When You Do This, Remember Me
Handbell and Organ Arrangement, produced by the Choristers Guild
David Edwards wrote the hymn When You Do This, Remember Me more than 25 years ago. It is now sung in communion services in Disciples churches across the country, appearing as Hymn 400 in the Chalice Hymnal. The Choristers Guild has published a handbell version of the tune, which David named “Loretto” in honor of the Sisters of Loretto Community which has been so important to him. The words of the hymn are David’s adaptation of words by Disciples of Christ founder Alexander Campbell.
The Choristers Guild website provides this sample of the new handbell piece:
Here is the description of the music from the website:
This communion hymn written by David Edwards has been a longtime favorite of the Disciples of Christ Church, and with this new arrangement for handbells with optional handchimes and organ, it will gain a wider audience. Edwards’s profound text has been illustrated in a gentle yet rich style, and with minimal bell changes, easy rhythms, and LV as the only technique, it is a very accessible addition to the communion repertoire.