Second Suite in F


Composer: Gustav Holst

Arranger: Alex Guebert

Octaves Handbell: 5 – 7

Octaves Handchimes: March:  3 octaves;  Song Without Words: 5 – 6 octaves; Dargason: 3 octaves

Level: March ~ 4;  Song Without Words ~ 3;   Song of the Blacksmith ~ 4;   Dargason ~ 4+

Other Instruments: Song of the Blacksmith:  optional anvil;    Fantasia on the Dargason – optional tambourine


Song Without Words

Song of the Blacksmith

Fantasia on the Dargason



Gustav Holst wrote two Suites for concert band and the Second Suite in F (Op. 28, No. 2) was the last. Seven folk tunes of the time are compressed into this work. Each of these suites is unique in character and delightfully arranged for handbells and handchimes. Alex has done a masterful job of integrating bells and chimes, stopped sounds and legato passages, making each of the movements a delight. Level of difficulty varies with suggested tempo being one of the factors. Addition of optional anvil and tambourine add to the works. Multiple levels. You may purchase the entire suite or choose a movement as a separate purchase.

Holst 2nd Ste F 20525 Score WEB



Additional information


Entire Suite, March, Song without Words, Song of the Blacksmith, Fantasia on the Dargason


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