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CGB442 Hosanna, Loud Hosanna (Handbell Score)
This energetic setting of the tune ELLACOMBE uses syncopated percussion parts to build a polyrhythmic texture, providing a somewhat different flavor to this well-known martial hymn. Handbell entrances...
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CGB444 Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head (3, 4 or 5 octaves)
A gentle, very easy setting of the Appalachian carol, this is an expansion of the popular 2-3 octave setting. The two editions are compatible for massed ringing. Handchimes may be used for all or any ...
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CGB446 Joyful Praise (2 or 3 octaves)
This exciting original composition is available in two fully compatible editions, making it ideal for massed ringing events. Ringers, be they youth or adults, will enjoy the light and bouncy style and...
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CGB448 Radiance
Written in an ABA symphonic style with traces of jazz elements, ""Radiance"" utilizes the complete 5 octave range. The tender beginning eventually moves toward a highly syncopated section that embrace...
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CGB449 Christmas Music for Twelve Bells (Four Carols in F Major)
Flexible is the word for this useful collection of Christmas songs. There are no bell changes, making them perfect for places where you do not want to set up tables. Because they are in the key of F, ...
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CGB450 Follow the Star (Handbell)
"Follow the Star" is based on Helen Kemp's choral setting of the Puerto Rican carol. The bass bells both ring and pluck/mallet the calypso accompaniment beneath the chordal melody rung by the treble b...
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CGB452 God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens
This arrangement of the tune "Holy Manna" sets a cheerful mood through the use of a variety of techniques including martellato, martellato lift, thumb damping, and plucking. The melody appears first i...
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CGB454 Rondeau (Handbell Score)
Jean Joseph Mouret's evergreen opening movement from the ""Suite De Symphonies No. 1"" is an elegant expression of joy. The easy rhythms and sectional repetitions make the work readily accessible. The...
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CGB456 Largo from Winter (2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 octaves)
Winter"" from Vivaldi's ""The Seasons"" is the source of the beautiful Largo. This setting is a piece for all seasons as well as for multiple combinations of handbells, handchimes, and keyboard. A cho...
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CGB457 Largo from Winter (2 or 3 octaves)
Winter"" from Vivaldi's ""The Seasons"" is the source of the beautiful Largo. This setting is a piece for all seasons as well as for multiple combinations of handbells, handchimes, and keyboard. A cho...
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CGB461 On This Day, Earth Shall Ring (Handbell Score)
This energetic treatment of the tune "Personent Hodie" may be used at any time during the Christmas season, and is also a great festival choice. A rhythmic, malleted bass part drives the carol, with m...
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CGB464 Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
The vitality and vibrancy of the well-known African-American spiritual is effectively captured in this arrangement. Following a strong unison opening, the selection features syncopated rhythms highlig...
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CGB465 Colonel Bogey March
"Colonel Bogey March" is one of the most famous marches ever written, and it gained worldwide recognition as the theme song from the movie, The Bridge on the River Kwai. Dynamic contrasts, a driving b...
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CGB466 Sing We All Noel
Sing We All Noel"" utilizes three carols: ""Noel Nouvelet,"" which is sung to the familiar text ""Sing we all of Christmas, sing we all noel""; ""Entre le boeuf at l'ane gris,"" a traditional French c...
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CGB469 Oh, Rest in the Lord
Taken from Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "Elijah," "Oh, Rest In The Lord" makes an easy and effective transition from vocal solo to handbell selection. The original text's meditative nature is perfectl...
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CGB47 Shall We Gather at the River?
This setting of the well-loved hymn tune "Hanson Place" includes judicious use of LV's to create an ethereal, river-like feeling. Voicing: 3 octaves handbells Composer: Robert Lowry Arranger: Dale...
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CGB470 A Merry Heart (2 or 3 octaves)
Excitement, fun and flexibility abound in this original composition. The entire piece was written to be malleted, with occasional mallet rolls, but it may also be rung. Moving mainly in quarter notes,...
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CGB471 A Merry Heart (3, 4 or 5 octaves)
Excitement, fun and flexibility abound in this original composition. The entire piece was written to be malleted, with occasional mallet rolls, but it may also be rung. Moving mainly in quarter notes,...
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CGB472 Jubilee (2 or 3 octaves)
Joy abounds in this original composition for handbells! A "jubilee" is a celebration, often of a special event, and the music of this piece is non-stop celebration from beginning to end. The full chor...
