Octaves: 5 octaves handbells
Composer: William Aprile
AGEHR Level: V
Description: Continuous and uninterrupted are two of the synonyms given
the word “perpetual.” They definitely describe the drive and
energy of this exhilarating original composition. The tempo
is vivace with a half note at :90. The movement of the constant
eighth note patterns is shared by both bass and treble handbells.
A beguiling melody is introduced in measure 15. A transitory
developmental mid-section makes use of the “Singing Bell”
technique for the accompaniment, providing a brief respite from
the otherwise continual exuberance and verve of the
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