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Entries Tagged as 'handbell trio'

“Bluebird’s Autumn Flight”

for bell tree solo, handbell duet or handbell trio with piano

An original bell tree solo; can also be played as normal duet or trio.

Time: ~2 min.
Published in 2009 by Flagstaff Publishing
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“Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”

for 4-octave bell tree trio or handbell sextet

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The setting of this trio creates a calm, spiritual ambiance. The melody is shared among three Bell Trees during the first verse with counter melodies woven into the harmony. The second verse begins with a rhythmic variation of the melody before returning to the traditional pattern. The piece begins in 4/4, moves to 6/4 and 6/8 before concluding in 4/4.

Time: ~4 min.

Published in 2010 by From the Top Music
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“Let Vibrate”

for 2-4 octaves handbells or handbell trio, quartet, or quintet

A meditatative handbell piece that lets the bells ring from beginning to end — the bells don’t damp until the very last note.  Last page gives playing instructions to perform as a handbell trio, quartet, or quintet with various levels of difficulty.

Premiered by the Bells of Dundee, January 27, 2008; First Congregational Church of Dundee, West Dundee, Ill.

AGEHR Level: 2+
Time: ~2 min.
Published in 2008 by High Meadow Music Publishing
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for handbell trio (2 octaves)

A short, fast, relatively easy handbell trio; some 3 against 2 adds interest.

Time: ~1 min.
composed in 2004; contact Matthew Prins for information