Handbell Music Reviews - by Camille Ream, Handbells Etc.

At times it is a difficult decision as to what music to purchase for our handbell choirs. It is our hope that the reviews below will give you insight into some exciting pieces! Please don't hesitate to call us if you want further information, would like to place an order or discuss our preview options.

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Reviews will be updated as music releases become available. music releases occur in the Spring and Fall of each year.


Music Reviews

2014 - January 2013 - April 2013 - January 2012 - Spring 2012 - January 2011 - Fall 2011 - Summer 2011 - Spring - Includes all back to spring 2007 2010 - SpringPrayer -- 345 -- Level 2
Song of the Spirit -- 345 -- Level 2+
Renewed Spirit -- 345 -- Level 2+
Nocturne in C Minor -- 3456 -- Level 3
Will You Come and Follow Me -- 345 -- Level 3
Shepherd Me, O God -- 3456 -- Level 3
Tremors (With Fear and Trembling Stand) -- 567 -- Level 5
2010 - JanuaryLaudare -- 23 -- Level 1
Two French Folk Songs -- 23 -- Level 2
The Lord is My Shepherd -- 3456 -- Level 2+
Triumphant Celebration -- 345 -- Level 3
Shepheerd Me, O God -- 3456 -- Level 3
A Call to Celebration -- 345 -- Level 3
Jerusalem, My Happy Home -- 345 -- Level 3
The Syncopated Clock -- 345 -- Level 3
Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons) -- 345 -- Level 3
The Passion Prophecy -- 35 -- Level 3+
2009 - FallJoyful Canticle -- 23 -- Level 2
Holy Spirit, Breath of God -- 345 -- Level 2
Love Never Fails -- 345 -- Level 2+
An American Tapestry II: Jazz Rag -- 34567 -- Level 3
Morning has Broken -- 45 -- Level 4
Rondeau from Abdelazer Suite -- 345 -- Level 3
August 9th Adagio -- 4567 -- Level 4
2008 - FallRing, Little Bells (King Glockchen) -- 23 -- Level 1
Campana Songs -- 23 -- Level 1
Repeat the Sounding Joy -- 345 -- Level 2
Joyful Noise or Click Sticks -- 3 -- Level 2
Savior of the Nations Come -- 345 -- Level 2+
The Prayer -- 3456 -- Level 3
Come, All Ye Shepherds -- 35 -- Level 4
12 Bell in F -- -- Level 2/3
2008 - Spring 10 Christmas Hymn Introductions -- 345 -- Level 2+
Ring the World Around -- 23 -- Level 2
We Wish You a Merry Christmas -- 345 Level 3-
Jazz Pizzicato - 3/45 - Level 3/4
Parade of the Tin Soldiers -- 456 -- Level 3
Angels We Have Heard on High -- 3456 op.C -- Level 2+
The Holly and the Ivy -- 345 -- Level 2+
2007 - FallTunes That Teach -- 23 octaves -- Level 1/2
Adagio -- 23 octaves -- Level 2-
Joyful Variations -- 3 octaves op.C -- Level 2
Fanfare Festiva -- 23/345 octaves -- Level 2+
Joyful Reflections -- 3456 octaves -- Level 2+
Dancing Raindrops (Blessings) -- 345 octaves op.rainstick -- Level 3
epilogue -- 5678 octaves op.C -- Level 5
2007 - Spring Go, Tell It -- 23 Octaves -- Level 1
Two Carols -- 23 Octaves -- Level 1 -- Op.percussion
Bethlehem Dreams -- 23 Octaves -- Level 2 -- Op. C
The Little Drummer Boy -- 234 Octaves -- Level 2
A Bit of Tchaikowsky's Nutcracker -- 23 Octaves -- Level 2
Once in Royal David's City -- 3456 Octaves -- Level 2+ -- Op.C
What Child Is This -- 3 octaves -- Level 3- -- Op.C
Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow -- 3456 octaves -- Level 3 -- Op.C
Wassail Song (Here We Come a-Caroling)-- 3456 Octaves -- Level 3+
Coventry Carol -- 345 Octaves -- Level 3+ -- Op.C
Four-in-Hand Christmas Quartets
2006 - Fall Come to Christmas (A Christmas Processional) - -- 23 octaves -- Level 1
Four Christmas Favorites -- 23 octaves -- Level 1, 1+, 2-
A Bit of Tchaikowsky's Nutcracker (March, Chinese Dance, and Russian Dance) -- 23 octaves -- Level 2 --
Christmas Fantasy - -- 23 octaves -- Level 2
Angels We Have Heard on High -- 345 octaves -- Level 3
For Unto Us a Child Is Born -- 345 octaves -- Level 3+
Little Fugue -- Level 4
2006 - Spring In the Bleak Midwinter-- 345 octaves opt 3-4 octaves ChoirchimesŪ -- Level 2
Gesu Bambino (The Infant Jesus) -- 345 octaves opt 3 octaves ChoirchimesŪ -- Level 3
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks -- 3456 octaves opt 3 or 5 octaves ChoirchimesŪ -- Level 3
Angel's Carol -- 345 octaves -- Level 3+
Carol of the Bells -- 345 octaves opt SATB -- Level 3
Ring With 6 for Christmas -- C5 to A6
He Leadeth Me -- 3456 octaves opt 345 ChoirchimesŪ -- Level 3
Plink, Plank, Plunk -- 345 octaves -- Level 3
2005 - Fall The God of Abraham Praise -- 345 octaves -- Level 2
Once in Royal David's City -- 345 octaves
Still Still Still -- 3 octaves -- Level 2+
The First Noel -- 345 octaves -- Level 2+
Ding Dong Merrily on High -- 345 octaves -- Level 3
Serve the Lord with Gladness -- 345 octaves -- Level 3
London Bells -- 3456 octaves -- (no level)
Bouree by Bach -- 4567 octaves -- Level 4
Sky-tinted Waters (A Suite for Handbells) -- 456 octaves -- Level 4
2005 - Spring Animal Antics Today's Handchimes -- 3 octaves -- Level 1
Morning Has Broken -- 345 octaves -- Level 1
Buffalo Gal's Chopsticks -- 3 octaves -- Level 2-
Theme from "The Unfinished Symphony" -- 345 octaves -- Level 2
Dona Nobis Pacem -- 345 octaves opt. ChoirchimesŪ -- Level 2
The Colors of God's Love -- 3456 octaves -- Level 3
Passacaglia for Handbells -- 345 octaves -- Level 4-
Classical Gas -- 45 octaves -- Level 4
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