DREAMSCAPES by Marquise Usher for 5-7 Octaves Handbells with Optional 7 Octaves Handchimes – Level IV
This original composition opens with a delicate, unresolved unison statement. This intentionally static phrase gives way to the promise to come, and “Dreamscapes” delivers. The lyric melody blossoms with intricate LV accompaniment, supported by the chimes, doubling the bass bell line. Shifts in the harmony and chordal structure enhance the dreamlike quality of this work. The recap of the fragile opening melody, awakens in a satisfying ending.