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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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CGB418 Joyful, Joyful (2 or 3 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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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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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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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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CGB445 Harmonies for Hymns, Set II (Chordal Accompaniments for Ten Familiar
This second volume of the popular "Harmonies for Hymns" series provides chordal accompaniments for hymns used throughout the church year. As in the previous volume, chords played on handbells or handc...
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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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CGB447 Joyful Praise (4-5 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 embraces ...
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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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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 f...
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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 chord...
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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 chord...
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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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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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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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CGB480 Kyrie
The melody in this original work is hauntingly reflective of the words "Kyrie eleison," meaning "Lord, have mercy." Kyrie is appropriate for use during Lent, Communion, or anytime a more penitent mood...
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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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CGB484 Walking with Jesus
"Walking with Jesus" combines three hymns: "I Want Jesus to Walk with Me" (SOJOURNER), "O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee" (MARYTON) and "Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown" (CANDLER.) This meaningful arrang...
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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 4 ...
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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. Individua...
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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" (TALLI...
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CGB496 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella (2-3 octave handbells)
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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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, the ...
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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 t...
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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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CGB516 Resonances and Alleluias
This engaging original composition was commissioned in honor of Fred Gramann, for his 30 years of music ministry at the American Church in Paris. The piece opens with a rhythmic "fuguing tune" in a mi...
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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 ea...
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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 accessib...
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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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CGB548 One Star (Handbell Score)
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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CGB559 Resounding Alleluias (Handbell Score)
Stirring and energetic throughout, this medley intricately combines three hymns of praise with Alleluia refrains: the majestic "Lasst Uns Erfreuen" ("All Creatures of Our God and King" and "Praise God...
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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 levels of ...
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CGB576 Sweet Hour of Prayer (3, 4 or 5 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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CGB582 Aria
Memorable, lyrical melodies characterize the meditative quality of this original composition. It is an excellent piece for helping ringers to understand melodic lines and phrasing, as well as legato r...
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CGB584 The Passion Prophecy
This dramatic original work is a musical interpretation of the text from Isaiah 53:4-5: "Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows.." A simple accompaniment of quarter-note chords lies ...
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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 (3-5 octave handbells)
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 include LV, mall...
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CGB603 Song of Assurance (Full Score, for ringing the two editions together)
This uplifting piece is published in two separate, compatible editions. A full score is also available for use when ringing both editions together. An inverted portion of the tune FOUNDATION provides ...
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CGB605 Song of Assurance (3, 4 or 5 octaves)
This uplifting piece is published in two separate, compatible editions. A full score is also available for use when ringing both editions together. An inverted portion of the tune FOUNDATION provides ...
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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
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 descant acco...
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CGB612 Rock-A My Soul
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 with the ...
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CGB614 Dixieland Swing on 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus' (Full 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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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 R,...
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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
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 appreciate the ...
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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 of...
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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
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 dimension. This se...
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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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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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CGB655 Proclamation
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 antiphonal fa...
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