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A Medieval Procession

A Medieval Procession

Product Number: 30-132

Composer: Peery, Charles E.



The tune Orientis Partibus is given a quaint, modal treatment reminiscent of the earliest use of this melody: as a Donkey Carol in which the congregation sang Hail, Sir Donkey! in honor of the work it did carrying Mary to Bethlehem. Grace notes mimic the donkeys braying. The ringers process while playing simple patterns, then play the body of the piece when at the tables. Hand drum, finger cymbals, and tambourine are optional. For both large and small choirs. Though the tune is best known to us as the Christmas song The Friendly Beasts, it has Lenten and Easter uses as well, making this a fine piece for Palm Sunday or Easter. Written for 3-5 Octave Handbells, with opt. Percussion.

Additional Information

Product Number 30-132
Composer/Arranger Peery, Charles E.
Voicing & Instruments Handbells, opt. Percussion
Liturgical Year Christmas, Easter, Passion/Palm Sunday
Handbell Octaves 3, 4, 5
AGEHR Difficulty Level Level 2
Publisher MorningStar Music Publishers

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