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The Spirit Within

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) Published by Choristers Guild (CGB760)

The Spirit Within2021-07-10T17:18:14+00:00

Spirit Dance

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)

Spirit Dance2021-03-22T15:38:17+00:00

A Simple Dance

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) Published by Choristers Guild in two compatible arrangements (CGB637

A Simple Dance2021-03-22T15:38:17+00:00

Sesame Street Theme

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)

Sesame Street Theme2021-03-22T15:38:17+00:00


For handbells, chimes, and optional trumpet and/or Whitechapel bells, level 4+ https://www.handbellworld.com/music/recording/14400.mp3 Commissioned by Bells of the Sound (Seattle, WA) in celebration of the group's 20th anniversary Published by From the Top Music (20298)


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). Published by Lorenz (20/1657L)

Rest at the Cross2021-03-22T15:38:17+00:00


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 Selected for the 2013 Handbell Musicians of Great Britain Ringing Residency Week (Sheffield, England, UK) Published by Choristers Guild (CGB814)


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) Published by GIA Music (G-8494)

Quietude (Solemn Stillness)2021-07-10T17:16:12+00:00

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! Published by Jeffers Handbell Supply (JHS9431)

Prayer for Guidance2021-03-22T15:38:17+00:00


For handbells, chimes, and optional trombone duo, level 3+ Collaborative composition with colleague Tim Waugh Commissioned by John Maas (Salem, OR) Published by National Music (NMHB662)

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