Draw Us In the Spirit's Tether

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For 3 to 5 octave handbell choir and optional 3 to 5 octaves of handchimes.  Rated 3-.  A haunting opening featuring singing bell, handchimes, and malleted bells gives way to a flowing set of verses of the hymn tune “Union Seminary.” Numerous key changes provide varying commentary on the tune, and delicate use of handchimes allow both the melody and counter-melodies to shine through. The piece grows in grandeur and expression before returning to the feeling of the beginning once more.  UNION SEMINARY, which this arrangement is based on, is by Harold Friedell.

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Jason W. Krug