Four Pieces for Easter by Ashley Danyew

Four Pieces for Easter

For 2-3 Octave Handbells (12-21 Bells)

Four Pieces for Easter

A printable collection of four short pieces for Easter Sunday and the Sundays that follow.

Written for 12-21 bells, these pieces are easy to learn and relatively accessible for smaller (and younger) groups of 6-10 ringers.

This collection includes two fanfares and hymn descants and a solo handbell arrangement. 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 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:


"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).
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What's included?

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Four Pieces for Easter (Digital Download)
814 KB
Fanfare on Christ is Alive (MIDI Recording)
1 min
Christ is Alive [Hymn Descant] (MIDI Recording)
1 min
The Day of Resurrection (MIDI Recording)
2 mins
Easter Fanfare & Hymn Descant (Live Recording)
2 mins

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