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  Handbells can be used effectively in worship as ensemble anthems or in conjunction with a choir. Look below for links to Selah's publications that you can use with a few individuals or with your handbell choir. We've listed our handbell anthems by difficulty, church season, and hymn tunes used. We also have several that can be played by a handbell quartet.
 

Handbell anthems by difficulty Back to top
Levels determined according to AGEHR standards
Level 2
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (David Music, Level 2, 2 octaves-16 bells, 845-820) May be played by a quartet
Level 2-3
Alleluia! The Strife Is O'er (Leonard Bobrowski, Level 2-3, 2 octaves-19 bells)
O Sons and Daughters (Sloan Palmer, Level 2-3, 3 octaves-21 bells)
Level 3
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (David Music, Level 3, 2 or 3 octaves-24 [26] bells, 845-101)
Sing We Now of Christmas (David Music, Level 3, 2 octaves-16 [17] bells, 845-103) May be played by a quartet
Level 4
Carol of the Bells (William C. Witherup, Level 4, 3 octaves-26 bells)
Holy Manna (John Carter, Level 4, 3 octaves-18 bells, 845-817)
It Came upon a Midnight Clear (Leonard Bobrowski, Level 4, 2 octaves-23 bells)
Level 4-5
Of the Father's Love Begotten (David Music, Level 4-5, 2 or 3 octaves-15 [16] bells, 845-102) May be played by a quartet

Handbell anthems by church season Back to top
Advent
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (David Music, Level 3, 2 or 3 octaves-24 [26] bells, 845-101)
Christmas
Carol of the Bells (William C. Witherup, Level 4, 3 octaves-26 bells)
It Came upon a Midnight Clear (Leonard Bobrowski, Level 4, 2 octaves-23 bells)
Of the Father's Love Begotten (David Music, Level 4-5, 2 or 3 octaves-15 [16] bells, 845-102) May be played by a quartet
Sing We Now of Christmas (David Music, Level 3, 2 octaves-16 [17] bells, 845-103) May be played by a quartet
Easter
Alleluia! The Strife Is O'er (Leonard Bobrowski, Level 2-3, 2 octaves-19 bells)
O Sons and Daughters (Sloan Palmer, Level 2-3, 3 octaves-21 bells)

Handbell anthems by hymn tunes Back to top
Carol
It Came upon a Midnight Clear (Leonard Bobrowski, Level 4, 2 octaves-23 bells)
Carol of the Bells
Carol of the Bells (William C. Witherup, Level 4, 3 octaves-26 bells)
Divinum Mysterium
Of the Father's Love Begotten (David Music, Level 4-5, 2 or 3 octaves-15 [16] bells, 845-102) May be played by a quartet
Holy Manna
Holy Manna (John Carter, Level 4, 3 octaves-18 bells, 845-817)
Noel Nouvelet
Sing We Now of Christmas (David Music, Level 3, 2 octaves-16 [17] bells, 845-103) May be played by a quartet
O Fillii et Filiae
O Sons and Daughters (Sloan Palmer, Level 2-3, 3 octaves-21 bells)
Resignation
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (David Music, Level 2, 2 octaves-16 bells, 845-820) May be played by a quartet
Veni Emmanuel
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (David Music, Level 3, 2 or 3 octaves-24 [26] bells, 845-101)
Victory
Alleluia! The Strife Is O'er (Leonard Bobrowski, Level 2-3, 2 octaves-19 bells)

Handbell anthems for handbell quartet Back to top
Level 2
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (David Music, Level 2, 2 octaves-16 bells, 845-820) May be played by a quartet
Level 3
Sing We Now of Christmas (David Music, Level 3, 2 octaves-16 [17] bells, 845-103) May be played by a quartet
Level 4-5
Of the Father's Love Begotten (David Music, Level 4-5, 2 or 3 octaves-15 [16] bells, 845-102) May be played by a quartet

Handbells and choir Back to top
Advent
An Advent Processional (Schulz-Widmar, SATB, bells, organ, opt. cong., 405-121, Mod. easy)
Christmas
Sing We, Then, Merrily (Owens, SATB and handbells, 405-224, Mod. easy)
A Prayer to the Child Jesus (Fedak, Two-part, alto solo, opt. flute, opt. bells, 405-227, Mod. easy)
Flower of Love (Engquist, Unison/Two-part, opt. bells, 405-259, Easy)
Tide of Angels (White, Two-part and handbells, 405-279, Mod. diff.)
Lent
Wondrous Love (Pilkington, Two-part, kybd., bells, 405-463, Mod. easy)
General
God Be with Us (Fedak, Two-part mixed, keyboard, opt. bells, 410-642, Mod. easy)
Psalms and canticles
O Gracious Light (Engquist, SATB, opt. handbells, organ, 410-617, Mod. diff.)
The 23rd Psalm (Engquist, SATB, soloist, organ, opt. handbells, 410-811, Difficult)
A Processional Psalm (Psalm 34) (Proulx, Cantor, SATB, bells, opt. percussion, 410-834, Mod. diff.)
A Song to the Lamb (Pearson, SATB, organ, bells, opt. triangle, 410-841, Mod. easy)
Hymn Concertato
Built on the Rock (Fedak, Two-part, kybd., opt. cong., bells, 241-503, Easy)
Enjoy

 

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