Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Solo


Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Hymn Tune:  Mendelssohn

Arranger: Kurt Meyer

Octaves Handbell: 3  (B4 – C7)

Octaves Handchimes: n/a

Level: 3

Other:   Piano accompaniment

Optional:  Flute or C-instrument



Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy created this lovely Christmas hymn in 1840 and it appears in more than 440 hymnals and is a perennial Christmas favorite, arranged hundreds of times for a variety of instruments throughout the world. Kurt has penned a fresh, creative setting for handbell solo, piano accompaniment, and optional C-instrument (flute). It is filled with expression, flowing accompaniment lines, and contrapuntal C-instrument part that is perfect for this score. It is mostly Rung, but a few LV passages and Shakes add the perfect interest for the listener. It begins in Eb major with a lovely modulation to E-major leading to an increase and tempo and a bit of excitement before it returns to a lovely, peaceful ending. This is the perfect addition to the handbell soloist’s repertoire.

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