Christmas Bells Are Ringing
Optional handbells and conga drums (or hand drums) join in this song of celebration announcing the birth of Christ. Melodic snippets from the French carol, “Il Est Né,” bring a charming surprise in the song's mid-section before instruments join the choir as they conclude the piece singing, “Noel, Noel, Noel!” Handbell (9 bells from G5 to G6) & percussion part included. Begins in F Major, then modulates to G Major. 53 measures.