Kum Ba Yah
Handbells and optional handchimes combine to paint a musical picture of this well-loved spiritual's text. It begins with a simple legato accompaniment to the quiet prayer "Kum Ba Yah." Then the mood changes with each verse as the ringers listen for "Someone's Praying, Lord," "Someone's Crying, Lord," and "Someone's Singing, Lord." The piece ends as the simple prayerful melody quietly returns. Careful preparation of all rhythms, dynamics, and damping skills are essential in achieving perfection with this expressive handbell piece. Measures total 62.