The Irish Washerwoman

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For 4 to 6 octave handbell choir and optional 4 or 5 octaves of handchimes.  Rated level 5.  Certainly not for the faint of heart, this handbell arrangement of Leroy Anderson’s version of “The Irish Washerwoman” will excite your audiences and challenge your ringers in practically every way possible! Chromatics — and therefore bell changes — abound, and the lively tempo only increases as the piece progresses. On top of that, competing melodic lines in different registers require great attention to matters of balance, lest parts of the tune get lost. A rollicking good time for all involved!

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Hart Morris