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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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CGB300 Savior of the Nations, Come (3, 4 or 5 octaves)
Expanded version of the popular 2 or 3 octave arrangement (1996) of the German tune "Nun Komm, Der Heiden Heiland." Mystical and ethereal sounding, this arrangement conveys the quiet anticipation char...
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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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CGB31 Away in a Manger
This simple, yet beautiful tune is very well suited to handbells. Take great care in preparation of the work so that the melody always predominates over the accompaniment. This is particularly crucial...
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CGB312 Shalom Chaverim (Handbell)
Shalom Chaverim is an exciting arrangement of the familiar Israeli song. The piece begins quietly, but soon the tempo picks up and rollicks toward a thrilling finish! Techniques used are martellato, m...
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CGB313 Song of Celebration
This delightful, original work is a rhythmic composition in 6/8 meter with a lively, modal melody. An occasional 3/4 feel and the incorporation of thumb damps and shakes provide excellent variety and ...
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CGB317 Abounding Joy
This rhythmic selection in 5/4 meter abounds with vitality and joy. Featuring a malleted bass ostinato, the upper bells resound an alleluia-like refrain incorporating TDs, marts, and RTs. The contrast...
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CGB318 Glorious Majesty
Combining a lyrical melody with rich harmonies, this piece is an expression of praise to God. Though not technically difficult to ring, it offers the challenge of ringing smooth and expressive phrases...
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CGB320 Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful (Full Score)
Intended for congregational singing, this arrangement includes a fanfare introduction and four stanzas containing joyous harmonies and soaring descants. If desired, the handbell part can be played alo...
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CGB321 Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful (Handbell Score)
Intended for congregational singing, this arrangement includes a fanfare introduction and four stanzas containing joyous harmonies and soaring descants. If desired, the handbell part can be played alo...
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CGB322 Greensleeves (What Child Is This)
The 16th century English ballad is scored for double choir of 3, 4 or 5 octaves of handbells and 2-3 octaves of handchimes. The chime part is easier than the bell part, making this piece a good choice...
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CGB323 Basic Training for Bells: Skill Building for Ringers
This collection introduces the essential skills needed for ringing handbells and handchimes, presenting rote exercises for the ringers to drill each new skill. Music throughout the book, arranged in b...
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CGB326 Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
This animated, march-like arrangement of the hymntune "Webb" gives both treble and bass ringers the opportunity to play the melody. Techniques include shake, pluck, thumb damp, martellato, and swing. ...
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CGB327 Songs of Praise
The hymns "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" ("Lobe Den Herren"), "This Is My Father's World" ( "Terra Beata"), and "I Sing the Mighty Power of God" ("Ellacombe") are combined in this medley of praise...
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CGB328 Exultation (Articulations)
This bouncy original piece exposes ringers to many handbell techniques: thumb damp, martellato, martellato lift, echo, grace notes, and mallet (with bells resting on table) or pluck. Suggestions are p...
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CGB330 The Lord is My Light and My Salvation (Handbell Score)
This stately setting of Psalm 27 includes a simple refrain that offers the congregation an opportunity to join the choir in singing the anthem while the verses of the Psalm are beautifully interpreted...
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CGB331 Communion Meditations: Set of Flexible Length Pieces for Communion/Other Times
This collection of four pieces includes two familiar communion hymn tunes ("Adoro Te Devote" and "Eucharistic Hymn") and two original compositions ("O Taste and See" and "Eat This Bread, Drink This Cu...
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CGB333 Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
This spirited, accessible arrangement of the familiar Haydn hymn tune "Austrian Hymn" provides plenty of involvement for all of the bells. Although it is easy to prepare, it sounds full and impressive...
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CGB335 Toccata (2 or 3 octaves)
The arrangements of "Joy To the World," "Once in Royal David's City" and "Go Tell It on the Mountain" will keep ringers busy in both two and three octave groups. These pieces will be useful to newly f...
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CGB336 Toccata (4 or 5 octaves)
Both treble and bass ringers will enjoy sharing the lively toccata-like melody as well as the many stopped techniques found in this original work. An edition for 2 or 3 octaves is also available (CGB3...
