This collection includes very accessible settings of eight well-known hymn tunes. Each three-octave setting uses only 22-26 bells. Special ringing techniques are limited, making the pieces suitable for beginning handbell or handchime choirs. The arrangements have no modulations, and the beat is subdivided only for essential melody notes. There are a minimum of chromatics and, when they occur, ample time is given for bell changes. The full-chord writing provides security for beginners, while these extended arrangements provide new challenges to ringers as they learn to make music for worship or concert.
Arrangement By Thompson, Martha Lynn
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
It Is Well With My Soul
Lift High the Cross
I Will Arise and Go to Jesus
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
God Be With You Till We Meet Again
The Lord Bless You and Keep You
America, the Beautiful
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