Ring with 7: Classics
7 handbell ringers (A4-C7) with optional 6 handchimes (C5-A5)
Arranged by Martha Lynn Thompson. Collection. Holy, Holy, Holy from Deutche Messe by Franz Schubert and Hallelujah from Messiah by George F. Handel. General, Sacred. Handbell score. 12 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.2622).
Item Number: HP.2622
Are twelve hands enough? Sometimes an extra ringer or director-turned-ringer is necessary. Such is the case with these two extended arrangements. "Holy, Holy, Holy" from Schubert's Deutsche Messe (A4-C7) and "Hallelujah" from Handel's Messiah (C5-D7). "Holy, Holy, Holy" requires that the melody be sung, played on a C instrument, or rung solo-ringing style on handchimes while the handbells provide the accompaniment. "Hallelujah" is challenging, but great fun to ring and to hear. Both pieces are suitable for both concert and worship.