Eternal Father Strong to Save
John A. Behnke has scored John B. Dykes’ tune MELITA for 3–6 octaves of handbells and 3–5 octaves of handchimes. The first verse is presented in strict chordal fashion, the second verse is slower and in a minor key, the third verse incorporates chimes, and the last verse is broad and sweeping with a triumphant ending. A key change heralds the beginning of each verse. This piece is 83 measures long.