This thoughtful, original melody is a loving tribute to Kath’s mother, Mary Lou, and is perfect for any quiet moment in worship or concert. Fully scored for 3-7 octaves Level 2+, it’s accessible to almost every choir and abounds in lovely arpeggios and rich harmonies. Handchimes, an alternate bell set, bell tree or Cymbells™ can play a counter melody in 9 measures – increasing the difficulty level a bit for those affected ringers. “A Gentle Presence” is also appropriate for conferences and festivals looking for a broadly-scored lyric piece that lets the bells really shine with straight ringing. A compatible score featuring an integrated Bell Tree solo and accompanying ringing ensemble is also available: RE5020.
Part of the True Music Series from ringTrue (well-crafted concert/worship/festival works). Similar-level pieces from ringTrue: 40 Days in the Desert (RE8315), Amazing Grace (RE56852AB), Celebration and Dance 1 (RE80231), Cool Cats 2 (RE60012AB), A Day to Celebrate (RE3012AB), Enjoy the Ride/Glorify the Lord (RE3033AB), Fantasy on Carol of the Bells (RE8330), Fortitude (RE2007), Friendship/Rejoice and Be Merry (RE80182), Griffin’s Hornpipe/Praise God’s Name with Dancing (RE3815), He is Born (RE803412), Love, Love, Love (RE5816), My Paddle’s Keen and Bright (RE2306).
78 measures G minor 4:20 performance