After a short, fanfare introduction, Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart presents the hymn tune MARION in three settings: 1. traditional 4/4 hymn form, 2. a more meditative setting in 3/4 time, with the melody in mid range, played by optional handchimes, and 3. a stately setting in 4/4 time with a flowing bass bells accompaniment. The first setting of the hymn tune could also be used, with or without treble instrument, to accompany congregational singing of this hymn. The two editions are written so they may be played together in festivals and other multiple bell choir situations.
Voicing: 2 or 3 octaves handbells with optional Bb or C instrument and 2 or 3 octaves handchimes
Composer: Arthur Henry Messitur
Arranger: Margaret R. Tucker
Series: Flexible Favorites
CGB922 Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart (3, 4, 5 or 6 octaves)