Loud the Bells for Johnny Toll – SATB

Loud the Bells for Johnny TollSATB Voices and Piano with Optional Handbell

Music by Earlene Rentz and Katia Madsen
Text by Mary Madsen
Moderate Difficulty
Free with Purchase: Piano Accompaniment MP3, Individual Voice Parts MP3s, Optional Handbell MP3s and Score
Also available: SSA, 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, SAB
Duration 3:13

This piece depicts the mourning of a loved one who has passed. The poignant text lends itself to multiple voicings as both women and men sing of loss that feels deeply personal and isolating … heavy to bear and borne alone … as funeral bells ring in Johnny’s honor to reflect the grief shared by many. Johnny … the boy I call my own … can reflect a son, brother, friend or significant other. Beautiful haunting melodies and harmonies unfold to portray the emotion of the day. An optional handbell score is included to enhance the performance.

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Piano with Vocal:
Piano, Vocal, and Handbell: