THE GLORIOUS TREE (Handbell)
Arr. Michael J. Glasgow
Bursting with dynamic vitality, this exciting setting combines the hymn tunes CRUCIFER and ST. MICHAEL most commonly paired with the hymn texts "Lift High the Cross" and "Stand Up and Bless the Lord!" In between the powerful opening and dramatic close, a charming rhythmic figure sets off the hymns, which are played separately and in counterpoint. A terrific teaching piece for techniques, this arrangement includes most of them.