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CGB337 Thine Is the Glory (Full Score)
This arrangement of the familiar, triumphant hymn features several options including bells alone, bells with organ and/or brass, bells and choir (with or without organ and /or brass), bells and congre...
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CGB338 Thine Is the Glory (Handbell Score)
This arrangement of the familiar, triumphant hymn features several options including bells alone, bells with organ and/or brass, bells and choir (with or without organ and /or brass), bells and congre...
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CGB340 Danza
Exuberance abounds in this original composition. The engaging melody, combined with stopped techniques, a rhythmic accompaniment, and a spirited tempo make for an exciting piece to ring. Voicing: 3, ...
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CGB341 This Joyful Eastertide
This sparkling setting of the festive Easter hymn "Vruechten" calls for no special techniques, but the rousing eighth-note countermelodies and accompaniment will keep ringers on their toes. A truly jo...
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CGB342 A Time to Rejoice
This lively, dance-like original composition is written in 9/8 meter. It is a festive, happy piece, appropriate for a joyful celebration. The use of shake, thumb damp, mallets, martellato, LV, ring to...
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CGB346 Hark, the Glad Sound
This easy-to-ring piece makes ringers look and sound polished. A sprinkling of martellatos adds to the fun. Bursting with energy from start to finish, this arrangement is an uplifting addition to wors...
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CGB347 Simple Gifts (2 or 3 octaves)
This setting of the well-known, traditional Shaker hymn is ideal for the beginning choir, or for any choir needing music that can be prepared quickly. The primary inner workings of the score revolve o...
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CGB348 Simple Gifts (3, 4 or 5 octaves)
This setting of the well-known, traditional Shaker hymn is ideal for the beginning choir, or for any choir needing music that can be prepared quickly. The primary inner workings of the score revolve o...
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CGB349 Processional on Good King Wenceslas
The optional percussion instruments add festive flavor to this processional and carol setting. The percussion sets the tempo for the processing ringers, making it easy for them to feel the beat and rh...
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CGB351 Ring Joyfully (2 or 3 octaves)
This exciting original composition is published in two editions. The bright tempo and various ringing techniques will challenge the ringer as well as maintain interest for the listener. Easily mastere...
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CGB354 The God of Abraham Praise
In this energetic arrangement of the hymn tune "Leoni," the melody appears in both treble and bass bells, with a variety of accompanimental treatment. The melody is highly ornamented in the final sect...
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CGB355 O Come, O Come Immanuel
Based on Natalie Sleeth's original musical setting and her adaptation of the familiar Advent text, this arrangement can stand alone as a handbell piece or be used as an accompaniment to the lovely Sle...
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CGB36 Christmas Bell Fanfare
An original composition with snippets of two familiar Christmas carols, this piece would make a wonderful fanfare prelude to any Christmas service. Voicing: 2 octaves handbells Composer: Douglas E. ...
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CGB362 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Handbell)
Both the rhythmic and metrical versions of the tune "Ein Feste Burg" are utilized in this fast, lively and very unique arrangement. Repeated LV patterns in the upper treble bells accompany the rhythmi...
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CGB367 Bwana Asifiwe (Praise the Lord) (Handbell Score)
This original composition will delight all who hear it with its upbeat and rhythmic African flavor in 3/4 meter. The African percussion instruments needed are two drums and small and large shakers, bu...
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CGB368 Bell Song Canticle of the Bells
This gentle, lyrical original composition displays the ability of handbells to play delicate, flowing melodic lines. Suitable for either a concert program or a worship service, the piece also allows a...
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CGB370 The Bells Heard `Round the World
The change ringing pattern known as "The Plain Hunt" provides the opening for this entertaining piece, followed by a lilting original melody using optional handchimes. This melody is later intertwined...
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CGB372 Thee We Adore, O Hidden Savior (2 or 3 octaves)
Ethereal and delicate, this is a very easy setting of the 17th century French tune "Adoro Te Devote." Options are suggested for random ringing (with or without mallets) and the use of handchimes, if d...
