This is a simple site to share some of my compositions with you. You can access complete sample scores (with some watermarks), and a few sound samples (hope to add more of these along the way). Please use the contact page to request printable pdf scores.
This is all music created for my own use, though there are a couple of handbell pieces that my choir has not worked up to performance level! Perhaps you will find them useful within your own context. Some of these pieces have been sung or rung extensively and have therefore gone through a much greater level of editing than others. Your feedback is appreciated!
Donations for use of any of these are most welcome – perhaps $8-$15 for enough copies for an average church-size group – but my primary goal for offering them here is for them to be sung and played!
Thanks for having a look!
SATB and solo
Based on texts for the First Sunday in Advent, year B of the Revised Common Lectionary:
- Psalm 80:3
- Isaiah 64:8
- Mark 13:33
Solo for Soprano or Tenor.
SATB Refrain with solos.
The intention is for improvised solos, though sample solos will be provided with the non-watermarked score.
A second version of this with some percussion and a little better recording set-up:
Dewalt Music · One In Christ
Alleluia ostinatos combine with text from Jeremiah 31:31-33.
A short & simple Alleluia verse for Reformation Sunday (or any other time!) based on John 8:31-32, and melody loosely based on a South African folk tune.
Campfire music for MADD camp (Music, Art, Drama, Dance) at Mulhurst Lutheran Church Camp, Mulhurst, Alberta. A collaboration with Richard Reimer, Lutheran Campus Pastor, University of Alberta, Edmonton.
for Handbell Quartet, 3 Octaves
available at From the Top Music
Needed something for 4 ringers to play for Christmas Eve, that used a familiar tune and could be learned in 2 rehearsals. This is the result! Some 4-in-hand ringing ability is helpful, though not necessary.
4, 5, or 6 Octaves, Level 3+
Available at From the Top Music
Variations on the tune Geneva 42 (also known as Freu Dich Sehr), framed by a dance-like ritornello. No accidentals, so challenge is mostly in the metre-changes and techniques. The metre-changes follow the natural cadence of the tune. Delightful for ringers and audience alike.
Canon in 2 to 4 parts. Guitar or piano accompaniment, opt obbligato instrument (in C). Simple accompaniment and obbligato part are provided, but improvisation is encouraged.
Written for an Easter Vigil service. Text is “Pillar of fire, burning bright; lead us through this darkest night.”
for SATB with a few splits or SATB, no splits, a cappella.
Here’s a recording of the SATB+ version:
3-6 octaves of bells with 3 octaves of chimes. Level 4
A playful, somewhat jazzy frolic incorporating the melody of Beethoven’s Hymn to Joy.