Rhapsody in B Flat Minor
Starting with a small and simple idea, this virtuosic work evolves into an intense toccata using a fiery malleted line with flying arpeggiated chimes. This is followed by an abrupt shift of character using chimes layered over singing bells and a much more intimate, flowing section. The calm is interrupted by the return of the bass ostinato which pervades the entire range of handbells to the end. This title has been chosen for the 2018 Bay View Music Week. 116 measures.