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CGB373 Now the Silence
The popular contemporary song "Now the Silence" is given a flowing treatment that will create a prayerful atmosphere for worship and reflection. Easy to put together, ringers will enjoy sounding good ...
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CGB375 Festive Praise (2 or 3 octaves)
Ringers will enjoy the various techniques in this sparkling original composition. Suggestions for use with handchimes are provided, adding to the flexibility of this uplifting work. An edition for 4 o...
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CGB377 Go Not Far From Me, O God
This arrangement of the Zingarelli motet for mixed chorus is effectively transcribed for handbells and optional handchimes by Martha Lynn Thompson. The slow, somber opening section in F minor is very ...
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CGB379 Dona Nobis Pacem (Full Score, includes instrumental parts)
This flexible arrangement of the traditional Latin canon may be presented in several ways: 1. handbells alone 2. handbells and instruments 3. handbells and keyboard 4. handbells and any combination...
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CGB380 Dona Nobis Pacem (Handbell Score)
This flexible arrangement of the traditional Latin canon may be presented in several ways: 1. handbells alone 2. handbells and instruments 3. handbells and keyboard 4. handbells and any combination...
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CGB381 Christ the Lord is Risen Today (Handbell)
Here is a delightfully different piece for Easter. The lively, march-like arrangement of the 13th-century French tune, "Orientis Partibus", includes parts for snare drum and tambourine. Techniques use...
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CGB382 Do Lord
This lively rendition of the spiritual includes a contrasting middle section (played on optional handchimes) that reflects the stanzas, "when I'm in trouble" and "when I am dying." The piece concludes...
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CGB385 Perseverance
A confident, steadfast march-style characterizes this original composition. Repeated rhythms and full chordal ringing, along with passages of thumb damps, plucks/mallets, and a few shakes, make this a...
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CGB386 The Lone, Wild Bird (The Hills are Bare at Bethlehem)
The tune "Prospect" from Walker's Southern Harmony (1835) is given a warm, gentle setting. The use of original material (reminiscent of a bell peal) establishes an ethereal quality, especially when pl...
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CGB388 The Rock of Faith (Full Score)
Kevin McChesney's stirring medley of hymns includes "Faith of our Fathers (St. Catherine)," "My Hope is Built (The Solid Rock)," and "Blessed Assurance (Assurance)." The essential keyboard part may be...
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CGB389 The Rock of Faith (Handbell Score)
Kevin McChesney's stirring medley of hymns includes "Faith of our Fathers (St. Catherine)," "My Hope is Built (The Solid Rock)," and "Blessed Assurance (Assurance)." The essential keyboard part may be...
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CGB392 Amazing Grace (Handbell)
Set in a rather poignant manner, the first two stanzas are followed by an optional third stanza combining ""Amazing Grace"" with ""Taps."" The work goes on to two more stanzas, concluding with all the...
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CGB394 Psalm of Gladness
Both treble and bass bells share melodic material in this memorable original piece. The use of thumb damps and plucks or mallets provides contrast.
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CGB398 Holy, Holy, Holy
Beginning ringers will enjoy incorporating shakes, thumb damps, mallets and martellatos into this energetic hymn setting. The movement of the melody and the use of dynamic changes offer the opportunit...
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CGB399 Oh, How I Love Jesus
Appropriate at any time of the year, this flowing setting of the popular American melody is very effective as a devotional prayer for worship and reflection. Voicing: Handbells; 2 or 3 octaves Compo...
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CGB402 Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (3, 4 or 5 octaves)
The French tune, "Une Jeune Pucelle," has been adorned with several handbell techniques, and is accompanied by chime tree, finger cymbals, and tambourine. The mystical quality and steady rhythm of the...
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CGB403 Silent Night (Handbell)
Flexibility is offered in this setting of the beloved Christmas carol by Franz Gruber. It may be rung as a stand-alone piece in its entirety. Or, stanza one may be used to introduce choir or congregat...
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CGB407 Hydom, Hydom (Handbell)
"Hydom, Hydom (Shepherds Watch Their Flocks by Night)", an exciting arrangement of the traditional Czech carol, employs numerous handbell techniques: martellato, pluck/mallet, mart lifts, ring, LV, an...
