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Introits and Anthems for Voices and Bells - Volume 1

Advent through Baptism of the Lord

Clark Kimberling

Text Author: Kathleen Pluth

Words of 3 texts by Kathleen Pluth © 2012 Kathleen Pluth. Music © 2014 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB

Accompaniment: None, Reduction

Instrumental parts included: 2 Handbells

Text Source: Words taken from Isaiah 40, 45, 62, adapt.; Isaiah 9; Psalm 25:1–2, adapt.; Author unknown, 19th c., alt.; Kathleen Pluth

Difficulty Level: E


These introits and anthems were born from Clark Kimberling’s experience as composer-in-residence at an Episcopal church. The introits are intended for use at the beginning of a service prior to the processional. Each piece starts with the sound of one or two handbells to establish pitch, tempo, and spirit, then the voices enter with bells ringing throughout.

In addition to their use as a prelude to the gathering hymn, they may be used before or after the Gospel reading or during Communion. The seasonal categories should not limit usage. Introits and Anthems for Voices and Bells can also be used in creative ways for many occasions other than those specified in this collection.

Contents: Drop Down, O Heavens • People of Zion, Behold, Your Salvation Comes • Prepare the Way • To You, O Lord, I Lift My Soul • Venite Adoremus Dominum • A Child Is Born to Us • Arise, Jerusalem, Arise • Behold, the Coming of the Lord • The Lord Was Baptized.

Categories: Choral/Vocal, Collection, Handbells, Liturgical

Seasonal: Advent, Christmastide

Rites: Introit / Entrance Antiphon

Bible Reference: Isaiah 9, Isaiah 40, Isaiah 45, Isaiah 62, Psalm 25:1–2

Scored for: Handbell

Number of Pages: 20

Language: English

Format: Softcover