Hail Thee Festival Day
Options abound in this flexible arrangement: it stands alone for handbell choir, but also offers optional parts for organ and/or trumpet. If desired, this setting may be used to accompany the choir/congregation in singing the hymn from your hymnal of choice. All parts are printed in the single score. The repeats within the piece are designed to accommodate congregational singing, and a provision is made for additional repeats if more stanzas are desired. The repeats may be omitted when singers are not involved. Each stanza offers a new texture before returning to the joyful refrain. Arranged in F Major, measures total 50.