This joyful setting of FOREST GREEN will add a celebratory air to a worship service as an anthem or congregational hymn. Isaac Watts' words provide a tribute to God's creation as it surrounds us. This is a piece that would be suitable for all seasons, particularly for celebrating God's many gifts found in nature. It is an extremely versatile arrangement that may be rung by bells alone, or with any or all of the other optional forces. It offers the options of combining two or three groups of ringers playing independent parts. It can also function as a festive choral setting with handbell accompaniment. This will also make a great piece for handbell festivals or hymn festivals. Full Score (CGB592) and Handbell Score (CGB59) also available.
Voicing: Unison or SATB choir, and congregation, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 octaves handbells with optional 2, 3, or 4 octaves handchimes, auxiliary bells (Petit & Fritsen handbells, tubular chimes, glockenspiel or organ chimes), oboe
Text: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Arranger: Carol Lynn Mizell