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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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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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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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