A lilting amalgamation of Good Christian Friends, Rejoice (IN DULCI JUBILO) and Here We Come A-wassailing provides the opportunity to use a handbell tree or other solo instrument in combination with handbells and handchimes. The tunes are treated separately and then combined before the optional vocal/choral lyrics wish the listener, "Love and joy come to you . . . and God bless you, and send you a happy new year."
Optional parts are also included for Petit & Fritsen™ bells, Silver Melody Bells™ and percussion. The piece was written for Concert Bells of Fort Worth to showcase their newly acquired Bb2 handbell
Voicing: 3, 4, 5 or 6 octaves handbells with optional 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 octaves handchimes, handbell tree or solo instrument, chorus or vocal solo, 2 octaves Petit & Fritsen™ handbells or tubular chimes, 2 octaves Silver Melody Bells™, finger cymbals, and chime tree
Composer: Traditional German and English carols
Arranger: Carol Lynn Mizell
Tune source: IN DULCI JUBILO; Here We Come A-wassailing
CGB1003 Full Score
CGB1003C Here We Come, Good Christian Friends - Full Score with Choral Parts