Review: Fanny Crosby’s hymn text, “Near the Cross,” is a meaningful, devotional prayer that is especially useful for the Lenten season or communion service. Joel Raney captured its spiritual essence in a piano solo that Arnold B. Sherman has now adapted for 3-5 octaves handbells and 3 octaves of optional handchimes. The addition of strings or a synthesized string part added makes this an enthralling musical experience. A total of 60 measures, "Near the Cross" is set in Eb Major.
Published by: Hope Publishing Co.
Copyright: Varies by Piece
|Season: Lent , Communion|
|Classification: Instrument Part , Hymn Tune , Church or Concert|
|Technique: Mallet , LV (Let Vibrate)|
|Voicing: Handbells, No Choral|
|Instrument: Chimes(Choirchimes or Handchimes) , String(Ensemble) , Synthesizer|
|Bells Used: Three Octaves: 32 Bells; Four Octaves: 40 Bells; Five Octaves: 46 Bells|