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CGB476 This is My Father's World (Full Score)
The tune "Terra Beata" is the basis for this flexible arrangement which includes optional parts for flute, organ and congregation. The tune is treated in a restful, flowing manner for two stanzas, the...
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CGB477 This is My Father's World (Handbell Score)
The tune TERRA BEATA is the basis for this flexible arrangement which includes optional parts for flute, organ and congregation. The tune is treated in a restful, flowing manner for two stanzas, then ...
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CGB483 I'm Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing
This joyful rendition of the African-American spiritual is appropriate for worship, festivals and concerts. The second section is all malleted and full of energy. The piece includes a few chromatic ch...
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CGB485 Variations on a Theme by Vivaldi
This delightful adaptation from ""The Four Seasons"" utilizes shakes, mart lifts, thumb damps, plucks, and optional mallets. The vibrant fanfare opening section is contrasted by a more legato variatio...
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CGB491 Jazz Ballad on Let Us Break Bread Together (Handbell Score)
The second in a series of jazz hymn arrangements, this relaxing, Latin style ballad will be useful in worship as well as concert settings. The improv-style solo is written out for handchimes, but may ...
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CGB493 Rock Around the Clock (Handbell Score)
Rock Around the Clock"" - that fifties classic - is now available for handbells, complete with the ""trombone smear effect!"" It is sure to become a favorite in the handbell concert repertoire. 3 and ...
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CGB494 Vision Quest
A ""vision quest"" is a period of spiritual seeking among certain Native American peoples. It is a religious custom in which people climb to remote sites to fast, pray and commune with nature. Individ...
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CGB495 Three Hymns of Praise, Set II
This sequel to the popular, ""Three Hymns of Praise"" offers more majestic settings of great hymns. Included in the set are ""Oh, Worship the King"" (LYONS), ""All Praise to You, My God, This Night"" ...
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CGB496 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella (Love Has Come)
This happy, dancing arrangement of the beloved French Christmas carol is playable either in three beats or one beat to the measure, depending on the ability of the group. Techniques include LV, mallet...
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CGB497 God is So Good - Jesus Loves Me
The echo and shake techniques are featured in this arrangement alternating two familiar tunes. The two chromatic bell changes are easily assigned to a less busy ringing position. This selection is sui...
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CGB499 Zacchaeus
Lively mallets and thumb damps bring to life the delightful traditional children's song about Zacchaeus, the man who climbed up into the sycamore tree. No bell changes are required. Developing choirs ...
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CGB5 Bell Jubilee
A revised and expanded edition of an original handbell composition which has been popular in the Choristers Guild catalog through the years. Voicing: 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells Composer: Ellen Jan...
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CGB501 Light in the Darkness (Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah)
A memorable original melody serves as the introduction and interludes in this arrangement of a charming Yiddish folk tune. The use of an augmented second in both melodies gives this music a haunting q...
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CGB502 Dormi
Dormi"" combines an an old Italian carol (""Dormi"") with the Polish ""Rocking Carol."" Each carol embodies the serene gentleness of rocking the newborn Christ child. In a contrasting middle section, ...
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CGB503 I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry
The ethereal opening and closing motifs, played on randomly-malleted suspended bells, suggest the mystery surrounding the beginning and ending of life. The music of the stanzas depicts the various sta...
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CGB506 All Things Bright and Beautiful (Handbell)
Sondra Tucker's lively, straightforward setting of the beloved hymntune utilizes many special techniques for bells, including martellatos, shakes, and swings. Its dynamic contrasts and broad, majestic...
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CGB510 Masters in this Hall (Handbell Score)
A variety of handbell techniques are employed in this delightful arrangement of the familiar carol. The mysterious, infectious quality of the arrangement makes it an appealing addition to the music fo...
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CGB511 It is Well with My Soul (When Peace Like a River)
In this arrangement of the well-known hymntune (""Ville Du Havre""), the melody is first presented by the lower handchimes, while the upper bells give a flowing interpretation of the first line of the...
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CGB515 Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Martellatos and syncopated echo techniques create added excitement and rhythmic drive in this setting of the early American hymntune RESTORATION. This unique and satisfying arrangement will appeal to ...
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CGB518 Basic Training 2 - Rhythm Training for Ringers
This valuable new teaching resource continues the concept of ""Basic Training for Bells"" -- that EVERY new skill is introduced to all of the ringers, so that the entire bell choir learns and performs...
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CGB520 Festal Dance (Full Score)
Festal Dance"" is a spirited handbell composition which evokes a feel of the Renaissance with or without the auxillary instrumentation. Moving from a graceful movement with a triple feel into a statel...
