane - Part 2 - The "Down Memory Lane" series is a medley of tunes intended for senior citizens but usable by any group. The collections are great for recreation or secular part of a handbell program. Included in this set: "Aura Lee, On Top of Old Smoky, Sidewalks of New York" and "Home on the Range".
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Down Memory Lane - Part 3 Down Memory Lane - Part 3 - The "Down Memory Lane" series is a medley of tunes intended for senior citizens but usable by any group. The collections are great for recreation or secular part of a handbell program. Titles included in this series are "Old Folks at Home, Oh Susannah, Beautiful Dreamer" and "Camptown Races".
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:3+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Down Memory Lane - Part 5 Down Memory Lane - Part 5 - The "Down Memory Lane" series is a medley of tunes intended for senior citizens but usable by any group. The collections are great for recreation or secular part of a handbell program. Titles include "I Want a Girl, The Red River Valley, Down in the Valley" and "Cindy".
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Down Memory Lane Part 5 Down Memory Lane Part 5 - "I Want a Girl," "Down in the Valley," "Red River Valley," and "Cindy" are the nostalgic tunes in this folio. A great resource for a school visit or concert, the score is "thick with notes" insuring busy and happy ringers!
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Merrett, Fred A.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:NA
 Rating: Medium



Down Memory Lane - Part 6 Down Memory Lane - Part 6 - The "Down Memory Lane" series is a medley of tunes intended for senior citizens but usable by any group. The collections are great for recreation or secular part of a handbell program. Included in this sixth medley from the "Down Memory Lane" Series are the following spirituals: "I've Got a Robe," Steal Away to Jesus," It's Me, O Lord" and "He's Got the Whole World".
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Down Memory Lane Part 6 Down Memory Lane Part 6 - The "Down Memory Lane" series is a medley of tunes intended for senior citizens but usable by any group. The collections are great for recreation or secular part of a handbell program. Included in this sixth medley from the "Down Memory Lane" Series are the following spirituals: "I've Got a Robe," Steal Away to Jesus," It's Me, O Lord" and "He's Got the Whole World".
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Merret, Fred A
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:NA
 Rating: Medium



Doxology Doxology - "Doxology" is the newest in a series of fanfares put out by Jeffers Publishing. It is available for 2-3 octaves or 4-6 octaves with optional organ (keyboard) and/or brass and percussion.
 Comp:
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-6
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Doxology Doxology - "Doxology" is the newest in a series of fanfares put out by Jeffers Publishing. It is available for 2-3 octaves or 4-6 octaves with optional organ (keyboard) and/or brass and percussion.
 Comp:
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-6
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Doxology Doxology - "Doxology" is the newest in a series of fanfares put out by Jeffers Publishing. It is available for 2-3 octaves or 4-6 octaves with optional organ (keyboard) and/or brass and percussion.
 Comp:
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-6
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Doxology Doxology - "Doxology" is the newest in a series of fanfares put out by Jeffers Publishing. It is available for 2-3 octaves or 4-6 octaves with optional organ (keyboard) and/or brass and percussion.
 Comp:
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-6
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Doxology Doxology - "Doxology" is the newest in a series of fanfares put out by Jeffers Publishing. It is available for 2-3 octaves or 4-6 octaves with optional organ (keyboard) and/or brass and percussion.
 Comp:
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-6
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Do You Hear What I Hear -
 Comp: Regney, Noel & Shayne
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Easter Medley Easter Medley - Hymn tunes GWALCHMAI("Christ, the Lord Is Risen"), LLANFAIR ("Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise") and TRURO ("Lift Up Your Heads") combine in this upbeat medley that incorporates varying techniques to differentiate the tunes and highlight the textures.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Rogers, S.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3+
 Rating: Medium



Eastern Caravan Eastern Caravan - A tambourine and/or woodblock add to the "oriental" flavor of this fast moving music.
 Comp: Stephenson, V.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Easter Welcoming, An Easter Welcoming, An - "An Easter Welcoming" is a lively medley of 3 Easter tunes: "Fortunatus," LLanfair," and "Neander," arranged by Sharon E. Rogers. Set for 2-3 octaves and easy to learn, this is an ideal Easter offering.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Rogers, S.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Ein Feste Burg Ein Feste Burg - This two-page fanfare is set for 3 or 4-5 octaves of handbells with optional organ and brass. It is triumphant and heraldic in nature with sudden shifts of harmony.
 Comp: Luther, M.
 Arr: Waldrop, T.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Medium



Ein Feste Burg Ein Feste Burg - This two-page fanfare is set for 3 or 4-5 octaves of handbells with optional organ and brass. It is triumphant and heraldic in nature with sudden shifts of harmony.
 Comp: Luther, M.
 Arr: Waldrop, T.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Medium



Ein Feste Burg Ein Feste Burg - This two-page fanfare is set for 3 or 4-5 octaves of handbells with optional organ and brass. It is triumphant and heraldic in nature with sudden shifts of harmony.
 Comp: Luther, M.
 Arr: Waldrop, T.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Medium



El Capitan El Capitan - John Philip Sousa's beloved march is set here for 4, 5, or 6 octaves and captures the big band sound with a full score and special techniques for effects.
 Comp: Sousa, J.
 Arr: Moklebust, C.
 Octaves: 4-6
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



Ennanodrog Ennanodrog - An original composition by a Scottish composer which proves to be rhythmically, technically and melodically interesting. The word "ennanodrog" is a backward spelling of the names of those to whom it is dedicated.
 Comp: Wilson, M.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Medium



Entertainer, The Entertainer, The - This piece is sure to be "entertaining" to watch! Ringers will be kept busy accomplishing the many techniques required "there's a shimmering section for mallets on suspended bells).
 Comp: Joplin, S.
 Arr: Rogers, S.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



Escape Velocity Escape Velocity - This original piece featuring unique musical effects was written by composer Jason Krug in honor of the NASA Space Shuttle program.
 Comp: Krug, Jason
 Arr:
 Octaves: 5-8
 Level:5
 Rating: Advanced



Exuberant Joy Exuberant Joy - One is propelled forward with a syncopated pattern which is the underlying theme of this exuberant piece!
 Comp: McKlveen, P.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Medium



Exultant Praise Exultant Praise - Sub-titled "A Festal Celebration", this original work is a good choice for Palm Sunday or any celebratory moment of worship or in concert. This piece is available for 2-3 or 3-5 octaves, and the two versions are compatible to be rung together.
 Comp: Rogers, Sharon Elery
 Arr:
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Exultant Praise Exultant Praise - Sub-titled "A Festal Celebration", this original work is a good choice for Palm Sunday or any celebratory moment of worship or in concert. This piece is available for 2-3 or 3-5 octaves, and the two versions are compatible to be rung together.
 Comp: Rogers, Sharon Elery
 Arr:
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Exultation Exultation - This short, festive selection is ideal for the 2 octave choir needing music which has repeated patterns and easy rhythms.
 Comp: Edwards, D.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 2
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Faith Faith - This original work by Paul McKlveen starts simply with an open, airy texture then progresses to a middle section dotted with special techniques.
 Comp: McKlveen, Paul
 Arr: McKlveen, Paul
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Faith of Our Fathers Faith of Our Fathers - The staid and honorable hymn tune, ST CATHERINE, is given an untraditional twist in this arrangement by Daniel Longhin. A fanfare-like opening leads the way to a staccato accompaniment figure before the melody enters in the upper bells.
 Comp: Hemy, H.
 Arr: Longhin, D.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Fancye Fancye - This original work was comissioned by a youth bell choir and it certainly has the energy and enthusiasm of youth! Set in 10/8 meter with a brisk tempo and peppered with martellatos, mart-lifts, and stacatto mallet markings, the music lopes along for 30 measures before it settles into a 4/4 section that flows with Lv'd eighth-note accompaniment.
 Comp: Waugh, T.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4+
 Rating: Med Adv



Fanfare Fanfare - A very short, easy arrangement of the tune from "The Great Gate of Kiev" arranged to use as a program introduction with bells alone or add brass.
 Comp: Moussorgsky, M.
 Arr: Sherman, A.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



Fanfare Fanfare - A very short, easy arrangement of the tune from "The Great Gate of Kiev" arranged to use as a program introduction with bells alone or add brass.
 Comp: Moussorgsky, M.
 Arr: Sherman, A.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



Fanfare and Ostinato Fanfare and Ostinato - An Area XI Composition Contest Winner which has a short fanfare of 24 measures followed by a delightful ostinato of varying keys, treatments and moods.
 Comp: McKlveen, P.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Medium



Fanfare on O Tannenbaum Fanfare on O Tannenbaum - Introduce your next Christmas program with this short (34 measures) fanfare on the traditional tune. Fun and exciting to ring.
 Comp: McKlveen, P.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Fantasy on Alleluia Quarters Fantasy on Alleluia Quarters - Using "Alleluia Quarters", the composer has made a vigorous and tuneful fantasy characterized by meter changes. Written for the second Scottish Handbell Festival in Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland.
 Comp: Wilson, M.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Fantasy on Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming Fantasy on Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming - Unlike the usual flowing arrangements of this German carol "Es ist ein Ros'", this setting makes use of steady eighth-note pulse to move the music along. Different techniques are supplemented to add interest and variety.
 Comp: German
 Arr: McKlveen, P.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Medium



