Three Little Carols
Three Little Carols for 9 Handbells. Based on familiar carols including “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (Es ist ein Ros)”, “In the Bleak Mid-Winter (Cranham)” and “Angels We Have Heard on High (Gloria)”, each setting features a prelude followed by a straightforward setting of the carol melody. A da capo ending rounds out the ABA form. The first and third settings are bold and energetic, with the second setting more gentle and like a cradle song. Individual settings run about 3 minutes each in performance.
“Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming” (Es ist ein Ros)
“In the Bleak Mid-Winter” (Cranham)
“Angels We Have Heard on High” (Gloria)