Festival on Wexford Carol 1
“Festival on Wexford Carol” celebrates this compelling 12th century Irish tune in a dignified setting featuring rhythmic mallets in the bass; first with straight 16th note patterns and, later, with 16th note triplets (reminiscent of Ravel’s Bolero), accompanying the 1st and 3rd verse melodies played in the treble - while the 2nd verse showcases a unison melody line in the bass and rhythmic chords in the treble. Unaffected and straightforward, this exploration of intriguing rhythms at a stately tempo will mesmerize your audience - while also preparing your ringers for more challenging up-tempo pieces using 16th note duple and triple rhythm patterns. Options for using duplicate bells for specific situations are noted. Unison exercise teaching notes for the 16th note patterns are included. Ideal for school, Holiday, Advent and Christmas concerts, advanced Coppers and Bronze festivals and worship settings. Useful for including 3-4 octave groups in larger (5 oct. plus) advanced ringing events, allowing the larger groups to fully utilize their instrument range without just doubling down.
Two compatible versions of this Level 4 score are offered:
#1 (RE83251) for 3-4 oct. (opt. 2-3 oct. chimes) can be played by as few as 6 ringers (and up to 11 or 12) - assignment notes are included - little gems Series, True Music Series
#2 (RE83252) for 4-6 oct. (plus opt. D8 & D2, and opt. 3-6 oct. + D2 chimes) for a fully staffed ensemble - True Music series from ringTrue Handbell Music – well-crafted music for Levels 1-5 for performance, festival and worship settings. See more offerings using “RE” in the Stock Search Box or in the Music Search Assistant – then select Series at www.handbellworld.com.