Music Box Bellody
Bell assignments for 4,5,6 and 7 ringers are given for this original composition using 3 octaves of bells and guiro. A music box melody is presented first then joined by plucked, single-note accompaniment, which later broadens out to rung chords. Twice the music slows down and needs rewinding, which is where the guiro comes in. A ratchet is also effective in this instance. The ensemble piece is 42 measures long and should be fun to play.