Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming and O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Two ancient Advent tunes are combined in this joyous arrangement, reminding us of the prophecy of the coming Messiah. Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming moves into the "rejoice" refrain of O Come, O Come Emmanuel with further excitement. Although not difficult, it should be rung very expressively to be most effective. At the end, the "rose" theme reminds us that indeed, the Messiah has already come.
Voicing: 3, 4 or 5 octaves handbells or handchimes
Arranger: Bill Ingram
Tune source: ES IST EIN' ROS; VENI, EMMANUEL