Review: Anna Laura Page’s arrangement of Beethoven's "Hymn to Joy" will delight audiences and ringers alike. From grand chromatic chords through a straightforward statement of the theme, the piece gives way to a thoughtful handchime arrangement of “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart” before returning to the original theme on bells, echoed liberally by the handchimes, all before racing to an explosive conclusion. Primarily scored in C Major, this piece is 102 measures.
Published by: Beckenhorst Press, Inc.
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Page, Anna Laura
|Season: Christmas , Easter , Thanksgiving , All Year|
|Classification: Instrument Part , Classical Composers , Hymn Tune , Wedding , Church or Concert , Classical Music|
|Technique: Mallet , Echo , Martellato Lift , Sk (Shake) , Martellato|
|Voicing: Handbells, No Choral|
|Instrument: Chimes(Choirchimes or Handchimes)|
|Bells Used: Three Octaves: 37 Bells; Four Octaves: 48 Bells; Five Octaves: 57 Bells|