Four Pieces for Christmas by Ashley Danyew

Four Pieces for Christmas

For 2-3 Octave Handbells (12-17 Bells)

Four Pieces for Christmas

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

Written for 12-17 bells, these pieces are easy to put together and accessible for smaller (and younger) groups of 6-8 ringers.

Use them as preludes, anthems or offertories, and to accompany congregational singing. 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:

Titles

"Still, Still, Still" - 12 Bells + opt. 4 Handchimes (six players)

This reflective arrangement of a beloved Christmas favorite is perfect for a candlelight Christmas Eve service.

The piece begins with a simple open fifth, gradually growing out of nothing using the singing bell technique. The singing bells underscore much of the arrangement, with the addition of handchimes partway through. The piece ends as simply and quietly as it began – with the singing bells fading away to nothing.

"Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" (Hymn Descant) - 13 or 17 Bells

Use this descant on one or two verses of the carol, to add to the congregational singing experience. The descant matches the traditional harmony found in most hymnals. Includes two versions: one for 13 bells and one for 17 bells, depending on the size of your ensemble.

"In the Bleak Midwinter" - 16 Bells

This simple setting of a Christmas favorite features sparkling cluster chords and beautiful, interesting harmonies, while still being accessible and easy to learn and play. Use it as a prelude, anthem, or offertory on Christmas Eve or during the Christmas season.

"Joy to the World" (Hymn Descant) - 12 Bells with Piano or Organ and Congregational Singing

Use this bright, festive descant on one or two verses of the carol, to add to the congregational singing experience. The descant matches the traditional harmony found in most hymnals.
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Let's fast-forward to Christmas Eve.

A preview of “Still, Still, Still”

What's included?

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Files
Four Pieces for Christmas (Digital Download)
1.52 MB
MIDI Recordings
Still, Still, Still (Live Recording)
3 mins
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing [Hymn Descant - 17 bells] (MIDI Recording)
1 min
In the Bleak Midwinter (MIDI Recording)
3 mins
Joy to the World [Hymn Descant] (MIDI Recording)
1 min

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