Gather Thankful People
This L2- Thanksgiving medley for 2 to 5 octaves, “Gather, Thankful People,” is perfectly timed for ringers starting up their performance season. The hymns “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” (ST. GEORGE’S WINDSOR) and “We Gather Together” (KREMSER) are carefully crafted for a big, full sound with scoring that assures success for your ringers. All ringers are fully involved throughout, with echoes, thumbs damps and a few marts adding sparkle. Part of ringTrue’s “Class ring Series,” this piece features 8th notes that are mostly “paired” (each ringer “owns” both 8th notes within a beat) making them much easier to ring accurately. (Composer Kathleen Wissinger is a master of composing with paired 8th notes – see also Accolade, Jubilare, Mary Had a Baby, Carol of the Bells and Matinata/Morning Song.) Two non-compatible settings are included in this folio: “A” for 2 octaves (G4-G6) or 2½ octaves (C4-G6) - and “B” for 3 or 5 octaves: Select the score that fits the number of ringers on hand. Appropriate for school, concert, festival and worship, “Gather, Thankful People” will be a welcome mainstay in your seasonal repertoire year after year. 50 measures.