Fantasy on St. Columba Fantasy on St. Columba - Melodic augmentation, extended phrases, fast-flowing eighth-note accompaniment and optional chimes all combine to present this Irish hymn tune in a fresh new way.
 Comp: St. Columba
 Arr: Behnke, J.
 Octaves: 3 or 5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Farandole Farandole - Kevin McChesney has transcribed this classic from Bizet for 3-7 octaves of handbells and two optional belltrees. Although the belltrees are optional, they certainly add a lot of flash to the performance.
 Comp: Bizet, Georges
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:3
 Rating: Advanced



Farandole Farandole - Kevin McChesney has transcribed this classic from Bizet for 3-7 octaves of handbells and two optional belltrees. Although the belltrees are optional, they certainly add a lot of flash to the performance.
 Comp: Bizet, Georges
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:3
 Rating: Advanced



Festal Jubilation Festal Jubilation - Give your 2 octave choir a good workout with this festive piece! Tolling and TD are used throughout.
 Comp: Edwards, D.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 2
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Festival Celebration Festival Celebration - This bright 37-measure original composition fits well as a call to worship or opening concert selection.
 Comp: Burroughs, Bob
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Festival Fanfare on Hyfrydol Festival Fanfare on Hyfrydol - This setting by arranger Kevin McChesney is a triumphant and majestic take on this well-known and versatile tune.
 Comp: Prichard, Rowland H.
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Festival Finale on The Doxology Festival Finale on The Doxology - Repeated patterns of 16th notes make this interesting to ring. Brass parts available. Brass ensemble is 2 trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba.
 Comp: Psalter
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3+
 Rating: Med Adv



Festival Finale on The Doxology Festival Finale on The Doxology - Repeated patterns of 16th notes make this interesting to ring. Brass parts available. Brass ensemble is 2 trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba.
 Comp: Psalter
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3+
 Rating: Med Adv



Festival Finale on The Doxology Festival Finale on The Doxology - Repeated patterns of 16th notes make this interesting to ring. Brass parts available. Brass ensemble is 2 trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba.
 Comp: Psalter
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3+
 Rating: Med Adv



Festive Chime, A Festive Chime, A - If you have chimes and bells you need this music! Some changes of meter from simple to compound. Energetic, but rhythmically not difficult.
 Comp: McChesney, K.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Festive Dance Festive Dance - Georges Bizet's work, otherwise known as "Farandole" has been transcribed by Kevin McChesney for 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 octaves! The powerful theme is emphasized with marts, mart-lifts, shakes and ring touch techniques.
 Comp: Bizet, G.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



Festive Exultation Festive Exultation - The first 3 measures set the mood of this commissioned music which is fast and festive requiring ringing skills. Passages are notated for optional chimes. SK, mart, TD, LV, SW, mart lift.
 Comp: Wilson, M.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Med Adv



Firebird Finale Firebird Finale - Advanced ringers will enjoy this rendition of Igor Stravinsky's masterwork, written as part of the Raleigh Ringers Series. It combines 4-7 octaves of bells, 2 octaves of handchimes (optional) and 2 octaves of solo handbells (optional). The three instruments plus the incorporation of various techniques render rich colors and imaginative sound.
 Comp: Stravinsky, I.
 Arr: Smith, D.
 Octaves: 4-7
 Level:5
 Rating: Advanced



First Noel First Noel - The passionate writing of Cathy Moklebust comes through in this setting of the traditional carol, written for the Raleigh Ringers Series for advanced choirs.
 Comp: English Carol
 Arr: Moklebust, Cathy
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:3+
 Rating: Medium



First Noel First Noel - Arranger Karen Roth forgoes percussive techniques in favor of the simple, beautiful sound of rung handbells in this setting for Advent or Christmas.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: Roth, Karen
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Flight of the Bumblebee Flight of the Bumblebee - Your advanced handbell choir is going to love the challenge this arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakoff's classic affords!
 Comp: Korsakoff-Rimsky, N.
 Arr: Thompson, Martha Lynn
 Octaves: 4-5
 Level:6
 Rating: Advanced



For the Beauty of the Earth For the Beauty of the Earth - This setting of the hymn tune DIX is a good transition piece for choirs who ring mostly level I material.
 Comp: Kocher
 Arr: Tucker, Sondra
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2-
 Rating: Easy



For the Beauty of the Earth For the Beauty of the Earth - A wonderful setting of the favorite hymn tune DIX, by one of the best new writers in our genre!
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: Krug, Jason W.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



For Unto Us a Child is Born For Unto Us a Child is Born - G.F. Handel's beloved chorus from MESSIAH comes alive for handbells in this arrangement marked to be played "Joyfully, dancing and rhythmic."
 Comp: Handel, George F.
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3+
 Rating: Med Adv



For Unto Us a Child Is Born For Unto Us a Child Is Born - Handbell arranger Kevin McChesney brings us Lorie Line's contemporary take on the famous chorus from Handel's “Messiah” in this setting for 3-7 octaves and keyboard.
 Comp: Handel, George F.
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:3-
 Rating: Medium



For Unto Us a Child Is Born For Unto Us a Child Is Born - Handbell arranger Kevin McChesney brings us Lorie Line's contemporary take on the famous chorus from Handel's “Messiah” in this setting for 3-7 octaves and keyboard.
 Comp: Handel, George F.
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:3-
 Rating: Medium



Four Short Pieces Four Short Pieces - These simple, straightforward original compositions are useful for anthems, introits, offertories, times of prayer, benedictions - any type of service music.
 Comp: Roth, Karen
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Friends on Parade Friends on Parade - A simple, short piece ideal for the beginning or less experienced choir. Only 2 8th notes in piece. Most ringers remain busy.
 Comp: Merrett, F.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 2
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Funiculi Funicula Funiculi Funicula - Plucking, mallets and martellato add fun to an old Italian tune which is the source of this winning composition of the 1990 Area IV Best Arrangement Competition.
 Comp: Denza, L.
 Arr: Kliever, A.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Medium



Fur Elise Fur Elise - Ludwig Van Beethoven's classic piano work, composed for a family member, Elise, is now a worthy challenge for handbell choirs. The transcription maintains the intergrity of the original piano score and requires ringers to feel the mood of the work together as a team. Sure to be a favorite for concert!
 Comp: Beethoven, L.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 4-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Furioso Furioso - The title of this original work captures the mood and tempo perfectly.
 Comp: McKlveen, P. A.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



Gavotte Gavotte - A Bb trumpet adds to the Baroque atmosphere of this arrangement from Boyce's 4th Symphony (1760). The bass bells should have fun with the interesting bass line that is rung and malleted.
 Comp: Boyce, W.
 Arr: McKlveen, P.
 Octaves: 3 or 5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy



Gethsemane's Prayer Gethsemane's Prayer - "Thoughtful and distant" is the character marking given to this original compostition. The 3/4 meter lilt of the music and subtle dynamic shading reflect Christ's pathos in Gethsemane's garden. The work's 59 measures lends itself to a meditative spot in worship.
 Comp: Eithun, S.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Giocoso Giocoso - The musical term "giocoso" means "humorous", and composer Paul McKlveen achieves this mood by contrasting staccato and legato sections.
 Comp: McKlveen, Paul A.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Give Me That Old Time Religion Give Me That Old Time Religion - A song of worship and fun, this easy arrangement of the 18th Century gospel song is useful in church, concert, recreation, etc. Easy rhythmically and for 3 octaves.
 Comp:
 Arr: Eernisse, G.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy



Gloria Gloria - "Gloria" - a wonderfully versatile title for worship, concert, or festival!
 Comp: McChesney, Kevin
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



Gloria Hodie Gloria Hodie - Rockin' out on old traditional carols? You bet! The carols in question – 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime and On This Day Earth Shall Ring - are driven forward by a pulsing beat in the bass bells, with contrasting slower sections and optional handchimes providing even more listening interest. The total result is another winner from the team of Julie Turner and Kevin McChesney, sure to challenge your ringers and amaze your audience.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin & Turner, Julie
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



God Be in My Head God Be in My Head - Peter DeMets original work is here set for 3, 4, or 5 octaves of bells and SATB voices by skilled arranger Kevin McChesney. The SATB score is included in the back of the folio and permission is granted to make copies for the purchasers choir.
 Comp: de Mets, P.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



God of Grace and God of Glory - The combination of a magnificent hymn tune and one of our best handbell arrangers makes this setting a "can't miss" for your choir! A spirited choice for worship, festival, or concert, this arrangement even includes a snippet of "Amazing Grace"!
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: Eithun, Sandra
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



God Rest Ye Merry God Rest Ye Merry - This setting of "God Rest Ye Merry" is a lively, bright arrangement of the traditional Christmas favorite. The Level 2 rating makes this setting accessible for almost any choir.
 Comp: Traditional English Carol
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - The traditional English carol is set here with differing accompaniment figures--chordal, treble, ostinato, and moving bass line. Other special techniques and articulations are scored in both the melody and the accompaniment.
 Comp: Traditional English Carol
 Arr: Pysh, Gregory M.
 Octaves: 4-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Challenge your ringers this Christmas with an energetic setting of the title tune in medley with "Sing We Now of Christmas."
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



Good Christian Friends Rejoice Good Christian Friends Rejoice - Are you looking for a short, lively Christmas piece for 2-3 octaves of bells of chimes ? Then this 40-measures (with repeats) bouncy rendition of the carol In Dulci Jubilo should fit the bill. The rhythms are easy, but imaginative and keep the ringers attentive, and may be rung or played by plucking, thumb damp, or malleting.
 Comp: In Dulci Jubilo
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



Good Christian Friends Rejoice and Sing - This piece is a rich, full arrangement of a popular hymn for Easter.
 Comp: Vulpius, Melchior
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Good King Wenceslas Good King Wenceslas - A delightful, fun duet using the full range of bells from C4 to G7. No keyboard accompaniment. Mallets and martellato add to the enjoyment for both ringers and listener.
 Comp: Cantiones
 Arr: Warzyn
 Octaves: 4
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



