God Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens
This arrangement of the tune HOLY MANNA sets a cheerful mood through the use of a variety of techniques including martellato, martellato lift, thumb damping, and plucking. The melody appears first in the treble, then in the bass, then later as a round between the middle and bass bells, accompanied by a counter melody in the highest bells, in the style of shape-note singing. This piece is useable at any time during the year for worship, concert, or festivals. Measures total 82.