O Thou Joyful Day for 8-note Bells and Boomwhackers® (with Black and White Notes)
Xylophone, Percussion Ensemble, Handbell, Orff instruments, 1 octave handbells, Boomwhackers - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by traditional Sicilian melody. Arranged by Sharon Wilson. Renaissance, Christian, Repertoire, Christmas, Children's Music. Score, Set of Parts. 11 pages. Published by Sharon Wilson (S0.232613).
Item Number: S0.232613
This arrangement of the traditional Sicilian melody known as "Sicilian Mariners Hymn" or "O Sanctissima" 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 reference chart is also provided.
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. Lyrics and chord names are provided as well to aid in the learning and teaching of this song.
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
Permission is granted to make up to 10 copies of each score. For more than 10 copies, please purchase additional sets.
Boomwhackers® is a registered trademark of Rhythm Band Instruments, LLC, Fort Worth, TX
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