Glad Tidings of Joy
This piece has been arranged for a 3 to 5 octave handbell choir. Lloyd Larson's pairing of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" and "Pat-a-Pan" is a delight to listen to or play--a must-have for this Christmas season! Driving malleted rhythms underpin the melody until a brief echo section which gives way to the malleted rhythms once more. A key change introduces the "Pat-a-Pan" melody before a return to the original key brings the piece in to its exciting conclusion. 59 measures. Keys of c minor and g minor.