Together As One
This original piece was the winner of the 2021 Festival Conference Composition Contest, Area 2, HMA. It has a strong melody and is filled with rhythm and energy which is emphasized by well-placed marts and mart-lifts. It segues to a TD treble line which supports the melody in the mid-octaves, then adds handchime support as the melody moves into the bass. A very nice ‘B’ section is played entirely on handchime with the melody again featured in the rich, tonal mid-range. Returning to the original theme, the piece gradually builds in energy to an exciting ending. This is well-written to nicely feature every octave of the bell and chime range – ringers will love it. It is perfect for worship or concert.