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Both tunes associated with “Away in a Manger” are used in this beautiful setting.  This arrangement features both extensive 4-in-hand bell ringing and weaving on the chimes for Ringer 1.  Ringer 2 has some 4-in-hand and lots of nice melody and counter-melody lines.  It is recorded by the BellTree Duo on Christmas ‘Round the Tree.

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This piece begins with an original change-ring pattern.  Using just 8 bells, the arrangement fits in the melody and a counter-melody at the same time.  This duet uses advanced 4-in-hand ringing which eliminates the need for tables.  It is recorded by the BellTree Duo on Christmas ‘Round the Tree.

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This handbell duet was written as a showpiece for the BellTree Duo.  It uses 8 bells played 4-in-hand without needing any tables.  It requires advanced 4-in-hand technique.  It is recorded by the BellTree Duo on Christmas ‘Round the Tree.  The recommended version in D major needs 4 octaves of bells.  An alternate version in C major can be performed with only 3 octaves.

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