Volume 1: Articulations and Special Techniques
Sandra Eithun and Michael W. Joy have created the Pathways to Musical Ringing collection in order to offer music that teaches a specific musical element (in this volume, Articulations and Special Techniques), encourages success, and fosters growth in musicianship. These pieces have been carefully written and/or selected from folk, classical and sacred repertoire in order to spotlight particular techniques and articulations that are unique to handbells. In addition to being excellent teaching pieces, they are intended to be flexible for use in a variety of school, festival and sacred settings. With the inclusion of alternate titles, most have options for use in worship. As an additional benefit for beginning ensembles, all of the selections have no page turns, with the exception of Berceuse.
The ten pieces in this collection range in difficulty from level 1- through 2.
Voicing: 3, 4 or 5 octaves handbells
Composers: Sandra Eithun, Michael W. Joy, Johann Strauss II, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Faure
Arrangers: Sandra Eithun and Michael W. Joy
Tunes: DEO GRATIAS, African American spiritual, Armenian folk song, Sea chanty
Levels: 1-, 1, 2- and 2
Contents: Agincourt Song (O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High), Armenian Lullaby, Berceuse, Blow Ye Winds (Winds of Morning), The Blue Danube, Kum Ba Yah, Mist and Fog (Meditation), Mixolydian March (Festive Fanfare), Shimmering Reflections (Gentle Praise),
CGB910 Pathways to Musical Ringing, Volume 1 (2 or 3 octaves)