Mark Arnold - Brass and Bronze Music
Mark Arnold - Brass and Bronze Music

12+ Bells - for Christmas or whenever!

By - Mark
October 17, 2020 04:21 PM

Hyfrydol (Alleluia! Sing to Jesus / Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus) for 12+ bells

HYFRYDOL is a well-loved Welsh hymn tune, with no fewer than 90 texts in at least 7 languages set to this flowing melody. Common English language texts are “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus”, “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” and “Jesus! what a Friend for sinners!” for general use, “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” for Advent, and “I Will Sing of My Redeemer” for the Easter season.  

This 12+ bell arrangement can be played by as few as three players, but was intended for six young ringers (with no bell changes or shared bells) as an introduction to handbell ensembles. Bells used range from Bb4 to F6 and optional G6 and Bb6.  Suggested assignments for 3, 4, or 6 ringers are included.