Great white herons by Frances Newell

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Oratorio/ Operetta/ MODEL PHOTOS / Barnes-Project

Kauai Animation/ Skater's Dance /
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Photoshop Fun/ Acrylic Paintings /
/Newsphotos / Musical Photos/ Whalesong/ NASA / Fun-in-a-wink!/ New York/Hawaian Hiatus /

Coming in 2024- Orchestral scores of my 6 original songs to ancient Chinese poetry, to be published on SMP.

Listen to previews! Lead sheets available now on links below. Try them yourself on guitar or keyboard!

Farewell to Du Shao-ORCHESTRAL  Click to enjoy mp3 preview!

Lead sheet guitar/keyboard/vocal published at


Song of the Snow Goose-ORCHESTRAL    Click to hear full orchestral preview!

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-lead sheets with chords, also carillon. Click on links below to order

Seven Steps Verse Vocal Orchestral

Seven Steps Verse-for Carillon  

Thoughts in the Silent Night

Song of the Snow Goose

Spring Morning


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.

Stories of Ancient China-Part 1-CARILLON-GCNA-2022 Congress
Stories of Ancient China-CARILLON-Part 2
Purchase at GCNA
GCNA Music Publications

Take your audience on a journey through China!
Ancient Chinese melodies interweave with original improvisations and recreate sounds of Chinese orchestra.
click to hear

Stories of Ancient China-ORCHESTRAL-Part 1
Stories of Ancient China-ORCHESTRAL-Part 2
Autumn 2022 Release-Hearts and Hands for Healing- For CARILLON-my original tone poem in 4 movements-published by Sheet Music Plus
Click to hear samples-see scores-order

Movement 1-Hearts and Hands for Healing
Movement 2-Hearts and Hands for Healing
Movement 3-Hearts and Hands for Healing
Movement 4-Hearts and Hands for Healing

FALL 2022 release-Dancing Guitars- my Lively composition that turns your CARILLON or HANDBELL CHOIR into a 60-string guitar!
Published on Sheet Music Plus-Click to hear audio-see score-order

Dancing Guitars-for CARILLON
Dancing Guitars for 5-octaves HANDBELLS
FALL 2022 Release-original Composition "Golden Thread of Caring", honoring National parks, historic landmarks, and all those who care for them.
Published by Sheet Music Plus. Click to order, see scores and hear samples

Golden Thread of Caring-Mvt 1
Golden Thread of Caring-Mvt 2
Golden Thread of Caring-Mvt3
New Publisher for some of my original long-performed works for guitar, handbells and vocal. See some favorite Newell handbell works with a new twist!!
Ring in the New Year with this lively song to Tennyson's famous poem! Refreshing start after the Christmas rush

Ring Out, Wild Bells!
Great for spring, this romantic, lyrical song for any size handbell choir.

Walk to the Light-honoring Nelson Mandela-African rhythms, colorful harmonies dance to a climax!

Walk to the Light
****FALL 2021 RELEASES** My HANDBELL CHOIR arrangements of Beethoven's Symphony No.7, Movements 2 and 3, Allegretto and Scherzo,
published by
From The Top Music-Beethoven Symphony 7 on Handbells
Click to hear samples sound clips!
Let your handbell performances of my handbell arrangements of Beethoven's Symphony 6, Pastoral promote care for the environment, and Symphony 7 promote support of miltary and their families!

Beethoven Symphony 7, Movement 2, Allegretto-PART 1- for 5-Octave English Handbells
Beethoven Symphony 7, Movement 2, Allegretto-PART 2-for 5-Octave English Handbells
Beethoven Symphony 7, Movement 3, Scherzo-PART 1-for 5-Octave English Handbells
Beethoven Symphony 7, Movement 3, Scherzo-PART 2-for 5-Octave English Handbells

2020 releases by Sheet Music Press - my CARILLON DUET arrangements of Beethoven Symphony No. 7, mvts 2 and 3, Allegretto and Scherzo.
Click to order my Beethoven arrangements for carillon

Symphony 7 Allegretto-CARILLON DUET
Symphony 7 Scherzo-CARILLON DUET

*** March 2019-Michael Glasgow conducted performance in Raleigh N.C. of my Handbell-chime arrangement of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony No.6, final movement, published by From The Top Publishing, 2018.

From The Top Music-Beethoven Pastoral Symphony on Handbells
Also was performed at 2019 National Seminar of Handbell Musicians of America, St. Louis, MO.
Click on link to watch Beethoven!
Beethoven 6th on handbells-VIDEO
March 2019-my carillon arrangement of Bach's "Air on the G-String" was performed at The International carillon Festival, Bok Tower, Florida, by Amy Johansen.
Click on link to watch Bach!Bach Air on carillon-VIDEO

***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.

Here is the Peace logo that I designed to announce the event!


Rockets are still launching in Florida!

Arranged Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony #6, final movement, for carillon! Published by American Carillon Music Editions, 2015. Performed it in Moonlight Concert, Clearwater, Florida, 2017. Launched major renovation of my New Jersey hometown carillon in 2015.