Subtitled "Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above," this arrangement of the Bohemian tune MIT FREUDEN ZART joyous and upbeat, It employs jauntily malleted, multi-metered, dotted eighth and sixteenth rhythms in the opening and closing sections, and optional handchimes in a brief, more legato middle section. The arrangement is playable by bells alone, but is even more joyous when the optional percussion instruments are used: finger cymbals or triangle, tambourine, and tenor drum or snare drum with the snares off. Appropriate for most any time in the church year or as a delightful concert addition.
Voicing: 3, 4 or 5 octaves handbells with optional finger cymbals (or triangle), tambourine, tenor drum, and 3, 4 or 5 octaves handchimes
Composer: Bohemian Brethren's Kirchengesang, 1566
Arranger: Cathy Moklebust
Tune source: MIT FREUDEN ZART
CGB1128 Full Score (includes percussion parts) 11.95