Good King Wenceslas Good King Wenceslas - Although this Christmas favorite is 64 measures long, there are no page turns. A good Christmas piece for beginning choirs.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: Roth, Karen
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



Good Old Summertime, The Good Old Summertime, The - Fun songs ("In the Good Old Summertime; After the Ball; The Band Played On; & Daisy Bell") filled with numerous ringing techniques guarantees a dazzling piece for summer choirs, concerts or frolic.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Grand March Grand March - This Julie Turner original is perfect for youth groups, developing choirs, or any handbell ensemble looking for a fun piece that can be worked up in a relatively short amount of rehearsal time.
 Comp: Turner, Julie
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:1+
 Rating: Easy



Great Gate of Kiev, The Great Gate of Kiev, The - Confidence builder! No subdivided beat! Every ringer included. Chordal. A work guaranteed to result in instant success for new ensembles.
 Comp: Moussorgsky, M.
 Arr: Wagner, D.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:1+
 Rating: Easy



Greensleeves Greensleeves - The instrumentation for this addition to the Raleigh Ringers Series includes 5-7 octaves of handbells, 4 octaves of handchimes, finger cymbals, a chime/mark Tree and triangle. All these instruments are combined to produce a melancholy mood through flowing rhythms and colorful textures. After the beginning thirty-second notes (in slow rhythm), ringers may find this one of the more accessible of this series.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: Moklebust, C.
 Octaves: 5-7
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



Guantanamera Guantanamera - This lively Latin American folksong, which includes optional maracas, bongos, cabasa and triangle, was arranged for use at a Latin American Festival. Syncopation abounds as well as a "boat load" of special techniques - all in 64 measures - Fun!
 Comp:
 Arr: McKlveen, P./LeGarde, A.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Guantanamera Guantanamera - This lively Latin American folksong, which includes optional maracas, bongos, cabasa and triangle, was arranged for use at a Latin American Festival. Syncopation abounds as well as a "boat load" of special techniques - all in 64 measures - Fun!
 Comp:
 Arr: McKlveen, P./LeGarde, A.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Gymnopedie Gymnopedie - Karen Roth's transcription of the keyboard classic by Satie is a good choice for beginning community choirs and school groups, and may also be used in church as a prayer.
 Comp: Satie, Erik
 Arr: Roth, Karen
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:1+
 Rating: Easy



Gymnopedie No. 1 Gymnopedie No. 1 - From the pen of a famous turn of the century composer comes this quiet, lyrical work now arranged for the soloist. Easy accompaniment.
 Comp: Satie, E.
 Arr: Wagner, D.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy



Hail to the Lord's Annointed Hail to the Lord's Annointed - The well-known Ellacombe hymn tune is set in mostly chordal style with variations from the traditional harmonies. The title makes this piece accessible for the Advent season.
 Comp: Hofkapelle, H.
 Arr: Kinyon, B.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Hakuna Matata Hakuna Matata - From Walt Disney's Pictures' "The Lion King," this short rhythmic selection is ideal as a program piece or as an encore.
 Comp: John, E./Rice, T.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Medium



Handbell Odyssey Handbell Odyssey - This short (21 measure) arrangement of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" ("Space Odyssey" Theme) is ideal as an introductory fanfare. Use with organ and/or brass quartet and timpani.
 Comp: Strauss, R.
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Handbell Odyssey Handbell Odyssey - This short (21 measure) arrangement of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" ("Space Odyssey" Theme) is ideal as an introductory fanfare. Use with organ and/or brass quartet and timpani.
 Comp: Strauss, R.
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Happy Farmer, The Happy Farmer, The - This "happy" tune incorporates a great deal of staccato to give it bounce. Only two pages in length, with some repeats, but no page turns.
 Comp: Schumann, R.
 Arr: Myers, K.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



Hark the Herald Angels Sing Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Arranged for minimum rehearsal time for both bells and instruments. Brass ensemble includes two trumpets, horn, trombone & bass trombone/tuba. Set includes seven bells parts, full score and brass parts.
 Comp: Mendelssohn, F.
 Arr: Justice/Hall
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Hark the Herald Angels Sing Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Arranged for minimum rehearsal time for both bells and instruments. Brass ensemble includes two trumpets, horn, trombone & bass trombone/tuba. Set includes seven bells parts, full score and brass parts.
 Comp: Mendelssohn, F.
 Arr: Justice/Hall
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



He is Born He is Born - Staccato effects, such as thumb damp, ring touch, pluck, and mallet figure highly in this setting of "Il Est Ne", the old French carol, and give the effect of a hand drum. Attention to bell changes rather than rhythm is the key to a satisfying performance for church or concert.
 Comp: Il Est Ne
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Heralds of Christ Heralds of Christ - A BIG work, this arrangement of the tune NATIONAL HYMN is set for 3 to 5 octaves of handbells with SATB voices, Organ or Keyboard, and optional Glockenspiel, C-instrument, or Handchimes.The choral parts offer two verses-one from "Heralds of Christ" the other from "God of the Ages." The opening alternates between fanfare material rung by the bells and sung verse phrases accompanied by the organ. The second verse smoothes out as the Glockenspiel or other instrument and organ accompany the voices. An instrumental section ensues before the final "blow-out" ending section.
 Comp: Warren, G.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Heralds of Christ Heralds of Christ - A BIG work, this arrangement of the tune NATIONAL HYMN is set for 3 to 5 octaves of handbells with SATB voices, Organ or Keyboard, and optional Glockenspiel, C-instrument, or Handchimes.The choral parts offer two verses-one from "Heralds of Christ" the other from "God of the Ages." The opening alternates between fanfare material rung by the bells and sung verse phrases accompanied by the organ. The second verse smoothes out as the Glockenspiel or other instrument and organ accompany the voices. An instrumental section ensues before the final "blow-out" ending section.
 Comp: Warren, G.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Heralds of Christ Heralds of Christ - A BIG work, this arrangement of the tune NATIONAL HYMN is set for 3 to 5 octaves of handbells with SATB voices, Organ or Keyboard, and optional Glockenspiel, C-instrument, or Handchimes.The choral parts offer two verses-one from "Heralds of Christ" the other from "God of the Ages." The opening alternates between fanfare material rung by the bells and sung verse phrases accompanied by the organ. The second verse smoothes out as the Glockenspiel or other instrument and organ accompany the voices. An instrumental section ensues before the final "blow-out" ending section.
 Comp: Warren, G.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Heralds of Christ Heralds of Christ - A BIG work, this arrangement of the tune NATIONAL HYMN is set for 3 to 5 octaves of handbells with SATB voices, Organ or Keyboard, and optional Glockenspiel, C-instrument, or Handchimes.The choral parts offer two verses-one from "Heralds of Christ" the other from "God of the Ages." The opening alternates between fanfare material rung by the bells and sung verse phrases accompanied by the organ. The second verse smoothes out as the Glockenspiel or other instrument and organ accompany the voices. An instrumental section ensues before the final "blow-out" ending section.
 Comp: Warren, G.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Highland Cathedral Highland Cathedral - 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.
 Comp: Korb/Roever
 Arr: Turner, Julie & McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Highland Cathedral Highland Cathedral - 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.
 Comp: Korb/Roever
 Arr: Turner, Julie & McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Highland Cathedral Highland Cathedral - 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.
 Comp: Korb/Roever
 Arr: Turner, Julie & McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Holiday for Handbells Holiday for Handbells - Composer Linda R. Lamb has given this original composition the subtitle "Intrada for the King of Glory," making it useful in worship services.
 Comp: Lamb, Linda
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy - The strong "Nicaea" tune is supported with a new harmonic structure which adds beauty and strength.
 Comp: Dykes, J.
 Arr: Emiliani, R.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy - Based on the hymn tune NICAEA, this big, bold, and bright arrangement was written for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Kokomo Handbell Festival in Indiana.
 Comp: Dykes, John B.
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Holy Holy Holy - Kevin McChesney's setting of "Holy, Holy, Holy" may be simple to learn, but the result is a big, big sound!
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy - Based on the hymn tune NICAEA, this big, bold, and bright arrangement was written for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Kokomo Handbell Festival in Indiana.
 Comp: Dykes, John B.
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy Holy - Based on the hymn tune NICAEA, this big, bold, and bright arrangement was written for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Kokomo Handbell Festival in Indiana.
 Comp: Dykes, John B.
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Holy Lord God of Hosts Holy Lord God of Hosts - Karen Roth's original work combines handbells, keyboard, and two vocal choir lines (trebles & basses or mixed) to present a stately and majestic offering for worship or concert.
 Comp: Roth, Karen
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:1+
 Rating: Easy



Holy Lord God of Hosts Holy Lord God of Hosts - Karen Roth's original work combines handbells, keyboard, and two vocal choir lines (trebles & basses or mixed) to present a stately and majestic offering for worship or concert.
 Comp: Roth, Karen
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:1+
 Rating: Easy



Holy Lord God of Hosts Holy Lord God of Hosts - Karen Roth's original work combines handbells, keyboard, and two vocal choir lines (trebles & basses or mixed) to present a stately and majestic offering for worship or concert.
 Comp: Roth, Karen
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:1+
 Rating: Easy



Hosanna Loud Hosanna Hosanna Loud Hosanna - Boisterous syncopation in fanfare style introduces and interrupts rhythmically-manipulated melody and then contrasts with a smooth, peaceful section before it breaks out again in a rush to an ending flourish.
 Comp: Ellacombe
 Arr: Edwards, D.
 Octaves: 3 or 5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



