A lovely Finnish folk tune is the basis for this Advent arrangement, which features an optional violin soloist. The plaintive, melancholy mood and decidedly Nordic harmonies are descriptive of the hymn text, which speaks of a people in darkness searching for light, and waiting for a Savior. The optional use of handchimes as a soft treble obbligato adds to the mystic feel.
Voicing: 3, 4 or 5 octaves handbells with optional violin and 3 octaves handchimes
Composer: Finnish folk tune
Arranger: Cathy Moklebust
Tune source: LOST IN THE NIGHT