Festive Peal on "Hymn to Joy"

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Scored for Handbells, Handchimes

Using all bells or chimes in the 2- or 3-octave set, Beethoven's sturdy tune is cast in G, C and A-flat major, with bell changes eased in comfortably before each new key. Constant eighth-note movement helps to amplify the joy that is displayed in this versatile work that would also be an effective programming choice for massed ringing.

Voicing: HB 2-3(HC 2-3)