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Handbell choir (3-5 octaves) with optional 3-6 octave handchimes - Grade 3
Arranged by Cynthia Dobrinski. Christmas, Easter, General, Sacred. Handbell score. 12 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.2576).
Item Number: HP.2576
Scriptural Reference: Luke 2:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12.
In this vivacious and harmonically interesting 3-7 octave setting, Cynthia Dobrinski makes use of the theme and variations form with optional 3-6 octaves handchimes, flute, and tambourine adding extra color. Contrast abounds with martellatos, martellato lifts, vibratos, echoes, mallets, mallet rolls, brush damps, plucks, shakes, and a swing used in a variety of moods from vivace to a lyrical andante. Though the theme is in a minor key, the lyrical variation is in the parallel major, and after the minor main theme returns, a rousing coda takes the piece back to the major key for a joyful conclusion.