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Rest at the Cross

For handbells, chimes, and optional violin, level 3 https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/14972.mp3 A creative interweaving of Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross and Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days (LAND OF REST). Selected for the 2013 Knoxville Area Handbell Festival Reading Session (Knoxville, TN) Selected for the 2013 Southern California Spring Ring (Temecula, CA) Selected for FUMMWA Music & Liturgical Arts Week 2013 (Reading Session) (Lake Junaluska, NC)


For handbells and chimes, level 3+ https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/15050.mp3 Commissioned by Encore! Handbell Ensemble (Osh Kosh, WI) in memory of founding member Shirley Schuhart. Premiered in concert tour by Encore! Handbell Ensemble Performed by Encore! Handbell Ensemble (2012 Season) Selected for FUMMWA Music & Worship Arts Week 2013 (Reading Session) (Lake Junaluska, NC) Selected for the 2013 Handbell Musicians of Great Britain Ringing Residency Week (Sheffield, England,

Quietude (Solemn Stillness)

For handbells and chimes, level 3- https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/15321.mp3 Commissioned by friends and family in memory of Elizabeth Carole Fowler, for the Choral Bells of Claremont United Church of Christ (Claremont, CA). Premiered in worship at Claremont UCC in April 2013 (Claremont, CA) Performed by Timbré at Handbell Musicians of America 2013 National Seminar (Portland, OR) Selected for the 2012 Bronze Reunion Festival Reading Session (Alexandria, VA)

Prayer for Guidance

For handbells and chimes, level 3+ https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/12689.mp3 Michael's first hymn setting, incorporating "Be Thou My Vision" and "Open My Eyes That I May See" 29 weeks on the Jeffers Handbell Supply “Hot 40” list Now in its second printing, with corrections and additional performance notes from the arranger! Selected for Anthornis 2009 (Minneapolis, MN) Performed by the St. Olaf Handbell Choir of St. Olaf College


For handbells, chimes, and optional trombone duo, level 3+ Collaborative composition with colleague Tim Waugh Commissioned by John Maas (Salem, OR) Premiered at the 2010 AGEHR Area X Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference (Ashland, OR) Selected for the 2011 Choristers Guild Midwinter Workshop (Dallas, TX) Selected for Massanetta Ringing at the Springs 2011 (Harrisonburg, VA) Published by National Music (NMHB662)

No Dark Valley

For handbells, chimes, and optional Bluegrass strings (fiddle, bas, mandolin, banjo and/or guitar) or track, level 3+/4- https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/15336.mp3 Commissioned by The Seventh-Day Adventist RingFest (Toledo, OH) Eight weeks on the Jeffers Handbell Supply "Hot 40" list Premiered at RingFest 2012, under the baton of the arranger (Toledo, OH) Selected for the Handbell Musicians of America Area 8 "Ring Davenport" 2014 Festival, Bronze Division (Davenport, IA)

Lux Aeterna

For handbells and chimes, level 3+ https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/13162.mp3 An original ethereal piece incorporating Singing Bell and Rim Damp techniques Selected for Distinctly Bronze East 2009 (New Bern, NC) Selected for Anthornis 2010 Reading Session (Minneapolis, MN) Performed by the Old South Ringers of Boston, MA (September 2012) Published by National Music Publishers (NMHB661)  

Lenten Reflection

For handbells and chimes, level 2+ From Ringing the Church Year, a reproducible collection of seasonal handbell pieces, a collaborative effort with colleagues Sandra Eithun, Jason Krug, Lloyd Larson, Hart Morris, Anna Laura Page and Sondra Tucker. Published by Lorenz (20/1671L)

Keep Your Lamps

For handbells and chimes, level 3- https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/14434.mp3   First-ever published arrangement of this popular spiritual! Also incorporates the ever-popular Elijah Rock 56 weeks on the Jeffers Handbell Supply "Hot 40" list Featured on the album Siyahamba by the Agape Ringers Selected for the 2012 Illinois Young Ringers' Festival, Advanced Division (River Forest, IL) Selected for the 2012 Lutheridge Handbell Weekend Advanced Track (Asheville, NC) Selected

Jesus Loves Me

For handbells and chimes (single or antiphonal groups) and optional piano and/or orchestra, level 2+ https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/13052.mp3 Follow-up piece to Michael's popular Trust and Obey Now in its second printing, with improved antiphonal bracketing system and optional orchestration 58 weeks on the Jeffers Handbell Supply “Hot 40” list Selected for the East Texas Handbell Ensemble 2009 Spring Ring (Tyler, TX) Selected for the AGEHR Area V

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