Wakantanka Taku Nitawa
This 19th century Dakota hymn is a unique addition to the church repertoire, and is appropriate at any time the focus is on creation. Cathy Moklebust√.s arrangement is simple and plaintive, featuring repetitive rhythms, very few techniques, and no bell changes. The optional parts for ankle bells or sleigh bells, buffalo drum or other American Indian drum, finger cymbals and tambourine add depth and intrigue. Two compatible editions for 2 or 3, or 3, 4, or 5 octaves are available.
Voicing: 2 or 3 octaves handbells with optional finger cymbals, ankle bells (or sleigh bells), tambourine, and buffalo drum (or other American Indian drum)
Arranger: Cathy Moklebust
Tune source: LACQUIPARLE
Season: Thanksgiving, General
CGB972 Many and Great (3, 4 or 5 octaves)