This large, original work for handbells and solo violin includes three movements, with each movement based on a quote by Mother Teresa, Mohandas Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The first movement, entitled, Compassion, is tender and full of feeling. The second movement, entitled Satyagraha, which is a word referring to the resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, is vigorous and driving, using much martellato and mallet work. The final movement is entitled Tribute, is steady and stately, and is reminiscent of a freedom march led by Dr. King, coming from afar and gaining more and more momentum. This work will be an appropriate addition for any service or concert where the focus is on peace, hope, remembrance, or tribute.
Voicing: 3, 4, 5 or 6 octaves handbells with violin (optional 3, 4, 5 or six octaves handchimes)
Composer: Cathy Moklebust