Handbells (3-5 octaves), conga (djembe), claves, triangle and tambourine - Level 2
Composed by Mary Kay Parrish. Palm Sunday, Sacred. Handbell score. Published by Chorister's Guild (LO.CGB442).
Item Number: LO.CGB442
This energetic setting of the tune ELLACOMBE uses syncopated percussion parts to build a polyrhythmic texture, providing a somewhat different flavor to this well-known martial hymn. Handbell entrances of derivative motives follow the percussion opening. These first 20 measures could easily be memorized and used as a processional. After a stately announcement of the tune, the middle section contains refreshing harmonic interest and a slower tempo for variety, followed by a rousing reprise of the hymn complete with percussion.