Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
This setting of the traditional French melody Picardy is especially suitable for times of prayer and contemplation. The piece utilizes gentle modal harmonies and counter-melodies that complement the solo line. It is quite effective with the hammered dulcimer, but any wind or stringed instrument may be used. If desired, handchimes (played by a solo ringer or a group of extra ringers) may substitute for the solo instrument.