JOY TO THE WORLD - arr. Kevin McChesney - 3-5 oct handbells, brass or organ and optional timpani, snare drum, and suspended cymbal - Level III
Joy to the World never sounded like this before! An electrifying take on the traditional favorite! Unstoppable energy is the fabric of this setting for bells and organ or brass. Great for worship, concert, and festivals!
NIMROD from "Enigma Variations" - Edward Elgar/transc. Kevin McChesney - 3-5 oct handbells, optional brass and/or organ, optional timpani - Level III-
Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful melodies in all of classical literature, Nimrod is elegant and profoundly moving. This setting has several performance options - handbells alone, bells and organ, bells and brass quintet, bells/brass/organ, and timpani may be added to any of these. Perfect music for worship, concert, and festival.
RING OF FIRE: CONCERTO FOR HANDBELL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA - Kevin McChesney - 5-7 octave handbells with orchestra - Level VI
The vision behind Ring of Fire, Concerto for Handbell Choir and Orchestra, is to bring the handbell choir fully into the view of a wide concert audience as a musical instrument of much expressive intricacy and power. The solo part for handbell choir is virtuoso music and it is hoped that this piece will inspire higher achievement in handbell ringing and composing, and will offer a wide-ranging audience an appreciation of this versatile instrument.