GRAND CHOEUR DIALOGUE - Eugene Gigout/trans. Kevin McChesney - 3 octave handbells with brass quartet/quintet or organ, optional timpani and cymbal - Level IV
A powerful standard from the organ repertoire is here expanded, making a stirring selection for worship, concert, and festivals. The organ part and corresponding brass parts are not easy, true to the original, but the work from ringers and instrumentalists is well worth the effort! This is majestic, powerful music. The 3 octave version is written as a separate part to accomodate reading, but is fully compatible with the 4-7 octave version. For an added dimension in festivals, use the Choir I and II options to create an antiphonal sound among the bell choirs. Or bells omit Choir II to create the dialogue of the title with the organ/brass.