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CGCD21 Of Primary Importance, Volume II CD
This is a CD recording of eight anthems from the book ""Of Primary Importance - Volume II"" (GBK54). Accompaniment (Performance) tracks and Full Anthem Demonstrations are included on separate tracks....
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CGAB374 Concertato on 'Christ the Lord is Risen Today' Handbell Part
With handbells, trumpet and organ, all choirs of all ages can be involved in this exciting setting of the well-known Easter hymn. Published as part of 'Our Heritage of Hymns' Series, this brilliant an...
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CGAB79 A Canon of Praise Handbell Score
For more than 30 years, this original work by Natalie Sleeth remains one of Choristers Guild's best selling anthems. Treble choirs as well as mixed voice choirs (SAB) greatly enjoy this beautifully-cr...
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CGB100 Christmas Joy Fanfare
A delightful fanfare on the familiar tune ANTIOCH ( Joy to the World) for your Christmas celebration! A bell peal of running eighth notes create a predominant theme in this piece.
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CGB106 Ring Merrily
An original composition in 3/4 time, easily played in one strong beat. A good introductory piece with no bell changes that provides the opportunity to work on consistency and dynamic contrasts. Voic...
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CGB108 Carillon Chimes
An original composition in ABCA form, with slow and gentle sections using running eighth notes to create movement. Voicing: 2 octaves handbells Composer: Moira Gannon Bonyton Level: 2
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CGB111 What Star Is This That Beams So Bright
An easy setting of the tune, PUER NOBIS. This tune is often paired with the title text, as well as the Advent text, "On Jordan's Banks the Baptist's Cry." Voicing: 2 octaves handbells Arranger: Barb...
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CGB115 A Quiet Alleluia
This piece, with its lovely, lyrical quality, is sure to be a favorite. A contrasting middle section is framed by a gentle original melody. Voicing: 3 octaves handbells Composer: Hugh S. Livingst...
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CGB116 The Shepherd's Psalm
A beautiful presentation of Psalm 23 combining the shepherd's flute with handbells. The hymntune "Bradbury" is heard throughout, reminding the listener of that favorite hymn "Savior, Like a Shepherd L...
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CGB117 Rejoice and Be Glad
This favorite original 3 octave composition from 1990 has been expanded to include 5 octavos of handbells. The same melody is syncopated, jaunty, and fun when in 4/4 time, but expressive and flowing i...
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CGB121 Gloria From the 12th Mass (Handbell Score)
Music by Mozart from the 12th mass tastefully arranged for handbells and keyboard. A conductor/keyboard score is also available (CGB120). Voicing: 3 octaves handbells and keyboard Composer: Wolfgang...
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CGB124 Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (Handbell Score)
This festive anthem by Jody W. Lindh is extremely flexible in voicing. Scored for unison, two part or SATB voices with handbells (4 octaves) and keyboard. The choral score includes cues of the handbel...
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CGB126 Gavotte
Enjoy the beautiful combination of handbells and C treble instrument (oboe, flute or violin.) This Bach arrangement will be a lovely addition to worship or concert settings. Voicing: 3 octaves handbe...
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CGB128 Jubilate Anthony
A festive, original composition, filled with vitality. The work employs many bell techniques which will maintain the interest of ringers and listeners alike. Voicing: 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells Co...
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CGB132 The Ash Grove
This setting of the familiar folk tune "The Ash Grove" will be popular with 2 octave bell choirs. The tune is frequently paired with the text "Let All Things Now Living." Voicing: 2 octaves handbells...
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CGB134 A German Christmas (Handbell Score)
A medley of five familiar German carols for handbells with voices or instruments (chimes 2-3 oct, or 1-2 Flutes, or string quartet). Texts in both English and German. Carols Included: "Still Still ...
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CGB135 A German Christmas (Chime/Flute Score)
A medley of five familiar German carols for handbells with voices or instruments (chimes 2-3 oct, or 1-2 Flutes, or string quartet). Texts in both English and German. Carols Included: "Still Still ...
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CGB136 A German Christmas (String Parts)
A medley of five familiar German carols for handbells with voices or instruments (chimes 2-3 oct, or 1-2 Flutes, or string quartet). Texts in both English and German. Carols Included: "Still Still ...
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CGB138 Three for Christmas
This set of three well-known carols for Christmas will be very versatile. The pieces are short, and they may be used together as a set or individually. Voicing: 3 octaves handbells Arranger: Michael...
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CGB139 Children of the Heavenly Father
Now in an expanded version, this short, simple arrangement of the beloved Swedish tune "Tryggare Kan Ingen Vara" is delicate and lovely. Appropriate for baptism, confirmation, or any time a musical f...
