Forty Days and Forty Nights
Especially suited to the Lenten season, this hymn arrangement can be expressed with both spoken word and music. Handbell variations of the tune are paired with the specific scriptural texts that tell the story, allowing for a dynamic presentation if desired. The composer utilizes varied accompanying patterns to support the short rather simple tune, resulting in thick textures that will require careful balancing. Even eighth notes prevail and there are some quick accidental shifts in this medium level work. This 85 measure piece is scored in d minor.