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The Creative Use Of Handbells In Worship Book


This is Volume One in a series of eight books created and designed by the distinguished composer/arranger Hal H. Hopson. We are fortunate that a church musician of the stature of Mr. Hopson has taken the time to collect and prepare the materials that make up this series. His willingness to share these tried and true suggestions comes from years of experience as a practitioner in The Presbyterian Church USA.

The second part of this book provides specific ideas and handbell parts to accompany hymnsinging. This half of the book will address the creative use of bells in all the parts of worship, including such categories as handbell cacophonies for festival days, handbell accompaniment to the reading of scripture, and handbell cymbelsterns. Eighteen different musical ideas are presented with examples of each.

SKU: 7006 Category:


  • Toll
  • Peal
  • Shake
  • Random-Ring
  • Treble Ostinato Pattern
  • Bass Ostinato Pattern (Ground Bass)
  • Open Fifths
  • Alternating Open Fifths
  • Cluster Chord
  • Alternating Cluster Chords
  • Handbell Chords that Outline the Harmony
  • “See-Saw” Pattern
  • Cymbelstern
  • Handbell Countermelody
  • Handbell Canon
  • Handbell Descant
  • Pervussive/Rhythmic Technique
  • Handbell Cacophony

The purchaser of this volume is authorized to reproduce additional handbell parts from this collection.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 15 in