Then Sings My Soul
The popular “singing bell” technique underscores the introduction of this setting of “How Great Thou Art.” Original music and the hymn tune combine to depict, not only the hymn text, but also the memory of a beloved ringer, for whom the composition was commissioned. The melody begins with chimes for the first verse, with the second verse undergoing a key change. The final verse is grand and sweeping for a majestic ending. 76 measures in length, this piece is arranged in C Major and D Major.