Celebrate Advent with this 3 octave handbell solo, “Hark, the Glad Sound,” a majestic arrangement of the hymn tune CHESTERFIELD, attributed to Thomas Haweis. The solo ranges from B¨4 to C7, and is playable either on a bell tree or rung from the table. Beginning and concluding with a fanfare, using either shakes or mallet rolls, and a smoother, more lyrical mid-section, it will be a joyous addition to the Advent repertoire. This solo is also available in the digital collection, Sacred Solos for Bell Tree, Set 3: Advent and Christmas (code CGB1232). A downloadable MP3 piano accompaniment track is also available.
Composer: attr. Thomas Haweis, 1734-1820
Arranger: Cathy Moklebust
Voicing: Bell tree solo (3 oct) and piano
Series: CG Digital Ringing Resources