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Type: Handbell trio for 3 octaves
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~ Recording produced by SoundPrint Productions
Composer: Gail Downey
Description: This arrangement weaves the two hymns, "Sweet Hour
of Prayer" and "Standing in the Need of Prayer"
together to create an interesting challenge for the
intermediate ensemble ringer. Beginning with the contemplative
"Sweet Hour of Prayer," the tempo and meter change at measure 17 as
"Standing in the Need of Prayer" is introduced with finger snaps and a staccato bass line. Later, the treble hints at "Sweet Hour of Prayer" while the bass plays "Standing in the Need of Prayer." The piece concludes
with a return to the mood presented at the beginning of the piece.
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