Octaves: 3 octaves handbells
Composer: Matthew Prins
Difficulty: EM (Easy-Medium
Description:An incredibly creative and versatile collection which includes settings of five familiar
carols: “In the Bleak Midwinter”, “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen”, “Joy to the World”,
“Silent Night” and Ukrainian Bell Carol”. The arranger has suggested handbell
assignments for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 ringers. The songs use the same eighteen bells, G4
through C7, and are written in the keys of Bb major or G minor. The treatment for each
piece is imaginative and creates the appropriate atmosphere for that particular carol.
In the Bleak Midwinter; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen; Joy to the World; Silent Night; Ukrainian Bell Carol.
Listen to all the movements. Sound files courtesy of Matthew Prins.
Listen to God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Listen to In the Bleak Midwinter
Listen to Joy to the World
Listen to Silent Night
Listen to Ukrainian Bell Carol
To view the scores, please click on the files below:
View God Rest Ye Merry (Requires Acrobat Reader)
View In the Bleak Midwinter (Requires Acrobat Reader)
View Joy to the World (Requires Acrobat Reader)
View Silent Night (Requires Acrobat Reader)
View Ukrainian Bell Carol (Requires Acrobat Reader)