Handbells and optional instrument team up again in this next addition to the Flexible Favorites series. The memorable carol “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks” is intermingled with hints of other carols provided by the optional instrumental line to create a fun and accessible setting in two compatible versions. Tabled mallets add a joyful bounce to the opening sequence which is followed by a slower more thoughtful rendering of the carol. A grand and stately proclamation rounds out the arrangement, making it ideal for church, school or concert venues during the Advent or Christmas season. 60 measures in length, this piece is set in F Major.