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Wind In Our Sails

Review:      Lift your face to the wind, hoist the sails and take an invigorating trip with “Wind in Our Sails,” an original “sea ballad” for 3 or 5 octaves bells or chimes, Level 2: Easy to learn yet powerful in scope. The lovely tune is introduced as a solo line with an optional bell tree or solo C instrument and builds in strength throughout the piece. The score stands alone as a performance piece for handbells, but there is also an optional vocal solo/unison score with a strong and hopeful text perfect for today’s challenges (score is available in hard copy RE8326L for $1 - or as a free digital download from the website). Perfect for graduation, confirmation, commissioning and dedication services, for mission projects and outreach, social justice and restorative services with the theme of helping each other through rough times. It’s also a great teaching piece for 8th note upbeats, dotted quarter/8th patterns, ties and double voicing; a Unison Exercise is included to strategically walk your ringers through these skills. Reminiscent of a timeless folk tune or gentle sea shanty, “Wind in Our Sails” is perfect as a thoughtful and meaningful addition to worship and concert venues, community ensemble performances, festival repertoire and school programs. Everyone will be humming the tune by the end! The demo audio clip features Clara Flaherty, a truly wonderful singer. Thanks, Clara!! Scored in C Major with no bell changes, no shared bells and no techniques, “Wind in Our Sails” is ideal for ringing with stands only or at separated tables if needed. Treble ringers may 4iH positions, to accommodate fewer ringers. It also lends itself easily to virtual recording - using the sound file - with the solo instrument introduction, allowing individual ringers to prepare to start ringing at measure 15. “Wind in Our Sails” is part of the “Class ring” series from ringTrue: carefully written, pedagogically-based pieces – worthy of classroom time, concert venues and worship services. It is perfect for concerts and festivals as well, so is also included in the “True Music” series. More wonderful pieces in these series are listed in the back of the score and can be found at by searching under the “Series” category in the Music Selection Assistant. Find all ringTrue pieces by entering “RE” in the Stock # Search box and all pieces by Kathleen Wissinger by entering “Wissinger” in the composer box. Check out ringTrue’s Facebook page for updates and new releases, and Handbell Educators FB page for ideas for ringing in the classroom. Let’s Ring!

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Published by: ringTrue

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Wissinger, Kathleen
3 or 5
Varies by Piece
Season: All Year
Classification: Bell Tree , Church or Concert , Instrument Part , Original Composition , Secular
Voicing: Unison
Instrument: C Instrument , Vocal Solo , Bell Tree
Bells Used: Three Octaves: 22 Bells; Five Octaves: 36 Bells
  Stock Number Description Price Qty. Ship Disc
MRE8326 3 or 5 Oct HB with Opt Belltree, C Inst, Vocal Solo or Unison  
 $5.00  $4.25
LRE8326 Digital Site License
3 or 5 Oct HB with Opt Belltree, C Inst, Vocal Solo or Unison
$39.95 - -
MRE8326L Lyric Sheet  
 $1.00  $0.85
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