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Item #SP2400 Time For Bells Book with CD -
Your Price -$21.25
 
Lesson Book and Curriculum Guide

This latest publication by Al Hager makes it easy to use bells for more than just performances. The twelve sequenced units introduce a variety of musical concepts and take advantage of the full line of Kidsplay® Handbells, starting with the basic 8 Note Diatonic bell sets and progressing to the full 20 Note Extended bell sets. Accessories, including the color coded cards, are also covered in this useful lesson book and curriculum guide. Introduces concepts of melody, chords, note reading, accompaniment, ear training, composition and more! Each unit includes an “additional resources” section that indicates songs in other Sweet Pipes publications appropriate for that level. Many of the examples in the book include CD recordings with and without bells. This publication comes with a reproducible section intended for use with your students. Also included are suggestions for adding small hand percussion instruments to some of the arrangements. Students will look forward to learning when you tell them, “It’s TIME FOR BELLS!”


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Item #LRDVD Ringing in Color Instructional Video          

Your Price $15.25

Getting the most out of your colored coded handbells! This "how-to" video features a variety of classroom and performance situations from preschool through 8th grade including melody and tremelo techniques, color coded methods and more! NTSC format only.


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Item #SP2395 Primary Bells Song Book with CD
Your Price - $19.95
Ten arrangements for 8, 13 and 20 note bell sets. Created for very young children, Pre-K through 2nd grade. With CD.
Arrangements included are as follows:
Three Fast Mice, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Love Somebody
Teddy Bear, A Little Teapot, London Bridge, This Little Light
Comin' 'Round the Mountain, Good News & Aura Lee


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Item #RB7014 8 Note Handbell Song Book
Your Price - $3.60

Collection of 25 all-time favorite songs which can be played on any C-C diatonic bell set or BOOMWHACKERS®. Each song includes music, words, chord symbols, names of notes, and numbers for easy playing.

Arrangements included are as follows:
America, Billy Boy, Blue Bells of Scotland, Caissons Go Rolling Along
Father We Thank Thee, Finlandia, Home Sweet Home, Jingle Bells
Kum Ba Yah, Looby Loo, Lullaby, Michael, Oh! Susannah , On Top of Old Smoky
One Potato, Two Potato, Row, Row, Row, 
Sun of My Soul, The Alphabet
The Camptown Races, The Hokey Pokey, The Marines’ Hymn, This Old Man
Three Blind Mice, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star & Where Is Thumbkin


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Item #SP2379 CELEBRATIONS FOR 8 NOTE HANDBELLS
Your Price - $17.95
By Bradley L. Bonner

Includes eight appealing melodies for the C-c 8 note diatonic bell sets. Each melody is supported by two exciting CD accompaniment tracks for young players. Begins with very basic first-time players melody assignments and builds slowly to moderate beginners arrangements. The purchaser is given permission to photocopy the written score, but the CD tracks may not be copied.

Arrangements included are as follows:
Meet 8 Bells and Celebrate
Celebrate Today!
The Church Bell Song
Mary Had A Baby
Zumba, Zumba
Deep, Wide and Thankful
The River ("Shenandoah" theme)
Bright New Day


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Item #SP2373 HYMNS FOR 8 NOTE HANDBELLS
By Bradley L. Bonner
Your Price - $19.95

The twelve melodies and descants included in this book and CD collection are perfect for use with any C-c one octave set of handbells, Belleplates®, Choirchimes®, bell sets, Orff instruments or Boomwhackers®. Hymn melodies are presented in three different playing levels. The Basic level is for beginners, the Moderate level is for players with limited exposure to music, and the Intermediate level is for developing young musicians. The purchaser of Hymns for 8 Note Handbells is given permission by the publisher to photocopy the written score for students under the teacher’s direction to use. No need to purchase additional copies of the music! The CD tracks may not be copied.

Arrangements included are as follows:
Get On Board, Kum Ba Yah, Amazing Grace, Jesus Loves Me
Doxology, Suo Gan, Foundation, Peace Like A River
Deep River, Shall We Gather, Whole World
Joy To The World, Festive Bells


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Item #SP2392 Special Occasions for Bells
by Alan Hager 
Your Price - $19.50

This collection of 25 songs includes a variety of music for special occasions throughout the year. The companion CD is recorded in stereo split-track format with the accompaniment instruments alone on the right channel and the accompaniment instruments plus a pleasant variety of melodic instruments on the left channel. The CD accompaniments are recorded to be flexible for rehearsal, performance, melody playing and chord playing. Split-track features are available on many CD systems. Melodies may be played on handbells using 20 note bell sets, and chords may be played using 13 or more note bell sets along with the SP2390 set of 36 color coded cards. (The LRCH8 Card Holder is also strongly recommended in order to make conducting chords easier.) Song List: Bells of St. Mary, Happy Birthday, Jesus Loves Me, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Danny Boy, My Wild Irish Rose, Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Keep Me Near The Cross, When I Survey, M-O-T-H-E-R, F-A-T-H-E-R, Pomp & Circumstance, America, America the Beautiful, You're A Grand Old Flag, Now Thank We All Our God, Over The River, We Gather Together, Oh Hanukkah, Go Tell It On The Mountain, Infant Holy, Jingle Bells, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Silent Night, Auld Lang Syne.


