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Mark Schweizer Carillon on "Melita"

Categories
Handbell Choir
Instrument(s)
Handbells
Voicing
Handbell Choir
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

For Three Octave Handbells - Level 3. The hymn tune, Melita, by John B. Dykes, was originally composed as a setting for William Whiting's "Eternal Father, Strong to Save." Published in Hymns Ancient and Modern with that text, Melita is often referred to as the "Navy Hymn." The tune is named after the island of Malta where Paul was shipwrecked. Melita is marked by good use of melodic sequences and a harmony that features several dominant sevenths (both are Dykes's trademarks).

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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