Words taken from Psalm 8, 9, 33, adapt.; Psalm 19; Habakkuk 2; Isaiah 48; George Herbert; Ann M. and Lawrence Gilman; Clark Kimberling; Charles Wesley
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: Great Is the Lord • Let All the World In Every Corner Sing • Make a Joyful Noise • O Lord, to You • O God, Our Ruler • Ring Out Your Joy to the Lord! • The Heavens Declare the Glory • The Lord Is in His Holy Temple (Setting One) • The Lord Is in His Holy Temple (Setting Two) • The Name of Jesus Christ • Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies.