Words taken from Psalm 47, 118, adapt.; Joel 2, adapt.; Matthew 2, alt.; George Hunt Smyttan, alt.; Clark Kimberling; The Venerable Bede, tr. Elizabeth Rundle Charles, alt.; George B. Timms, alt.; Ambrose of Milan, tr. Unknown
These introits and anthems were born from Clark Kimberling’s experience as composer-in-residence at an Episcopal church. The introits are intended for use at the beginning of a service prior to the processional. Each piece starts with the sound of one or two handbells to establish pitch, tempo, and spirit, then the voices enter with bells ringing throughout.
In addition to their use as a prelude to the gathering hymn, they may be used before or after the Gospel reading or during Communion. The seasonal categories should not limit usage. Introits and Anthems for Voices and Bells can also be used in creative ways for many occasions other than those specified in this collection.
Contents: Blow the Trumpet in Zion • Forty Days and Forty Nights • Hosanna to the Son of David • So Early in the Morning • A Song of Glory Let Us Sing • This Is the Day the Lord Has Made • All Peoples, Clap Your Hands • A Mighty Sound from Heaven • Now Holy Spirit.