When Morning Dawns
"When Morning Dawns" is an arrangement of the hymn tune CONSOLATION (sometimes alternately referenced as MORNING SONG) for 8 bells (F#5-G6). It may be rung by two people playing 4-in-Hand or four people in a small ensemble with 2 bells each. This arrangement builds the anticipation of Advent with eighth note movement. It is also available in an alternate key for those who prefer to play the piece with more standard handbell assignment positions (most spaces in the left hand and lines in the right hand) under the title "When Morning Dawns (Alternate Key)". Common hymn titles associated with this tune are: "The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns"; "O Holy City, Seen of John"; and "Song of Mary (Magnificat)".
Permission is granted to the original purchaser of this music to make sufficient copies for their musicians. May NOT be duplicated for multiple groups.