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O God Our Help in Ages Past - One octave handbells G4 - F#5

By William Croft

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Handbell - Easy/Beginner - Digital Download
Composed by William Croft (1678-1727). Arranged by C.E. Walz. Christian, Sacred, General Worship, Graduation. Score. 2 pages. Published by Published by C.E. Walz (S0.266603).

Item Number: S0.266603

My friend Maestro always said that “O God Our Help in AgesPast” reminded him of his college graduation ceremony.  He ‘past’ only by the grace of God! Maestrosays a lot of things, just a warning!  Thishymn, composed in the 1700s, has a comforting message and a stately sound. Hereit is arranged for one-octave handbells (G4 - F#5) and perfect for a BEGINNINGHANDBELL CHOIR. Per Maestro’s suggestion, I inserted lyrics of two verses sothat beginning ringers who need some support in following the music will have somewords to help them along. This arrangement does begin with an introduction,which does not have words, and the choir director may want to point thatout.  Practice with a metronome to getthe steady rhythm at a slower pace and work up to the 90 bpm tempo.

For church, school, or civic organizations andevents.  PERMISSION TO MAKE COPIES ASNEEDED. Key of Eb, two pages, 1:07 minute performance time.

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