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Handbell Music

Michael has over 100 handbell compositions in print. The list below provides links to the publisher website for each piece.

Level 1 and Easy Handbell Music
Level 2 Handbell Music
Level 3 Handbell Music
Level 4 Handbell Music
Level 5 Handbell Music
Christmas Handbell Music
Easter and Lent Handbell Music

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Level 1 and Easy Handbell Music

A Jubilant Peal • 2 or 3 octaves handbells • Level 1 Lorenz 20/1732L • 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells • Level 1 Lorenz 20/1731L

Amazing Grace • 2-3 octaves handbells • Level 1 • Alfred 23774

Christ is Alive! Alleluia! from Ring Out for Spring • 2-3 octaves handbells or handchimes • Level 1 • Lorenz 20/1860L

How Great Thou Art • 2-3 octave handbells • Level 1 • Alfred 19641 

Meditation in F • 2 octave handbells or handchimes • easy • Lorenz 20/1043L

O Come Little Children • 2-3 octave handbells • Level 1 • Alfred 21846 

Our Grateful Hymn of Praise • 2-3 octaves handbells • Level 1 • Alfred 25366  

Ring for Joy, volume 3, written with Douglas Wagner • A collection of seven hymn-tune medleys for general use 2 or 3 octaves handbells or handchimes Level 1 Lorenz 20/1665L

Round of Praise • 3-5 octaves handbells • Level 1 • Alfred 31750 

Shall We Gather at the River • 2-3 octaves handbells • Level 1 • Beckenhorst Press HB291

Worship and Praise Our Lord and King from Ring Out For Fall • 2-3 octaves handbells or handchimes • Level 1Lorenz 20/1824L

 

Level 2 Handbell Music

A Festive Peal • 2 octave handbells • moderately easy • AGEHR AG2023

A Joyous Rondo • 3-5 octave handbells • Level 2+ • Lorenz 20/1098L

A Song of Thanksgiving • 2 or 3 octaves handbells • Level 2 Lorenz 20/1734L

Andante in F Minor 3-5 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 2+ • Gia Publications G-7634

Aria • 3-6 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 2 • Choristers Guild 

Assurance • 3-5 octaves handbells • Level 2 Alfred Publications 33930 

Bethlehem • 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells with optional 3, 4, or 5 octaves handchimes • Level 2+ Lorenz 20/1666L

Crown Him Lord from Easter and Beyond • 3, 4, 5, or 6 octaves handbells • Level 2+ • Lorenz 20/1885L

Crown Him with Many Crowns • 3-5 octaves handbells • Level 2 • Concordia Publishing House 97-7383

Deck Thyself with Joy and Gladness • 2 or 3 octaves handbells • Level 2 Lorenz 20/1669L

Easter Joy • 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells with optional 3, 4, or 5 octaves handchimes, solo trumpet, or brass quintet • Level 2 • Handbell score: Lorenz 20/1652L • Brass Quintet score: Lorenz 30/2886L 

Fantasia for Handbells • 3-5 octaves handbells and 4 octaves handchimes • Level 2+ • Lorenz 20/1373L 

Festive Variations • 2-3 octave handbells • Choristers Guild CGB247 • 4-5 octave handbells • Level 2 • Choristers Guild CGB256

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah • 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells • Level 2 Lorenz 20/1701L

The Heart of Worship • 2-3 octave handbells with optional 3-4 octave handchimes • Level 2+ Lorenz 20/1439L • 4-5 octoves handbells with 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 2+ Lorenz 20/1440L

Here I Am, Lord • 3, 4, 5, or 6 octaves handbells with optional 3, 4, or 5 octaves handchimes • Level 2+ Lorenz 20/1847L

Holy, Holy, Holy • 3-5 octave handbells with optional 3-4 octave handchimes • Level 2+ • Lorenz 20/1192L 

Holy, Holy, Hosanna • 3-5 octaves handbells with optional 3 octaves handchimes • Level 2+ • Lorenz 20/1217L 

Hymns for the Church Year • collection of 6 hymn tune arrangements for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter, and general use • 2-3 octaves handbells and 2-3 octaves handchimes • Level 2+ • Lorenz 20/1488L

