Just A Closer Walk
This spirited arrangement includes a great walking bass line for the bass bell ringers, along with gyros, shakes and lots of malleting for all. The final stanza includes some “sticking” as in a soft shoe dance, with the mallets both playfully striking the foam and clicking together. In a short, solemn middle section, “In the Garden” is rung on handchimes, both providing contrast and reminding us of the varying emotions of life’s journey and of God’s presence through them all. This 91-measure arrangement will be a great choice for worship, concert and festival use. It is scored in Ab Major.