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Ten Classic Hymns for 8-note Bells and Boomwhackers® (with Color Coded Notes)

By Various

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Xylophone, Handbell, Orff instruments, Boomwhackers - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Various. Arranged by Sharon Wilson. Sacred, Classroom, Technique Training, Easter, Thanksgiving. Score, Set of Parts. 74 pages. Published by Sharon Wilson (S0.225925).

Item Number: S0.225925

This collection contains 10 hymns arranged for 2-part ensembles using only 8-note instruments. Each song in this collection is notated for handbells on one part and Boomwhackers® on a second part. The two parts are interchangeable. 

Though this sheet music is notated for handbells and Boomwhackers®, these arrangements are playable by any 8-note, C major diatonic scale (one octave) instrument such as a xylophone or glockenspiel (though the color coding may not match).

For each song, there is a 3-page combined score with both parts on a grand staff plus a separate 2-page, 1-staff score for each individual part.

This set of scores uses colored noteheads corresponding to the Boomwhackers® color scheme. Handbells sold by “Rhythm Band” or “KidsPlay” also use this same color scheme (other brands may use different color schemes). Using color coded notes helps beginning musicians learn to read standard sheet music notation. 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.

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)
* 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, children’s ministries

Each of the 10 hymn arrangements is also available separately with accompanying preview pages and audio samples. Titles included in this collection:
Amazing Grace
Count Your Blessings
Holy Manna (Brethren, We Have Met to Worship)
Holy, Holy, Holy
How Firm a Foundation
Nothing but the Blood
Ode to Joy (Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee)
On Jordan’s Stormy Banks
Shall We Gather at the River
What a Wonderful Savior

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

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