I Know That My Redeemer Lives/Jesus Shall Reign • 2 or 3 octaves handbells with optional 2 or 3 octaves handchimes • Level 2+ Concordia 97-7643  • 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells with optional 3, 4, or 5 octaves handchimes • Level 2+ •  Concordia 97-7644

A Joyful Psalm • 2-3 octave handbells • Level 3+ • Lorenz 20/1132L

Kingsfold • 3-6 octaves handbells with 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 2 • Concordia Publishing 97-7280

Let Our Carols Fill the Skies • A reproducible collection of six Christmas Carol arrangements • All arrangements for 3-5 octaves handbells with optional handchimes • Levels 2 and 3 Lorenz 20/1588L  

Let us Talents and Tongue Employ • 2-3 octave handbells with optional percussion • Level 2 • Augsburg Fortress 0-8006-5993-7

Meditations on the Cross • 2 or 3 octaves handbells with optional 2 or 3 octaves handchimes • Level 2 Lorenz 20/1648L • 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells with 3 or 4 octaves handchimes • Level 2 Lorenz 20/1649L 

My Faith Looks Up to Thee • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 2 • Concordia Publishing 97-7240

Palm Sunday Procession • 2-3 octaves handbells • Level 2 Lorenz 20/1602L  

Petite Rondo • 2-3 octave handbells • Level 2 • AGEHR 23014

Prayer for the Innocents • 3, 4, 5, or 6 handbells with optional 3, 4, 5, or 6 octaves handchimes • Level 2+ • Lorenz 20/1964L

Reverie • 3-5 octaves handbells with optional 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 2+ Lorenz 20/1574L 

Second Suite for Handbells • 2-3 octave handbells • Level 2 • AGEHR AG23016

Shepherd and Friend from the collection Prayers and Meditations • 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells with optional 3, 4, or 5 octaves handchimes • Level 2 Lorenz 20/1710L

Shepherd's Jubilee • 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells with optional 3, 4, or 5 octaves handchimes • Level 2+ • Lorenz 20/1762L

Sonatina No 1 • 3-5 octave handbells • Level 2+ • AGEHR 35153
1999 AGEHR Area V Composition Contest Winner

A Song of Thanksgiving • 2 or 3 octaves handbells • Level 2 Lorenz 20/1734L

Taste and See • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3-4 octaves handchimes • Level 2 • Choristers GuildCGB409  (Bell part) • SATB Choir with optional soloist and keyboard • Choristers Guild CGA1046  (Choral part) • CGB408  (Full score)

Third Suite for Handbells • 2-3 octaves handbells • Level 2 • AGEHR 23027  

This Is My Father’s World • 2-3 octave handbells • Level 2 • Lorenz 20/1099L

Three American Folk Hymns • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 2+ • Lorenz 20/1504L 

Three HymnsHyfrydol, The Good Shepherd (Bradbury and Resignation), and Variations on Come Christians Join to Sing • 2-3 octaves handbells • Level 2+Beckenhorst Press HB348  • 3-5 octaves handbells • Level 2+Beckenhorst Press HB353  

Toccata • 2-3 octaves handbells with optional 2-3 octave handchimes • Level 2 • Choristers Guild CGB335 • 4-5 octaves handbells with optional 2-3 octaves handchimes • Level 2 • Choristers Guild CGB336

Variations on a Theme of Brahms • 2-3 octaves handbells • Level 2 • Choristers Guild CGB424  • 3-5 octaves handbells • Level 2 • Choristers Guild CGB425 

 

Level 3 Handbell Music

A Festive Rondo • 2-3 octave handbells • Level 3+ • AGEHR AG23009
1997 AGEHR National Composition Contest Winner

Ballade • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • Chorister’s Guild CGB292 

Blest Are They • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 3- • GIA G-7043 

Built on a Rock • 3-5 octave handbells with optional handchimes • Level 3 • Alfred 19006

Capriccio No. 2 (Rejoice and Be Glad) 3-7 octaves handbells with optional 3-5 octaves handchimes Level 3 Choristers Guild CGB706

Carillon • 3-6 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 3+ • Choristers Guild CGB371 

