The Gospel Train (Get on Board, Little Children). Composed by Valerie W. Stephenson. For handbells (3-5 octaves) (with optional 3 octave handchimes (5 octave handchimes)). Sacred. Level 2+. Sheet music. 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.