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CGB949 How Far Is it to Bethlehem?

How Far Is it to Bethlehem?

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This engaging setting of the English carol, STOWEY (How Far Is it to Bethlehem) also incorporates the CRADLE SONG tune of Away in a Manger and snippets of Brahms' Lullaby. The first 2 stanzas are full-chord settings of the two carols with short interludes connecting the two. The last stanza returns to How Far Is It to Bethlehem rung on handchimes beneath a descant played with mallets on suspended handbells. The use of mallets is optional. The setting is accessible for young ringers, but also effective and enjoyable for more experienced ringers.

Voicing:  3, 4 or 5 octaves handbells with optional 3 or 5 octaves handchimes

Composer:  Traditional English; William Kirkpatrick

Arranger:  Martha Lynn Thompson


Season:  Christmas

Level:  2

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