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CGB14 Fanfare for Bells
One of the most popular handbell publications of all time, this revised edition will be enjoyed by ringers and listeners alike. Voicing: 4 or 5 octaves handbells Composer: Mary G. McCleary Level: ...
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CGB141 Jubilant Fanfare (2 or 3 octaves)
As the title would suggest, this is a short and very festive piece. It utilizes a variety of bell techniques that sounds impressive without being overly difficult. Voicing: 2 or 3 octaves handbells ...
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CGB144 Go, Tell It on the Mountain (3 or 4 octaves)
Available in two versions, 2 octaves (CGB143) and 3-4 octaves, both are written to be compatible in festivals and other combined choir situations. This is a joyous arrangement of a favorite carol. Vo...
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CGB146 The Bells of Christmas: Four Advent/Christmas Pieces
4 attractive and very easy bell arrangements of familiar Advent/Christmas hymns. The hymns included are: "Gentle Mary Laid Her Child," "Away in a Manger," "The Bells of Christmas," and a medley of "Re...
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CGB147 O Little Town of Bethlehem
An attractive setting of the well-loved Christmas carol "St. Louis," this arrangement can also be played on handchimes. Voicing: 2 or 3 octaves handbells Composer: Lewis H. Redner Arranger: Barbara...
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CGB149 A Bell Fanfare
An exuberant, festive fanfare with a variety of uses in worship services and other programs. Voicing: 3 or 4 octaves handbells Composer: Hugh S. Livingston, Jr. Level: 2
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CGB150 Silent Night
An extremely versatile arrangement of Silent Night. The bells play chords to accompany the carol tune. Voicing: Accompaniment (2 or 3 octaves handbells) with melody (2 octaves handchimes, or C trebl...
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CGB159 A Welsh Folk Tune Slumber Song
A sensitive setting of the traditional Welsh tune "Suo Gan." The melody will be familiar to many, as it was used in the film Empire of the Sun. Voicing: 3 octaves handbells Arranger: Margaret R. Tuc...
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CGB161 Crown Him with Many Crowns (Handbell Score)
A festive setting of the well-known "Diademata" for handbells and organ, with opt. handchimes and opt. timpani. The piece may be used as accompaniment to congregational singing of the hymn, or alone a...
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CGB163 Hymn to Joy
The fanfare-like introduction leads into a setting of Beethoven's well-known "Hymn to Joy." The peace is very accessible and uses minimal bell changes. Voicing: 3 octaves handbells Composer: Ludwig ...
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CGB166 Thee We Adore
These easy arrangements will be ideal for a beginning bell choir. The hymns included are: "Thee We Adore (Adoro Te Devote)"; "Lamb of God, Most Holy (O Lamm Gottes, Unschuldig)"; "Now The Green Blade ...
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CGB167 My Faith Looks Up to Thee
A fresh, accessible setting of the Lowell Mason's well-known hymn tune "Olivet." If desired, some melodic material may be played on handchimes as indicated in the score. Voicing: 3 octaves handbells ...
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CGB170 All Things Now Living (Handbell)
An exuberant setting of the well-known Welsh folk tune, "The Ash Grove". The accompaniment is filled with rhythmic interest shifting back and forth between a 3/4 and 6/8 feel. A flowing middle section...
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CGB173 Savior of the Nations, Come (2 or 3 octaves)
A hauntingly expressive setting of the hymn tune "Nun Komm, Der Heiden Heiden Heiland." If available, the percussion add to the flavor of the piece. Voicing: 2 or 3 octave handbells with optional ch...
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CGB175 Meditation on Beautiful Savior
Our all-time best selling handbell piece! This very moving treatment of the hymn tune "Schonster, Herr Jesu" has become a classic in handbell literature. The arranger allows the familiar tune to be pr...
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CGB176 Song of the Angels
This is an accessible, attractive Christmas piece combining the two well-known carols: "Angels From the Realms of Glory" (REGENT SQUARE) and "Go, Tell It on the Mountain" (GO TELL IT). Voicing: 2 or ...
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CGB177 A Christmas Carillon A Medley of Five Carols
A Christmas Carillon is a wonderful medley of five familiar Christmas carols: "Joy to the World" (Antioch), "Angels We Have Heard on High" (Gloria), "Good Christian Friends, Rejoice" (In Dulci Jublio)...
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CGB178 What Is this Lovely Fragrance
This setting of the traditional French carol is warmly treated. The optional handchimes are used to highlight some of the melodic material. In the midst of the piece appears a short quote of "Lo, How ...
