Spires - 5-7 octaves

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Written for 5 to 7 octave handbell choir and 3 octaves of handchimes.  Level 3.  This stunning original from Matthew Compton is replete with emotion and descriptive storytelling. From a delicate, ethereal opening, the piece moves into a section with flowing accompaniment relying heavily on straight eighths set against triplet eighths. A faster section ensues featuring a soaring melody and unexpected harmonic twists before returning to the feeling of the opening. An altered statement of the theme makes a brief appearance before the piece ends as it began. A truly beautiful and very approachable piece from one of today’s up-and-coming composers!

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Matthew Compton