Shenandoah arranged by Jason Krug. For handbell choir (3-5 octaves) with optional 1 octave (9 bells) handchimes. General, Secular. Grade 2+. Handbell score. 8 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.2570).
This peaceful arrangement of the traditional American folk tune features a flowing eighth note accompaniment evoking the "rolling river," and subtle harmonic nuances which reinforce the tune's sense of longing. Jason Krug's setting builds throughout and rises to a satisfying peak of might and majesty with a key change near the end. Care should be taken to ensure that the melody is never swallowed by the river of the accompaniment.