Evening Meditation • 3-6 octaves handbells and 5 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • Beckenhorst Press HB277 

Festival Rondo in C • 3-6 octaves handbells and 3-4 octaves handchimes • Level 3+ • Lorenz 20/1267L 

From a Distant Home • 3-5 octaves handbells and 2 octaves handchimes • Level 3+ • Choristers Guild CGB272 

Gift of Finest Wheat • 3-5 octave handbells with optional handchimes • Level 3 • Augsburg-Fortress 11-10872

Grand March 3-6 octaves handbells with optional organ Level 3+ Beckenhorst Press HB365A

How Can I Keep From Singing • 3-5 octave handbells and 3-4 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • Alfred 21850 

In Dulci Jubilo • 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells with optional 3 or 4 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • Soundforth 20/1832SF

In the Bleak Midwinter • 3-6 octaves handbells with optional 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 3 Beckenhorst Press HB398

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today • 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells with optional 3, 4, or 5 octaves handchimes • Level 3 Beckenhorst Press HB472

Joy and Grace • 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells • Level 3 Beckenhorst Press HB512

Jubilate • 3-6 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • Choristers Guild CGB360 

Kum-Ba-Ya • 3-5 octave handbells and optional handchimes • Level 3 • AGEHR AG35124

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms • 3-5 octave handbells • Level 3+ • Lorenz 20/1112L
(Medley of Showalter and Promises)

Let Our Carols Fill the Skies • A reproducible collection of six Christmas Carol arrangements • All arrangements for 3-5 octaves handbells with optional handchimes • Levels 2 and 3 Lorenz 20/1588L  

Let Us Break Bread Together • 3, 4, 5 octaves handbells with optional 3, 4, 5 octaves handchimes • Level 3Gia Publications 

Let Us Break Bread Together • 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells with optional 3, 4, or 5 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • Soundforth 20/1868SF

Lord, Be Glorified • 3-5 octave handbells with optional handchimes • Level 3 • Lorenz 20/1171L 

Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (tune Beach Spring) • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • Choristers Guild 

Morning Hymn • 3-5 octave handbells with optional 3-5 octave handchimes • Level 3 • AGEHR AG36020

Nocturne No. 2 • 3-6 octave handbells and optional 3 octave handchimes • Level 3 • AGEHR AG36018

Nocturne No. 3 • 3-6 octaves handbells with optional 3 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • AGEHR AG36029 

Nocturne No. 4 in C 3-6 octaves handbells with optional 3-5 octaves handchimes Level 3 Beckenhorst Press HB415

O Come, Let Us Adore from Journey to Bethlehem • 3, 4, 5, or 6 octaves handbells with optional 3 or 5 octaves handchimes • Level 3 Lorenz 20/1912L

On Eagles Wings • 3-6 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • GIA G-6840

Palm Sunday Procession • 2-3 octaves handbells • Level 2 Lorenz 20/1602L 

Peal of Praise • 2-3 octave handbells • Level 3 • AGEHR AG23010
1997 AGEHR Area III Composition Contest Winner

Prayer for Peace • 3-5 octave handbells and 3-5 octave handchimes • Level 3 • AGEHR 36023

Promised Land3-6 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • Lorenz 20/1534L

Rise up Shepherd - Three for Christmas • 2-3 octave handbells • Level 3 • Augsburg Fortress 11-10721
(includes We Three Kings, Good King Wenceslas, and Rise Up Shepherds and Follow)

Rondo of Praise • 3-6 octaves handbell and 3-4 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • Choristers Guild CGB310 

Serenade • 3-5 octave handbells with optional handchimes • Level 3 • Alfred Music 17541

Shall We Gather at the River • 3-5 octaves handbells with 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 3 Lorenz 20/1578L  

Sonatina No. 2 • 3-5 octave handbells • Level 3 • AGEHR AG35205

Sonatina No. 3 3-5 octaves handbells with optional 3 octaves handchimes Level 3 Beckenhorst Press HB412

Suite for Handbells • 2-3 octave handbells with optional handchimes • Level 3 • AGEHR AG23008
1997 AGEHR Area V Composition Contest Winner

