Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow arranged by Cynthia Dobrinski. For handbell choir (3-6 octaves) with optional 3-6 octave handchimes & clarinet. Blues-Gospel-Spirituals, Christmas, Sacred. Grade 3. Handbell score. 8 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.2415).
Cynthia Dobrinski's new arrangement of this classic Christmas spiritual is sure to be a hit with both church and concert audiences. For the upbeat version, play it as written. For a jazzy alternative, add the optional clarinet and swing the rhythm on the last verse. This piece has few bell changes but a lot of variety of techniques including mallet rolls, TD, Pl, Pl1a, RT, SW, Vib., BD, and SK, plus two tunes playing at once. For a lively, fun-filled piece this one should not be missed!