Ellen Dickinson

available for Purchase

Music for Christmas

for satb choir, handbells, mallet instruments, and children's pageant


Extended concert pieces:
Light in the Darkness:
Peace, Love, Joy (2017)

for SATB choir and five octaves handbells, with crotales or other bright mallet instrument

approx. 30 minutes


Christmas in America: Carols and Songs from the Americas (2016)

for two five-octave handbell choirs, or one handbell choir plus piano

20+ minutes


Noel: A French Carol Suite (2015)

for five octaves handbells plus various musical toys

15+ minutes


Weihnachten: A German Carol Suite (2014)

for five octaves handbells plus various musical toys

20+ minutes


Anthems and shorter pieces:

We Wish You a Merry Christmas (2017)

Arranged for twelve handbells, C5 – G6 (5-6 ringers)

approx. 3 minutes

’Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (Huron carol) (2009)

(included in Light in the Darkness; available separately)
arranged for SATB and 4-5 octaves handbells (may substitute piano)

approx.. 4 minutes


The Snow Lay on the Ground (2006)

An easy arrangement of the English carol for five-octave handbell choir


Still, Still, Still (2005)

An arrangement of the Austrian carol for two sopranos and piano


Christmas Joy (2004)

A festive and easy arrangement of “Joy to the World” evoking change ringing

In two versions - for four-octave or five-octave handbell choir


Christmas Carols for Handbell Solo (2004)

A medley of 4 Christmas carols for handbell solo and piano
approx. 5 minutes


Children’s Christmas Pageant:

Long Time Ago in Bethlehem (2017)

A Christmas pageant script for children with suggested American Christmas songs