Hooray! I am so excited to share this with y'all today!
As you know by now, SD and I have been directing a beginning handbell choir at church these past two months.
We've been working on a few reading pieces but we've also enjoyed doing some improvising (read more here) and teaching a few things by rote.
SD wrote this acclamation for our bell choir to play in worship last week.
I thought it was too good not to share and he was gracious enough to let me give it to you as a free printable!
Free Handbell Acclamation
Download "Glorioso" for Handbell Choir (16 bells) and print as many copies as you need for your choir.
The piece is designed for a smaller group (16 bells) and is simple enough to teach without notation. Each player has a rhythm pattern that is repeated throughout. The piece is gradually built from the bottom, with two parts entering at a time.
Since we had been practicing rhythmic reading in our rehearsals, I wrote out index cards for each player with their rhythmic pattern and bell position to help them keep track of their own part.
This piece works really well as an introit - something short but joyful to begin worship. It was well-suited for the third Sunday in Advent but it really could be used any time of the year!
Get Your Free Copy
Download "Glorioso" for Handbell Choir (16 bells) and
print as many copies as you need for your choir.