Kevin McChesney graduated with highest honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BMus in Composition and Theory. A composer and arranger of handbell music, Kevin currently has over 900 titles in print and is one of the very few musicians who makes handbells a full-time vocation. Kevin is the handbell editor for Jeffers Handbell Supply and the RingingWord catalog. He is also co-founder of STEP, the Solo To Ensemble Project. He is Music Director of the one of the premier handbell concert groups, the Pikes Peak Ringers of Colorado Springs, and Artistic Advisor of the Atlanta Concert Ringers. His work with the Pikes Peak Ringers includes the premiere and 13 further performances of his Concerto for Handbell Choir and Orchestra and a recording with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Kevin is also clinician for the national advanced youth ringer event, the National Honors Handbell Ensemble. He is in demand throughout the handbell world as a workshop clinician and festival conductor.

A Mighty Fortress (handbell quartet)

A MIGHTY FORTRESS - J. C. Bach/arr. Kevin McChesney - handbell quartet

Johann C. Bach's arrangement of the hymn tune Ein Feste Berg, set for handbell quartet by Kevin McChesney, can be used alone or as a splashy introduction for congregational singing of the hymn.

Musical Score
$10.00

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (handbell choir individual license)

A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD - arr. J.C. Bach/trans. Kevin McChesney - 3-7 octave handbells - Level III-

Johann Christoph Bach created a wonderful keyboard classic with his arrangement of A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. Kevin McChesney has transcribed the piece for handbells for use in worship or concert. It makes a magnificent fanfare, opener, anthem, or introduction to the singing of the hymn. Powerful music for your group!

Musical Score
$4.00

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (handbell choir reproducible master score)

A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD - arr. J.C. Bach/trans. Kevin McChesney - 3-7 octave handbells - Level III-

Johann Christoph Bach created a wonderful keyboard classic with his arrangement of A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. Kevin McChesney has transcribed the piece for handbells for use in worship or concert. It makes a magnificent fanfare, opener, anthem, or introduction to the singing of the hymn. Powerful music for your group!

Musical Score
$20.00

Adagio Cantabile (handbell choir individual license)

ADAGIO CANTABILE from "Sonata Pathetique" - Ludwig van Beethoven/trans. Kevin McChesney - 4-5 octave handbells - Level IV

This timeless classic is transcribed accurately and tastefully for bells. The memorable main theme has been used in movies and radio shows and has even found its way into popular songs. Filled with beautiful music moments, this enduring classic will linger in the ears of listeners long after the performance is over.

Musical Score
$4.00

Adagio Cantabile (handbell choir reproducible master score)

ADAGIO CANTABILE from "Sonata Pathetique" - Ludwig van Beethoven/trans. Kevin McChesney - 4-5 octave handbells - Level IV

This timeless classic is transcribed accurately and tastefully for bells. The memorable main theme has been used in movies and radio shows and has even found its way into popular songs. Filled with beautiful music moments, this enduring classic will linger in the ears of listeners long after the performance is over.

Musical Score
$20.00

Adeste Fideles (handbell choir individual license)

ADESTE FIDELES - arr. R. Vilbac/handbell setting by Kevin McChesney - 3-7 octave handbells - Level III+

The timeless and majestic Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful) receives a treatment of enormous majesty and dignity in this 3-7 octave setting. Given a Level III+ rating because of a few chromatics and the activity at the end, you will find this music very accessible and straightforward to learn. A beautiful and bold sound with lots of visual possibilities as well.

Musical Score
$4.00

Adeste Fideles (handbell choir reproducible master score)

ADESTE FIDELES - arr. R. Vilbac/handbell setting by Kevin McChesney - 3-7 octave handbells - Level III+

The timeless and majestic Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful) receives a treatment of enormous majesty and dignity in this 3-7 octave setting. Given a Level III+ rating because of a few chromatics and the activity at the end, you will find this music very accessible and straightforward to learn. A beautiful and bold sound with lots of visual possibilities as well.

Musical Score
$20.00

Allegro Giocoso (handbell choir individual license)

ALLEGRO GIOCOSO - G.F. Handel/arr. Kevin McChesney - 3-7 octave handbells - Level III

From the famous "Water Music," this is a lively and exciting title that translates perfectly for bells. Many possibilities for worship and concert use, as well as for visual presentation and coordinated movement. This is bold, winning music that has thrilled audiences for centuries.

Musical Score
$4.00

Allegro Giocoso (handbell choir reproducible master score)

ALLEGRO GIOCOSO - G.F. Handel/arr. Kevin McChesney - 3-7 octave handbells - Level III

From the famous "Water Music," this is a lively and exciting title that translates perfectly for bells. Many possibilities for worship and concert use, as well as for visual presentation and coordinated movement. This is bold, winning music that has thrilled audiences for centuries.

Musical Score
$20.00

Amazing Grace (handbell solo/duet)

AMAZING GRACE - arr. Kevin McChesney - handbell solo/duet with keyboard accompaniment

Amazing Grace may have more arrangements in the bell world than any other hymn, but there are still arrangements that make this great hymn new and powerful. Intertwining a majestic and beautiful original tune with timeless favorite, this setting will create a prayerful and wonderful spiritual place for your listeners.

 

Musical Score
$7.00