Composer MERRETT, FRED
Voicing/Instrument HNDBL 3-5 OCT
Publisher FLAGSTAFF PUBLISHING
Review:····A homage to Canada comes to us from the champion of handbell music in that country. It is a collage of handbell sounds representing the natural beauty found there, with thematic snippets of "Oh Canada" appearing throughout. There are challenges in the various dotted rhythms, frequent accidentals, malleted sections, and vigorous shakes. A quiet "Andante" portion offers delightful contrast midway through, but the ending is dramatic and exciting.