Handbell choir (3-5 octaves) with optional 1 octave (9 bells) handchimes - Grade 2+
Arranged by Jason W. Krug. General Worship, Secular. Handbell score. 8 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.2570).
Item Number: 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.