This beloved Welsh tune is accessibly arranged for Level 2 choirs using 15, 16 or 19 bells - yet is satisfyingly musical for more advanced groups. Two settings of “Hyfrydol” are included in the folio for flexible needs: “A” for 2 octaves G4-G6 with optional C4-F4 and “B” for 3 oct. (C5-C7) with optional G4-B4. A and B are not compatible with each other, being in different keys. LV arpeggios open the piece, then a bass ostinato pattern takes over with the melody in the treble. The second section features trebles in a broken chord pattern with a strong melody in the bass. Arpeggios add the final bookend to the piece. Ideal for smaller groups or times when a ringer or two might be missing from your performance line-up and appropriate for general worship. If used in conjunction with a special liturgical season, apply any one of the many hymn texts that use this tune.
A short Bonus Piece is included – Praise Triumphant - for Palm Sunday, Easter, or any celebratory moment in worship or concert. Range is 2 oct. (G4-G6) with optional C4-F4 and doubled bass line C3-G3 (C4)).
“Hyfrydol AB” is part of the “True Music” series from ringTrue Handbell Music – featuring well-crafted pieces for concert, worship, festival and school use. To see a current listing, select “True Music” in the Search Series box using the Music Selection Assistant page (or for all ringTrue pieces - enter RE in the Stock number search box) at HandbellWorld.com