Composer TUCKER, SONDRA
Voicing/Instrument HNDBL 3-5 OCT
Publisher BECKENHORST PRESS INC
3-5 octaves level 3+ Sondra K. Tucker gives us the spirited and inspirational Creation's Dawn: A Prairie Hymn, for three to five octaves of handbells. What begins as an ethereal prayer with mallets on suspended bells and the singing bell technique quickly moves into a soaring melody underscored by an ostinato countermelody and syncopated bass line. Plucks, echo rings, martellatos, and martellato lifts help give this whimsical piece its charm. A perfect opening to a spring concert, or for use during general worship.