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CGB521 Festal Dance (Handbell Score)
Festal Dance"" is a spirited handbell composition which evokes a feel of the Renaissance with or without the auxillary instrumentation. Moving from a graceful movement with a triple feel into a statel...
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CGB522 My Heart Ever Faithful
Ringers will enjoy playing this arrangement of a well-known melody by Bach. A tempo range is given, offering flexibility for various groups and situations, and the techniques included are shake, swing...
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CGB523 Praise Unfolding
This original piece containing no bell changes will be ideal both for beginning groups and for more developed groups needing something they can learn quickly. The piece begins with a thin texture and ...
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CGB528 I Will Lift Mine Eyes Unto the Hills (Psalm 121) (Full Score)
This calm, meditative original composition directly reflects the text of Psalm 121 in a lyrical style, with gentle, flowing rhythms and sweeping melodies. The words of the Psalm are printed along with...
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CGB529 I Will Lift Mine Eyes Unto the Hills (Psalm 121) (Handbell Score)
This calm, meditative original composition directly reflects the text of Psalm 121 in a lyrical style, with gentle, flowing rhythms and sweeping melodies. The words of the Psalm are printed along with...
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CGB532 Lord, Speak to Me
The techniques of LV, thumb damp and tabled mallets bring to life the old, familiar hymn ""Lord, Speak to Me."" The limited bell changes as well as the simplicity of the rhythms make this piece access...
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CGB534 Standin' In the Need of Prayer
The traditional spiritual is brought to life in this upbeat arrangement. The malleted sections are joyful and energetic, while the contrasting middle section is mournful and reflective. If available, ...
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CGB538 Staccato Giocoso
As the title implies, this original composition is a lively, light-hearted piece filled with staccato techniques throughout, such as mallets, plucking, thumb-damping, and martellato. A wide tempo rang...
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CGB544 Angels We Have Heard on High
A bell peal runs through this festive setting of the beloved carol. Repeated sections facilitate easy learning so ringers can concentrate on interpretation. Swung full chords create a strong and impre...
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CGB545 Prince of Peace (2 or 3 octaves)
This joyous arrangement combines Handel's "For Unto Us a Child Is Born" with the carol "Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful" (Adeste Fideles). Find the tempo that works for your group, and think of the inspirin...
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CGB547 Abide With Me
This peaceful arrangement is as lovely with handchimes as it is with handbells. It offers opportunities to work on the balance between melody and harmony, and on interpretation of musical lines. The t...
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CGB548 One Star
Based on a choral anthem by Cheryl Jones Rogers (CGA460), this handbell transcription effectively captures the beauty and mystery of the original lyrics and music. This flexible piece includes an opti...
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CGB550 Oh, How Joyfully (3, 4 or 5 Octaves)
The tune "Sicilian Mariners" is treated in a bouncy, joyful style, with malleted bass and rung treble bells. The optional use of sleigh bells lends a festive spirit to the original introduction and in...
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CGB551 Gift of Finest Wheat
This arrangement of the beloved communion hymn moves gracefully from 4/4 to 3/4 time, providing a good introduction to mixed meter. Ringers should be sure to emphasize the melody, particularly when it...
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CGB556 Fanfare and Alleluia (3, 4 or 5 octaves)
Published in two compatible editions, this outburst of joy rings quite easily and requires no bell/chime changes. Instructions are provided for the use of the beginning of the work as an optional proc...
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CGB562 For the Beauty of the Earth
This varied arrangement of the hymntune DIX begins simply, with the melody in the treble bells, and the bass providing a flowing, LV eighth-note accompaniment. The handchimes play the second stanza in...
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CGB563 Foundation of Grace
Two beloved hymns, "How Firm a Foundation" and "Amazing Grace," are combined in this exciting arrangement. Various articulations add to the interesting combination of the hymns, first stated separatel...
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CGB570 Festival Sanctus
This exciting, dramatic original work is inspired by the rhythm of the Latin words, "Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth," and features a driving, LV eighth-note accompaniment throughout. The slower, softer...
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CGB574 Morning Songs
Here is a set of three familiar melodies that share the theme of morning. The titles included are ""Jesus in the Morning,"" ""Morning Has Broken,"" and ""My Lord, What a Morning."" The graduating leve...
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CGB575 Sweet Hour of Prayer (2 or 3 octaves)
This gentle rendering of the beloved hymn requires no bell changes and may be rung entirely on handchimes if desired. The piece offers a wonderful opportunity for beginning and developing choirs to wo...
