A Christmas Carillon is a wonderful medley of five familiar Christmas carols: "Joy to the World" (Antioch), "Angels We Have Heard on High" (Gloria), "Good Christian Friends, Rejoice" (In Dulci Jublio), "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" (Carol), and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (Mendelssohn). The well-crafted settings of each carol are gracefully blended together. A favorite for the Christmas season!
Subtitle: A Medley of Five Carols
Voicing: 3, 4, or 5 octaves handbells with optional 3 octaves handchimes
An original composition in 3/4 time, easily played in one strong beat. A good introductory piece with no bell changes that provides the opportunity to work on consistency and dynamic contrasts.
An easy setting of the tune, PUER NOBIS. This tune is often paired with the title text, as well as the Advent text, "On Jordan's Banks the Baptist's Cry."
Voicing: 2 octaves handbells