We Three Kings SoundForth - 20/1926SF 3-5 Octaves Handbells Lv. 2 2016
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MCHB002 - Spirit of the Wind An energetic original composition. Starting small and constantly building, this piece represents how wind can sometimes be calm and sometimes violent. Using many techniques and exciting rhythms, Spirit of the Wind is sure to thrill your audiences. 3, 5, or 7 Octaves Handbells Lv. 5 Preview the Score Audio Preview (Distinctly Bronze West 2014, Jason Wells, Conductor)
MCHB008 - He Is Born A short, fun arrangement of the traditional French carol. With no bell changes and repetitive patterns make this piece easy to learn and possibly easy to memorize. 3, 4, or 5 Octaves Handbells Lv. 2 Preview Score Audio Preview
MCHB014 - Altogether Joyful Composed for the wedding of Chris and Katie Ackerman, this piece expresses the joy and excitement of a marriage. A high energy composition, this piece makes learning new time signatures a lot of fun! 4, 5, 6, or 7 Octaves Handbells Lv. 4 Preview Sample Audio Sample
MCHB022 - Rhapsody in G Minor Composed for the Wesley Bell Ringers of Christ United Methodist Church, St. Lake City, NM in celebration of their 50th anniversary concert. An intense original composition that will challenge your ringers until the very end. A major showstopper. 4, 5, 6, or 7 Octaves Handbells Lv. 5 Preview Score Audio Sample
MCHB023 - Sing Unto the Lord A fun, rhythmic arrangement of a unique tune. With optional oboe, this piece flies from beginning to end keeping the energy high. Oboe and bell parts included in Full Score. 3, 4, 5, or 6 Octaves Handbells with optional Oboe Lv. 4+ Preview Score Audio Preview
MCHB027 - We Plow the Fields and Scatter A unique hymn tune that lends itself very well to some fun variations. Add percussion to create an even more energized performance! 4, 5, or 6 Octaves Handbells Lv. 4- Preview Score Audio Preview
MCHB036 - Toccata from Suite Gothique One of the most challenging pieces arranged for handbells, the famous Toccata by Léon Boëllmann will throw your ringers into a world of 16th notes in all ranges of handbells. Each section gets a chance to shine in this transcription for 5-7 octaves of handbells. 5, 6, or 7 Octaves Handbells - Selected for Distinctly Bronze East 2016!! Lv. 6 Preview Score Audio Preview
MCHB038 - Ballade An original composition that explores a harmonic progression more so than the melody. A very emotionally charged composition, this piece requires a very strong focus on musicality in order to achieve a great performance. 5, 6, or 7 Octaves Handbells Lv. 4 Preview Score Audio Preview
MCHB042 - Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming Arranged with Michael Kutch, this one stanza arrangement explores text painting the musical ideas from the first stanza of the hymn. 3, 4, or 5 Octaves Handbells with option 3 or 4 Octaves Handchimes Lv. 3 Preview Score Audio Preview
MCHB043 - Rondo Exultate A perfect opener for any occasion, Rondo Exultate has no bell changes making it perfect for memorization. The recurring theme keeps a steady beat and the syncopation makes for a wonderful and exciting performance. 3, 4, or 5 Octaves Handbell with optional Bb2 Lv. 3 Preview Score Audio Preview
MCHB045 - Waltz A very fun original composition that yes, should involve dancing! Sometimes not intentional either! The accidentals in this composition will make ringers dance around and the techniques really make the piece a fun addition to any concert. 4, 5, 6, or 7 Octaves Handbells Lv. 4+ Preview Score Audio Preview
MCHB047 - Mazurka Get your ringers ready for a marathon because this piece moves! Another type of dance, the Mazurka focuses on accents on the second and third beats in a measure and that's what this original composition does. Have fun with it! 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 Octaves Handbells with optional 5 or 7 Octaves Handchimes Lv. 4 Preview Score Audio Preview