The strikingly beautiful hymn tune RAQUEL was composed by Skinner Chavez-Melo in 1985. The words are those of Reverend Roland F. Palmer, SSJE. This arrangement incorporates the singing bell technique and is scored for handbells and handchimes with oboe or other solo instrument and optional SATB choir, soprano descant, and congregation. When used as an offertory anthem, the congregation may join in the final stanza: "Glory Be to God the Father."
CGB738 Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly (handbell score)
CGA1265 Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly (choral score)