This strikingly beautiful hymn tune, "Raquel", was composed by Skinner Chavez-Melo in 1985. The words are those of The Very Reverend Roland F. Palmer, SSJE. This arrangement incorporates the singing bell technique, and is scored for handbells and handchimes with oboe or other solo instrument, and optional SATB choir, soprano descant, and congregation. When used as an offertory anthem, the congregation may join in the final stanza: "Glory be to God the Father."
Voicing: 5 or 6 octaves handbells and oboe (or other C treble instrument), with optional 5 or 6 octaves handchimes, SATB choir and congregation
Composer: Skinner Chavez-Melo
Arranger: Carol Lynn Mizell
Text: Roland F. Palmer, 1891-1985
Season: Advent, Christmas
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