Ring Out, Wild Bells
A wonderful addition to the Holiday Season repertoire; this new setting of the Alfred Tennyson poem offers an exciting and inspiring alternative for holiday performances. Your ensemble members will enjoy its beautiful melody, complex rhythms, and shifts of texture and mood - an exciting piece!
- Voicing: SATB ensemble
- Instrumentation: Full Orchestra or Concert Band accompaniment
- Text Author: Alfred Tennyson
- Duration: 4:15 minutes
- Publisher: Mysterium Music
Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky .
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more,
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, bells across cross the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the want, the care of sin;
The faithless coldness of the times.
Ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.
Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindler hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be!