How Can I Keep From Singing How Can I Keep From Singing - The lightly-structured texture of this setting of Robert Lowry's hymn tune SINGING allows ringers to express the sentiment of the text. Flowing rhythms and strong chordal passages combine to keep all the ringers involved. Attention to dotted rhythms is important against the background of eighth-note accompaniment.
 Comp: Lowry, R.
 Arr: Warzyn, J.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



How Firm a Foundation How Firm a Foundation - Level one and lots of fun, with all the extra and optional articulations such as echo, mallets, shake, and toll swing. Mostly chordal ringing with the melody remaining in the upper register. Good solid writing for all 3 octaves of bells/chimes, keeps all the ringers involved.
 Comp:
 Arr: Ingram, B.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



How Great Our Joy How Great Our Joy - This traditional carol is easy enough to learn in one rehearsal of the brass and one rehearsal of the handbells. Must be performed with brass. Set includes seven HB parts and parts for Brass Quartet (two Trumpets, French Horn and Trombone).
 Comp:
 Arr: Justice/Honea
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



How Great Our Joy How Great Our Joy - This traditional carol is easy enough to learn in one rehearsal of the brass and one rehearsal of the handbells. Must be performed with brass. Set includes seven HB parts and parts for Brass Quartet (two Trumpets, French Horn and Trombone).
 Comp:
 Arr: Justice/Honea
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Humoresque Humoresque - The famous work by Tchaikovsky is expertly arranged for the handbell choir looking for music with a challenge and "out of the ordinary."
 Comp: Tchaikovsky, P.
 Arr: Sherman, A.
 Octaves: 3-4
 Level:4
 Rating: Medium



Hungarian Dance No. 5 Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Martha Lynn Thompson's setting of this classical work by Johannes Brahms is the newest addition to the Raleigh Ringers Series for advanced choirs.
 Comp: Brahms, Johannes
 Arr: Thompson, Martha Lynn
 Octaves: 4-5
 Level:3+
 Rating: Med Adv



Huron Carol Huron Carol - Tim Waugh arranged this carol for a high school ensemble. The melody is played strictly in octaves or unison accompanied by an ostinato pattern of mixed rung and martellato techniques. Good for ensemble or young ringers.
 Comp: French
 Arr: Waugh, T.
 Octaves: 3 or 5
 Level:1+
 Rating: Easy



Hymn to Joy Hymn to Joy - Beethoven's famous melody is set here in two accessible pages for beginning choirs. The few eighth notes are part of the melody line, which occurs in upper and lower bell parts.
 Comp: Beethoven
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:1+
 Rating: Easy



I Am the Bread of Life I Am the Bread of Life - Arranger Jefferey Hall brings us this practical--yet magical--arrangement of the classic modern hymn.
 Comp: Toolan, Suzanne
 Arr: Hall, Jefferey
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3-
 Rating: Medium



I Am the Resurrection and the Life I Am the Resurrection and the Life - An SATB choir or ensemble joins 3-5 octaves of bells in presenting Peter deMets original work.
 Comp: de Mets, Peter
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



I Am Thine O Lord I Am Thine O Lord - Piano and bells combine in this easy solo for 2 octaves to make a piece which will be requested over and over! The accompaniment may require a little practice but is well within the ability of most pianists.
 Comp: Doane, W.
 Arr: Sanders
 Octaves: 2
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy



In Dulci Jubilo In Dulci Jubilo - A few 8th notes on the first page but this music is rhythmically very easy. TD, PL, Mallet, SK, Mart lift.
 Comp:
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Infant Holy Infant Lowly Infant Holy Infant Lowly - 3 or 4 octaves may ring this straight-forward rendition of the Polish carol depicting the humble Christ Child. The melody enters in the forth measure and appears in both treble and bass registers at different times in the piece.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: Noller, D.
 Octaves: 3-4
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Infant Holy Infant Lowly Infant Holy Infant Lowly - With a tempo marking of quarter = 84 and a gentle mood, this sweet handbell solo uses only 13 bells and is accessible to first time soloist. There's even a nice malleted section for contrast.
 Comp: Polish
 Arr: Lamb, L.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy Medium



In God We Trust In God We Trust - A majestic arrangement of "God of Our Fathers" using "Faith of Our Fathers" as a short B Section. Use generally or for Patriotic and Father's Day services.
 Comp: Warren/Hemy
 Arr: Dobrinski, C.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Easy Medium



In the Bleak Midwinter In the Bleak Midwinter - Reminiscent of a carol, the Christmas hymn has become very popular and is here arranged for bells and organ. A gentle piece which is enhanced by the use of both instruments.
 Comp: Holst, G.
 Arr: Haan, R.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



In the Bleak Midwinter In the Bleak Midwinter - Reminiscent of a carol, the Christmas hymn has become very popular and is here arranged for bells and organ. A gentle piece which is enhanced by the use of both instruments.
 Comp: Holst, G.
 Arr: Haan, R.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



In the Bleak Midwinter In the Bleak Midwinter - Several performance notes are included to further enhance this bell solo/duet with piano accompaniment. The combination of rung and staccato techniques are scored to reflect the mood and meaning of the first and last verse of the text. Special bell changes and four-in-hand positions are written right into the music for easy access.
 Comp: Holst, G.
 Arr: VanZant, N.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



In the Bleak Midwinter In the Bleak Midwinter - A lot of interest and contrast are packed into the 43 total measures of this setting of Gustav Holst's beloved carol. Ringers will benefit from the challenge of varying tempos, moods, dynamic levels and LV technique. The rhythms should come fairly easy allowing time to focus on musicality.
 Comp: Holst, G.
 Arr: Eithun, S.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



In Thee Is Gladness In Thee Is Gladness - Do you have two ringers that need that extra bit of challenge ? This duet provides that challenge. The music is rhythmically simple with very few accidentals and the tempo is manageable. Opportunity for varying dynamics offers work on expressiveness. This may also be played with a full compliment of ringers on 2 octaves. 76 measures.
 Comp: Gastoldi, G.
 Arr: Geschke, S.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



In the Garden In the Garden - 3, 4 & 5 octaves of bells combine with 3, 4 or 5 octaves of optional chimes to present a sweet but sincere setting of C. Autin Miles' well-known hymn. The texture is predominantly chordal, and staccato notes may be thumb damped, plucked, or lightly marted.
 Comp: Miles, C. A.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



In the Garden In the Garden - This favorite hymn of many for almost a century is now available as a handbell solo. Lush and colorful harmonies are used in the accompaniment.
 Comp: Miles
 Arr: Wagner, D.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy



In the Garden In the Garden - The character marking for this arrangement is "sweetly", quarter note equals 104-120. The refrain incorporates thumb damps into the accompaniment to lighten the mood and emphasize the text "and He walks with me and He talks with me".
 Comp: Miles, C. A.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Intrada Intrada - An original composition of rich and simple beauty for 3 or 5 octaves of bells. Use during Lent or at any time of the year.
 Comp: Story, D.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3 or 5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



I Saw Three Ships I Saw Three Ships - One can almost see the flags waving and the sails billowing as the famous ships of the traditional carol glide into port on Christmas day in this imaginative rendition by Dan Edwards. Grace notes, pulsing mart-lift passages, bouncy staccato, and rousing shakes all lend their flavor to the work's 75 measures.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: Edwards, D.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



I Saw Three Ships I Saw Three Ships - A straightforward arrangement of the traditional English carol, but also includes "Adeste Fideles." There are several sections and tempo changes.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Rogers, S.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



I Saw Three Ships I Saw Three Ships - This setting of the traditional Christmas tune from the talented pen of Julie Turner shows just why she is a rising star in the handbell world.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: Turner, Julie
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



I Sing the Almighty Power of God I Sing the Almighty Power of God - This confident setting of the hymn tune "Forest Green" combines 3 or 5 octaves of handbells with C instrument and optional keyboard. Flute is preferred but any C instrument will do.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: McKechnie, Linda
 Octaves: 3 or 5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



I Sing the Almighty Power of God I Sing the Almighty Power of God - This confident setting of the hymn tune "Forest Green" combines 3 or 5 octaves of handbells with C instrument and optional keyboard. Flute is preferred but any C instrument will do.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: McKechnie, Linda
 Octaves: 3 or 5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



I Sing the Almighty Power of God I Sing the Almighty Power of God - This confident setting of the hymn tune "Forest Green" combines 3 or 5 octaves of handbells with C instrument and optional keyboard. Flute is preferred but any C instrument will do.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: McKechnie, Linda
 Octaves: 3 or 5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



I Surrender All I Surrender All - The cherished gospel song is now available for the handbell soloist in an arrangement sure to be played time and time again. Ideal for the beginning soloist.
 Comp: Weeden
 Arr: McKlveen, P./Miller
 Octaves: 3-4
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



Italian Symphony, The Italian Symphony, The - Felix Mendelssohn's beloved masterwork is transcribed here in its entirety by Kevin McChesney. Commissioned by the professional group The Raleigh Ringers, this is not a work for the faint-hearted bell choir! It is 264 measures long and meant to be a concert showpiece. Truly a delightful work and well worth the challenge!
 Comp: Mendelssohn, F.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 4-7
 Level:6
 Rating: Advanced



It Came Upon a Midnight Clear It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - The melody of this carol first occurs in the bass register and then moves through an antiphonal interlude to a quasi-minor presentation of the theme suggesting the text of the 2nd and 3rd stanzas.
 Comp: Willis, R.
 Arr: Behnke, J.
 Octaves: 3 or 5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



