Augsburg Fortress

On This Day Earth Shall Ring

On This Day Earth Shall RingOn This Day Earth Shall Ring
This familiar tune from the sixteenth century is given an exciting treatment for SATB chorus plus organ, piano, and handbells. This would make an excellent piece for worship during the Christmas season, or a rousing bookend to a seasonal concert.

Download the On This Day Earth Shall Ring handbells part.
  • In stock
  • Brand Augsburg Choral Library
  • Difficulty Easy-Medium
  • Pages 20
  • Season/Occasion Christmas; Epiphany
  • Voicing SATB/4-part mixed
  • Dimensions 7 x 10.25
  • Publication Date Mar 3, 2016
  • Item Number 9781506413952


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Composer Commentary

The melody from Piae Cantiones always struck me as being quintessentially Medieval.  In setting this tune I tried to incorporate that feeling by creating a dance-like feel in the accompaniment, almost as if one can picture themselves in the great hall of a castle during a Christmas feast. The entrance of the piano and handbells at the end build to the excitement of the last verse, the handbells being especially appropriate with this text.