I went looking for music for six ringers and didn’t find something useful
for my group.
I say six ringer and not 12 bells because my ringers can change bells for
accidentals and extra bells that extend the range (in music written with extra
bells and free hands in mind). This is also different from sextet music where
each ringer is playing solo style.
I looked in Jeffers and a great deal (perhaps all) of their 12 bell music
is in books. I don’t need six pieces for Christmas, I need one.
They don’t seem to have a good way to search for six-ringer music that
isn’t 12 bell.
I am reminded again why I’ve been writing all of my group’s music in the
last two years. We’re six ringers and just now getting into level 2. I took a
break from composing, thinking the group would take a while to learn my latest
piece, but they suddenly caught on and will be ready before I can get the next
Any suggestions on music for six ringers that are just now getting
comfortable with eighth notes? Pieces appropriate for Thanksgiving are a plus –
we’ve already done Come, Ye Thankful People and Now Thank We All Our God (yeah,
I know about Give Thanks, but that’s too syncopated for them right now and is
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