Octaves: 4 octaves ~ handbell solo with piano accompaniment
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Level: Medium in Difficulty
Arranger: Brian Tervo
Description: Brian has arranged this lovely work by composer, Johann Cruger, for handbell solo with piano accompaniment. It begins with a bell solo line expressively ringing the melody, followed by a segue with piano taking over the melody and soloist ringing a counter-melody. The melody again moves back to the bells with increasing drama, culminating in angst-filled, dissonant chords in the piano – a powerful depiction of Christ’s pain on the cross. The work ends with the solo ringing the plaintive melody, as in the beginning.
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