Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree


Composer: Johnny Marks

Arranger: Hart Morris

Octaves Handbell: 5 – 6

Octaves Handchimes: n/a

Level: 4

Other:  Optional bass and drums

Recording courtesy of Suncoast Bronze Ringers ~ Land O’ Lakes, FL ~ Michael Lamb, Music Director

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American songwriter Johnny Marks is famous for writing more than 90 songs – many being Christmas favorites – including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Holly Jolly Christmas –and  Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, among others. Hart has used his gift of adding variations and fabulous rhythmic touches to create an irresistible arrangement of this tune!  Use of RT, Sk, malleted notes and rhythmic accents make this into a creative and fun setting that will keep your group on their toes and the audience tapping theirs!  Addition of drums and bass will be the icing on this musical cake!  This is a ‘must-have’ for your handbell group’s Christmas or Holiday concert!

Octave Ranges
5-7 Octaves
Holiday (Secular)
Pop Tunes
School and Youth
Secular - general usage
Level of Difficulty
Level 4
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