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Item # SP2382 Let Freedom Ring/ 13 Note Handbells
Your Price - $17.95

Arrangements included are as follows:
YOU'RE A GRAND OLD FLAG, WE SHALL OVERCOME, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, YANKEE DOODLE, BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME, FINLANDIA and AMERICA


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Item #SP2386 Great Hymns For Bells
By Bradley L. Bonner
(For 20 Note Chromatic Bells)
Your Price - $17.95
Eight well-known hymn melodies specifically arranged for twenty chromatic note (low A - high e) bell sets. Each melody is accompanied by two “state-of-the-art” digitally mastered CD tracks. The first track includes the bell parts for listening or playing along while the second track is an accompaniment, minus the bells, for practice or performance. The purchaser of this book is granted permission to copy the written score. The CD tracks may not be copied.

Hymns included are All Hail the Power, Near The Cross, Stand Up For Jesus, What A Friend, This Is My Father’s World, My Faith Looks Up To Thee, Come Thou Almighty King, and Nearer My God To Thee.


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Item # SP2391 Christmas Carols For Bells
Your Price - $9.00
This collection of 17 Christmas Carols can be played on chromatic handbell sets. The melodies require the RB118EX twenty note chromatic bells (low A to high E). Playing the chords only requires the RB118 chromatic bells. In order to have the bell ringers play the chords to the songs, you may want to purchase the SP2390 Color Coded Handbell Cards (36 Chord Set for 13 note or more handbells). This set will have all of the cards needed to play the songs in this book and thousands of additional songs that have chord notation provided.

Alphabetical Song Index
Angels From The Realms of Glory, Angels We Have Heard On High
Away In A Manger, Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, First Noel
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Hear Them Bells
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Joy To The World, O Come, All Ye Faithful
O Come, O Come Immanuel, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Once In Royal David's City
Silent Night, We Three Kings, What Child Is This


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RB7016 8 NOTE BELL SONGS CD
Your Price - $12.00

Includes piano and rhythm accompaniments only (no bell parts) of selected songs from both RB7014 and RB7015.

Audio tracks included are as follows:
Billy Boy, Home Sweet Home, Looby Loo, Lullaby, On Top Of Old Smoky
Row, Row, Row, Sun Of My Soul, The Alphabet, The Camptown Races
Marines Hymn, Three Blind Mice, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Where Is Thumbkin
A Hunting We Will Go, Alekoli, Everybody Loves Saturday Night
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier
Lovely Evening, Play Bells Play, Pop Goes The Weasel, Roll An Rock
This Old Man, Tinga Layo, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Buffalo Gals
Little Liza Jane, Over The River And Through The Woods, Rock-A My Soul


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Item # RB7015 More 8 Note Bell Songs
Your Price - $3.60
 
Additional all-time favorite songs which can be played on C-C diatonic bell sets or BOOMWHACKERS®. Each song includes music, words, chord symbols, names of notes, and numbers for easy playing.

Arrangements included are as follows:

A-Hunting We Will Go, Alekoli, Alleluia, Amen, Everybody Loves Saturday Night
He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands, I’m Gonna Sing, Johny Has Gone For A Soldier, Lovely Evening, Play Bells Today!, Pop, Goes The Weasel, Roll An’ Rock
Sweet Betsy From Pike, This Old Man, Tinga Layo, Big Rock Candy Mountain
Buffalo Gals, Little ‘Liza Jane, The Mulberry Bush, Over The River And Through The Woods, Rock-A My Soul, When The Saints Go Marching In


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Item #SP2397 Easy Hymns for 8 Note Bells  
Your Price - $17.95
Twelve favorite hymns for beginning bell ringers that can be played using either the melody style or chord style of playing. With CD.

Arrangements included are as follows:
The Church's One Foundation, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, The First Noel, Holy Holy Holy
I surrender All, Joy To The World, Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee
Just As I Am, Savior Like A Shepherd Lead Us, Sweet Hour of Prayer
This Is My Father's World


MUSIC/CD PACKAGES FOR CHROMATIC (C-c)13 NOTE BELL SET
By Bradley L. Bonner
The arrangements may be played on handbells/deskbells or any melodic instrument including the 13 chromatic notes C-c. Each song is supported by two exciting CD accompaniment tracks for young players. The CD includes 16 tracks with varied accompaniment styles. The first CD track for each arrangement is recorded with the melody and assorted descants, while the second track is recorded minus the melody and descants. Designed for beginning players as the arrangements build slowly in difficulty. Included with the score are text for singing, letter names, and numbers for the melody notes. Permission is granted to photocopy the written score, but the CD tracks may not be copied.

