Brian has combined two German hymns in a handbell solo with organ (or keyboard) accompaniment that is gorgeous and uplifting. Sonne der Gerchtigkeit was a 15th century chorale which appears in many hymnals with joyful lyrics such as “Come, O come, our voices raise…” and “Easter triumph, Easter joy!” Joined with Lyra Davidica – “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” – this is the perfect Easter solo!
The solo is specifically arranged so the bells will fit on one, 3-foot table. Suggested setup and bell choreography is included in the score. The organ accompaniment is exquisite and adds just the right amount of support without overwhelming the bells. (Keyboard could be used). It ends with an exciting flourish of bells which is repeated in the organ pedals. Solo ringers are sure to want this in their repertoire!
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