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Summer Bells - 12 Hymns for 2-octaves (15 - 18 bells, reproducible)
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By Various

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Handbell - Level 2 - Digital Download
Composed by Various. Arranged by Kristine Johanek. Sacred. Score. 27 pages. Kristine Johanek #4407176. Published by Kristine Johanek (A0.707980).

Item Number: A0.707980

This collection of bell pieces is put together especially for use by bell players during the Summer months. Each hymn or song uses from 15 to 18 bells, and is playable by a small group of as few as seven players. If your group consists mostly of intermediate players, it is possible to play one of these hymns with a half hour to an hour of rehearsal before the service or performance. This allows for special music in the service using a ‘pick-up’ group without the issues of absences from rehearsals and last minute plan changes. Using only two octaves also allows for quick set-up and take-down of the bell performance area.

These hymns are also excellent choices for a larger beginning ensemble. Several of these songs would be appropriate for a ‘music day camp’ setting, in which the music is pre-marked with various colors of highlighters designating players and left or right hands. Beginners who play only one bell per song will also find success in a larger group that uses this collection. (A beginning group would need to hold several rehearsals before performing.)

‘B.’ means suitable for beginners. ‘E.I.’ means early intermediate. Timings are approximate. Several of these pieces have optional repeats for flexibility in timing.

    All Things Bright and Beautiful E.I. 16 bells two minutes

    Blest Be the Tie That Binds B 16 bells one and a half minutes

    For the Beauty of the Earth E.I. 15 bells two and a half minutes

    He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands E.I. 15 bells one and a half minutes

    Holy, Holy, Holy B. 18 bells two minutes

    I Know That My Redeemer Lives B. 17 bells two and a half minutes

    Lord I Want to Be a Christian E.I. 18 bells two minutes

    Ode to Joy B. 18 bells one and a half minutes

    Poor Wayfaring Stranger E.I. 18 bells two minutes

    Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty E.I. 16 bells three minutes

    Simple Gifts B. 15 bells one and a half minutes

    What a Friend We Have in Jesus B. 15 bells one and a half minutes

This is a reproducible product. This piece may be purchased as a score for one performing group, and copies made for the members of that one performing group. Save money and space while allowing for more flexibility in annotating from year to year.

This product was created by a member of ArrangeMe, Hal Leonard’s global self-publishing community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. ArrangeMe allows for the publication of unique arrangements of both popular titles and original compositions from a wide variety of voices and backgrounds.

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