Dark Forests of the North
The melody, supported by a chordal accompaniment, moves around to each octave. The e minor key imparts a mysterious quality that is enhanced by using hand chimes. Playing it on handbells using mallets, marts, and thumb damps suggests a variety of forest sounds. This Level 2 piece has easy eighth note patterns with both pitches of a beamed pair in the same hand but no bell changes. Standard ringing positions #1 and #11 use only one bell. Measures total 53.