Oh, How Joyfully (O Sanctissima). By Cathy Moklebust. For handbells (2-3 octaves) (with optional sleigh bells, triangle (finger cymbals), tambourine). Christmas, Sacred. Level 2. Handbell score. Published by Chorister's Guild (LO.CGB549).
The tune SICILIAN MARINERS is treated in a bouncy, joyful style, with malleted bass and rung treble bells. The optional use of sleigh bells lends a festive spirit to the original introduction and interludes. The tune moves into the bass and lower treble bells in the next section, accompanied by upper treble bell patterns including a variety of techniques. A gentle, rocking motion in 3/4 time provides a contrast in style, concluding with the bouncy feel of the beginning. Optional parts for sleigh bells, triangle or finger cymbals and tambourine are included. The two editions are compatible for massed ringing.