For 3 Octave Handbell Choir (25 Bells). The Hornpipe is a dance form played and danced in Britain (and elsewhere) from the late 17th century until the present day. It is said that hornpipe as a dance began on English sailing vessels. This is a fun, active piece utilizing several techniques. Can be performed any time of year (but it's a little "perky" for Lent...) Level 3.