This arrangement of the Royal Fireworks Musick's fourth movement is a wonderful opener for any event because its first notes command the audience's attention. Its playfulness involve its quick tempo and dynamic contrasts, and there is only one accidental in the entire piece.
The arrangement is for four, five, six, or seven ringers using three octaves of handbells. Complete assignments are enclosed, and the piece is Level 3 when played with seven ringers. The black bar on the assignments page indicates the bell belongs to the primary ringer. A secondary ringer may also be required to share some bells that belong to another ringer, and this is indicated with the grey bar.
The history surrounding the six-part suite entitled Royal Fireworks Musick is very colorful. The arranger recommends the following web sites for further information:
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