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Handbell Music - A

Published Handbell Music of Malcolm C Wilson

Title, Range, Level, Date of publication, Publisher, Code, Additional instruments.
Information about each title is included for use by a compère or use in printed concert notes.

All titles can be ordered direct from the publishers indicated or from your usual music supplier, or from Jeffers (www.handbellworld.com) in the USA, or Whitechapel Handbell Music Shop in the UK.

Adagio, 2-3 octaves, level 2-, 2008, Agape, Hope Publishing Company, code 2421.
This arrangement is of the theme from the 2nd movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's concerto for clarinet and orchestra (K622), his last instrumental work completed before his death in 1791.  This music has been used on the soundtracks of movies such as Out of Africa (1985),   Green Card (1990) and Wasabi (2001).

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An Advent Tapestry, 3-5 octaves, level 2, 1993, Lorenz, 20/1007
Incorporates the melodies "Veni, Emmanuel", "Wachet Auf", and "Helmsley". Commissioned for Maghull Parish Ringers in Merseyside.

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All in the April Evening, 3-5 octaves, compatible with SATB version, level 3, 2003, Roberton Publications, code 95514
This arrangement is compatible with the vocal 4-part choral classic by Sir Hugh S Roberton but can also be performed with handbells alone.  It employs echo, mallet, thumb-damp, LV, mallet-roll, suspended mallet and brush-damp handbell techniques.  Sir Hugh Roberton (1874-1952) conducted the most famous of all Scottish choirs, the Glasgow Orpheus Choir, for all of its 40 years and over a thousand concerts, and he composed or arranged hundreds of songs and part songs, many of them for the Glasgow Orpheus Choir. Some of these like All in the April Evening, have become "standards”.  Roberton composed this telling, but simple Easter message at a time of great personal tragedy, and it is probably one of the most famous of all choral songs. He was knighted in 1931.  The request to make this arrangement for handbells came from Hugh Roberton’s son, Kenneth Roberton, who himself was a conductor of note and founder of the Roberton publishing business. This arrangement was premiered in concert at the end of the National Residential Ringing Week at Dunblane Cathedral on Friday 1st August 2003. 

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Amazing Grace, 3-5 octaves, and unison voices or solo instrument, level 4, 2003, Beckenhorst Press, HBSE2 (includes parts for solo instrument in C, unison vocals, and Great Highland Bagpipes)
Based on the traditional melody wedded to the John Newton test (to which this arrangement can be performed).  Commissioned for the Handbell Ensemble of  the American Guild of Organists, Savannah Chapter and premiered by them in February 2003 in the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Savannah, Georgia, USA.  Massed item at National Residential Ringing Week in Dunblane Cathedral August 2003.  Massed selection at International Handbell Symposium 2004 in Toronto, Canada.  Massed selection at AGEHR Area 1 Festival Conference 2005 (University of New Hampshire), Bay View Week of Handbells 2005 (Michigan) and AGEHR National Festival Conference 2006.

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Click play below to see and hear a performance of Amazing Grace by Distinctly Bronze under the direction of David R Davidson in Dunblane Cathedral.



 

 

Andante from Water Music, 2 octaves, level 3, 1995, Flagstaff, HB 163
Massed ringing selection 3rd Scottish Handbell Festival 1991.

 

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Andante Grazioso, 2-3 octaves, level 2, 2009, Flagstaff, FL HB 428
Theme from 1st Movement of Piano Sonata No. 11
K331 (1778) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791).

Mozart's Piano Sonata No 11 has been used in films such as "Three Daring Daughters" (also known as "The Birds and the Bees"); "Confession" and "Reversal of Fortune".

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