Rondo Appassionata

Image 1

Written for 4 to 7 octave handbell choir.  Level 5.  Karen Lakey Buckwalter’s masterful original composition is infused with lush, chromatic chords throughout. A yearning and haunting melody passes on to moving eighth note triplet arpeggios which propel the piece forward. The original melody then returns in a more complex and fleshed-out form, before more triplets once more push the piece ahead. A final section marked “With Fire!” drives the piece to its final, resounding conclusion. A true tour de force suitable for any ensemble looking for a musical challenge.

Other Details

Karen Lakey Buckwalter