Commissioned in memory of Carolyn Tenery, the bright opening and closing themes of this original composition are filled with syncopation, expressing the colorful and happy nature of Carolyn's personality. Sections using mallets, echoes, martellatos and shakes are employed, as Carolyn was a percussionist who loved techniques on handbells. The contrasting middle section is the "blue" period, and is best played on handchimes if possible. This work is suitable for worship, festivals and concerts. The alternate title, "The Colors of Love," may be used in secular settings.
Voicing: 3, 4, 5 or 6 octaves handbells with optional 3 octaves handchimes