Ding Dong! Merrily on High
© 2001, GIA Publications, Inc.
Item #: G-5214
SATB, Solo, Assembly
C Instrument I, C Instrument II, 4 octaves Handbells, Guitar
Vs. 1: G. F. Woodward; vss. 2–3 David Haas
"Delightfully fresh” best describes this arrangement of the well-known French carol.
While the melody is intact, with the exception of a few well-placed syncopations, it is all scored for solo or sopranos over the choir on sustained chords and a rolling, driving eighth-note accompaniment. A well-developed series of instrumental and vocal modulations leads to a vibrant final stanza.
22 Handbells (requires a 4-octave set)
Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Day
Handbell, Mixed Ensemble, Woodwinds
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