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CGB182 Meditation on Hyfrydol
A gentle, sensitive setting of the well-known hymn tune which is most commonly sung to the texts "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling," "Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus," and "Alleluia! Sing to Jesus." V...
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CGB184 Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow
These attractive and accessible settings capture the individual charm of five American folk hymns: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (JEFFERSON); Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow; The Hills Are Bare at Beth...
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CGB185 Masters in this Hall
This accessible arrangement of the joyous English carol is brimming with excitement and energy. Voicing: 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells Arranger: Arnold B. Sherman Level: 4+
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CGB192 Lift High the Cross (Full Score)
The exuberant nature of the hymn tune "Crucifer" is amplified in this festive setting intended to accompany congregational singing. Voicing: 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells with organ, congregation, and...
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CGB193 Lift High the Cross (Handbell Score)
The exuberant nature of the hymn tune "Crucifer" is amplified in this festive setting intended to accompany congregational singing. Voicing: 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells with organ, congregation, and...
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CGB194 Lift High the Cross (Brass Parts)
The exuberant nature of the hymn tune "Crucifer" is amplified in this festive setting intended to accompany congregational singing. Voicing: 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells with organ, congregation, and...
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CGB196 Crown Him with Many Crowns (Brass Parts)
This set of brass parts was written as a substitution for the organ part in the previously published setting for handbells (CGB160) and organ (CGB161). Voicing: 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells and organ...
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CGB197 Of the Father's Love Begotten Handbells
This arrangement of the familiar 13th-century plainsong melody "Divinum Mysterium" incorporates the effective use of dynamic and tempo changes, creating a graceful and ethereal flow throughout. Voici...
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CGB198 In Dulci Jubilo
A bright, dance-like setting of the German carol. The tune is cleverly laced between layers of rhythmic decoration, followed by a change in dynamics and tempo with the introduction of "Greensleeves" b...
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CGB199 The First Noel (2 or 3 octaves)
This gentle arrangement of a traditional carol is set in a sweeping rhythmic style with a lush "let vibrate" accompaniment. Voicing: 2 or 3 octaves handbells Arranger: Kevin McChesney Level: 2
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CGB201 Amazing Grace (Handbell Score)
This versatile arrangement of a well-known hymn can serve as a congregational hymn accompaniment, an ensemble piece for bells and organ, or for bells alone. Careful attention is paid to text painting ...
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CGB203 My Song Is Love Unknown (Handbells)
Based on the tune Rhosymedre, with three verses that are musically descriptive of the Passion story. An original melody serves as introductory, interlude, and concluding material, and the work ends wi...
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CGB211 Russian Christmas Celebration
Take a Christmas tour of old Russia with this exciting piece. It offers a variety of techniques and it makes an excellent choice for handbell choirs seeking a challenging, musically satisfying work. W...
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CGB215 Land of Rest
Utilizing LV's and a fresh harmonic treatment, this expressive arrangement creates a pleasing approach to the American folk tune, "Land Of Rest." Voicing: 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells Arranger: Kevi...
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CGB216 Easter Alleluia
Optional use of instruments makes this festive setting of "O Filii Et Fillae" highly versatile. Handchimes enhance the texture, percussion adds excitement, and the solo instrument provides variety. V...
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CGB217 Sounds of Joy
An exciting, perky melody combines with a variety of ringing techniques to create an original composition of joy. The echo technique is used to produce a mysterious, reflective mood in the middle sect...
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CGB218 Morningdance
This piece is a tapestry of beautiful tunes. The delicate, original introduction is followed by Bunessan (Morning Has Broken), in a flowing, meditative style. Shaker Song (Simple Gifts) is presented i...
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CGB219 Joyful Rhythm (2 or 3 octaves)
Kevin McChesney's popular "Joyful Rhythm" is now also available for three, four, or five octave choirs. As the title suggests, this energetic piece is driven by its rhythm. There are no bell changes, ...
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CGB220 Meditation
Useful in both sacred and secular settings, this contemplative piece combines a haunting melodic line with full-bodied harmonies and subtle ringing challenges. Voicing: 2 or 3 octaves handbells Comp...
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CGB221 Coventry Carol
The optional use of handchimes offers color to this gentle, harmonically rich setting of the beloved English carol. Voicing: 3, 4 or 5 octaves handbells with optional 2 octaves handchimes Arranger: ...
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CGB224 Three Hymns of Praise
Who says level one music has to be dull? These joyful settings of "Terra Beata," "Italian Hymn," and "Dix" offer bell groups the opportunity to learn some very expressive techniques: echo, swing, shak...
