Octaves: 2 - 3 OR 4 - 5 octaves handbells
Composer: Dan R. Edwards
Description: Vasylyna's Tears was written in honor of the Ukrainian people, who continue to struggle for their freedom under a government that refuses to heed their cries.
Vasylyna is a common Ukrainian woman's name - she weeps for her lost countrymen. This is a beautiful song filled with lovely, flowing melodies, underlain by a warm and satisfying accompaniment. This could easily be used in worship by substituting the title. There are separate 2 or 3 octave and 4 or 5 octave versions which are compatible for massed ringing.
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