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My Faith Looks Up to Thee for 8-note Bells and Boomwhackers® (with Black and White Notes)

By Ray Palmer

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Xylophone, Percussion Ensemble, Handbell, Orff instruments, one octave Handbells and Boomwhackers - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Ray Palmer. Arranged by Sharon Wilson. Romantic Period, Christian, Sacred, Classroom, Easter. Score, Set of Parts. 12 pages. Published by Sharon Wilson (S0.487761).

Item Number: S0.487761

This arrangement is one of the 12 songs in the collection "Twelve More Classic Hymns for 8-note Bells and Boomwhackers®”

This sheet music is notated for 8-note, C major diatonic scale (one octave) instruments with Handbells on one staff and Boomwhackers® on a second staff creating a 2-part instrumental ensemble (requires one set of each instrument). Handbells play the melody while the Boomwhackers® keep a steady beat with three-note chords.

Included in this set of scores is a combined score with both instrument parts on a grand staff plus a separate score for each instrument. A note and chord chart is also provided to aid in the learning and teaching of this song. Lyrics are provided as well for sing along enjoyment.  

This arrangement includes two verses. The first verse is “easy” with fewer notes. The second verse is “intermediate” and expands the melody by adding more notes. If you want to learn (practice) only the “easy” verse, an optional ending is provided or it can be skipped to perform the two verses together.

This set of scores uses black and white noteheads and is best suited for musicians already familiar with reading standard music notation. For beginning musicians, this same set of scores is available (sold separately) with color coded noteheads.

Only filled noteheads (quarter and eighth notes) are used so the notes are easier to see (this does not indicate the bells need to be silenced immediately before the next beat). Also, only quarter rests are used to help visualize the number of beats per measure.

Though this sheet music is notated for Handbells and Boomwhackers®, this arrangement is playable by any 8-note, C major diatonic scale (one octave) instrument such as a xylophone or glockenspiel.

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 notes. For beginners, it is best to assign one note to each person. Note assignment suggestions are included.

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

Boomwhackers® is a registered trademark of Rhythm Band Instruments, LLC, Fort Worth, TX






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