Gloria in Excelsis
English and Latin are used in this original composition set for flute and/or oboe and/or recorder, handbells, strings and unison chorus. The English text begins: Praise the Lord...in the highest heaven. Praise the Lord for His glory and His love. Let the earth be green with trees and grass and flowers fair, Let all nature sing of her creation..." The 4 handbells (A5, B5, D6 and E6) are scored entirely on the treble staff and ring in patterns resembling bell peals. An up tempo proclamation of the Lord's glory.