It Came Upon the Midnight Clear It Came Upon the Midnight Clear - The favorite carol "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" is interwoven with parts of "Shepherds, Shake off Your Drowsy Sleep" and "The Snow Lay on the Ground" in this lovely, straightforward arrangement.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Roth, Karen
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Jazz Fanfare and Alleluia Jazz Fanfare and Alleluia - Commissioned by the Greater Houston Handbell Association for FebFest 1997, the tenth anniversary. The opening fanfare is syncopated and shifts the beat emphasis around through changing meter and ties.
 Comp: Tucker, M.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Jazz Fanfare and Alleluia Jazz Fanfare and Alleluia - Commissioned by the Greater Houston Handbell Association for FebFest 1997, the tenth anniversary. The opening fanfare is syncopated and shifts the beat emphasis around through changing meter and ties.
 Comp: Tucker, M.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Jazz Fanfare and Alleluia Jazz Fanfare and Alleluia - Commissioned by the Greater Houston Handbell Association for FebFest 1997, the tenth anniversary. The opening fanfare is syncopated and shifts the beat emphasis around through changing meter and ties.
 Comp: Tucker, M.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Jazz Fanfare and Alleluia Jazz Fanfare and Alleluia - Commissioned by the Greater Houston Handbell Association for FebFest 1997, the tenth anniversary. The opening fanfare is syncopated and shifts the beat emphasis around through changing meter and ties.
 Comp: Tucker, M.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Jericho Jericho - Julie Turner brings us this fun, yet challenging, piece that paints a musical picture of the well-known Bible story of Jericho.
 Comp: Traditonal Spiritual
 Arr: Turner, Julie
 Octaves: 4-7
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - The 3 ringers are actively playing the traditional obligato part throughout. This is suported by the accompanist who also plays the chorale tune. Each ringer's part is on a different staff.
 Comp: Bach, J. S.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Medium



Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross - Fresh arrangement with an easy, harmonically interesting accompaniment. End the solo with an unaccompanied bell tree.
 Comp: Crosby, F.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy



Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross - The introduction of this favorite gospel song finds the bells in flute-like counter-melody above the true melody rung on chimes in the lower register. Flowing textures ensue with a final passage of suspended bells on the tune "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross." The ending is a nice change from the usual big endings, giving the listener a chance to reflect on the cross.
 Comp: Crosby, F.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Jesus Lover of My Soul Jesus Lover of My Soul - A forceful introduction opens this arrangement of the old hymn tune.
 Comp: Roth, K.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Jesus Shall Reign Jesus Shall Reign - Alternating ringing and marting set up a march-like mood for the quick entrance of the majestic hymn tune. The sections are contrasting and marked with "Exuberance" and "Gently", giving ringers an opportunity to work on musical expression.
 Comp: Hatton, J.
 Arr: Eithun, S.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:2-
 Rating: Easy Medium



Jesus Walked this Lonesome Valley Jesus Walked this Lonesome Valley - The arrangers make this note: "This handbell solo is intended to reflect several emotional responses to the grace of Jesus - contemplation, sadness, celebration."
 Comp:
 Arr: Kastner, M./McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley - Timeless spiritual sensitively arranged. Harmonies and techniques (LV, Vib, SW, Sk, Mallet) contrast mood and style.
 Comp:
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Jig on Morning Song Jig on Morning Song - Sondra Tucker takes a traditional hymn ("Consolation" or "Morning Song") and gives it an original spin that is lively, rhythmic, and - of course – dancing. You've never heard it done quite like this!
 Comp: Tucker, Sondra
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Joseph Dearest Joseph Mine Joseph Dearest Joseph Mine - This lovely carol in lilting 6/8 meter contrasts a lively 1st section with a calmer 2nd section.
 Comp:
 Arr: Haan, R.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Joseph's Song Joseph's Song - This arrangement of a Gene Grier original begins with a short, free passage before the tune begins in a faster, measured tempo. Two octaves of optional handchimes and mallets on suspended bells add a starlight quality to the music in certain passages.
 Comp: Grier, G.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Joyful Canticle Joyful Canticle - Kevin McChesney's joyful original provides a good workout for handbell techniques.
 Comp: McChesney, Kevin
 Arr:
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Joyful Heart, A Joyful Heart, A - The compound meter and multiple techniques add joy to this lovely original melody.
 Comp: Page, A. L.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Easy Medium



Joyful Interlude Joyful Interlude - A marvelous piece for 3 octaves. First appearance is deceiving but one finds depth and a challenge. Sensitivity to tempo changes and voice leading lead to a rewarding piece.
 Comp: Bonde, A.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Joy to the World Joy to the World - A versatile composition for 2-3 or 4-5 octaves of handbells with full symphony orchestra or combinations of strings and woodwinds or string and brass. It is also scored for optional SATB chorus and/or audience sing-a-long.
 Comp: Handel, G. F.
 Arr: Bartsch, Jr., J.
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Joy to the World Joy to the World - A versatile composition for 2-3 or 4-5 octaves of handbells with full symphony orchestra or combinations of strings and woodwinds or string and brass. It is also scored for optional SATB chorus and/or audience sing-a-long.
 Comp: Handel, G. F.
 Arr: Bartsch, Jr., J.
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Joy to the World Joy to the World - A versatile composition for 2-3 or 4-5 octaves of handbells with full symphony orchestra or combinations of strings and woodwinds or string and brass. It is also scored for optional SATB chorus and/or audience sing-a-long.
 Comp: Handel, G. F.
 Arr: Bartsch, Jr., J.
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Joy to the World Joy to the World - A versatile composition for 2-3 or 4-5 octaves of handbells with full symphony orchestra or combinations of strings and woodwinds or string and brass. It is also scored for optional SATB chorus and/or audience sing-a-long.
 Comp: Handel, G. F.
 Arr: Bartsch, Jr., J.
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Joy to the World Joy to the World - A versatile composition for 2-3 or 4-5 octaves of handbells with full symphony orchestra or combinations of strings and woodwinds or string and brass. It is also scored for optional SATB chorus and/or audience sing-a-long.
 Comp: Handel, G. F.
 Arr: Bartsch, Jr., J.
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Joy to the World Joy to the World - At 51 measures, this lively, upbeat setting of the popular tune by George F. Handel would fit perfectly in a quick moment during Advent or Christmas worship.
 Comp: Handel, George F.
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Joy to the World Joy to the World - A versatile composition for 2-3 or 4-5 octaves of handbells with full symphony orchestra or combinations of strings and woodwinds or string and brass. It is also scored for optional SATB chorus and/or audience sing-a-long.
 Comp: Handel, G. F.
 Arr: Bartsch, Jr., J.
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Joy to the World Joy to the World - A versatile composition for 2-3 or 4-5 octaves of handbells with full symphony orchestra or combinations of strings and woodwinds or string and brass. It is also scored for optional SATB chorus and/or audience sing-a-long.
 Comp: Handel, G. F.
 Arr: Bartsch, Jr., J.
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Joy to the World Joy to the World - A versatile composition for 2-3 or 4-5 octaves of handbells with full symphony orchestra or combinations of strings and woodwinds or string and brass. It is also scored for optional SATB chorus and/or audience sing-a-long.
 Comp: Handel, G. F.
 Arr: Bartsch, Jr., J.
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Jubilance Jubilance - A short, bright, happy piece written for 1992 Nassau Festival available in two editions, one for 2-3 octave choirs and one for 4-5 octave choirs. Perfect for festival and massed ringing.
 Comp: Sherman, A.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Jubilance Jubilance - A short, bright, happy piece written for 1992 Nassau Festival available in two editions, one for 2-3 octave choirs and one for 4-5 octave choirs. Perfect for festival and massed ringing.
 Comp: Sherman, A.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Jubilation Praise Jubilation Praise - "O praise ye the Lord, all things that give sound; each jubilant chord, re-echo around." This quote from the pen of Henry Williams Baker (1821-1877) is the inspiration for this original composition for handbells and optional handchimes in the upper, 3-octave range. The moods range from maestoso to allegro to dolce as the bells ring in fully-scored textures.
 Comp: Winter, S.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Kindred Spirits Kindred Spirits - Two renowned composers and clinicians join efforts to produce a delightful composition which is melodic and rhythmically easy.
 Comp: McChesney, K./McKlveen, P.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Kiss the Girl Kiss the Girl - Who can forget Sebastian as he sings this love song designed to make the Prince kiss Ariel? Disney's "Little Mermaid" is a classic and here is your opportunity to enjoy it with your choir.
 Comp: Menken, A./Ashman, H.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Kolyada Kolyada - Arranger Tim Waugh dedicates this setting of the Russian carol to "the child in all of us". Indeed, the music sparkles and lilts as the happy melody is accompanied by light, staccato textures and sleigh bells.
 Comp:
 Arr: Waugh, T.
 Octaves: 3-4
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Kum Ba Yah Kum Ba Yah - Extensive use of mallets, meter and key changes bring new life to a much used tune. Regardless of your resources (3, 4 or 5 octaves), you will find this arrangement exciting for ringer and listener both.
 Comp:
 Arr: Davie, R.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Largo Largo - A solo arrangement of Handel's famous tune. Play this title as a bell or chime solo or a duet using 3 octaves. Accompany it with a keyboard or with 3-4 octaves of handbells or chimes.
 Comp: Handel, G. F.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-4
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



Largo Largo - A grand arrangment of this familiar, timeless music.
 Comp: Handel, G. F.
 Arr: Hunnicutt, J.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy



