Ten Christmas Carols for 13-note Bells and Boomwhackers (with Color Coded Notes)
by Sharon Wilson
Handbell Choir - Digital Sheet Music

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By Sharon Wilson. By Benjamin R. Hanby, Bernard de la Monnoye, Folk Song, George W. Wilmot, James R. Murray, John Henry Hopkins Jr., and Traditional. Arranged by Sharon Wilson Music. Advent,Children,Christmas,Folk,Sacred. 78 pages. Sharon Wilson #6137907. Published by Sharon Wilson (A0.569920).

This collection of 10 Christmas songs is notated for 13-note (one octave, C to C chromatic scale) instruments with Handbells on one staff and Boomwhackers® on a second staff creating a 2-part instrumental ensemble (requires one set of each instrument). For each song there is a combined score with both parts on a grand staff plus a separate 1-staff score for each individual part. A note chart is also provided for each song as well as a chord chart when appropriate.

This set of scores uses colored noteheads orresponding to the Boomwhackers® color scheme. If you have a set of bells or tubes with a different color scheme, "Chroma-Notes Stick Ons" can be purchased and applied so the instruments match the Boomwhackers® color scheme. This set of scores is also available (separate purchase) in black and white which will print clearer if you do not have access to a color printer.

Only filled noteheads (quarter and eighth notes) are used so the notes are full color and easier to see (this does not indicate the bells need to be silenced immediately before the next beat). Also, only quarter and eighth rests are used to help visualize the number of beats per measure. Lyrics are provided as well to aid in the learning and teaching of these songs.

The number of ringers and whackers needed will vary depending on the skill level of the participants. For more advanced players, each person could be assigned two or three notes. For beginners, it is best to assign one note to each person. Note assignment suggestions are provided for each song.

Though this sheet music is notated for Handbells and Boomwhackers®, these arrangements are playable by any 13-note (one octave, C to C chromatic scale) instrument such as a xylophone, glockenspiel, or recorder. For those songs with chords provided, a ukulele could be included in the ensemble.

Other suggestions and uses:
* have both parts played by bells or both parts played using only Boomwhackers®    
* form a choir using multiple sets of bells and/or Boomwhackers® (this would amplify the sound and allow more people to participate)
* use as part of the music education for children at school, home, or church
* these colorful, inexpensive instruments can be enjoyed by all ages and add a fun, unique element to activities and programs: senior centers, family reunions, church retreats, home school groups, just to name a few

Each of the 10 Christmas Carol arrangements is also available separately with accompanying preview pages and audio samples.

Titles included in this collection:
Away in a Manger
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
Good King Wenceslas
I Saw Three Ships
In Little Bethlehem (Wind Through the Olive Trees)
O Come, All Ye Faithful
The Friendly Beasts
We Three Kings
Who Is He in Yonder Stall?

Boomwhackers® is a registered trademark of Rhythm Band Instruments, LLC. Used by permission.

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Keywords: boomwhacker, boomwacker, boomwackers, pitched percussion, tuned percussion tubes, idiophone percussion, plastic tubes, elementary classroom music, supplemental education for classrooms, pitched instruments

This product was created by a member of ArrangeMe, Hal Leonard’s global self-publishing community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. ArrangeMe allows for the publication of unique arrangements of both popular titles and original compositions from a wide variety of voices and backgrounds.

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