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Item #SP2381 Church Songs For 13 Note Handbells
Your Price - $17.50

Arrangements included are as follows:
To God Be the Glory, When I Survey, Simple Gifts
I Sing The Mighty Power, Spirit of the Living God
Dona Nobis Pacem, What You Gonna Call?, Silent Night


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Item #SP2380 Secular Songs For 13 Note Handbells
Your Price - $17.50

Arrangements included are as follows:
Bugs In My Hat, Bingo Both Ways, Twelve Bar Blues For Bells
The Water Is Wide, His Majesty, The Mystery, English Folk Carol
Thirteen Bells


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Item #SP2401 Holiday Bells (For 8, 13, or 20 Note Bells)
Your Price - $17.95
Twelve Christmas songs for 8, 13, and 20 note bell sets. Includes: Away In a Manger, Deck the Halls, O Christmas Tree and more. With CD


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Item #SP2388 Christmas Bells 
by Bradley Bonner
Your Price - $17.95
Collection of 8 Christmas arrangements for Handbells/Deskbells. Included in the package are two arrangements for 8 note Handbells -- Angels We Have Heard On High and The First Noel. Three arrangements for 13 note Handbells -- Infant Holy and Three Kings; We Wish You A Merry Christmas; and Hark, The Herald Angels Sing. Three arrangements for 20 note Handbells -- Deck The Halls; Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabelle; and What Child Is This? Every melody in Christmas Bells is accompanied by two state-of-the-art digitally mastered CD tracks. The first track includes the bell parts for listening or playing along. The second track is an accompaniment, minus the bells, for practice or performance. The carefully arranged tracks represent many styles of music. Each arrangement in this collection can be performed by one 20 Note Handbell Set. Using two or more bell sets will allow players to combine the melodies and descants and will also allow more players to practice and perform. Parts can be doubled at the director's discretion and adding other chromatic instruments (bell sets, Orff instruments, handbells, Belleplates, choir chimes) will make interesting contrasts in timbre. The publisher grants the purchaser of the book permission to copy the written score for the handbell ensemble under their direction. The CD tracks may not be copied.


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Item #SP2389 Color Coded Handbell Cards (7 chord set for 8 note Handbells)
by Al Hager
Your Price - $7.50
Includes C,F,G,G7,Am,Dm, and Em chords, and provides an excellent introduction to the chord playing method. This set can be used successfully with many of the songs included in RB7014 8 Note Bell Songs and RB7015 More 8 Note Bell Songs books. The chord cards are color coded to be compatible with the Kidsplay Handbells and Deskbells.

Works with many songs in the following publications:
RB7014 - 8 Note Bell Songs Book (many songs)
RB7015 - More 8 Note Bell Songs Book (many songs)
SP2395 - Primary Bells (some songs)
SP2397 - Easy Hymns For 8 Note Bells (all songs)

 


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Item #SP2390 Color Coded Handbell Cards (36 chord set for 13 note or more Handbells)
by Al Hager 
Your Price -  $32.50
These cards enable bell ringers to identify and play chords easily. While they are not designed for any particular set of music, but rather for any songs that have chords notated, they can be used successfully with the SP2391 Christmas Carols For Bells book. All 12 major, minor and dominant chords are included so they can be used with an incredible variety of music. The chord cards are color coded to be compatible with the Kidsplay Handbells and Deskbells.

Works with all songs in the following publications:
RB7014 - 8 Note Bell Songs Book
RB7015 - More 8 Note Bell Songs Book
SP2391 - Christmas Carols for Bells by Al Hager
SP2392 - Special Occasions for Bells by Al Hager
SP2395 - Primary Bells
SP2397 - Easy Hymns For 8 Note Bells


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LRMC96 Melody Cards
Your Price - $21.25

Appropriate for preschool through early elementary. Ninety-six cards (12 of each note). By preparing a stack of cards in advance, you'll be able to direct simple melodies by turning through the cards in sequence. Many of the melodies in RB7014, RB7015, SP2383, SP2380, and SP2381 books are playable using this set of cards (4.25" X 5.5").


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Item #LRCH8 - Card Holder for Color Coded Handbell Cards
Your Price - $13.75
Guaranteed to make the director's job much easier, this handy card holder is custom manufactured to fit up to 8 of the color coded cards for directing and playing chords. (Order # SP2389 or # SP2390). You may hold the card holder with one of your hands, attach it to a music stand using a clip, or hang it up using the two grommets. After you determine the chords needed for a song, place the cards into the holder through the open slots. The bell ringers can see the bells through one side, while the conductor can see the chord names from the other. Simply point to the proper chord at the moment the chord is to be played. Since all the chords for the song are visible, this holder will help your ringers to remember if their bell is used in a given song. You will find this device particularly useful for songs that have more than 3 chords or chords that change quickly.