From Sweet Pipes
by Bradley L. Bonner
Christmas Arrangements For Handbells
This collection of eight Christmas arrangements for handbells includes two arrangements for 8 note handbells (Angels We Have Heard On High and The First Noel), three arrangements for 13 note handbells (Infant Holy And Three Kings; We Wish You A Merry Christmas; and Hark, The Herald Angels Sing), and three arrangements for 20 note handbells (Deck The Halls; Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella; and What Child Is This?).
Every melody in Christmas Bells is accompanied by two digitally-mastered CD tracks. The first track includes the bell parts for listening or playing along. The second track is an accompaniment for practice or performance. The carefully arranged tracks represent many styles of music. Using two or more bell sets will allow players to combine the melodies and descants and will also allow more players to practice and perform.