Handbells (2-3 octaves) / handchimes (2-3 octaves) - Level 2-
Composed by Kathleen Wissinger. Holy Week, Lent, Sacred. Handbell score. Published by Chorister's Guild (LO.CGB577).
Item Number: LO.CGB577
This gentle 16th-century tune features echoes and fermatas. Few parentheses are used for the mostly-chordal melody, played by both treble and bass ringers. All ringers but one encounter at least one easy bell change. Some unison exercises on (1) preparing for bell changes, (2) practicing echoes, and (3) watching the director for fermatas will help train ringers to play calmly and precisely. This piece will be ideal for worship, workshops and beginning festivals.