Lead Me Lord Lead Me Lord - This arrangement maintains the tenderness and beauty of the simple choral selection from which it is taken. Ideal for less experienced groups.
 Comp: Wesley
 Arr: Pysh
 Octaves: 3-4
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Les Miserables Medley Les Miserables Medley - The songs of the reknowned musical come to bells in this medley of "At the End of the Day," "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own" and "Do You Hear the People Sing."
 Comp: Schonberg, C. M.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3+
 Rating: Medium



Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence - The mysterious characteristics of the French folk tune "Picardy" are enhanced through haunting harmonies, mallets on suspended bells, optional chimes, random ringing, and contrasting free and strict tempos.
 Comp: Picardy
 Arr: Moklebust, Cathy
 Octaves: 5-7
 Level:4+
 Rating: Med Adv



Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence - This ethereal setting of the Advent hymn PICARDY begins and ends with the popular Singing Bell Technique.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: Turner, Julie
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:1+
 Rating: Easy



Let It Go From Disney's Frozen - This award-winning song from Disney's “Frozen” has become a sensation with kids and adults alike, and now your handbell choir can create some sensational moments of its own.
 Comp: Lopez, Robert & Anderson-Lopez, Kristen
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Let Them All Dance Let Them All Dance - A fast, driving, rhythmical selection with frequent time signature changes keeps the ringers alert and busy. Optional tambourine provides rhythmic support. Mallets used extensively.
 Comp: Stephenson, V.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3+
 Rating: Med Adv



Lion King Medley, The Lion King Medley, The - Play entire medley or each section individually. Titles include: "Circle of Life", "I Just Can't Wait to Be King", "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?".
 Comp: John, E./Rice, T.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:5
 Rating: Medium



Lion King Medley, The Lion King Medley, The - Play entire medley or each section individually. Titles include: "Circle of Life", "I Just Can't Wait to Be King", "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?".
 Comp: John, E./Rice, T.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:5
 Rating: Medium



Little Child Little Child - This simple, lovely tune with harmonically interesting accompaniment is for 2 octave of bells, with or without flute, guitar or other C instrument.
 Comp: Edwards, D.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Little David Little David - An easy arrangement of this spiritual. This can not be rung with the 3-5 octave arrangement by the same composer.
 Comp:
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Little David Little David - An easy arrangement of a popular spiritual. This can not be rung with the 2 octave arrangement by the same composer because of key difference.
 Comp:
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Little Fugue Little Fugue - This transcription of JS Bach's "Fugue in G Minor" is a bell and chime lovers dream!
 Comp: Bach, Johann Sebastian
 Arr: Kastner, Michael
 Octaves: 5-7
 Level:4
 Rating: Advanced



Little Minuet Little Minuet - This minuet of J. S. Bach was originally in G major and sometimes called "Minuet in G". To better accommodate 3 octaves of bells, arranger McChesney chose to alter the key to C major.
 Comp: Bach, J. S.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Little Prelude Little Prelude - One of Bach's loved works, "Little Prelude" is also known as "Minuet in G". Several options are given for performing the staccato in the work: TD, PL, light martellato, or malleting the bell on a padded table.
 Comp: Bach, J. S.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy



Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming - A phrase from "O Come O Come Emmanuel", scored for bells and optional handchimes (14-D5 to C6), introduces this arrangement of the lovely advent carol. Fresh harmonies, rhythmic motifs, open and thick textures, chimes and bells on melody, and the pure rung sound of bells set this arrangement apart from the others.
 Comp:
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming - The wonderful Advent/Christmas tune is here simply arranged for the 2 octave choir. The melody in the middle stanza is in the lower voice, giving these ringers an opportunity to share melodic material.
 Comp:
 Arr: Pysh
 Octaves: 2
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Lo How a Rose E're Blooming Lo How a Rose E're Blooming - The simplicity of the solo line, the accompaniment and harmonic structure make this a piece of beauty and mystery. A must for the Advent/Christmas season.
 Comp:
 Arr: Kastner, M./McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



Lullaby on a Swedish Hymn Lullaby on a Swedish Hymn - A simple and creative arrangement of the "Tryggare Kan Ingen Vara" tune. Ideal for Children's Baptism or any service when children are involved. 1993 Area II AGEHR Composition Contest Winner.
 Comp:
 Arr: Piercy, N.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Maestoso Maestoso - Robert Schuman's bold composition has been set to offer a variety of options; it may be played by handbells alone, handbells and keyboard, handbells and brass quartet or quintet or handbells, keyboard and brass. A "big" sound is achieved by full chordal texture, shakes, full-chord marts and fortissimo dynamics. At 40 measures in length this arrangement should fit in nicely in a number of scenarios. Brass ensemble consists of 2 trumpets, trombone, Horn, and Tuba.
 Comp: Schumann, R.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Maestoso Maestoso - Robert Schuman's bold composition has been set to offer a variety of options; it may be played by handbells alone, handbells and keyboard, handbells and brass quartet or quintet or handbells, keyboard and brass. A "big" sound is achieved by full chordal texture, shakes, full-chord marts and fortissimo dynamics. At 40 measures in length this arrangement should fit in nicely in a number of scenarios. Brass ensemble consists of 2 trumpets, trombone, Horn, and Tuba.
 Comp: Schumann, R.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Maestoso Maestoso - Robert Schuman's bold composition has been set to offer a variety of options; it may be played by handbells alone, handbells and keyboard, handbells and brass quartet or quintet or handbells, keyboard and brass. A "big" sound is achieved by full chordal texture, shakes, full-chord marts and fortissimo dynamics. At 40 measures in length this arrangement should fit in nicely in a number of scenarios. Brass ensemble consists of 2 trumpets, trombone, Horn, and Tuba.
 Comp: Schumann, R.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Make a Joyful Noise - This Kevin McChesney original features a catchy melody that is as easy to find your way through as it it is simple to play.
 Comp: McChesney, Kevin
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2-
 Rating: Easy



Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace - Dedicated to the victims of the shooting at Columbine High School and other acts of senseless violence, this original composition's mood is based upon the 13th century prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. Accessible for 3, 4, o4 5 octaves of bells, brass, throughout the ninty-nine measure work.
 Comp: McChesney, K.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace - Dedicated to the victims of the shooting at Columbine High School and other acts of senseless violence, this original composition's mood is based upon the 13th century prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. Accessible for 3, 4, o4 5 octaves of bells, brass, throughout the ninty-nine measure work.
 Comp: McChesney, K.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace - Dedicated to the victims of the shooting at Columbine High School and other acts of senseless violence, this original composition's mood is based upon the 13th century prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. Accessible for 3, 4, o4 5 octaves of bells, brass, throughout the ninty-nine measure work.
 Comp: McChesney, K.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Maple Leaf Rag Maple Leaf Rag - Optional temple blocs, claves or woodblocks add a spicy flavor to this rag-time favorite from the pen of Scott Joplin.
 Comp: Joplin, S.
 Arr: Rogers, S.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



March from the Nutcracker March from the Nutcracker - Artfully arranged and accessible to 3,4,5,6 or 7 octaves of bells, this March from the pen of Peter Tchaikovsky's
 Comp: Tchaikovsky, P.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



March of the Crusaders March of the Crusaders - Melodic and rhythmically easy. Very chordal. Excellent for mass ringing.
 Comp: Cobb, B.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



March of the Three Kings March of the Three Kings - The martial texture of this setting of the French carol is characterized by staccato articulations in march-like patterns, a dotted-rhythm melody, and strong chordal support of melody in the full sections of the work.
 Comp: French Carol
 Arr: Ingram, Bill
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3-
 Rating: Medium



Martellato Madness Martellato Madness - Shear fun and excitement! Rhythmically easy and a great show piece.
 Comp: Stephenson, V.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Meditation Meditation - The subtitle given this original composition is "Bell song". The character marking is "Lyrically, with expression". The mood of the work is reminiscent of a serendipitous stroll on a sunny day in an English garden.
 Comp: Edwards, D.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Meditation for Bells Meditation for Bells - As the name implies, this Level 2 original is mean to be played thoughtfully and reflectively, paying close attention to musicality and dynamic contrast.
 Comp: Childers, Brian
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Meditation from Thais Meditation from Thais - A handbell solo using bells from A4 to C7 with 2 opt. notes, E7 and G7. Keyboard part is easy.
 Comp: Massenet
 Arr: Morris, H.
 Octaves: 3-4
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



Merry Old Medley Merry Old Medley - This Christmas medley of "Bring A Torch...", "Good Christian Men, Rejoice", and "Sussex Carol" is set in a light and dance-like manner.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Eithun, Sandra
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Mighty Fortress Is Our God Mighty Fortress Is Our God - The traditional favorite Ein Feste Burg gets a modern update in this setting from Tim Bode and handell arranger Kevin McChesney.
 Comp: Bode, Timothy
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3-
 Rating: Medium



Mighty Fortress Is Our God Mighty Fortress Is Our God - This big and bold arrangement of Martin Luther's best-loved hymn captures all of the majesty and glory of the “Battle Hymn of the Reformation."
 Comp: Luther, Martin
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Mighty Fortress is Our God, A Mighty Fortress is Our God, A - Use of changing meters, rhythmic variations and multiple techniques create an arrangement suitable for any festive event.
 Comp: Luther, M. L.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:5
 Rating: Medium



