Chime Soloist

O Rest In the Lord

  Mendelssohn had long contemplated the idea of an oratorio dealing with Elijah. A commission from the Birmingham Festival afforded him the opportunity to complete the project. In spite of its quasi-religious content that generally was not applauded, there was thunderous applause and repeated encores at its premiere. The beautiful music of "O Rest in the Lord" is one of the movements in this oratorio. With several sixteenth notes and numerous eighth notes, this 35-measure piece can be quite challenging. It is scored in C Major.
 Composer:Mendelssohn, Felix
 Arranger:Doran, Tim & Price, Betty J.
 Less than a full Handbell Choir: Solo Ringer
 Classification:Church or Concert Concert Compact Disc Classical Composers Classical Music 
 Technique:No Special Technique, may go well with chimes  
 Voicing: Handbells, No Choral  
 Instrument: Handbells OR Chimes  
 Season: All Year  
 Bells Used: Two Octaves(13)  
 Stock Number: MCE1100   2 Octave Handbell Solo with Fully Orchestrated Accompaniment CD