Fred Gramann - Lorenz Corporation
Leading up to the melody with a glorious crescendo through the lower range of bells, this arrangement of the endearing Spanish carol transports your congregation to the cradle in Bethlehem to witness Christ's birth. A key change from D minor into G major effectively transforms moments of tense anticipation into ones of joyous exaltation. From here the mood changes once more, imitating quiet, angelic lullabies, as one imagines the cooing sounds of the peacefully sleeping Child. Equally as effective when played with handbells or handchimes.