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Traditional Hymn Tunes for Today’s Ensemble

Contemporary Arrangements for Piano, Solo Handbells and One or Two Instruments

Arranger: Anne Roberts

Arr. © 2011 GIA. Individual copyrights may apply.


Item #: G-7477     Status: Available

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Instrumental parts included: C Instrument I, C Instrument II, C Instrument III, B-flat Instrument II, 3 octaves Handbells, 3 octaves Handchimes

Tune Name: Veni creator spiritus, Nun komm der heiden heiland, Star of the county down, King of glory, Ave maria, Kelvingrove, Kingsfold


Traditional Hymn Tunes for Today's Ensemble is composed of five contemporary arrangements for piano and other instruments, including parts for solo handbells. These fresh arrangements of traditional hymn tunes are flexible enough to accommodate a wide variety of instrumental combinations.

The handbell solo part can be performed on any C instrument such as violin, recorder, flute or oboe. The additional, optional solo instruments are identified on the full score as C Inst. I and C Inst. II, however, the individual score for C Inst. II is provided in both C and B-flat-offering an even greater range of instrument choices. All individual scores are included with the edition. The handbell score can be rung using either a three-octave set or a four-octave set of handbells or handchimes. A “Handbells Used Chart” is included in the handbell score.

Traditional Hymn Tunes for Today's Ensemble is well suited for traditional, blended, and contemporary styles of worship.

3 octaves Handbells or Handchimes part may also be played by an additional C Instrument (C Instrument III).

Categories: Collection, Handbells, Instrumental

Seasonal: Advent

Liturgical: Pentecost, Pentecost A, Pentecost B, Pentecost C

Rites: Confirmation

Topical: Comfort, Discipleship, Holy Spirit, Marian

Scored for: Handbell

Number of Pages: 32

Format: Softcover