Handbell choir (3-5 octaves) - Grade 2
Arranged by Martha Thompson. Sacred. Handbell score. 8 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.2278).
Item Number: HP.2278
Scriptural Reference: Mark 9:38-50, Job 1:1, Job 2:1-10, 2 Corinthians 5:20-21, 2 Corinthians 6:1-10.
Opening with a statement of the Westminster Chimes, "It Is Well with My Soul" is a three-verse setting of the familiar Philip Bliss hymn. In the second verse, the melody is placed in the lower bells, and the high bells have an eigth-note descant that may be rung softly or played with mallets on suspended bells. The triumphant final verse is in full-chord style, but the piece ends softly with the optional use of mallets on suspended bells.