Sweet Hour of Prayer • 3-5 octave handbells with 3-5 octave handchimes • Level 3 • Alfred 20215

Thanksgiving Celebration • 2-3 octaves handbells with 2-3 octaves handchimes • Level 3Beckenhorst Press HB309 • 3-6 octaves handbells with 3-5 octaves handchimes • level 3Beckenhorst Press HB314 

There Is A Balm in Gilead • 3-5 octave handbells with optional handchimes • Level 3 • Alfred 18572

Trust and Obey • 3-5 octave handbells with optional handchimes • Level 3 • Lorenz 20/1183L 

Tune My Heart to Ring Your Praise • Collection of five handbell arrangements on American hymn tunes • Level 3 • Lorenz 20/1415L 

Variations on “Ein Feste Burg” • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • AGEHR AG35240 

Variations on "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" • 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells • Level 3 Soundforth 20/1693SF

Variations on “Hyfrydol" • 3-6 octave handbells with optional 3 octave handchimes • Level 3 • Lorenz 20/1229L

Variations on “Madrid" • 3-5 octave handbells with optional handchimes • Level 3 • AGEHR AG35169 

Variations on Middlebury • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • Lorenz Publishing 

Variations on "The Church's One Foundation" • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3 octaves chimes • Level 3+ Beckenhorst Press HB388 

We Plow the Fields and Scatter • 3-6 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • with optional voices • Level 3 • Alfred 29956 

 

Level 4 Handbell Music

Allegro Agitato • 3-5 octave handbells • Level 4+ • AGEHR AG35093
1995 AGEHR Area V Composition Competition Winner

By the Lakeside • 4-6 octave handbells with optional 4 octave handchimes • Level 4 • AGEH0 AG46019

Capriccio • 3-6 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 4 • Choristers Guild CGB517

Concerto of Handbells and Organ in Baroque Style 3, 4, 5, or 6 octaves handbells and solo organ Level 4 • Handbell score: Beckenhorst Press HB424A • Full score: Beckenhorst Press HB424

Dance Before the Lord • 3-5 octaves handbells • Level 4 • Alfred 23777 

Fantasy • 3-5 octave handbells with optional handchimes • Level 4+• AGEHR AG35117
1997 AGEHR Area II Composition Contest Winner

Fantasy No. 2 • 3-5 octave handbells with optional handchimes • Level 4 • AGEHR AG35162 

Fantasy No. 3 • 3-6 octaves handbells and handchimes • Level 4 • AGEHR AG36021

Fantasy No. 4 • 3-6 octaves handbells • Level 4Beckenhorst Press HB312 

Intrada • 3-5 octave handbells with optional brass quintet or organ handbell/organ score • Level 4 • AGEHR AG35135
1998 AGEHR National Composition Contest Winner

Joyeaux • 3-5 octave handbells • Level 4+ • AGEHR AG35113

Marche Triumphale • 3-5 octave handbells and optional brass quintet • Level 4 • AGEHR 35145

Meditations of the Heart • 3-6 octaves handbells and 3 octaves handchimes • Level 4 • Beckenhorst Press HB253 

Metamorphosis • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 4+ • AGEHR AG35214 

Nocturne in C minor • 3-5 octave handbells and optional handchimes • Level 4 • AGEHR AG35120

Passacaglia for Handbells • 3-5 octaves handbells • Level 4 • Beckenhorst Press HB259 

Prelude and Passacaglia • 3-6 octave handbells and solo organ with optional 3-4 octave handchimes • Level 4 • AGEHR AG36016

Rondo Festiva • 3-6 octave handbells with optional percussion ensemble • Level 4 • AGEHR AG36015
2000 AGEHR National Composition Contest Winner

Variations on “Gather Us In” • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3 octaves handchimes • Level 4 • Augsburg Fortress 0800674928

When the Saints Go Marching In • 3-5 octave handbells • Level 4 • AGEHR 35149

 

Level 5 Handbell Music

Scherzo • 3-6 octaves handbells and 2 octaves handchimes • Level 5 • AGEHR AG36026 

Scherzo No. 2 • 3-7 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 5+ • Beckenhorst Press HB284 

