Choral 2-part choir; C instrument; handbell (3-part Mixed)
Arranged by Howard Helvey. Christmas, Devotion, Sacred. Octavo. 12 pages. Duration 12 minutes. Hope Publishing Company #PP155. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.PP155).
Item Number: HP.PP155
1 Peter 1:10, Genesis 11:9, Isaiah 11:9, Luke 2:8-15.
Traditional English tune This two-part mixed or unison setting for keyboard, with optional flute and handbell accompaniment, gives new meaning to this traditional text. The traditional English tune, NOEL, is hauntingly beautiful and Howard Helvey's arrangement is perfectly proportioned. It begins very soft and transparent, and steadily grows louder, thicker and more complex, building inevitably to its climactic finish.