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CGB225 The Morning Trumpet
This high-energy arrangement of a Sacred Harp tune includes a tranquil middle section to contrast with up-tempo beginning and conclusion. Bell changes are mostly associated with key changes. Voicing:...
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CGB23 Toccata in A Minor
An original composition that is joyful in character despite the minor key in which it is written. This composition was the first prize winner in the "Agehr" Area V festival for 1976. Voicing: 3 or 5 ...
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CGB230 Music of Creation (Handbell Score)
This accompaniment of the anthem (CGA875) adds a new independent touch that does not duplicate the piano part. Using articulations and full chords that are fun to ring, it furnishes a joyful setting a...
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CGB233 Morning Canticle
The original opening of this bright composition sparks an interesting match with the melody of "Holy Holy Holy" (Nicaea) played by handchimes (if available). Voicing: 2 or 3 octaves handbells Comp...
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CGB238 Mary Had a Baby
This setting of the beloved spiritual creatively weaves together with another endearing spiritual, "Sweet Little Jesus Boy," played by handchimes. Together, the two melodies enhance one another in a b...
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CGB239 I Was Glad (Handbell Score)
This stirring anthem based on Psalm 122 sounds difficult but is easier than it sounds. Children's voices imitate the adult sopranos in the opening and closing sections in a quasi Renaissance style sup...
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CGB240 Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head (2 or 3 octaves)
Lush, warm harmonies provide a lovely accompaniment for this arrangement of the well-loved carol. The piece can be played on either handbells or handchimes. Voicing: 2 or 3 octaves handbells or handc...
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CGB241 Three Hymns for Worship
This set of three hymns includes "Fairest Lord Jesus" (Crusaders' Hymn), "For All The Saints" (Sine Nomine), and "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" (St. Denis). The arrangements are relatively short...
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CGB244 What Wondrous Love Is This
This quiet, flowing setting of the Sacred Harp melody incorporates the beloved "When I Survey The Wondrous Cross." Especially appropriate for the Lent and Holy Week. Voicing: 3, 4 or 5 octaves handbe...
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CGB245 All Glory, Laud and Honor (Processional, Prelude and Hymn Accompaniment)
The joyful, easily memorized processional can stand alone or lead directly into the prelude. The bass bells (or optional handchimes) ring the familiar hymn tune in the prelude. A carillon style handbe...
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CGB246 Variations on a French Carol
This setting of the traditional tune "Noel Nouvelet" is given a fresh and original treatment through the use of a variety of bell techniques. The tune is associated with both Christmas and Easter text...
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CGB247 Festive Variations (2 or 3 octaves)
Suitable for festival or worship settings, this piece introduces an original theme followed by five variations that employ numerous ringing techniques including ring touch, echo, martellato, as well a...
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CGB248 The Liturgy of the Palms (Handbell Score)
Narrator and choir combine together in this powerful new anthem to recount the Palm Sunday event as told in the gospel of Mark. The narrator begins the story which is soon continued by the choir as it...
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CGB249 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (Full Score)
Written for use as a congregational hymn accompaniment or as an arrangement for handbells alone, this setting of the tune EASTER HYMN is very flexible. The piece includes a fanfare introduction, 4 sta...
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CGB256 Festive Variations (4 or 5 octaves)
Suitable for festival or worship settings, this piece introduces an original theme followed by five variations that employ numerous ringing techniques including ring touch, echo, martellato, as well a...
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CGB258 Antiphonal Celebration
This festive original piece is written in 6/8 meter and makes frequent use of antiphonal dialogue between treble and brass bells. The piece combines a lyrical melody with strong rhythmic energy. Voic...
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CGB260 In the Bleak Midwinter
Gustav Holst's beloved tune, "Cranham", has been tenderly arranged for combined choirs of 3-5 octave handbells and 2-3 octave handchimes. The handchime part may be played on a keyboard and is easier t...
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CGB262 Come by Here (Kum ba Yah) (Full Score)
"Come By Here" makes extensive use of mallets, playing repeated ostinato accompaniment figures under the traditional "Kum ba Yah" melody. Optional percussion instruments add to the persistent rhythmic...
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CGB263 Come by Here (Kum ba Yah) (Handbell Score)
"Come By Here" makes extensive use of mallets, playing repeated ostinato accompaniment figures under the traditional "Kum ba Yah" melody. Optional percussion instruments add to the persistent rhythmic...
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CGB266 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (2 or 3 octaves)
Using the Southern Harmony tune "Jefferson", this Advent arrangement for 2-3 octaves, finger cymbals, tambourine and drum creates a quiet but energetic, hurried feeling. Techniques used are pluck, thu...
