July 2023 - My original medley of Chinese Folk tunes, "Stories of Ancient China", was performed at GDANSK FESTIVAL, Poland, by John Gouwens.
***See video GDANSK FEST-2023-Newell-Gouwens
Flashback to my "Candle in the Darkness", original poem and orchestral composition, honoring Father Jerzy Popieulsko, who led and died for the polish Solidarity movement.
Candle in the Darkness-orchestral
Candle in the Darkness-Poem
2023-Published Five original Songs to Ancient Chinese Children's Poetry On Sheet Music Direct, or Sheet Music Plus- vocal-orchestral versions, also carillon. Click on links below to order
Thoughts in the Silent Night
Song of the Snow Goose
June 2023- presented at Congress of The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America how to make Chinese poetry-vocal-orchestral music effective on tower bells.
***Coming in 2023 Composed new version of my 2004 Original Symphonic Tone Poem, Milton's Paradise Lost, tone painting the epic poem by John Milton with full symphony orchestra and readers.
Click to hear preview sound clips of my Milton's Paradise Lost Symphonic Tone Poem
Movement 1-Milton's Paradise Lost-sample
Movement 2-Milton's Paradise Lost-sample
Movement 3-Milton's Paradise Lost-sample
Movement 4-Milton's Paradise Lost-sample
***My continuing mission to bring the arts and environmental sciences together
CLICK TO HEAR Hear how I combine tower bells and orchestra with REAL HUMBACK WHALE SONGS!
Orchestral rendition of Humpback Whale Songs with original music
Real Whale songs with tower bells
***RELEASED 2020** My TOWER BELL arrangements of Berlioz' Summer Nights, Villanelle and Spectre de la Rose; will published by the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.
Many wonderful talented professionals have worked with me on interesting projects!
***2018, Australian National Carillon performance of my original composition, "Walk to the Light", honoring Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday.***
Spring 2018-ACME published my carillon arrangements of Bach-Bouree II, from English Suite No. 2, Bach-"Air on a G-String", from Orchestral Suite No. 3, performed by Sue Bergren at Congress of Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, Springfield, IL. ACME also published 4 of my new carillon arrangements of American Folk Songs, also performed at GCNA Congress.
Performed my original carillon composition, DANCING GUITARS, at the World Carillon Federation Congress in Barcelona, 2017.
**My original Carillon Duet, PASSION, won Carillon Composition Competition in Perpignon, France! Passion opened the 2016 Sacred Music Festival in Perpignon. 2016 release published by ACME.
On Christmas Eve, 2014, Church tower bells rang worldwide to commemorate the 1914 Christmas Eve Truce in World War I war-torn Europe.My original carillon composition MOUNTAIN FLIGHT FOR PEACE honors World War I pilots-2016 release ACME publishing. June, 2016, premiered at Yale University, Congress of Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.