Handbells part from To God Be The Glory

William H. Doane
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I created this arrangement to be fun to play while still stimulating to hear. It begins as a waltz with the melody playing 2-against 3 with it. And after a bridge that features the "Praise the Lord" refrain, it breaks into a 5/4 take on Brubeck’s famous Take 5. It has some flexibility in playing techniques. There are some optional percussion parts that can be played by the highest bell player, who is not playing anything at those times. There are a few places that chimes may be used. And if time is a concern, there is an optional cut from the middle of the third stanza to the middle of the fourth to help shorten the piece, and there are directions as to how to edit playing techniques if taking the cut to make it cohesive.

William H. Doane
5 minutes
Jazz music and Classical music

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