This happy tune was written in honor of Joy Merder, long-time director of the Praise and Celebration Handbell Choirs of the Community Church of Tellico Village, Tennessee. Quoting often from Ode to
Ronnie Hendricks expresses the tender emotion of this old gospel favorite and makes it sound as if it were originally written for handbells. Sensitive ringing is key to bringing out the expression and
Prayerfully presented, this reverent arrangement opens gently, with a few echoes and swings, then grows into a bold declaration of faith. With lovely modulations and dynamic contrasts, as well as mallets on
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