In the Bleak Midwinter
2-3 octaves of handchimes play a unique role in this setting of Gustav Holst's beloved melody CRANHAM. The chimes are scored on a separate grand staff and play in combination with the 3-5 octave of handbells. A keyboard may play the chime part if necessary. The music flows along at a gentle pace; the texture is light with occasional building up to make a point, 89 measures.