Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
This arrangement of the French carol PICARDY is both reverent and inspiring. Beginning and ending with handchimes, the main body is performed on handbells in a deliberate and purposeful manner. The middle section is both intense and rhythmically exciting as mallets are employed against the hallowed melody. This edition is most appropriate during Advent and for concerts. Used sparingly but effectively, finger cymbals highlight the atmosphere of the music. 87 measures. Key of c minor.