Mary Had a Baby
You'll think you're on a tropical island listening to steel drum rolls, maracas and claves when you hear this upbeat setting of the favorite Christmas spiritual. No one lifts a bell until measure eighteen and then it is only to RT. When the ringing does start it is in chordal texture, but it doesn't last long until the mallets are out again! The optional conga part is notated in the handbell score and a separate part is included at the end of the handbell score.