Here is a stunning arrangement combining the "Dies Irae" and "Stabat Mater" chants, layered with the melancholy Hassler/Bach PASSION CHORALE (O Sacred Head, Now Wounded). The singing bell technique adds intensity to this memorable selection suggested for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, or any time during Lent/Holy Week. The optional cello adds great sophistication to the piece, whether in worship, festivals or concerts.
Voicing: 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 octaves handbells and oboe (or other C instrument) with optional 2 octaves handchimes and violoncello
Arranger: Michael J. Glasgow
Tunes: Dies Irae and Stabat Mater chants, Hassler/Bach PASSION CHORALE (O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
Season: Lent or Holy Week