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Frances Newell


Sunflower paintings by Frances Newell donated for benefit of Bok and Rees Carillons.
Let us keep hope growing in this time of crisis!




***All my planned 2020-21 Power Point presentations, with orchestral sound clips, will now be given as webinars! These scores will uplift a worldwide audience and bring hope during the Corona crisis.

Chinese symbols for God, Crisis, Danger, Opportunity, Courage, and honor.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

B.A. High Honors in Special Projects in Music and Drama,University of California, San Diego.

Manhattan School of Music, New York, N.Y., Graduate opera voice.

Operatic Voice study with Metropolitan Opera coaches Richard Woitach and Millard Altman.

Basic training in conducting, handbell choir directing, Master Series and national Seminars, American Guild Of English handbell Ringers.

Parson's School of Design, New York:
Multimedia Web Design, Photoshop 6, Illustrator 9
Web Design using Dreamweaver, and Flash 5.

Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ : MIDI DIGITAL ORCHESTRATION.

Continued training in FINALE notation software 2011, and carillon and handbell notation.

Dance Training, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern.

RECENT ACTIVITIES

2020 releases from Sheet Music Press-My CARILLON DUET arrangements of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Movements 2 and 3, Allegretto and Scherzo; and my CARILLON SOLO arrangements of Aaron Copland's "Rodeo". Click to order
Symphony 7 Allegretto
Symphony 7 Scherzo
Buckaroo holiday
Corral Nocturne
Saturday Night waltz
Hoe Down
COMING in 2021-My HANDBELL CHOIR arrangements of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Movements 2 and 3, Allegretto and Scherzo, will be published by From The Top Music.
2020 My CARILLON arrangements of Berlioz' Summer Nights, Villanelle and Spectre de la Rose will be published by the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.
2020- Prepared lecture on Arranging Aaron Copland for Carillon, to be presented AS A WEBINAR for the World Carillon Federation Congress, June 2020
Ongoing experiments combining whale songs with tower bells, to bring arts and sciences together for the environment.
July, 2019, St. Louis, MO.my Handbell arrangement of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony No.6, final movement, performed in opening concert at NATIONAL SEMINAR of Handbell Musicians of America, and in March, 2019 by Michael Glasgow, United Methodist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
Exhibited original paintings for benefit of Bok Tower, Lake Wales, FL, and for Handbell Musicians of America, St. Louis, MO.
March 2019, International carillon Festival at Bok Tower, Lake Wales, Florida, my arrangement of Bach's "Air on the G-String" was performed by Amy Johanssen of Sydney, Australia.
2016-2018-Carillonneur at the Church of the Ascension, Clearwater. Florida.
2009-2018, presented lectures. original compositions and arrangements at the Guild of Carillonneurs in North america and handbell Musicians of America.
Performed own arrangement of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony #6, final movement, in Moonlight concert.
Performed original composition, DANCING GUITARS, at World Carillon Federation Congress, 2017.
Frequent author of articles for Carillon News.

2005-2015-Carillonneur, summers, St. George's-by-the-River, Rumson, N.J.

Became Carillon Coordinator, 2014.Launched major carillon renovation 2015

2014 Christmas Eve, Rang in worldwide centennial commemoration of 1914 Truce. Designed Logo.

2014, Barnes Scholar, Presented research and work on carillon arranging, Congress, Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.


2004-2013-Teacher of Creative Writing and Musical Composition at Martin County Vocational-Adult-Career Education, Stuart, FL.** Over 25 of my students had their work published while in my class!
2009-2018, performed in Florida State Handbell Festival, lead guitar in 2015.

PUBLISHED COMPOSITIONS *(To Hear MP3 audio files, click on Published Compositions MP3s

"Soul's Believing", an original oratorio for orchestra, SATB choir and soloists, guitar and handbells,Fenwick Parva Press, 2011.

1. Glory To God

2. The Father's Altar

3. In Thy Sight

4. Sing To The Lord

5. Credo

6. In My Father's House

7. In Thy Footsteps

8. Evening Light

9. God of Love

10. The Choice

11. Pie Jesu

13. Dona Nobis Pacem (original melody)

14. Dawn

15. He Is Risen!

16. Every Tear

17. Let Us Go Forth in Christ - 4-Part choir and audience

PUBLISHED ORIGINAL CARILLON ( SOME WITH VOCAL) COMPOSITIONS:

Carillon Duet, PASSION, winner of carillon composition competition, Perpignon, France. Published ACME 2016. 2016 RELEASE-MOUNTAIN FLIGHT FOR PEACE-published by ACME-honoring World War I pilots

"Journey of the Monarch Butterfly", for carillon, published by The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, 2012.

