Comme Au Premier Jour (As the First Day)
This composition comes from the French Canadian composer André Gagnon, known for his fusion of classic and contemporary styles, and is set here by Manami Takada, our newest arranger from Kanagawaken, Japan. The setting is for 4-5 octave handbells with an option to add a separate 4-5 octave handchime choir or synthesizer. The gentle melody creates an emotionally appealing musical offering and this expressive, straightforward setting is sure to find its way into many worship and concert programs. 74 measures.