This spirited arrangement by Karen Buckwalter is based upon a tune found in a 15th century manuscript which may, in fact, have even earlier folk roots. Although presented here as an arrangement of the hymn, ‚?oThat Easter Day with Joy was Bright,‚?Ě this lively melody may also be found in hymnals with the alternate texts of ‚?oWhat Star Is This with Beams So Bright‚?Ě and ‚?oOn Jordan‚?Ts Banks the Baptists Cry‚?Ě, making it a versatile handbell piece for Easter, Advent, Christmas or Epiphany. Its optional piano part adds even more drive, exuberance and joy.
Voicing: 3, 4 or 5 octaves handbells with optional piano
Composer: Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621
Arranger: Karen Lakey Buckwalter
Tune source: PUER NOBIS
Season: Easter, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
CGB1102 Full Score (includes piano part) 10.95
CGB1103 Handbell Score 4.95