Four Pieces for Lent by Ashley Danyew

Four Pieces for Lent

For 2-3 Octave Handbells (12-19 Bells)

Four Pieces for Lent

A printable collection of four short pieces for your worship services during the season of Lent.

Written for 12-19 bells, these pieces are easy to put together and accessible for smaller (and younger) groups of 6-8 ringers.

This collection includes two solo pieces, a processional, and a hymn descant. 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

"Lenten Processional" - 12 Bells

The reflective nature of this piece works well during the season of Lent, and the piece can be easily played without music. Each player has a simple one measure pattern that is repeated. The piece could be rung standing in place or while processing.

"Fairest Lord Jesus" (Hymn Descant) - 18 Bells (opt. 19 Bells)

A simple and meaningful 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).

"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" - 19 Bells

This simple, yet powerful setting of the well-known hymn would be a wonderful addition to your Lent or Holy Week services. Following a soft introduction, the first verse begins simply, gradually expanding with richer and deeper harmonies. A brief interlude connects to the second verse, featuring a treble descant and new, interesting harmonies.

"What Wondrous Love Is This" - 12 Bells + Solo Instrument

This simple, plaintive arrangement of “What Wondrous Love Is This” works well throughout the Lenten season and during Holy Week. A somber, reflective setting of the old hymn tune, WONDROUS LOVE, the piece is scored for 12 bells and a solo instrument. Includes a solo part transposed for the following instruments: violin, flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, trumpet in Bb, alto saxophone, and tenor saxophone.
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What's included?

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Files
Four Pieces for Lent (Digital Download)
1.25 MB
Recordings
Lenten Processional (MIDI Recording)
1 min
Fairest Lord Jesus [Hymn Descant] (MIDI Recording)
1 min
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (MIDI Recording)
3 mins
What Wondrous Love Is This (Live Recording)
3 mins

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