Model of a Modern Major General Model of a Modern Major General - Delight your concert audience with this fun arrangement of the famous Gilbert and Sullivan tune from "The Pirates of Penzance." 90 measures of FUN!
 Comp: Gilbert and Sullivan
 Arr: Roth
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Moonlight Sonata Moonlight Sonata - This abridged edition of Beethoven's beloved work is and accessible 40 measures in length. LV technique is used extensively with triplet rhythms to convey the "moonlight" atmosphere while open spacing and melody in octaves makes for an expansive sound.
 Comp: Beethoven, L.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3+
 Rating: Med Adv



Morning Has Broken Morning Has Broken - A lengthy introduction using LV accompaniment builds to a key change and then gently introduces this lovely Gaelic melody. After another modulation the melody appears in the upper bass clef with LV, eighth-note chordal accompaniment above and rolled bass clef chords below.
 Comp:
 Arr: Page, A. L.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Morning Meditation Morning Meditation - From the pen of one of America's seasoned composers and arrangers comes this "meditation" which is at home in sacred or secular situations. Rhythmically easy and melodic.
 Comp: Averre, D.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Morning Prayer Morning Prayer - An original composition by James Hirt, presents some challenges which are well worth the effort. This melodic 3-5 oct. composition sets a mood of meditation.
 Comp: Hirt, J.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:5
 Rating: Med Adv



Morning Song of Praise Morning Song of Praise - The "Morning Song" tune from "Kentucky Harmony" is rhythmically easy and ringers are exposed to different ringing techniques (SK & Pl). Fresh and exciting.
 Comp:
 Arr: Rogers, S.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Music Alone Shall Live Music Alone Shall Live - Sondra Tucker's flowing arrangement of this German folk song is simple to play but sweet to hear, and would be at home in worship, at school, or in a community concert.
 Comp: German Folk Song
 Arr: Tucker, Sondra K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Music from Mary Poppins Music from Mary Poppins - Betty Garee was a true champion of handbell music, and her compositions are still rung widely today. In this delightful collection of music from the Disney classic "Mary Poppins", directors are presented a variety of performance options. Titles include: "A Spoonful of Sugar, Chim Chim Cher-ee, Feed the Birds, and Let's Go Fly a Kite."
 Comp: Sherman, Robert & Richard
 Arr: Garee, Betty B.
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



My Country 'Tis of Thee My Country 'Tis of Thee - Ring the "America" tune with quartet or choir. Mallets used throughout 2nd stanza. Martial accompaniment figure keeps piece briskly moving to conclusion.
 Comp:
 Arr: Kerin
 Octaves: 3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



My God is Love My God is Love - An original composition commissioned by the SC Baptist Convention for use in the 1994 state Handbell Festivals. Melodic and rhythmically easy.
 Comp: Starks, H.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy



My Heart Will Go On - The notes and rhythms presented in this arrangement of the love theme from the blockbuster motion picture "Titanic" should be easily grasped, leaving time for concentration on musicality and mood.
 Comp: Horner, J./Jennings, W.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy



My Shepherd Will Supply My Need My Shepherd Will Supply My Need - Dick Wall takes the traditional tune which is immediately recognized by many and makes it into a fine piece for solo handbell ringer accompanied by piano. The setting is appropriate in any service of worship or in concert.
 Comp:
 Arr: Wall, D.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy



National Hymn National Hymn - Written in commemoration of the victims and heroes of the attacks of September 11, 2001, this strong and big setting of the "National Hymn (known also as "God of Our Fathers") includes parts for 3 octaves of handchimes, organ or keyboard and a brass ensemble.
 Comp: Warren, G.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3-
 Rating: Medium



National Hymn National Hymn - Written in commemoration of the victims and heroes of the attacks of September 11, 2001, this strong and big setting of the "National Hymn (known also as "God of Our Fathers") includes parts for 3 octaves of handchimes, organ or keyboard and a brass ensemble.
 Comp: Warren, G.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3-
 Rating: Medium



National Hymn National Hymn - Written in commemoration of the victims and heroes of the attacks of September 11, 2001, this strong and big setting of the "National Hymn (known also as "God of Our Fathers") includes parts for 3 octaves of handchimes, organ or keyboard and a brass ensemble.
 Comp: Warren, G.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3-
 Rating: Medium



Near the Cross Near the Cross - This gospel favorite which stirs the fires of nostalgia and warms the heart will become a part of the repertoire of many choirs. A lovely arrangement by one well acquainted with the art of arranging for handbells.
 Comp: Doane, W.
 Arr: Parrish, M. K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



New Born Again New Born Again - Lots of mallets and techniques make this very easy setting of the old-time gospel hymn fun to play and a joy to hear.
 Comp: Spiritual
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



New World New World - A very short piece (1 page) suitable as a fanfare or introductory music. Based on Dvorak's symphony, "The New World." Use with bells alone or add organ or brass.
 Comp: Dvorak, A.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



New World New World - A very short piece (1 page) suitable as a fanfare or introductory music. Based on Dvorak's symphony, "The New World." Use with bells alone or add organ or brass.
 Comp: Dvorak, A.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



New World New World - A very short piece (1 page) suitable as a fanfare or introductory music. Based on Dvorak's symphony, "The New World." Use with bells alone or add organ or brass.
 Comp: Dvorak, A.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Noel Noel Noel Noel - The French carols "Noel, Noel" and "Les Anges Divins" combine in this arrangement which calls for 11 optional handchimes in the 2 octave range.
 Comp: Various
 Arr: Stephenson, V.
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:3+
 Rating: Medium



O Canada O Canada - The Canadian National Anthem, scored for 3, 4 or 5 octaves with optional brass quintet. Brass ensemble is 2 trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba.
 Comp: Lavallee, C.
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3+
 Rating: Medium



O Canada O Canada - The Canadian National Anthem, scored for 2 octaves with optional brass quintet. Brass ensemble is 2 trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba.
 Comp: Lavallee, C.
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:3+
 Rating: Easy



O Canada O Canada - The Canadian National Anthem, scored for 3, 4 or 5 octaves with optional brass quintet. Brass ensemble is 2 trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba.
 Comp: Lavallee, C.
 Arr: Merrett, F.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3+
 Rating: Medium



O Come Little Children O Come Little Children - Dynamic control is important to the successful performance of the German tune,"Ihr Kinderlein, Kommet". Lovely chords and several key changes add interest to this grand arrangement.
 Comp: Schultz
 Arr: Bonde, A.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:2
 Rating: Medium



O Come Ye Christians Rejoice O Come Ye Christians Rejoice - Celebrate the Christmas season with a festive piece for bells, organ and/or brass by performing this arrangement of "Adeste Fideles" and "In Dulci Jubilo".
 Comp: Wade, J./German
 Arr: McKlveen, P.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



O Come Ye Christians Rejoice O Come Ye Christians Rejoice - Celebrate the Christmas season with a festive piece for bells, organ and/or brass by performing this arrangement of "Adeste Fideles" and "In Dulci Jubilo".
 Comp: Wade, J./German
 Arr: McKlveen, P.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



O Come Ye Christians Rejoice O Come Ye Christians Rejoice - Celebrate the Christmas season with a festive piece for bells, organ and/or brass by performing this arrangement of "Adeste Fideles" and "In Dulci Jubilo".
 Comp: Wade, J./German
 Arr: McKlveen, P.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing - Kevin McChesney's stunning setting of the famous hymn tune AZMON is simple to learn. Bold and full in texture, it sounds more challenging than it actually is.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing - Kevin McChesney's stunning setting of the famous hymn tune AZMON is simple to learn. Bold and full in texture, it sounds more challenging than it actually is.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 2-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



O God Our Help In Ages Past O God Our Help In Ages Past - This is sure to become standard festival music because of the variety, energy and sound. For 3-5 octaves of bells with organ, trumpet, or brass ensemble. Ensemble includes two Trumpets; French Horn; Trombone; Tuba.
 Comp: Croft, W.
 Arr: McKlveen, P.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



O God Our Help In Ages Past O God Our Help In Ages Past - This is sure to become standard festival music because of the variety, energy and sound. For 3-5 octaves of bells with organ, trumpet, or brass ensemble. Ensemble includes two Trumpets; French Horn; Trombone; Tuba.
 Comp: Croft, W.
 Arr: McKlveen, P.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



O God Our Help In Ages Past O God Our Help In Ages Past - This is sure to become standard festival music because of the variety, energy and sound. For 3-5 octaves of bells with organ, trumpet, or brass ensemble. Ensemble includes two Trumpets; French Horn; Trombone; Tuba.
 Comp: Croft, W.
 Arr: McKlveen, P.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Easy Medium



Oh Come All Ye Faithful Oh Come All Ye Faithful - The setting of the beloved Christmas carol is simple to learn but HUGE in sound! The first section can be used alone as a prelude, and the entire arrangement can be used with vocal choir or congregational singing.
 Comp: Wade, John F.
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Oh How I Love Jesus Oh How I Love Jesus - Set in 6/4 time, a duo of bells and piano intermingle sweetly through flowing passages, frilly grace-notes, and full ascending chords in this setting of the beloved hymn of children and adults. 18 bells between Ab4 and C7 are called for. Set in Ab Major, measures total 69.
 Comp:
 Arr: Childers, B.
 Octaves: 3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy Medium



O Holy Night O Holy Night - Written especially for the premier handbell ensemble "Ring of Fire," this arrangement is suprisingly accessible for choirs ringing mostly Level 3 repertoire. It is set in C Major.
 Comp: Adam, Adolphe
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



O Holy Night O Holy Night - Written especially for the premier handbell ensemble "Ring of Fire," this arrangement is suprisingly accessible for choirs ringing mostly Level 3 repertoire. It is set in C Major.
 Comp: Adam, Adolphe
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Old MacDonald Old MacDonald - This entertaining setting of the family favorite is a fun tool for teaching ringers the various techniques used in handbells, i.e. "with a mart-mart here and a pluck-pluck there!".
 Comp:
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



