Here is "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear", an arrangement of Richard Storrs Willis’ beautiful Christmas tune CAROL. This flexible arrangement may be played as a handbell solo on bell tree or from the table, or as a handbell duet or trio. The lullaby-like accompaniment is restful and rocking, and includes a section reminiscent of twinkling stars.
The bells required for the solo or duet range from D5 through C7, with the trio version using the full 3 octave range. In the duet and trio versions, there are no shared bells between ringers. The Full Score includes the optional parts for string ensemble (2 violins, viola, violoncello, and contrabass) as well as a string reduction for electronic keyboard. Three different mp3 accompaniment tracks are available: piano, string ensemble, and piano and strings. Key of G Major. 90 measures.