The Gospel Train (Get on Board, Little Children). Composed by Valerie W. Stephenson. For handbell choir (3-5 octaves) (with optional 3 octave handchimes). Sacred. Level 2+. Handbell score. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.20-1382L).
No one can dish up spirituals for the idiom as effectively as Valerie Stephenson, and this is undoubtedly one of her best. The rhythms are not difficult, and compositional color abounds with well-placed echo rings and the clever incorporation of a train whistle and sandpaper blocks. Detailed notes outline all of the performance options.