Composer MOKLEBUST, CATHY
Voicing/Instrument HANDBELLS SACRED 3-5 OCT
Publisher CHORISTER'S GUILD
Level 3+ · This dramatic original work is a musical interpretation of the textfrom Isaiah 53:4-5: "Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows." A simple accompaniment of quarter-note chords lies under the plaintive yet lyrical melody, which grows and develops throughout the first section. The melody and the accompaniment become increasingly more complex and aggressive until reaching a dissonant fortissimo climax, when random ringing with chimes delicately accompanies a return of the melocy. Appropriate during Lent or whenever this scripture passage is used.