Rolling in the Deep by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth. Arranged by Nicholas A. Hanson. For 3-7 octave handbell choir with optional 2 octave handchimes and rhythm. Secular. Level 3+. Handbell score. 16 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.2627).
British singer-songwriter, Adele had the largest crossover hit in the United States in the past 25 years with this blues, gospel, chart topper. Nicholas A. Hanson's masterful transcription translates perfectly to handbells and features driving, malleted eighth notes as the underpinning for the hypnotic, syncopated melody. Soulful, and understated, this setting for 3-7 octaves, with optional parts for Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Synth is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.