For handbells, chimes, and optional strings/synth, level 3- https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/16799.mp3 Commissioned for RingFest 2016 at Toledo First Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Toledo, OH) Stunningly powerful combination of the title piece (by Twila Paris) and the VENI EMMANUEL plainchant 21 weeks on the Jeffers Handbell Supply "Hot 40" list Published by Ring Praise! (RP7534, 7534FS for instrumental parts & 7534K for synthesizer)
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For SATB choir, soprano and tenor soloists, and orchestra; moderately advanced Unpublished (please inquire regarding availability) Completed in 2001, for the Chancel Choir of North Raleigh UMC (Raleigh, NC) Concert premiere at Carnegie Hall under the baton of the composer (June 11, 2017) European premiere at Minoriten Church (Vienna, Austria) under the baton of the composer (June 17, 2019)
For handbells and chimes, level 3 https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/15744.mp3 Commissioned in honor of the Carillon Bell Choir of First Baptist Church (Decatur, Illinois) Selected for the 2014 Zephyr Point Handbell Conference (Zephyr Cove/Lake Tahoe, NV) Selected for the 2014 Massanetta Springs Church Music Conference (Harrisonburg, VA) Selected for the 2014 GHHA August Adventure Reading Session (Houston, TX) Selected for 2015 Wyoming Spring Ring (Casper, WY) Published by
For SATB divisi choir and solo viola, moderately advanced Michael's first published choral octavo Winner of the 2009 VocalEssence "Welcome Christmas!" carol composition contest Premiered by VocalEssence of Minneapolis, MN (December 2009) Performed by The Oakwood Waits of Raleigh, NC (December 2011) Selected for the 2014 Lutheridge “Songs to Sing” Choral Weekend (Arden, NC) Selected for the 2014 Texas Choral Directors Association High
For handbells and chimes (single or antiphonal groups) and optional piano, level 1+ https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/12200.mp3 16 weeks on the Jeffers Handbell Supply "Hot 40" list Selected for the 2008 Illinois Young Ringers Festival (Chicago, IL) Selected for the 2008 Spring Ring at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (Raleigh, NC) Selected for the 2009 AGEHR Area III Spring Festivals (Ocean City, MD and Richmond, VA) Selected for
For handbells, bass chimes, and optional percussion, level 5 https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/12871.mp3 Michael's first commissioned piece Commissioned and performed by Bellissimo of Redlands Adventist Academy (Spring Tour 2007) Selected for Distinctly Bronze West 2009 (Inaugural Event in Bremerton, WA) Performed by Emerald City Ringers (Holiday Concert 2009) Selected for the 2010 Concordia University Irvine Summer Ring (Irvine, CA) Performed by L.A. Bronze (May 2012) Selected for the
For handbells, chimes, and optional clarinet, level 3 https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/14903.mp3 Commissioned by Handbells of America Area 12, the second piece in Michael's "spirit trilogy," the follow-up to Healing Spirit Premiered at the 2012 Handbell Musicians of America Area 12 Conference at Disneyland (Anaheim, CA) Selected for the 2013 Anthornis Reading Session (Minneapolis, MN) Selected for the 2013 Knoxville Area Handbell Festival Reading Session (Knoxville, TN) Selected
For handbells and chimes, with flute, clarinet, and percussion, level 3+ https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/16323.mp3 Written for Houston Bronze, the final installment in Michael’s “spirit trilogy.” Incorporates themes from Healing Spirit and The Spirit Within Premiered by Houston Bronze at the 2015 Handbell Musicians of America “Pinnacle” event (Dallas, TX). Published by Choristers Guild (CGB946 and CGB947)
For handbells with optional chime ensemble and optional violin/fiddle, level 2+, optional level 4- https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/13255.mp3 A delightful waltz setting of "Simple Gifts" ("Lord of the Dance") 26 weeks on the Jeffers Handbell Supply "Hot 40" list Selected as an Editors' Choice piece by J.W. Pepper Written for the 2010 Pacific Northwest Youth Handbell Festival (Portland, OR) Performed by the North Raleigh Ringers at the 2009
For handbells, chimes, and optional drum set and/or Boomwhackers, level 2+ https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/16402.mp3 Bring “sunny days” to your concert with this incredibly fun setting of the classic theme song from Sesame Street Optional drum kit and Boomwhackers – everything’s included in the bell folio 39 weeks on the Jeffers Handbell Supply "Hot 40" list Published by Composers Music Company (CP7065)