Review: British singer-songwriter, Adele had the largest crossover hit in the United States in the past 25 years with this blues, gospel chart topper. Nicholas A. Hanson's masterful transcription translates perfectly to handbells and features driving, malleted eighth notes as the underpinning for the hypnotic, syncopated melody. Soulful, and understated, this setting for 3-7 octaves, with optional parts for guitar, bass, drums, and synth is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. It is 99 measures in length.
Published by: Hope Publishing Co.
Copyright: Varies by Piece
Adkins, Adele & Epworth, Paul
|Season: All Year|
|Classification: Instrument Part , Compact Disc , Secular , Church or Concert , Concert|
|Technique: Mallet , TD (Thumb Damp) , Sk (Shake) , Martellato|
|Voicing: Handbells, No Choral|
|Instrument: Percussion , Guitar , String Bass , Synthesizer|
|Bells Used: Three Octaves: 25 Bells; Four Octaves: 32 Bells; Five Octaves: 37 Bells; Six Octaves: 41 Bells; Seven Octaves: 42 Bells|