Be Thou My Vision
A study in textures, this arrangement begins with the melody appearing in the middle voices surrounded by sustained bells before moving to the upper voices. The thicker texture of the first section gives way to a three part setting of the tune with flowing eighth notes. This texture slowly changes as the melody is presented in the lower voice. The final phrase of the tune returns to the upper bells where it is repeated three times with growing intensity. The piece ends with an echo of the final few notes of the melody, a brief return of the opening textures, and a sustained four octave arpeggio. Key of G Major. 74 measures.