Concertato on Gaudeamus Pariter
Three to six bells between E6 and G7 are scored to add highlight for this tune that can be sung with either the text "Join We All With One Accord" or "Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain." It is set for SATB choir and congregation with organ, optional brass quartet (quintet) and handbells and timpani. A playful, four-measure phrase is used to introduce the work and then acts as an interlude between phrases of the hymn. Brass ensemble consists of two trumpets, two trombones, optional F Horn, optional Tuba, and Timpani. Instrument set includes two handbell parts. Set in F Major, measures total 65.