Rakes of Mallow


Composer: Anderson, Leroy

Arranger: Mizell, Carol Lynn

Octaves Handbell: 5-6

Octaves Handchimes: N/A

Level: 4

Other Instruments: Percussion (gong and triangle)


This rousing folk tune, dating from c. 1740, has been used as background music in several movie scores, perhaps the most notable of which is the chase scene in The Quiet Man starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. This arrangement employs a variety of handbell techniques in addition to ringing including thumb damp, mart, mart lift, pluck, mallets, mallet lift, and damping in the air. Allegro commodo denotes a tempo almost as fast as you can play the piece, saving that last burst of speed for the Presto section near the end. Enjoy!

Rakes 20112

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Handbells, Percussion


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