Joy to the World
This setting of the familiar Christmas carol is a refreshing arrangement for the handbell soloist, with piano accompaniment. It opens with a straightforward presentation of the well known carol. After an optional repeat and key change (from D Major to C Major), the piano accompaniment takes over for 14 measures, allowing the handbell soloist to prepare the bell tree which is used for the remainder of the piece. The final 25 measures feature the piano performing the melody with the soloist playing an obligato on the bell tree.