"Fanfare on Christ Is Alive" - 13 Bells
A triumphant fanfare, to be used as an extended hymn introduction for “Christ Is Alive” or as a standalone piece. The piece incorporates the first phrase of “Christ Is Alive,” a few familiar peal patterns, as well as a 4-note motive from “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.”
"Christ Is Alive" (Hymn Descant) - 12 Bells
A bright, sparkling descant to be used on one or two verses of the hymn, to add to the congregational singing experience. The descant matches the traditional harmony found in most hymnals (e.g. UMH, Glory to God).
"The Day of Resurrection" - 20 Bells
An arrangement of a beloved, but not-so-common Easter hymn. After a quiet introduction, the first verse begins in unison, quickly expanding outward to include richer and deeper harmonies. A brief interlude leads into the second verse, featuring a classical-style countermelody and fresh harmonies. The arrangement ends full and strong, with interesting colors, a broad, sweeping chord progression, and some new rhythmic interest.
"Easter Fanfare & Hymn Descant" - 21 Bells
“Easter Fanfare,” a festive acclamation for Easter Sunday, can be used on its own or in conjunction with “Christ the Lord is Risen Today.”
The fanfare (13 bells) is written in C major and designed to lead right into the hymn introduction. It is accessible for a beginning handbell choir with as few as seven members. The descant (21 bells) works well on one of the middle verses (so your sopranos can still have their descant on the last verse).