Built on the Rock
Commissioned in honor of Area 7 chair Karen Van Wert, this setting by Kevin McChesney is a creative rendering of the hymn tune KIRKEN. Throughout the arrangement, snippets of the hymn text are included in the score, calling to mind the inspiration for that section of music. This setting builds to a stellar fortissimo ending. 136 measures in length, this setting utilizes 3-5 octaves of bells with optional bell trees. 136 measures. Keys of c minor and C Major.