Ring Out, Wild Bells

Ryan Homsey

Text Author: Alfred Tennyson

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Vocal Forces: SATB

Accompaniment: Piano

Series: Christmas

Difficulty Level: E/M


A very interesting and haunting treatment of the text by Victorian poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson—the poetic texts forms part of In Memoriam, Tennyson’s elegy to Arthur Henry Hallam. This riveting song to ring in the New Year deftly portrays the fury of fleeting time. The spirited accompaniment breaks way to a mysterious a cappella middle section, moving seamlessly back to the lively tempo and ending sweetly with a plea to ring out the darkness of the land. 

Categories: Choral Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

Liturgical: Christmas Day, New Year's Eve

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English

Format: Octavo