See Amid the Winter's Snow

See Amid the Winter's Snow


Title: See Amid the Winter’s Snow 

Hymn Tune: Humility  by Sir John Goss

Arranger:  Brian Childers

Octaves handbells:   3 – 7    

Octaves handchimes:  3 – 5

Opt. auxiliary (alternate) bells:   2 octaves (G5 – F6)   [such as CymBells®  or Petit and Fritzen]      

Level:  3

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Edward Caswell wrote the poem “See Amid the Winter’s Snow” in 1858,  and Sir John Goss wrote this hymn tune in 1871, specifically for that carol. This is also known as “The Hymn for Christmas” and has been consistently used in worship and hymnals since its initial release, enjoying increased interest in more recent years. Brian has created a beautiful setting which features this lovely melody in both treble and bass clefs with the option for ‘auxiliary or alternate’ bells to ring brief segments of the melody. Accompaniment features LV lines and handchime chords, some with vib. The work begins peacefully and develops throughout with creative and expressive variations incorporating shakes, some gentle mallets and mart-lifts, as well as tempo nuances which ultimately lead to an elegant and dynamic ending.  

This is a wonderful work for use in worship and at concerts throughout the year.

Octave Ranges
3-7 Octaves
Christmas (Religious)
Holiday (Secular)
Hymn Tunes
School and Youth
Secular - general usage
Level of Difficulty
Level 3
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