Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
This lovely, French-Canadian carol is set in C minor for 3,4 or 5 octaves of bells. The opening suggests the stillness of moonlight upon snow complete with mallets on suspended upper bells. The tempo picks us a bit and the melody is suspended above a 3-3-2 eighth-note, staccato pattern in 4/4 time. The mood changes for verse and lends itself to visual presentation of long strokes. Additional performance notes are given along with information about the arranger.