Dance of the Hours
For many of us, "Dance of the Hours" conjures up alligator and hippo dancers from the original Walt Disney production "Fantasia." Actually, this selection by Amilcare Ponchielli is from "La Gioconda,"; and arranger Arnold Sherman has done a superb job of adapting it for bells, chimes, and percussion. This is a challenge to rehearse and a joy to perform (and hear!). Five separate scores for Handbell Choir I, Handchime Choir II, Handbell Choir III, Percussion, and Full Score are available. The piece is from the Red River Gold Series of Music for Advanced Ensembles. Measures total 266.