Yesu Ananipenda (Jesus Loves Me)
Yesu Ananipenda means “Jesus loves me” in Swahili, and is a joyful, upbeat original composition, which also includes the beloved Sunday School song, “Jesus Loves Me” by William Bradbury. This African-flavored piece will be uplifting and fun to play and to hear, with its varied rhythmic patterns, the use of many handbell techniques and African percussion instruments. Yesu Ananipenda will be a delightful addition to the worship or concert repertoire. The percussion parts are included in the full score. 121 measures. Begins in C Major, then modulates to G Major; returns to C Major to incorporate the hymn tune, then ends in G Major.