Snowflakes, for two octaves handbells G4-g6

Snowflakes, for two octaves handbells G4-g6
Snowflakes, for two octaves handbells G4-g6
Snowflakes, for two octaves handbells G4-g6
Snowflakes, for two octaves handbells G4-g6
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I wrote this for anyone who needs music for a winter concert for two octaves of handbells. Since it is generic, it could be performed or practiced as a class activity any time during the winter (or the summer if you want to feel cool). It uses a lot of tone painting with descending scales and descending thirds. The harmony gets thicker in the middle of the piece and then tapers off at the end. This is supposed to depict the beginning of a snowfall, a short blizzard in the middle, and the ending of the snow falling. You can teach the concepts of scales and chords as well as telling a story through music.

It would make a nice pair with "Winter Sparkle", also for two sets of handbells, in my store here.

I wrote this for my fifth grade class, but anyone above that could also play it. It might be difficult for younger children. I am envisioning its use in a Christmas or winter or seasonal program. I hope you and your students enjoy it!

Note: the "bells needed" are at the end rather than the beginning, because I am experimenting with the free MuseScore program. I'm used to Sibelius where they give you the "bells needed" in a smaller staff at the beginning. If you have suggestions for formatting in MuseScore for handbells, I'd love to hear them in your comments.

Buying one copy of course gives you permission to copy for your entire bell choir or classes.

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2 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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