I Love Thee
Few may know that this old hymn tune originated in North Carolina. The arranger has set it for SATB voices and piano with optional bells or celeste. The bells are tacet until the fourth page where they enter in an ostinato pattern outlining a d major chord. Another tacet section occurs before they end the work with a play on the interval of a fifth. Bells needed range from A5 to Bb6. The bell part is printed between the voice staves and the accompaniment.