Stricken Smitten and Afflicted (Alternate Key)
"Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted (Alternate Key)" is an arrangement of the hymn tune O MEIN JESU, ICH MUSS STERBEN for 8 bells (F#5-F#6). It may be rung by two people playing 4-in-Hand or four people in a small ensemble with 2 bells each. An excellent piece for Lent or Holy Week, this piece is a contemplative handbell arrangement of the hymn centering on Isaiah 53:3-6. This arrangement allows a quartet to ring with standard position assignments (spaces in the left hand and lines in the right hand). An alternate key version is available under the title "Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted" that uses bells G5-G6. This hymn tune is also paired with the text "Spirit, Come, Dispel Our Sadness". All notes are rung and no tables are needed.
Permission is granted to the original purchaser of this music to make sufficient copies for their musicians. May NOT be duplicated for multiple groups. Headless Mallets Publishing HM031.