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Past Festival Music

Spring Handbell Festival

May 3 & 4, 1985
First – St. Andrew’s United Church, London

Massed Pieces
Beside Still Waters / Howard F. Starks
Jubilation / Mary Kay Parish
Nocturne No. 3 in C Minor / Cynthia Dobrinski
The Homecoming / Haygood Hardy, arr. Fred Merrett
Ring Around the Altar / arr. Fred Merrett


The Rainbow Ring Handbell Festival

June 18-22, 1987
Brock University, St. Catharines

Massed Pieces
O Canada / arr. Fred Merrett
This Is My Father’s World / arr. Linda McKechnie
Joyful Celebration / Sharon Elliot Cheek
Antiphonal Fanfare / John F. Wilson
Grand Psalm of Praise / Donald Allured
Star Spangled Banner / arr. Robert Ivey

Tins Repertoire
Rejoice / Cynthia Dobrinski
Gigue / Douglas E. Wagner
Carillon for a Joyous Day / Douglas E. Wagner

Copper Repertoire
Canticle of Joy / Jodi S. Acker
Proud Procession / Helen Hinshaw
Exuberant Praise / Cynthia Dobrinski

Bronze Repertoire
Sharon’s Song / Donald Allured
Radetzky March / arr. Martha Lynn Thompson
A Canticle of Praise / C. William Goff


Kawartha Lakes Handbell Festival

June 22-24, 1989
Trent University, Peterborough

Massed Pieces
Liberty Fanfare / Donald Allured
Jingle Bells / Cynthia Dobrinski
Celebration / William Payn
Rondo Passacaglia / Cynthia Dobrinski
God of Grace / trans. Martha Lynn Thompson
Sine Nomine / arr. Douglas E. Wagner

Tins Repertoire
Reflections on “Forest Green” / arr. Barbara Semmon
Canon / Pachelbel, arr. Hopson
Festival Overture / Mary McCleary

Copper Repertoire
Theme from “Love Story” / arr. Fred Merrett
Toccata in A Minor / Mary McCleary
Serendipity / Knappenberger

Bronze Repertoire
Dance of the Reed Flutes / trans. William Griffin
Father God, All Praise to Thee / Howard Starks
Song of the Wind / Arnold Sherman


Grand Valley Handbell Festival

June 20 – 22, 1991
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo

Massed Pieces
The Maple Leaf Forever / arr. Donald Allured
Rondo Jubilate / Douglas Wagner
The Blue Danube Waltz / Strauss, arr. Fred Merrett
Sinfonia for Handbells & Solo Instrument / Bach, arr. Page Long
Crown Him With Many Crowns / Elvey, arr. Linda McKechnie
The Island Enchantress / Alfred Kunz (Directed by Gerald Ziegler)

Tins Repertoire
Lead On, O King Eternal / arr. Barbara B. Kinyon
Amazing Grace / arr. John F. Wilson
Pizzicato Bells / Sallie Lloyd

Copper Repertoire
Trumpet Voluntary / trans. Betty Garee
Brother James’ Air / arr. Douglas Wagner
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers / arr. Martha Lynn Thompson

Bronze Repertoire
Song of the Bells / trans. Gail Downey
Londonderry Air / arr. Donald Allured
A Wesleyan Psalm / Donald Allured


The Limestone City Handbell Festival

June 17-19, 1993
Kingston

Massed Pieces – Conductor: Carol Petrie
A Joyous Ring / Douglas Wagner
The Phantom of the Opera / arr. Douglas Wagner

Tins Repertoire
Chopsticks / trad., arr. Mary G. McCleary
Winchester Chimes / Douglas Wagner
Silver Bells / Livingston/Evans, arr. Ralph Stiles

Copper Repertoire
Festival Piece on “Hyfrydol” / Prichard, arr. Douglas Wagner
Silent Night / Gruber, arr. Cynthia Dobrinski
Simple Gifts / arr. Barbara B. Kinyon

Bronze Repertoire 

Festival Fanfare / Arnold Sherman
Festival Prelude on “Lobe Den Herren” / arr. Douglas Wagner
Reunir / William Payn


The Forest City Handbell Festival

June 22-24, 1995
University of Western Ontario, London

Massed Pieces
Celebration / Cynthia Dobrinski
Praise & Reflection / Mary Kay Parrish
Le P’ing / Betty Garee
Contemplation / Cynthia Dobrinski
To God Be The Glory / Cynthia Dobrinski
O Canada / arr. Fred Merrett

