Octaves: 3 or 5 octaves handbells
Composer: William E. Gross
Description: This original song - A Fantasy on John 3:16 - reflects the sorrow and anger which conveys Christís sacrifice, then leads into the ultimate redeeming joy of His gift to our world. In the beginning, the haunting melody and pulsing accompaniment in c minor offer opportunity for much expression with discretely placed stopped sounds with optional singing bell. It then segues into C major where gentle LV passages feature a tender yet joyous melody. This will be a wonderful addition to your Lenten repertoire.
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