The hymn tune "Lobe Den Herren" takes on a surprisingly new twist in this swingy jazz arrangement, featuring improv-style solos written out for the flute, bass and drums. The solos are included in the handbell part, but they may be omitted and played only by the other instruments if an easier arrangement is desired. Jazz articulations are achieved in the handbell part through extensive use of RT, accents and grace notes. This piece will be a fresh addition to worship or concert.
Voicing: 3, 5 or 7 octaves handbells with flute, string bass, drum set, and optional 3 or 5 octaves handchimes
Composer: Ernewerten Gesangbuch, Stralsund, 1665
Arranger: Cathy Moklebust
Tune: "Lobe Den Herren"