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Prelude on Ash Grove
Douglas E. Wagner
- Lorenz Corporation
A delightful dialog between handbells (or handchimes) and organ is the highlight of this beloved hymn tune, frequently heard during the Thanksgiving season. After a brief original introduction played on bells, the organ part enters and is the first to introduce the main theme before giving it away. Available for either 2-3 octaves or 4-5 octaves, the bell parts are remarkably accessible and enjoyable to play, and the crisp, lively tempo makes it useful for any part of the service.