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CGB577 O Lamb of God, Most Holy
This gentle 16th-century tune features echoes and fermatas. Few parentheses are used for the mostly-chordal melody, played by both treble and bass ringers. All ringers but one encounter at least one e...
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CGB578 Ride On, King Jesus
Malleting, martellatos, gyros, driving rhythms, and canonic passages all add to the vitality of this energetic spiritual. This arrangement will be a delightful choice for worship services, concerts, a...
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CGB580 Communion Meditations, Set 2
This collection includes four reflective, variable-length pieces suitable for communion or general use. Three of the pieces are arrangements of "Holy Manna, Picardy" and an old Cornish round, "The Lor...
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CGB581 Six Processionals
This set of processionals may be used in a variety of ways to enhance your concert or worship experience. Written in the keys of C, G, F, D, B-flat, and E-flat major, these short, single-page processi...
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CGB586 Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service (God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending)
The early American hymn tune BEACH SPRING is used with a variety of texts in different hymnals, making this arrangement very functional for many different times of the church year. This setting has a ...
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CGB589 Jamaican Rumba (Handbell Score)
It was on his travels to the West Indies that Arthur Benjamin discovered the native melodies on which this, his best-known composition, is based. This energetic arrangement lends itself to "dueling" h...
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CGB594 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella (Love Has Come)
Level 1+ . This happy, dancing arrangement of the beloved French Christmas carol is playable in either three beats or one beat to the measure, depending upon the ability of the group. Techniques inclu...
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CGB602 The Holly and the Ivy
This work pairs a lively rendition of "The Holly and the Ivy" with a more lyrical setting of "Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine" that may be played on handchimes. The tempo stays the same throughout, and th...
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CGB603 Song of Assurance (Full Score, for ringing the two editions together)
Level 2 (2 or 3 octave edition)/Level 2+ (3, 4, or 5 octave edition) . This uplifting piece is published in two separate, compatible editions. A full score is also available for use when ringing both ...
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CGB604 Song of Assurance (2 - 3 octaves)
Level 2 (2 or 3 octave edition)/Level 2+ (3, 4, or 5 octave edition) . This uplifting piece is published in two separate, compatible editions. A full score is also available for use when ringing both ...
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CGB605 Song of Assurance (3, 4 or 5 octaves)
Level 2 (2 or 3 octave edition)/Level 2+ (3, 4, or 5 octave edition) . This uplifting piece is published in two separate, compatible editions. A full score is also available for use when ringing both ...
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CGB606 Hymns for Twelve Bells (Four Hymns in F Major)
With no bell changes, your 3 to 6 ringer ensemble can go anywhere without tables to ring these majestic hymn settings in F major. The following classics are included in this volume: "All Hail the Powe...
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CGB607 Behold the Star
This energetic and exciting setting of the traditional spiritual "Behold the Star" also features the favorite "Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow." Ringers will enjoy syncopated rhythms and various articul...
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CGB608 Ring, Little Bells Kling, Glockchen
Level 3+ . Here is an energetic arrangement of the traditional German children's carol "Kling, Gl÷ckchen," incorporating shake, ring touch, and mart lift techniques, as well as mallets. The optional d...
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CGB611 Fanfare and Exaltation
Level 3 . Ringers are sure to enjoy this vibrant selection. The exhilarating and percussive opening and closing sections are contrasted by a beautiful and lyrical middle theme. Techniques include mart...
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CGB612 RockA My Soul
Level 3 . If your ringers love to mallet, this all-malleted piece is for you. The spirited chromatic melody and boogie-woogie bass lines will challenge ringers, and the work is also visually enjoyable...
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CGB614 Dixieland Swing on 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus' (Full Score)
Level 5 . We travel to New Orleans for the fourth of Cathy's jazz hymn arrangements. The opening two stanzas are reminiscent of a Dixieland jazz funeral procession, as the handbell choir enters slowly...
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CGB615 Dixieland Swing on 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus' (Handbell Score)
We travel to New Orleans for the fourth of Cathy's jazz hymn arrangements. The opening two stanzas are reminiscent of a Dixieland jazz funeral procession, as the handbell choir enters slowly and the c...
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CGB621 What Wondrous Love Is This 2 or 3 octaves
Published in two compatible editions, this tender setting of the beloved Appalachian folk song may be played by either handbells or handchimes. With minimal bell changes and easy techniques such as sh...
