Sonata in Baroque Style

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3-6 octave handbell choir, optional 3-6 octaves of handchimes, level 5.  This masterwork from Michael Helman is a worthy challenge for any advanced group looking to showcase their skill and musicality.  Written as a three-movement work, the lively upbeat opening movement features delicate interplay between the various registers of the bells.  The slow, haunting middle movement features accompaniment on handchimes.  The final Allegro showcases Helman’s masterful writing with nuanced interplay of stopped techniques.  Sure to leave audiences awestruck and breathless!

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Michael Helman