America the Beautiful
Samuel A. Ward wrote the original music, Fred Bock arranged it for piano, and now Kevin McChesney has set it for handbells. "Stately, with great breadth" is the character marking and is achieved by harmonic depth, strong rhythms and full scoring. Multiple bell changes will challenge and stretch the ringer's skills. A total of 56 measures, this piece is scored in C Major and Bb Major.