Meditation and Praise
This original composition opens with a haunting lyrical section employing LVs and fresh harmonies. An energetic and rhythmic middle section employing mallets and several techniques provides contrast before the return to the opening theme. Percussion instruments (snare drum, tom-toms, suspended cymbal, timpani and chime tree) add extra color to the sounds of the handbells, as well as increased rhythmic drive, but they are optional. The percussion parts are included at the back of the full score. 145 measures. Key of c minor.