Let All Creation Bless the Lord
Subtitled "Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above," this arrangement of the Bohemian tune MIT FREUDEN ZART is joyous and upbeat. It employs jauntily malleted, multi-metered, dotted eighth and sixteenth rhythms in the opening and closing sections, and optional handchimes in a brief, more legato middle section. The arrangement is playable by bells alone, but is even more joyous when the optional percussion instruments are used: finger cymbals or triangle, tambourine, and tenor drum or snare drum with the snares off. It is appropriate for most any time in the church year or as a delightful concert addition. 80 measures.