Five Lesser Joys of Mary, The
Four handbells (C6, D6, F6 and G6) are used for the last four measures of this original composition for SATB chorus, organ and optional handbells. Five verses tell of Mary's thoughts and experiences with Jesus with music in 3/4 time to express these feelings. The text spans the time from Jesus' birth until His death on the cross. The handbells play very little, but when they come in at the end it is at a very poignant moment, so much so that the piece would not be whole without them.