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Despite the Storm
3, 4, 5 or 6 octaves handbells
Composed by Cathy Moklebust. Score. Chorister's Guild #CGB933. Published by Chorister's Guild (CG.CGB933).
Item Number: CG.CGB933
Commissioned for the Handbell Musicians of America, Area 8 2016 Festival/Conference, Despite the Storm is dedicated to the memory of Cheryl Abney, longtime Area 8 board member. This original composition for handbells, optional handchimes, and optional flute (or violin) features a nautical, Celtic-flavored melody in G minor, with a gentle LV accompaniment. The second section is in C minor, and includes a repetitive, turbulent 16th-note handbell ostinato played over the bass and lower treble handchime melody. The next section returns to the original melody, but now in G major, it is full and chordal, with a soaring flute descant. The work ends with calming singing bells. The two editions for 2-3 and 3-6 octaves are compatible for massed ringing.
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