Tins Repertoire
The Bells of St. Mary’s / Furber & Adams, arr. F.L. Callahan
Lord, I Want To Be A Chris(an / Go Down Moses / Bill Ingram
Jubilant Fanfare / Kevin McChesney

Copper Repertoire
Rondo Celebra(on / Douglas Wagner
A Gaelic Blessing / RuGer, arr. Mary Kay Parrish
Li_ High the Cross / Nicholson, arr. Cynthia Dobrinski

Bronze Repertoire
Nocturne No. 5 in C Minor / Cynthia Dobrinski
A Mighty Fortress is Our God / Luther, arr. Cynthia Dobrinski
Danza Festival / Arnold Sherman


The Festival with Hart

May 22-24, 1997
York University, North York

Massed Pieces
Procession of Praise / Arnold Sherman
Hymn of Promise / Sleeth, arr. Martha Lynn Thompson
Pat-A-Pan / arr. Hart Morris
Entrata Esultante / Hart Morris
When the Saints Go Marching In / Arnold Sherman
O Canada / Lavalee, arr. Fred Merrett

Tins Repertoire
Jubilee for Bells / Barbara B. Kinyon
Beach Spring / White, arr. Sondra Tucker
All Night, All Day / arr. Hart Morris

Copper Repertoire
What Wondrous Love Is This / arr. Cynthia Dobrinski
A Festive Chime / Kevin McChesney
The Wizard of Oz / arr. Douglas Wagner

Bronze Repertoire
Exuberance / Donna Butler
Nocturne in A Minor / Karen Buckwalter
Wade In The Water / arr. Hart Morris


How The West Was Rung

May 27 – 29, 1999
University of Western Ontario, London

Massed Pieces
Out West / Hart Morris
Adora(on / Phyllis Kirk
Spirit of the Wind / Lee Afdahl
Song of Triumph / Arnold Sherman

Tins Repertoire
Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho / Thompson
Hail to The Lord’s Anointed / Barbara Kinyon
In The Garden / Kevin McChesney
Red River Valley / Kevin McChesney

Copper Repertoire
Rhythmic Rondelle / Cynthia Dobrinski
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah / arr. Cynthia Dobrinski
Caroler’s Hoedown / Stephenson

Bronze Repertoire
For All The Saints / arr. Kevin McChesney
Serenade for a Picket Fence / Parrish
Can(lene / Karen Buckwalter


The REAL Bellennium

May 24-26, 2001
University of Western Ontario, London

Massed Pieces
The Best of John Williams / Douglas Wagner
Here I Am, Lord / Arnold Sherman
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee / Cynthia Dobrinski
Now the Green Blade Riseth / Kevin McChesney
He’s Got the Whole World – Encore / Cynthia Dobrinski

Tins Repertoire
Pe(te Rondo / Michael Helman
Song of Angels / Anna Laura Page
Trust and Obey / Michael Helman

Copper Repertoire
Peacherine Rag / S. Rogers
Ride the Chariot / Bill Ingram
What Child Is This / Greensleeves / Cynthia Dobrinski

Bronze Repertoire
Comfort Ye My People / Cynthia Dobrinski
Synergy / Kevin McChesney
Zekiel’s Got Shoes / Hart Morris


We Got Rhythm

May 22-24, 2003
University of Western Ontario, London

Massed Pieces
Gershwin! / Douglas Wagner
I Will Arise and Go To Jesus / D. Edwards
It Is Well With My Soul / Cathy Moklebust
Joy In The Morning / Martha Lynn Thompson

Tins Repertoire
Second Suite for Handbells: 2. Soliloquy & 3. Grand March / Michael Helman
Joyful Rhythm / Kevin McChesney
Bound for Glory / Tammy Waldrop

Copper Repertoire
Pass It On / Glorify Thy Name / P. Bettcher Osse Shalom / Susan Nelson
O Mary, Don’t You Weep / Hart Morris

Bronze Repertoire
Fantasy No. 2 / Michael Helman
Fum, Fum, Fum / Susan Nelson
Cantad al Senor / Hart Morris


Bells Over Ottawa

May 26-28, 2005
Algonquin College, Ottawa

Massed Pieces
A Joyful Ring / Barbara B. Kinyon
The Music of the Spheres / Kevin McChesney
It’s Toon Time / Douglas E. Wagner
Make Me An Instrument of Thy Peace / Kevin McChesney

Tins Repertoire
Early One Morning / Judy Phillips
All Night, All Day / Susan E. Geschke
Creator of the Stars of Night / Cathy Moklebust

Copper Repertoire
Spirit Song / Cynthia Dobrinski
I Sing the Mighty Power of God / Lloyd Larson
Halle, Halle, Halle / Sondra Tucker

