Ding Dong Merrily on High - He is Born
This SATB, SAB, or 2-part mixed choral anthem pairs two traditional French Christmas carols. In addition to the keyboard accompaniment, optional flute, orchestra bells, or handbells may be added to enhance the piece. 9 handbells are needed (G5-A6) and ring in a half note, unison line through much of the piece.
It works well for school concerts and Christmas worship. When performed by church choirs, suggested corresponding lectionary readings include Psalm 97, Isaiah 62:6-12, Luke 2:1-20 and Titus 3:4-7. 80 measures, starting in the key of F Major, then modulating to G Major.