Ring Out, Ye Bells!
Paul Lawrence Dunbar (1872-1906), ad. Erpelding
TTBB choir and cajon
Dedicated to Mark Potvin and the 2017-18 Luther College Norsemen (Decorah, IA)
Available through MorningStar Music
Setting a Christmas poem by African-American poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Ring Out, Ye Bells! captures the joy and exuberance of the holiday season. Featuring dynamic and flexible solos, easy-on-the-ears harmonies, and a grooving rhythmic pulse, this R&B-inspired work for bass voices and cajon is as fun to sing and as it is to hear. A festive addition to your winter program!
MorningStar Music: "In need of a men's chorus Christmas piece that will, as they say, 'stop the show?' This composer's debut in our catalog is just such a piece. The text and music cover a wide range of emotions, from tender to triumphant."