A setting of unparalled mystery and depth, this piece combines Veni Emmanuel, Verbum Supernum Prodiens, and God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. Marked Andante throughout, a fascinating sonic landscape is established: low singing bells against suspended mallets, some played with sticks, mart-lifts as well as normal ringing. Melodies drift in and out, sometimes in full but more often in fragments. A skillful pairing of the familiar and the sublime, your choir will love this piece.
Instruments: Handbells 3 or 5 octaves