Beer Barrel Polka


Composer: Jaromir Vejvoda

Arranger: Hart Morris

Octaves Handbell: 5 – 7

Octaves Handchimes: n/a

Level: 3



This catchy polka-style piece was written in 1927 by Czech composer Jaromir Vejvoda, while he worked as a bartender in his father-in-law’s pub in Zbraslav, Czechoslovkia. It was an immediate hit and has since become a world-wide favorite. The New England Ringers commissioned Hart Morris to arrange this piece – and dedicated it to The Raleigh Ringer’s Director, David Harris – for their Oktobellfest event in October 2022. It begins in C-major with a segue to F-major. The addition of perfectly placed stopped sounds – Sk, RT, mallets, and mart-lift – plus a few LVs make this piece sparkle!  It is sure to become a ‘must-have’ for your group’s concert repertoire!

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Click here to view the video recording of World Premiere Performance at “Octobellfest 2022” courtesy HMA  Area 1. Thank you!



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