"Winter" from Vivaldi's "The Seasons" is the source of the beautiful Largo. This setting is a piece for all seasons as well as for multiple combinations of handbells, handchimes, and keyboard. A chordal 2-3 octave version may be rung alone, with provided keyboard accompaniment, or in combination with the 2-6 octave version. The 2-6 octave version may be rung alone or with the 2-3 octave version. When rung alone, the 2-6 octave edition is especially beautiful when played entirely on handchimes, without the octave doubling of the treble bells. This adaptable setting is perfect for beginning as well as "seasoned" ringers! Suitable for concert or worship.
Voicing: handbells 2 or 3 octaves
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi, 1678-1741
Arranger: Martha Lynn Thompson
CGB456 Largo from Winter (2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 octaves)
CGB455 Largo from Winter (Full Score)