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CGB408 Taste and See (Full Score)
This original composition may be rung as a solo handbell piece, or combined with SATB choir and optional cantor, congregation and piano using the companion choral score. The congregation may join the ...
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CGB409 Taste and See (Handbell Score)
This original composition may be rung as a solo handbell piece, or combined with SATB choir and optional cantor, congregation and piano using the companion choral score. The congregation may join the ...
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CGB41 Fanfare and Alleluia
An original composition for any time of the year when a festive piece is needed. There are no bell changes. Voicing: 2 octaves handbells Composer: Douglas E. Wagner Level: 2
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CGB413 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus! (Handbell Score)
This majestic, festive concertato on the hymn tune "Hyfrydol" is designed for congregational singing, and includes optional parts and alternate texts as listed above, making this a very useful arrange...
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CGB414 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus! (Organ Score)
This majestic, festive concertato on the hymn tune "Hyfrydol" is designed for congregational singing, and includes optional parts and alternate texts as listed above, making this a very useful arrange...
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CGB417 The March of the Kings (La Marche des Rois)
This 700-year-old tune is a carol in marching style from Provence, France. One version of the carol appears in Bizet's "Farandole" from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2 and a portion of Bizet's idea is used a...
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CGB419 Joyful, Joyful (3, 4 or 5 octaves)
Ringers of all ages will share in the infectious delight of this creative arrangement. "Joyful, Joyful!" celebrates the well-known "Hymn to Joy" by offering many different possibilities. It is all mal...
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CGB420 I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus
Various bell techniques are featured in this setting of the familiar hymn, including LVs, swings, thumb damps, plucks and shakes. Both treble and bass ringers have an opportunity to ring the melody. S...
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CGB422 Morning Has Broken (3, 4 or 5 octaves)
The traditional Gaelic melody often paired with Eleanor Farjeon's hymn is given a gentle, straightforward treatment that contains simple rhythms and only one bell change. Surrounding two settings of t...
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CGB424 Variations on a Theme by Brahms (2 or 3 octaves)
Based on a beautiful theme by Brahms, this piece is well-suited for worship, concert or festival settings. The 2-3 and 3-5 octave versions are compatible, making it an ideal choice for situations invo...
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CGB427 Exuberant Joy
The title sets the mood perfectly for this upbeat, original handbell composition. An air of toe-tapping celebration, punctuated by shakes and martellatos, is maintained from the opening downbeat to th...
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CGB429 An Easter Carillon (Choir I Score)
This arrangement includes five Easter carols, varied in style and connected by carillon patterns. It is written for one handbell and one handchime choir, but two handbell choirs, or one handbell choir...
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CGB430 An Easter Carillon (Choir II Score)
This arrangement includes five Easter carols, varied in style and connected by carillon patterns. It is written for one handbell and one handchime choir, but two handbell choirs, or one handbell choir...
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CGB431 Sound of the Wind
Free malleting of suspended bells opens this original work. Following the short introduction, a moderato section is characterized by a rich melody and solid rhythms. Contrast is offered through a slig...
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CGB432 The Colors of God's Love (The Colors of Love)
Commissioned in memory of Carolyn Tenery, the bright opening and closing themes of this original composition are filled with syncopation, expressing the colorful and happy nature of Carolyn's personal...
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CGB435 Jazz Waltz on Praise to the Lord (Handbell Score)
The hymn tune "Lobe Den Herren" takes on a surprisingly new twist in this swingy jazz arrangement, featuring improv-style solos written out for the flute, bass and drums. The solos are included in the...
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CGB436 Jesus Shall Reign (Prelude on Duke Street) (2 or 3 octaves)
This joyful rendition of the Duke Street tune employs a careful and judicious use of big chords, shakes, martellatos, echoes, thumb damps and swings, plus a martellato lift, brush damp and ring touch....
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CGB440 Prelude
The most familiar of Gershwin's piano preludes (No. 2 from Three Preludes) sounds both jazzy and rich on handbells. Ringers will love learning it, and listeners will find it both interesting and beaut...
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