Allegro molto Appasionato
This exciting arrangement of the first movement of Mendelssohn's famous Violin Concerto is sure to bring some Romantic-era flair into your ensemble! The main theme is punctuated by mallets in the bass and lively sixteenth notes in the treble. The middle section presents a beautiful major-key theme on handchimes before returning to minor for a roaring-drive to the cadence. This piece is fun and faithfully captures the energy of a classical masterwork in an accessible arrangement for 3-5 oct. handbell ensemble. 163 measures. Key of a minor.