Ring We Now Of Christmas (based on "Sing We Now of Christmas" and "Carol of the Bells"). Arranged by Paul A. McKlveen. For handbell choir (3-5 octaves) with optional 3 octave handchimes. Christmas, Sacred. Grade 3. Handbell score. 12 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.2603).
"Ring We Now of Christmas" cleverly blends the popular French carol, "Noel Nouvelet" and the classic Ukrainian carol, commonly known as "Carol of the Bells", to create a musical offering that reflects the excitement of the Christmas season. The rhythmic alteration of the French carol gives a fresh take that will be enjoyed by both ringer and listener alike. Additional color and interest is added through the use of optional handchimes, various bell techniques (TD, RT, PL, LV, SK, and martellato), and a key modulation from C minor to E minor and back.