Please welcome David Owens – Composer/Arranger to HolySheetMusic.com.
We are thrilled to be publishing David’s arrangement of Dona Nobis Pacem for Two-part Chorus, Handbells and Piano. This delightful arrangement is accessible for Children’s or Adult choirs.
David writes: “The Dona Nobis Pacem was first introduced to me as the ‘Left Hand Cross Over’ piece in the John Thompson book. At that time, not having a liturgical understanding of this canonic phrase, I was merely smitten with the lovely Thompson setting of this old traditional tune. It is clearly quoted in the 3/4 section.
While arranged quite simply – originally for the Junior Singers at First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City – it none the less is easily adapted to a more mature choir with a simple division of two voices. While it can stand with piano accompaniment alone, this arrangement has the addition of a bell choir. Arranged by David A. Zabriskie, the bells are a perfect compliment to this easily approachable and highly rewarding piece.”
Here’s more about David Owens:
David began piano study after moving with his family to Salt Lake from southwestern New Mexico. He earned a degree from the University of Utah in piano performance. Mr. Owens serves as Director of Music at the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, Utah conducting the choirs and musical programs. David also maintains a full teaching roster.