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Fur Elise

Composer
Beethoven
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Solo instruments
Instrumental parts
Not available

Arranging this piano piece for handbells presented a particular set of challenges. The time signature was changed for easier reading, the key was changed and some passages altered to bring it within the available bells in a standard 3-octave set, some rhythms were simplified to make it accessible to more choirs, and entire sections were modified to make it playable by a bell choir.

Purists will no doubt call for the pitchfork-and-torch brigade, but hopefully the rest of you might enjoy playing it.

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