Down By the Riverside arranged by Hart Morris. For 3-5 octaves handbells with optional clarinet, bass & ad lib drums. General. Level 3+. Handbell score. 8 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.2684).
This (AGEHR) level 3+ setting reflects the joy of both the tune and the text of this beloved gospel song - "I'm Gonna Lay Down My Sword and Shielf...Gonna study war no more." The rhythmic feel is that of a gentle, easy swing over a walking bass line, created with the stopped sounds played with mallets, and the customary, occasional syncopations. This piece will stand alone, but the addition of optional B-flat clarinet, bass and optional ad lib drums will add extra color to the texture and enliven the appeal!