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CGB267 Five Spirituals
Bill Ingram continues the popular level one series with five attractive spirituals. One or two move into the level 1+ rating, offering good teaching opportunities while providing satisfying ringing ex...
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CGB269 The Solid Rock
This arrangement is a rhythmically exciting setting of the familiar tune by William B. Bradbury. It is especially appropriate for worship services and festival events. The notes marked with staccato d...
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CGB271 Good King Wenceslas
This arrangement offers developing choirs an exciting opportunity to perfect many articulations. The familiar carol emerges in the beginning of the piece above the detached accompaniment of thumb damp...
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CGB274 Were You There
Dan R. Edwards has arranged this hauntingly beautiful African-American spiritual in a similar manner to his popular "Let Us Break Bread Together"(CGB227). An excellent selection for Lent, Maundy Thurs...
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CGB275 Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain
The beloved Easter hymn to the tune "St. Kevin" is set in a festive arrangement appropriate for any occasion. The Trumpet fanfares, add grandeur to the thick, rich bell textures. A contrasting middle ...
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CGB276 Let Happy Hosannas Ring
A festive fanfare section, complete with shakes and toll swings, is followed by a section of bell peals and thus the triumphant mood of this original Palm Sunday selection is established. A strong, jo...
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CGB277 Meditations on the Cross
Level 1 arrangements such as this need not be dull. Even though they require a fairly short rehearsal period, they can be rung musically and expressively. Your ringers will not think of these arrangem...
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CGB279 I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
This arrangement of the traditional Indian tune uses TD, echo, and shake. If desired, the final chord may be doubled on handchimes. Voicing: 3 octaves handbells Arranger: Linda R. Lamb Tune: Folk s...
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CGB280 What a Friend We Have in Jesus
This meditative setting of the popular hymn creates a prayerful atmosphere for worship and reflection and may be played on handbells or handchimes. The simple charm of this arrangement will be enjoyed...
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CGB281 That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
A happy, light setting of "Puer Nobis" (also subtitled "On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry" and "What Star Is This, with Beams So Bright") is appropriate for Easter, Advent, or Epiphany. TD, LV, and R...
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CGB284 Rejoice Greatly (2 or 3 octaves)
This joyous original composition weaves together three delightful melodies with energy and excitement. The tempo remains bright and bouncy throughout. Since there are no bell changes, ringers can easi...
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CGB286 Be Thou My Vision (Lord of All Hopefulness)
A gentle, rich setting of the Irish folk tune "Slane" scored for combined choirs of handbells and handchimes. An original melody with a distinct Irish flavor serves as an introduction, interlude, and ...
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CGB287 Holy God, We Praise Your Name
This arrangement features the hymn tune "Grosser Gott, Wir Loben Dich". The middle section in a minor key includes a bridge from the slower section into the restatement of the hymn tune. This piece is...
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CGB290 Timbrel and Dance
This exciting original piece will captivate listeners as they hear the syncopated melody interact with several accompaniment figures. McChesney combines various techniques with easily learned rhythm p...
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CGB293 Largo
For those times when a gentle, lyrical piece is desired, here is McChesney's transcription of the beautiful "Largo" from Vivaldi's Lute Concerto. The optional guitar playing the melody adds variety to...
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CGB294 We Hasten with Eager Footsteps (Wir Eilen mit Schwachen)
This piece, which was the second movement of the cantata, was originally written for soprano and contralto duet, accompanied by cellos, double bass, and organ. The handbell arrangement incorporates al...
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CGB296 Divertimento No 3 in E-Flat Major
"Divertimento No. 3 in E-Flat Major" is said to have been written by Mozart when he was only seventeen years old. This Allegro (the final movement) was originally scored for oboes, clarinets, English ...
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CGB302 Rejoice Greatly (4-5 octaves)
This joyous original composition weaves together three delightful melodies with energy and excitement. The tempo remains bright and bouncy throughout. Since there are no bell changes, ringers can easi...
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CGB304 All Creatures Great and Small (A Suite for Handbells)
Young ringers will enjoy developing special handbell techniques in this five piece suite. An arrangement of "All Things Bright and Beautiful" is followed by short, original pieces depicting ants, lion...
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CGB305 How Firm a Foundation (2 or 3 octaves)
A bouncy accompaniment using a variety of techniques is the backdrop for this setting of the familiar hymn "How Firm a Foundation". Your ringers will enjoy using mallets, thumb damps, shakes and marte...
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CGB309 Ave Maria (Angelus Domini)
Arrangement of the beautifully lush choral work made popular by the male vocal ensemble "Chanticleer". Each section begins with a brief solo chant, followed by the main theme, which is more richly enh...
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