Bronze Repertoire
African Alleluia / Cathy Moklebust
Passacaglia / Kevin McChesney
Furioso / Paul A. McKlveen


Ring to the World

June 4-6, 2009
Carleton University, Ottawa

Massed Pieces
Rondo Borincano / Timothy Waugh
Santo, Santo, Santo / M.K. Parish
This Land is Your Land / Paul A. McKlveen

Tins Repertoire
Cadenzato / Timothy Waugh
Calming Peace / Cathy Moklebust
Ring Jubilee / Susan Geschke

Copper Repertoire
Somos del Senor / Sondra Tucker
Bells Heart `Round the World / Valerie Stephenson
Sakura / M. Lichlyter

Bronze Repertoire
Wizards in Winter / Timothy Waugh & Rima Greer
He Keeps Me Singing / Anna Laura Page
Sherekea Usafari / Cathy Moklebust


Good Vibrations

May 26-28, 2011
McMaster University, Hamilton

Massed Pieces
How Can I Keep From Singing / arr. Arnold Sherman
Beyond All Praising / arr. Hart Morris
Fanfare for an Uncommon Instrument / Susan T. Sylvester
Good Vibrations / arr. Michael Prins
O Canada / Lavalee, arr. Fred Merrett

Tins Repertoire
Bell Peal on “How Great Our Joy” / arr. Linda Lamb
Peace / Norbet, arr. Wilson
Ring Praise, O My Soul / Margaret R. Tucker

Copper Repertoire
Celebration / Fred Gramann
Meditation on “There is a Foundation” / Sandra Eithun
Kum Ba Yah / Jason W. Krug

Bronze Repertoire
From a Distant Home / Michael Helman
Festival Prelude on Deo Gracias / Sondra K. Tucker
Canticle of Praise / Arnold B. Sherman


Tribute: Back to the Future

May 23-25, 2013
Western University, London

Massed Pieces
O Canada (conducted by Susan Carscadden-Mifsud) /
Lavalee, arr. Fred Merrett
Rejoice He is Risen! (Rejoice in the Spirit) / Cathy Moklebust
O God, Beneath Your Guiding Hand / William Payn
In Peace and Joy / Donald E. Allured
Grazioso / Arnold B. Sherman

Tins Repertoire
Joyful Rhythm / Kevin McChesney
Advent Celebration / Phyllis Kirk
Let us Rejoice / Cynthia Dobrinski

Copper Repertoire
It is Well with My Soul / Philip P. Bliss
Shades of Forest Green / Trad., arr. Tim Waugh
Now the Green Blade Riseth / French Carol, arr. Kevin McChesney

Bronze Repertoire
Carol of the Birds / Trad., arr. Deborah Carr
W-W-W-Wow / Fred Merrett
Soon and Very Soon / Andraé Crouch, arr. Hart Morris


Lift Lock & Ring Festival

May 21-23, 2015
Trent University, Peterborough

Tin Repertoire
I’ve Got Peace Like a River / Tammy Waldrop
Shall We Gather at the River / Michael Helman
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly / Fred Gramann

Copper Repertoire
I’ve Got the Joy Down in my Heart / Valerie Stephenson
The Water is Wide / Valerie Stephenson
Jubilation / Fred Gramann

Bronze Repertoire
Cumulonimbus / Matthew Prins
Wade in the Water / Sandra Eithun
Carillon / Fred Gramann

Massed Pieces
Down by the Riverside / Valerie Stephenson
Deep River / Hart Morris
Change Ring Prelude on Divinum Mysterium / Fred Gramann
Passacaglia in C Minor / Fred Gramann
This piece was written by Mr. Gramann especially for our Festival.

Music available at: https://www.handbellworld.com/music/MusicPiece.cfm?piece=15909 O Canada / arr. Fred Merret


United We Ring From C to C to C Festival

May 25-27, 2017
McMaster University, Hamilton

Copper Repertoire
For the Beauty of the Earth / Joel Raney, arr. Arnold Sherman
Carol of the Huron / Winnagene Hatch
A Disciple’s Prayer / Michael Glasgow

Bronze Repertoire
Anvil Chorus / Giuseppe Verdi, arr. Valerie Stephenson
Dancing Raindrops / Patricia Thompson
Spirit Dance / Michael Glasgow

Massed Pieces
Triumphant Spirit / Nicholas Hanson
Winter Meditation / Winnagene Hatch
Keep your Lamps / Michael Glasgow
Jesus Loves Me / arr. Michael Glasgow
O Canada / arr. Fred Gramann