This volume offers a variety of creative ideas for the use of handbells in your congregational hymn singing. Suggestions range from the use of a single bell to a full handbell choir. All of the handbell parts may be reproduced for your choir. A second volume (#8282) is a sequel and may also be of interest.
Creative ways to use 4-6 handbells in worship! A sequel to the first (#1956), and most popular, volume in this highly successful series, the book includes new tunes as well as some new, simplified musical ideas and examples for some of the most common tunes included in the first book.
Handbell Resource Book
This collection of eight well-known hymn tunes is intended for beginning handbell and handchime choirs. Each setting uses only 21 or 22 bells. There are no modulations, and the beat is subdivided only for essential melody notes.
Here is a fun-to-ring 3-5 octave arrangement of Leroy Anderson's novelty showcase, "Plink, Plank, Plunk"--performed entirely with mallets (bells on the table) and an occasional mart. By using mallets, the chromatics are not a problem even at the suggested tempo of (half-note = 144-152). The repetition of sections, and within sections, makes the piece easy to master.