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CGB624 The King of Glory
"The King of Glory" is an exciting, energetic piece based on a traditional Israeli folk melody. It utilizes many articulations that add to the bright character of the arrangement. This work is appropr...
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CGB625 Lamentation
""Lamentation"" is a contemplative and lyrical work appropriate for any occasion and especially suited for Holy Week. A great teaching piece for phrasing, dynamics, and structure, this piece utilizes ...
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CGB626 I Am Thine, O Lord
This heartfelt arrangement of the beloved hymn will be a meaningful addition to worship services, concerts, and festivals. Whether played on handbells or handchimes, ringers will enjoy the rolled chor...
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CGB627 Bell Prayer
Level 2 . As the name suggests, this piece is intended to be a musical prayer. Fitting as a quiet prelude, a meditative response to prayer, or as any devotional music for worship, listeners will appre...
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CGB628 The Lord is My Shepherd Psalm 23
The text of the twenty-third Psalm is directly reflected in this lyrical and peaceful original composition. These words are also printed over the score, so ringers and directors will be able to relate...
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CGB629 A Call to Celebration
""A Call to Celebration"" is a festive, original composition filled with energy. This exciting work pulsates with driving rhythms and strong, memorable melodies within each of the contrasting sections...
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CGB630 Come, Holy Spirit Invocation
""Come, Holy Spirit"" combines the haunting chant VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS with the Welsh tune ABERYSTWYTH. The extensive use of singing bell technique creates a serene backdrop at the beginning and end ...
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CGB640 God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
A bell peal begins and ends this arrangement, and repetitions of that peal are scattered throughout. This joyful carol in a minor key features melodic material in both low and high registers. Extended...
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CGB646 Fantasia on Greensleeves - Handbell Score
Level 4 . Well-known and beloved in the classical-music world, this piece works beautifully for handbells and flute or other C instrument. The handchime/cello line is optional but adds a nice dimensio...
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CGB65 A Joyful Noise
This happy piece begins with an LV fanfare-like introduction. Other techniques used are swing, shake and martellato. Filled with energy, this will be a joyous addition to any worship service, concert...
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CGB651 A Mighty Fortress - Organ Score
Level 3 . Flexibly designed, this piece may be used as a congregational hymn accompaniment with brass quintet, timpani, organ, and mixed chorus, or the vocal and instrumental forces may be omitted and...
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CGB652 Trepak
Level 3 . The fiery Russian dance from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" has been arranged in a somewhat-simplified manner that retains all of the excitement of a much more difficult work. Malleting, mar...
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CGB653 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Kevin McChesney has given us a contemporary twist on a favorite traditional hymn. This satisfying and accessible arrangement should find a welcome home in traditional, contemporary, and blended worshi...
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CGB654 Chanson Joyeuse Song of Joy
This spirited original composition is written in ABACA form. Tempo changes, accidentals, plucking, swings, and martellato lifts in the A sections will challenge bass ringers, while treble ringers will...
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CGB655 Proclamation
Level 4 . Written for the Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble, this celebratory composition is suitable for concerts, festivals, and worship services. Using the Mixolydian mode, the piece opens with an ant...
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CGB656 Carillon Festiva
Level 4 . This programmatic composition opens with repeated patterns and LVs that emulate the sounds of church bells ringing to gather people together. A lively celebration with a jaunty folk dance en...
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CGB66 Exuberant Praise
This is a new printing of an original piece by Cynthia Dobrinski for 3 octaves. Ringers and listeners will enjoy the energy and excitement of "Exuberant Praise!" Voicing: 3 octaves handbells Compose...
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CGB661 Prologue and Rhythmic Dance - Handbell Score
This original composition for handbells and percussion will be an exciting addition to the concert or worship repertoire. The Prologue begins with a simple melody accompanied by wind chimes, and the s...
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CGB662 Semper Fidelis (March) - Full Score
This march, written in 1888, takes its title from the motto of the U.S. Marine Corps: Semper Fidelis - "Always Faithful". The first performance was in the Inaugural Parade for President Benjamin Harri...
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CGB664 Anthornis
For his third year on the podium of the annual ""Anthornis"" advanced-ringing event, Michael Glasgow showed his appreciation to "Agehr" Area VII with an original composition by the same title. This en...
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CGB665 Thy Holy Wings
Thy Holy Wings is a delicate, flowing arrangement of the Swedish folk tune, BRED DINA VIDA VINGER.┬ It opens and closes with an original melody, and includes the optional use of handchimes in the seco...
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