In the Bleak Midwinter composed by Gustav Holst (1874-1934). Arranged by Susan Geschke. For handbell choir (3-5 octaves) with optional 3-4 octave handchimes. Christmas, Sacred. Grade 2. Handbell score. 8 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.2363).
Using only legato ringing, this gently flowing setting conveys a sense of peace and tranquility surrounding the birth of the Christ child. Optional handchimes in the middle section provide a lovely contrasting treatment of the melody. Not difficult, this level 2 piece is accessible to virtually all choirs.