Frequently Asked Questions
SELECTING REPERTOIRE AND ESTABLISHING A LIBRARY
FOR HANDBELL/CHIME CHOIRS IN GRADES Six THROUGH NINE
by Ann Fyhr Gamble
The copyrighted matrial that follows was re-printed from OVERTONES, May-June, 1994, by permission of AGEHR. Before further reprint, please contact AGEHR, Inc. for permission to use.
Some of these selections or compilations are still available for sale. If not, single copies may be available from some of the "old timers" and you may get permission to duplicate by contacting the publishers.
Donald Allured's Mastering Musicianship in Handbells,
Beverly Simpson's Ringing Basics
D.Linda McKechnie's Ringing For The First Time,
Thomp-son and Callahan's Ready to Ring!,
Susan Berry and David Weck's video Bell Basics,
The following texts would be useful in working with beginning choirs in schools (listed alphabetically):
MAKING MUSIC WITH CHOIRCHIME INSTRUMENTS, Rosene (for 2 oct.) Agape 1 159 01984. It is assumed by the author that the players who use this book already have a basic knowledge of music notation.
RINGING BASICS, Simpson (for 2 or 3 oct) Harold Flammer, Inc. HL-5231 or HL-5270 (D 1989. A step-by-step approach to the art of handbell or chime ringing for the non-reader or experienced musician.
RINGING FOR THE FIRST TIME, McKechnie (for 3 oct) Harold Flammer, Inc., HL-5233 - Dir.'s Supp. NC-5039 Cassette Recordings (D 1987. Handbell instruction for the novice (suitable for student and adult beginners.)
LEARNING TO RING SERIES by Van Valey and Berry
LET THE CHILDREN RING! by Gerald Armstrong, Broadman Press younger children (grades 4-6) setting.
ALL-TIME FAVORITES from "Leaming to Ring Series",
Van Valey & Berry, Lorenz Pub. Co. HB-266 (2 oct.)
HB-265 (3 oct.) 0 1989
BEGIN TO RING for 3 Oct. Handbells/chime instruments, compiled and arranged by Thompson & Callahan, Agape 1243 0 1986
THE BEST OF THE BEATLES arr. for 3/4 oct. handbells by Wagner, Hal Leonard Pub. Corp. HL-00850089 (Dl987 CLAPPER CLASSICS for 3 Oct. Handbell/Chime Instruments, compiled and arranged by Thompson & Callahan, Agape 1254 0 1987
MORE CLAPPER CLASSICS for 3 Oct. Handbell/Chime
Instruments, compiled and arranged by Thompson & Callahan,
Agape 1276 0 1988
MOUSTERPIECES - Disney Classics for Beginning Choir, 3
Oct. compiled and arranged by Thompson, Hal Leonard Pub.
Corp. HL-00850093 @1985
READY TO RING! III Familiar Music for the Beginning
Handbell Choir, compiled and arranged by Thompson &
Callahan, Agape 1198 (Dl985
THE WATER IS WIDE - And Other American Folktunes, for 3 Oct. Handbells, arr. Wagner, Harold Flwmer, Inc. M, 5135 01983
Ann Fyre Gamble, a member of the AGEHR Education Committee, has directed a handbell program at Fay School (private) in Southborough, Mass. for the last 10 years.
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