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Come Christians Join to Sing

Review:      The lyrics of this hymn were published in a children’s hymnbook in 1843 with the title “Come Children, Join to Sing” and set to the hymn tune MADRID (a traditional Spanish melody). Kurt has worked his arranging magic, crafting this for handbell solo, piano accompaniment, and optional oboe - although you will want to include the oboe or any C-instrument you may have available.
A flowing, lyrical intro begins in the piano part which is soon joined by the oboe and then the bell soloist ringing the melody. The oboe and bells share and weave the melody and countermelodies beautifully throughout while the piano accompaniment features unexpected but wonderfully satisfying progressions. It includes a more lilting section as it moves on to a key change of F-major and the interplay of the three instruments is masterful; Kurt has suggested this section be played 'Studiously'. Expression and tempo changes are essential to the musicality of this setting.
The entire work is expressive, and a bit more nuanced than is typical for this hymn. This will be a lovely addition to any moderately accomplished soloist's repertoire. Price includes the solo bell part, the oboe part, and the piano accompaniment.

Published by: From the Top Music

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Hymn Tune
Meyer, Kurt
Season: All Year
Less than a full handbell choir: Solo Ringer
Classification: Church or Concert , Hymn Tune , Instrument Part
Technique: Sk (Shake) , LV (Let Vibrate) , Damp Sign
Voicing: Handbells, No Choral
Instrument: Piano , Oboe
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MFM1184 3 oct HB Solo with piano accompaniment and opt oboe  
 $7.95  $7.16
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