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The Golden Dance Store offers high-quality handbell sheet music for solo and ensemble ringers at a reasonable cost, as well as Michèle's CDs, DVDs, instructional videos, & accompaniment tracks.

To A Wild Rose
by Edward MacDowell
arr. by Michèle Sharik

Described by some of his contemporaries as "the greatest musical genius America has produced", Edward MacDowell (1860-1908) was the first American composer to achieve international recognition. Famous for his piano playing ability as well as his compositional skills, he was a popular figure throughout the late 1880s and early 1890s. After his death in 1908 from "cerebral collapse" brought on by "nervous exhaustion", his wife Marian established The MacDowell Colony of Peterborough, NH, which is the oldest artists' colony in the United States.

MacDowell's best-loved work, To A Wild Rose, was first published in 1896 and reflects a simple freshness inspired by the sights and sounds of New England.


To A Wild Rose

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  • Instrumentation: Solo handbells with string trio (violin, viola, & cello);
    or with piano (or harp)
  • Key:  A major
  • Bells Used: E5-F#7
  • Price:  $10.00
  • Date last updated: Feb 08, 2008
  • ASCAP Reference Number: 238755
  • ASCAP Title Code: 200072591
  • Catalog Number: TGD1004

Sheet Music
What do you get when you download this music?
  • a full score (showing both handbell and keyboard parts);
  • a "clean" copy (ie. no choreography) of the solo handbell part;
  • a copy of the solo handbell part with suggested choreography written in;
  •  parts for each of the string instruments (violin, viola, & cello);
  • a piano reduction score for performance with keyboard rather than string trio; and
  • a copy of our License Terms.
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