Sonata in Baroque Style • 3, 4, 5, or 6 octaves handbells with optional 3, 4, 5, or 6 octaves handchimes • Level 5 • Beckenhorst Press HB497

Trilogy (Rejoicing, Reflecting, and Dance) • 5-7 octaves handbells and 5-6 octaves handchimes • Level 5 • AGEHR AG57014J 

 

Christmas Handbell Music

An English Christmas • 2-3 octave handbells • Level 1 • Alfred 19010

At the Manger • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3-4 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • Lorenz 20/1305L 

The Christmas Angels • 2-3 octave handbells • Level 2 • AGEHR AG23011

Christmas Joy • 2-3 octave handbells • Level 2+ • Lorenz 20/1095L
(Medley of Joy to the World and O Come All Ye Faithful)

A Christmas Lullaby • 3-5 octave handbells with optional handchimes • Level 2+ • Lorenz 20/1079L

Christmas Meditation • 3-5 octave handbells and optional handchimes • Level 3+ • AGEHR AG35126

Coventry Carol • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • Beckenhorst Press HB294 

Garland of Carols (Collection of five handbell arrangements) • Level 3 • Lorenz 20/1336L
Silent Night, Christmas Lullaby, Noel, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Variations on “People Look East”

Hymns for the Church Year • collection of 6 hymn tune arrangements for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter, and general use • 2-3 octaves handbells and 2-3 octaves handchimes • Level 2+ • Lorenz 20/1488L 

I Wonder As I Wander • 3-6 octaves handbells with 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 2+ • Lorenz 20/1436L 

Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love • 3-5 octave handbells with optional 3 octave handchimes • Augsburg Fortress 11-11025

Jolly Old St. Nicholas • 2-3 octave handbells • Level 2 • Alfred 19638 

O Come, O Come Emmanuel • 2-3 octaves handbells • Level 1 • Alfred 023153 

O Little Town of Bethlehem • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3-4 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • Lorenz 20/1400L

On Christmas Night • 3-5 octave handbells with optional 3 octave handchimes • Level 3 • AGEHR AG35193

Silent Night • 2-3 octave handbells • Level 1 • Alfred 20203  

Silent Night, Holy Night • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • Lorenz 20/1370L

Two Christmas Arrangements • 3-5 octave handbells • Augsburg Fortress 11-10807
(includes The Friendly Beasts and We Wish You a Merry Christmas)

Two English Carols • 2-3 octaves handbells • Alfred 25354

Variations on People Look East • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3-4 octaves handchimes • Level 3+ • Lorenz 20/1476L 

Variations on We Wish You a Merry Christmas • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3 octaves handchimes • Level 3Beckenhorst Press HB347  

What Child Is This? • 3-5 octave handbells with optional handchimes • Level 3 • AGEHR AG35161

Yuletide Celebration • handbell quartet • AGEHR AGSE13

 

Easter and Lent Handbell Music

Classical Easter • 2-3 octaves handbells • Beckenhorst Press HB271 • 3-6 octaves handbells • Level 2+ • Beckenhorst Press HB275 

Easter Morning Celebration • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3-4 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • Lorenz 20/1319L  (Bell part) • with optional brass quintet, timpani or organ • Lorenz 20/1320L  (Full score)

Easter Rondo • 3-6 octaves handbells and 3-5 octaves handchimes • Level 2 • Lorenz 20/1391L

Hymns for the Church Year • collection of 6 hymn tune arrangements for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter, and general use • 2-3 octaves handbells and 2-3 octaves handchimes • Level 2+ • Lorenz 20/1488L 

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today • 3-5 octave handbells • Level 3+ • Lorenz 20/1156L

Lenten Spirituals • 3-5 octaves handbells and 3 octaves handchimes • Level 3 • Lorenz 20/1291L 

Three Hymns for Easter • 2-3 octaves handbells with handchimes • Level 3 • Beckenhorst Press HB362   • 3-5 octaves handbells with handchimes • Beckenhorst Press HB371 


Out of Print

Processional in C • 3-5 octave handbells with optional solo trumpet • Augsburg Fortress 11-10768 (out of print)

 

 

Michael can be reached at mhelman56@gmail.com

2008 by Michael Helman