Here is “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” an arrangement of Richard Storrs Willis’ beautiful Christmas tune CAROL. This flexible arrangement may be played as a handbell solo on bell tree or from the table, or as a handbell duet or trio. The lullaby-like accompaniment is restful and rocking, and includes a section reminiscent of twinkling stars. The bells required for the solo or duet range from D5 through C7, with the trio version using the full 3 octave range. In the duet and trio versions, there are no shared bells between ringers. Also available are optional parts for string ensemble (2 violins, viola, violoncello, and contrabass) including a string reduction for electronic keyboard. Three different mp3 accompaniment tracks are available: piano, string ensemble, and piano and strings.
Voicing: Handbell solo, with piano and/or strings
Number of octaves needed: 3
Composer: Richard Storrs Willis
Arranger: Cathy Moklebust
Series name: CG Digital Ringing Resources
CGBD124 Handbell duet or trio with piano and/or strings $11.95
CGRP62e Parts for string ensemble, reduction for electronic keyboard, and full score (digital download) $23.95
CGBD123a mp3 accompaniment track/piano $2.95
CGBD123as mp3 accompaniment track/strings $2.95
CGBD123aps mp3 accompaniment track/piano and strings $2.95
Watch a score example with music here!