Ein Feste Burg
Written for the 10th anniversary of the Kokomo Handbell Festival, this arrangement of Martin Luther's best-known hymn, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God", pulls out all the stops. Parts include scores for 3 octaves, 4-5 octaves, keyboard, brass and timpani. The handbell parts, however, may stand alone as a coherent piece. The best adjectives to describe this rendering are: big, fanfarish, chromatic, dissonant, triumphant and majestic. Released in 1996, it has been used for many festivals across the country. Brass ensemble consists of 2 trumpets, Horn in F, Trombone and Tuba. Measures total 91.