Handbell Collections for Summer and Beyond

recommended by Jennifer F., Handbell Music Specialist

lorenz-509984More Hymns for Three to Six Ringers arr. Sandra Eithun
Flawlessly crafted for small ensembles, this brilliant collection contains pieces that are suited for use throughout the year and have handbell assignments for three, four, five, or six ringers. The optional keyboard accompaniment can be used to provide texture and support to each arrangement.

The Best of Agape for 3-5 Octaves
This 60-page collection includes ten of our best-selling arrangements of recent years, all for 3-5 octaves, Level 2+. These tried and proven winners come from a variety of composers and arrangers and represent a wide range of styles and are useful throughout the church year. 10 great pieces for the cost of 3 makes this a real budget stretcher!

hope-2796-fEssential Classics for 2 Octaves Volume 1
This 60-page collection includes thirteen of our best-selling arrangements of recent years, all for 2 octave choirs. Levels range from 1+ to 2+. These tried and proven winners come from a variety of composers and arrangers and represent a wide range of styles and are useful throughout the church year. Single copies of these 13 titles exceed the cost of this one book which you can then reproduce for all your ringers!

God Reigns, Let Earth Be Glad
Playable by either handbells or handchimes, this delightful reproducible collection includes accessible hymn arrangements by five outstanding composers. Published in compatible editions for 2 or 3 octaves and for 3, 4 or 5 octaves, the two editions are compatible for festivals and other massed ringing events. The collection will be excellent for developing choirs as well as more experienced groups who need music they can learn quickly.

lorenz-509985Our Welsh Heritage
Share in the great wealth of Welsh hymn tunes! This indispensable volume offers reproducible arrangements of beloved Welsh tunes set by some of today’s most outstanding handbell composers. These tunes are associated with a variety of texts from throughout the church year, making this collection one that you will return to again and again.

Reproducible Rings IV arr. Lloyd Larson
Arranged with the volunteer handbell ringer in mind, these nine hymn settings are quickly learned and ready to perform with limited preparation time. Engaging settings of familiar carols and hymn tunes guarantee broad appeal to both ringers and listeners. Another cost saving “Reproducible” collection from Agape, buy one book and copy all the music for use by your choir.

Find more quality options for your handbell ensembles on our website, or contact us for more recommendations. And remember – shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Jennifer F. is a graduate of Otterbein College with a degree in Vocal Performance. She has worked at Stanton’s for over 14 years specializing in Sacred Choral, Classical Vocal and Handbell music. Jennifer is a soprano section leader in the Chancel Choir at First Community Church in Columbus Ohio, and is also the founder, Artistic Director and bass bell ringer for Handbells Columbus.

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