Angels We Have Heard on High
Joel Raney has expanded the horizons of the handbell repertoire with his fresh settings for bells, with optional choirchimes and a synthesizer part, which is included in the handbell score. His setting of this familiar French carol takes on an entirely different character with the addition of warm string pads providing support under the bells and chimes. The appearance of "Angels from the Realms of Glory" at midpoint offers a fresh change of pace in this lush offering for the Christmas season. Quietly arranged in G Major, Eb Major, and C Major, the piece is 93 measures.