Change-Ringing on Handbells (Favourite Compositions)

Description
Compositions that are attractive for handbell ringing. Page references in the Chapter column are links to blog articles where the compositions are discussed.
Collection Type
Composition
PublicationYear
2022
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Notes



21 entries

Composed by E Maurice Atkins
23456 W M H
65234 2 s A
24365 2 s
65243 2 B
32465 2
43265 B
65432 2 C
42365 2 s
23465 2B
24356 A
43256 2B
42356 C
34256 B
23456
Notes: A handbell classic, good to call from 5-6.
Composed by Andrew S Hudson
23456 W B M H
34256 s–s
35264
62534 s s A
65234 s–
36254
(35264) A
25463
(25463) 2A
35462 s
(35462) 2A
45263
(45263) 2A
25364
(25364) 2A
45362 s
23456
Notes: Lots of coursing for 5-6. Page: 343
Composed by William Hudson
23456 M B H
25463 2 3 2
42356 4
3 part.
Notes: Good to call from 5-6.
Composed by Roger Bailey
23456 M B W H
64352
32546 5 2
65243 5
62453 5 2
23456 5 2
Notes: Lots of coursing for 3-4 and 5-6. Page: 346
Composed by David G Maynard
23456 M B W H
43526 2
63542 4
54632 5
24536
45362 2
36452 5
52643 2
(42536) 2 s
Notes: Lots of coursing for 3-4 and 5-6. Page: 346
Composed by David G Maynard
23456 M B W H
42356
43526 5 2
35264 2
26354
24536 3
45362 2
36452 5
52643 2
(42536) 2 s
Notes: Lots of coursing for 3-4 and 5-6. Page: 346
Composed by James A Smith
23456 B W M H
(43652)
54632 3
43265 2
32465 5 2
35264
42356 4
34256 5
23456 5
Notes: Lots of coursing for 3-4 and 5-6. Page: 460
Composed by Simon J Gay
23456 B W H
42356
54632 3
43526 3
63542 4
34256 2
36452
65324 3
45362 4
56423 3
23456 3
Notes: Lots of coursing for 3-4 and 5-6, not as good as James Smith's but might be of interest. Page: 456
Composed by William Barton
23456 M W B H
43526 3
32654 2
42356 2
3 part.
Notes: A classic, rotated to fix 5-6 at the part ends. The 3H can be moved to the end of the part. Page: 373
Composed by Henry Dains
23456 B W H
45236 5
34256 [5]1
3 part.
1 Omit in part 1.
Notes: Lots of coursing for 5-6. Also true to Lessness and Rutland. Page: 426
Composed by Donald F Morrison
23456 M B W H
54632
43265 2
24365 5
32465 5
2 part.
Notes: Lots of coursing for 5-6. Page: 375
Composed by Donald F Morrison
(25364) M h W
64532 b
23546 s s–
24536 ss s–
23645 –s s–
24635 [ss]1 s–
2 part; b = 58 HL Bob; Start at the backstroke snap.
1 Omit in part 2.
Notes: 3-4 and 5-6 coursing throughout, just a little bit of split tenors. Page: 377
Composed by Simon J Gay
(25364) M W H
63524 –s–s s s
43526 s ––s––s
65324
26354
53624 3 s s
43625 s ––s––s
56324
25364
Start at the backstroke snap.
Notes: 5-6 coursing throughout. Page: 377
Composed by Simon J Gay
(25364) M W H
26453 –s s–
26354 –s [ss]1
25463 –s s–
23546 –s ss z
2 part; z = 123456 Big single; Start at the backstroke snap.
1 Omit in part 1.
Notes: 3-4 and 5-6 coursing throughout, using 123456 singles. Page: 377
Composed by Simon Humphrey
23456 M W B H
52436 ss 3
42635 3
42356
3 part.
Notes: Simple 3-part with 5-6 fixed at the part ends. Page: 590
Composed by Roger Bailey
(32456) M W H
34256 s
52436 2 2
36425 s
52463 [–
46523 –]1
(36425) 2
3 part; Start at the backstroke snap.
1 Omit in part 2.
Notes: Lots of coursing for 3-4. Page: 375
Composed by Bernard H Taylor
23456 M W H
35264 2 2
25463 3
45362 3
63254
52436
34625
23645 3
42635 3
23456 2 2 3
Notes: Much easier than it looks, quite a lot of coursing for 3-4. Also true to Cooktown Orchid. Page: 406
Composed by Robert W Lee
23456 M W H Methods
35264 2 2 3 YYY.YRR.RRRRR.[R]1RY.YYY.NNNNCCC.CCCCNNN.
5 part.
1 Replace bracketed methods with NNN in part 2.
Contains 1408 Rutland; 1280 Yorkshire; 1216 Lincolnshire (N); 1120 Cambridge; 31 com; atw.
Notes: No particular handbell features, but one of the easiest all-the-work compositions in these methods. Page: 479
Composed by Philip G K Davies
23456 M W H Methods
52436 CYCN.NNC
42635 3 CNY.NNNN.B.YYRYC.
56234 NCN.BBBBBBB.
35264 3 YYYY.R.B.B.
25634 2 RRRRRR.B.YYY.
34256 2 R.B.C.CCC
3 part.
Contains 1152 Bristol, Yorkshire; 960 Cambridge, Lincolnshire (N); 864 Rutland; 75 com; atw.
Notes: Lots of coursing for 5-6, blocks of each method, musical, easier than it looks. Page: 357
Composed by Philip G K Davies
23456 B W M H Methods
23564 BBBB.PP.
56234 PPYN.PCC.
42635 CPC.CR.
24536 2 RRL.BBB.R.RPNNN.
46532 2 R.YCCY.SCSSSSS.
42563 2 YCSP.SNNNSN.RRRRRR.LYL.
24365 2 2 NYY.LRLLLLL.YR.NNPCYYY.
2 part.
Contains 896 Rutland; 704 Lincolnshire (N), Yorkshire; 640 Cambridge; 576 London, Pudsey, Superlative; 448 Bristol; 87 com; atw.
Notes: The easiest all-the-work 8-spliced for handbells. Page: 303
Composed by Philip G K Davies
23456 W M B H Methods
34256 2 B.YYYCPNN.
52436 2 2 RY.LLLLLRL.YYN.LYL.
56423 2 RRRRRR.NSNNNS.PSCY.SSSSSCS.
54263 2 YCCY.R.NNNPR.
24653 R.BBB.LRR.
65243 BC.CPC.
32546 CCP.NYPP.
24365 PP.BBB
2 part.
Contains 832 Rutland; 704 Lincolnshire (N), Yorkshire; 640 Cambridge; 576 London, Pudsey, Superlative; 512 Bristol; 90 com; atw.
Notes: The easiest all-the-work 8-spliced for handbells, sometimes rung in this reversed form. Page: 303

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Collection Id
11354
Created on
Wed 22-Jun-22 18:35 by Simon J Gay
Modified on
Sun 24-Jul-22 20:00 by Simon J Gay