Octaves: 3 - 6 octaves handbells
Level: Level 3: Hymn and Song: Level 4: Dance
Composer: Lonnie J. Dorgan
Description: This original work is actually a suite of three pieces – Hymn, Song, and Dance – all built around a shared melody but with completely different styles. ‘Hymn’ is in 4/4 time and quite steady in meter, consisting mainly of quarter notes with passing eighths. ‘Song’ is written in 12/8 with a flowing pattern of three eighth notes throughout.
‘Dance’ is quite lively and rhythmic, written in 2/4, with a jig-type feel and a variety of stopped techniques.
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