Jamaican Rumba - Handbell Score composed by Carol Lynn Mizell. For handbells 5-6-octaces (double handbell choir) (with optional 3-6 octave handchimes, claves, maracas, drum set, timpani). Master Ringer Series. Level 4. Handbell score. Published by Chorister's Guild (LO.CGB589).
It was on his travels to the West Indies that Arthur Benjamin discovered the native melodies on which this, his best-known composition, is based. This energetic arrangement lends itself to "dueling" handbell choirs and treble bells and bass bells as it progresses through the two musical themes in various keys. Whether played by one or two handbell choirs, the contagious energy of this piece will make it a favorite for concert programming. (Reproducible percussion parts included with the full score.).