To Hear the Angels Ring

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Arranged for 3 to 6 octave handbell choir and optional 3 to 6 octaves of handchimes.  Level 3+.  Brian Childers’ arrangement of the well-known “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” is a fresh take on an old classic. An ethereal opening gives way to an off-beat treatment of the tune, which manages to be both traditional and innovative at the same time. A more serene middle section assigns the bass handchimes to the lower treble ringers, providing an interesting visual and aural experience. The piece builds into a powerful final verse before floating away to a gentle final chord. Not to be missed this holiday season!

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