arr. Ronald Kauffmann
- Beckenhorst Press
After presenting the familiar seasonal theme, this arrangement artfully transforms into a call and response setting, where malleted phrases are contrasted with a ringing response reminiscent of village church bells calling the faithful to worship. Another transition follows in a minor key with a malleted light Spanish rhythm, before returning to the glorious village church bells. The use of martellato followed by a few beats of silence, and the background rhythms are masterfully used to provide dramatic moments and contrast, an exceptional choice for any Advent or Christmas setting.