Minimal Rondeau
Minimal Rondeau
Minimal Rondeau
Minimal Rondeau

Minimal Rondeau


Title: Minimal Rondeau

Composers: Thomas E. Parsons

 Handbells used: 5 – 6  octaves

Handchimes used: n/a

 Other: 4.3 octave marimba

Level: 3+


Price:   20824-M           $ 5.95    Conductor Score             

              20824-HB         $ 4.95    Handbell Score

             20824-K           $ 3.95    Marimba Score

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Sound file courtesy of Bells of the Cascades. Their recording of this title is included on their CD, “Hitting Things.”   



This original work is very creative and a lovely example of 20th century ‘classical’ repertoire. It is mostly Rung throughout and features expressive dynamics. In lieu of using LV, it is suggested groups use Delay Damp (DD) technique to create the expressive legato phrases throughout. (DD is executed by ringing the bell normally then damping just a bit later than usual to produce a smooth line while still noticing when a full damp is needed when the harmony changes.)

The marimba is the ‘constant’ in this score and together, bells and marimba create an amazing fresh, new work your group and audience will enjoy!

For more information about the inspiration behind this work - please see the cover graphic included.

Octave Ranges
5 Octaves
5-6 Octaves
6+ Octaves
Original composition
School and Youth
Secular - general usage
Level of Difficulty
Level 3+
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