Old Rugged Cross, The Old Rugged Cross, The - From the pen of one of handbells most prolific writers, we have a grand arrangement of one of America's most beloved hymns.
 Comp: Bennard, G.
 Arr: Wagner, D.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Medium



Old Rugged Cross, The Old Rugged Cross, The - Arranged by Doug and Sandra Wagner, this old favorite is now available for solo handbells. An easy solo but the harmonies and arrangement of the accompaniment create an instant success!
 Comp: Bennard, G.
 Arr: Wagner, D. & S.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy



O Little Town of Bethlehem O Little Town of Bethlehem - This short arrangement of the traditional Christmas carol features the optional use of 10 handchimes (ranging from D4-E5).
 Comp: Tradtional
 Arr: Roth, Karen
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



O Little Town of Bethlehem O Little Town of Bethlehem - From the Raleigh Ringers Series for advanced ensembles comes this musically sophisticated, but very accessible, setting of the Christmas classic.
 Comp: Redner, Lewis
 Arr: Moklebust, Cathy
 Octaves: 3-7
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



O Lord Most Holy O Lord Most Holy - Cesar Franck's immortal, " O Lord Most Holy" is now available as a duet. An optional performance is a solo and a C instrument playing the second ringer's part.
 Comp: Franck, C.
 Arr: Wagner, D.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy



O Master Let Me Walk With Thee O Master Let Me Walk With Thee - Set for 3, 4 or 5 octaves of handbells, this arrangement of the hymn tune MARYTON is set in G major, is fully scored to keep all ringers involved, and places the melody in both the upper and mid registers.
 Comp: MARYTON
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:1
 Rating: Easy



Once to Every Man and Nation Once to Every Man and Nation - Based on the Hymn tune EBENEZER, this plaintive melody is marked "Slow and mysterious". To achieve this atmosphere, the arranger sets the opening section over a steady, malleted, quarter-note pedal tone. A fully-scored section follows, emphasizing the melodic triplet material.
 Comp: Williams, T.
 Arr: Rogers, S.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Med Adv



On Christmas Night On Christmas Night - "On Christmas night all Christians sing..." So begin the lyrics to the English tune known as the SUSSEX CAROL.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin & Roth, Karen
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



On This Day Earth Shall Ring On This Day Earth Shall Ring - This hymn title is also known as Piae Cantiones and PERSONENT HODIE. The opening section is played entirely by mallets on tabled bells. This gives way to a single, alternating, sixteenth-note figure.
 Comp:
 Arr: Behnke, J.
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



O Sacred Head Now Wounded O Sacred Head Now Wounded - Kevin McChesney offers a lovely and accessible setting of this traditional Lenten hymn, perfectly conveying the reflective and contemplative mood of this season of the year.
 Comp: Bach, J. S.
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Our National Hymn Our National Hymn - The tune associated with "God of our Fathers" is the source of this arrangement. Without detracting from this tune, the arranger has skillfully interwoven segments of "America" and "The Battle Hymn" to make this an ideal selection for any patriotic event.
 Comp: Warren
 Arr: McKlveen, P.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Medium



Overture from the Barber of Seville Overture from the Barber of Seville - Challenging, fun, a learning experience, a hefty concert piece and busy ringers are all words and phrases that describe this new transcription from Martha Lynn Thompson. Rossini's famous overture flies off the page with an allegro vivo tempo, melody in octaves, a variety of special techniques, chromatic movement, catchy rhythms and contrasting dynamics. The 201 measures goes by rather fast!
 Comp: Rossini, G.
 Arr: Thompson, M. L.
 Octaves: 4-6
 Level:5
 Rating: Advanced



Overture from the Nutcracker Overture from the Nutcracker - Symphonically set to imitate orchestra sound, this arrangement of Tchaikovsky's famous overture to the Nutcracker Suite should challenge and delight ringers. 3-4 oct. of optional handchimes adds to the magical ambiance, as does the well-placed staccato technique.
 Comp: Tchaikovsky, P.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-6
 Level:5
 Rating: Advanced



Overture to the Marriage of Figaro Overture to the Marriage of Figaro - Looking for a fun challenge? Then take a gander at this transcription of W. A. Mozart's opera overture "Le Nozze di Figaro". Martha Lynn Thompson has a history of well-crafted transciptions of classical works, and this is no exception.
 Comp: Mozart, W.
 Arr: Thompson, M. L.
 Octaves: 4-6
 Level:5
 Rating: Advanced



Palms, The Palms, The - For the solo ringer, this is an arrangement of the favorite "The Palms". Each piece includes a full score and a separate handbell part for the soloist.
 Comp: Faure, G.
 Arr: Haddox, H.
 Octaves: 2
 Level:NA
 Rating: Easy



Parting Parting - This moving original work was written in memory of the composer's father, who was killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
 Comp: Werner, B.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2+
 Rating: Easy Medium



Part of Your World Part of Your World - Sebastian, Ariel, King Tritan and Ursala, remember them? They're all in the movie, "The Little Mermaid" and it's a certainty that they would like this handbell arrangement of Ariel's solo (well, maybe Ursala wouldn't like it!).
 Comp: Ashman, H./Menken, A.
 Arr: McChesney, K.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Passacaglia Passacaglia - Written for the handbell choir Ring of Fire, this 148-measure original work is full of energy, fire, and rhythmic variations.
 Comp: McChesney, K.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:4
 Rating: Med Adv



Passages Passages - 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.
 Comp: Payn, William
 Arr:
 Octaves: 5-7
 Level:5
 Rating: Advanced



Pastores a Belen Pastores a Belen - Staccato and shake technique creates the Latin style in this arrangement of the traditional folk tune.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: Baez, Carlos J. Avila
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:1+
 Rating: Easy



Past Three O'Clock Past Three O'Clock - A traditional English melody, simple percussion instruments (tick tock blocks and triangle), mallets and skillful arranging equal fun and excitement.
 Comp:
 Arr: Waugh, T.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



Pat a Pan Pat a Pan - Effectively use your bass bells as the "drum" or use the scored snare drum, triangle and tambourine. Either way this is a fresh and exciting Christmas offering.
 Comp:
 Arr: Morris, H.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Pat a Pan Pat a Pan - Effectively use your bass bells as the "drum" or use the scored snare drum, triangle and tambourine. Either way this is a fresh and exciting Christmas offering.
 Comp:
 Arr: Morris, H.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Pat-a-Pan Pat-a-Pan - It may take a while to conquer all of the sixteenth-note runs found in Kevin McChesney's setting of the popular 18th Century French Carol.
 Comp: Traditional
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Pavane Pavane - Kevin McChesney's transcription of Maurice Ravel's composition "Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte" (Dance for a Deceased Child) captures the impressionistic harmonies, flowing musical fabric, and rubato rhythms of the original work.
 Comp: Ravel, Marice
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3+
 Rating: Med Adv



PDQ Bells PDQ Bells - With section titles like "Eine Kleine What was that?", "Elise's Furballs", and "Taco Bell's Canon" you've got to know this spoof, patterned after PDQ Bach, is a hodgepodge of a "phony sym-phony".
 Comp: McChesney, K.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Peace In Our Time Peace In Our Time - The hymn tune "Diademata" provides the foundation of this arrangement by Peter de Mets.
 Comp: Elvey, George
 Arr: de Mets, Peter
 Octaves: 3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Peacherine Rag Peacherine Rag - Optional wood blocks or claves lend their flavor to this accessible ragtime piece by the famous Scott Joplin. Challenge will come from a repetitious, syncopated rhythm and accidentals.
 Comp: Joplin, S.
 Arr: Rogers, S.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy



People Look East People Look East - This advent hymn with a French folk melody is in 6/8 meter and the key of G major. The music is scored in a straightforward manner, helping ringers feel the pulse of the music together.
 Comp: French Folk Melody
 Arr: Roth, Karen
 Octaves: 2-3
 Level:2
 Rating: Easy Medium



Pinnacle Pinnacle - Master composer William A. Payn has penned another fascinating work, written for the tenth anniversary of the Raleigh Ringers. The piece begins in hard-driving, 7/8 meter. The texture builds and grows as it moves along and adds layers of sound punctuated by various special techniques. This is definitely a challenge for advanced choirs.
 Comp: Payn, W.
 Arr:
 Octaves: 5-7
 Level:6
 Rating: Advanced



Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean - "Shiver Me Timbers!" It's an arrangement of the movie music from Disney's blockbuster hit, "Pirates of the Caribbean"!
 Comp: Badelt, Klaus
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Pizzicati Pizzicati - String players will recognize the title of this arrangement as meaning more than one "pizzicato" - which is to simply "pluck a string". That transposes into bell literature as lots of staccato techniques (pluck, thumb damp, mallet)and martellatos.
 Comp: Delibes, Leo
 Arr: McChesney, Kevin
 Octaves: 3-4
 Level:3-
 Rating: Easy Medium



Plenty Good Room Plenty Good Room - Hart has done it again! This arrangement is propelled forward with a driving rhythm and the 49 measures end all too soon!
 Comp:
 Arr: Morris, H.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium



Polovetsian Dance No. 1 Polovetsian Dance No. 1 - Wonderful familiar melody ("Stranger in Paradise"). Use with bells alone or any combination of cello, bass, or harp.
 Comp: Borodin, A.
 Arr: Sherman, A.
 Octaves: 3-5
 Level:3
 Rating: Medium