Four Pieces for Advent by Ashley Danyew

Four Pieces for Advent

For 2-Octave Handbells (12 Bells)

Four Pieces for Advent

A printable collection of four short pieces for your Advent worship services.

Written for just 12 bells, these pieces are easy to put together and accessible for smaller (and younger) groups of just six ringers.

Use them as preludes, acclamations or processionals, reflective prayer responses, or during communion. Performance notes are included for each piece.
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Want to peek inside? Here are a few sample pages from the collection:
(Listen to sample MIDI recordings at the bottom of this page)
*This is a digital download product. No physical music will be mailed to you. Your purchase includes a license to print as many copies as you need for your handbell ensemble.

Here's how it works:


"Of the Father's Love Begotten" - 12 Bells + Solo Instrument (Cello or C Instrument)

This arrangement features the cello (or any C instrument), with handbells accompanying. The simple, scalar melody paired with the plaintive tolls of the bells matches the inner longing we feel during Advent as we wait for Christ’s return.

"Glorioso II" - 12 Bells

Inspired by the popular handbell acclamation, Glorioso (get your free copy here), this festive processional is based on a collection of repeated musical patterns. Each person is assigned two bells and one 2-measure pattern to play.

"Advent Processional" - 12 Bells

Like Glorioso II, this simple processional is based on a collection of repeated patterns. Each person is assigned two bells and one pattern to play. It’s written in such a way that it can be used as a stand-alone piece or as an introduction to the hymn, “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” (HYFRYDOL).

"Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus" (Hymn Descant) - 12 Bells with Piano or Organ and Congregational Singing

Use this descant on one or both verses of the hymn, to add to the congregational singing experience. The descant matches the traditional harmony found in most hymnals.
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What's included?

File Icon 5 files
Four Pieces for Advent (Digital Download)
1.7 MB
MIDI Recordings
Of the Father's Love Begotten (MIDI Recording)
3 mins
Glorioso II (MIDI Recording)
1 min
Advent Processional (MIDI Recording)
1 min
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus [Hymn Descant] (MIDI Recording)
2 mins

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