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Ten Classic Hymns for 8-note Bells and Boomwhackers® (with Color Coded Notes)

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By Sharon Wilson

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Large Ensemble Bells, Boomwhackers, Glockenspiel, Handbell, Handchime, Orff Instrument, Xylophone - Level 1 - Digital Download
By Sharon Wilson. By Edwin O. Excell, George Askins, Johnson Oatman, Jr., Reginald Heber, Samuel Stennett, William Moore, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Various, Robert Lowry, John Newton, Elisha Albright Hoffman, John Bacchus Dykes, and Henry van Dyke. Arranged by Sharon Wilson Music. Children, Instructional, Sacred, Standards, Traditional. Score and parts. 111 pages. Sharon Wilson #3087357. Published by Sharon Wilson (A0.564950).

Item Number: A0.564950

This collection contains 10 hymns arranged for 2-part ensembles using only 8-note instruments. Each song in this collection is notated with Handbells on one staff and Boomwhackers® on a second staff creating a 2-part instrumental ensemble (requires one set of each instrument). For each song, there is a combined score with both parts on a grand staff plus a separate 1-staff score for each individual part. A note chart is also provided to aid in the learning and teaching of these songs. Lyrics are provided as well for sing along enjoyment.

Each song includes two verses. Handbells play the melody for the first verse while Boomwhackers® provide harmony. After a short interlude, Boomshackers® play the melody for the second verse while the Bells play harmony. If you want to play only the first verse of any song, an optional ending is provided or it can be skipped to perform the two verses together.

This set of scores uses colored noteheads corresponding to the Boomwhackers® color scheme. This set of scores is also available (separate purchase) in black and white.

Only filled noteheads (quarter and eighth notes) are used so the notes are full color and easier to see (this does not indicate the bells need to be silenced immediately before the next beat). Also, only quarter rests are used to help visualize the number of beats per measure.

The number of ringers and whackers needed will vary depending on the skill level of the participants. For more advanced players, each person could be assigned two or three notes. For beginners, it is best to assign one note to each person. Note assignment suggestions are included for each song.

Each of the 10 hymn arrangements is also available separately with accompanying preview pages and audio samples.

Titles included in this collection:
Amazing Grace
Count Your Blessings
Holy, Holy, Holy
Holy Manna
How Firm a Foundation
Nothing but the Blood
Ode to Joy (Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee)
On Jordan's Stormy Banks
Shall We Gather at the River
What a Wonderful Savior

Boomwhackers® is a registered trademark of Rhythm Band Instruments, LLC. Used by permission.

Unique features of the two collections of classic hymns for "Bells and Boomwhackers®"
"Ten Classic Hymns for Bells and Boomwhackers®"

Each song includes two verses so both parts get a turn playing the melody. For the first verse, the Handbells play the melody while the Boomwhackers® provide one or two note harmony. After a short interlude, the Boomwhackers® play the melody for the second verse while the Handbells play single-note harmony. If you want to play only the first verse, an optional ending is provided or it can be skipped to perform the two verses together.

"Twelve More Classic Hymns for Bells and Boomwhackers®"
For each song, the Handbells play the melody while the Boomwhackers® keep a steady beat with three-note chords. Chord names are provided on the score as well as a chord chart for each song. Several of the arrangements include two verses with a first "easy" verse followed by an "intermediate" second verse. For the songs with two verses, an optional ending is provided for the first verse or it can be skipped to perform the two verses together.

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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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