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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace, 3-5 octaves, and unison voices or solo instrument, level 4, 2003, Beckenhorst Press, HBSE2 (includes parts for solo instrument in C, unison vocals, and Great Highland Bagpipes)
Based on the traditional melody wedded to the John Newton test (to which this arrangement can be performed). This was the world's first published music for the combination of Handbells and Great Highland Bagpipes (bagpipe part included, and specific instructions for ensuring the tuning is compatible between handbells and bagpipes). The melody part can be optionally carried by a solo C instrument, or by vocal.

Commissioned for the Handbell Ensemble of  the American Guild of Organists, Savannah Chapter and premiered by them in February 2003 in the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Savannah, Georgia, USA. Massed item at National Residential Ringing Week in Dunblane Cathedral August 2003.  Massed selection at International Handbell Symposium 2004 in Toronto, Canada.  Massed selection at AGEHR Area 1 Festival Conference 2005 (University of New Hampshire), Bay View Week of Handbells 2005 (Michigan) and AGEHR National Festival Conference 2006

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