**Performed by John Gouwens, GCNA Congress, Clemson, S.C., 2012

"Sunset Swing!", for carillon, published by The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, 2011.

"Candle in the Darkness", for carillon, Fenwick Parva Press, 2010.

"Awakening", for carillon, Fenwick parva Press, 2010.

"He That Believeth" for carillon and SATB choir, Fenwick Parva Press, 2011.

PUBLISHED CARILLON ARRANGEMENTS:

COMING in 2021-My HANDBELL CHOIR arrangements of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Movements 2 and 3, Allegretto and Scherzo, will be published by From The Top Music.
2020 My CARILLON arrangements of Berlioz' Summer Nights, Villanelle and Spectre de la Rose: and Stephen Foster's "I Hear Their Gentle Voices Calling" will be published by the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.
2019, ACME published my carillon arrangements of the Mozart Alleluia and "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"(Calkin/Longfellow).
2018, published by ACME- Bach-Bouree II, from English Suite No. 2, Bach-"Air on a G-String", from Orchestral Suite No. 3, performed at GCNA Congress by Sue bergren. and 4 new carillon arrangements of American folk songs, sung by Peter, Paul, and Mary-
Blowin' in the Wind, by Bob Dylan, performed at GCNA Congressby Sue Bergren.
Where Have All the Flowers Gone, by Pete Seeger
If I Had a Hammer, by Pete Seeger
Puff the Magic Dragon, by Peter Yarrow

Beethoven, Pastoral Symphony # 6, final movement ,published by American Carillon Music Editions, 2015. Performed by Frances Newell at Moonlight concert, Clearwater, Florida, 2017.

Schubert, "Ave Maria", duet, published by American Carillon Music Editions, 2015.

Schumann, "Mondnacht", published by Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, 2015.Performed at GCNA Congress 2015 by Carlo Van Ulft

Satie, 3 Gnossiennes, published by Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, 2015.Performed at GCNA Congress 2015 by Carlo Van Ulft

Gershwin, Medley from Porgy and Bess, to be published by Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, 2016.

"Three Folk Dances of Nepal", traditional folk melodies of Nepal arranged for carillon.

(Sitar style on the carillon!) published by The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, 2013.

**Performed by Lee Cobb, GCNA Congress, St. Paul, MN, 2013.

**Performed by John Bordley, Univ. of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., 2012.

 

PUBLISHED Original Compositions and Classical Arrangements for ENGLISH HANDBELLS ( SOME WITH VOCAL):

2018 From The Top Publishing published my arrangement of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony No. 6, final movement, for 3-5 octaves of handbells and 3 octaves of optional chimes.

"Walk To The Light,
for 3-5-octave handbell choir with chimes, Above The Line Publishing, 2013.

This Is My Father's World, for SATB choir or soloists and 3-5 octave handbell choir with chimes. Distributed by JW Pepper, Inc., 2013

"Ring Out, Wild Bells!", for singers and 3-5 octave handbell choir, ATL publishing, 2012.

"Serenade" for handbells, chimes, and bell tree trio, Above The Line Publishing, ATL Publishing, 2012.

"The Father's Sharing", From The Top Music, 2009.

 

PERFORMANCES OF ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

ORATORIO

� Composed and produced original oratorio, "Soul's Believing" at Saint George's Church, Rumson, N.J., and at the Theater at Sandy Hook, N.J., published by Fenwick Parva Press, Spring, 2011.

SYMPHONY
" Patrick Henry, A Patriot's Life Depicted in Music".Symphony based on the life and work of Patrick Henry, Recorded for Red Hill Society, 2005.

OPERETTA

Composed and produced in-house performance of operetta,
"Captain Charlie" with members of Monmouth Symphony, N.J.

SYMPHONIC TONE POEM


Symphonic Tone Poem based on John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost" (1667). Am developing preliminary vocal writing on the way to turning it into an opera.

WEBSITE MUSIC

Composed website music for Artlink, New York, N.Y., a company that advertises and sells international paintings. Created Splash page, collaborated on design for front page, 2001.

MUSICAL

Composed music for adaptation of Max Frisch's play "Firebugs" at the Joseph Jefferson Theater, New York, N.Y.

**Carillonneur at St. George's-by -the River, Rumson, N.J., 2005 to present.

OPERA AND INTERNATIONAL SONG PERFORMANCES

Bayreuth Youth Festival, Germany, Elsa (Lohengrin), Agathe (Freischutz), Leonore (Trovatore).
Rome Festival Orchestra, Italy, Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte), Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Suor Angelica, and concerts of Gershwin and international folk music with my guitar.
Palacio Mateus, Vila Real, Portugal, concerts of Baroque music, including Cleopatra in Handel's Julius Caesar.
WWBZ Radio, had own weekly radio show of international music, entitled "Musical Tour of the World".

� United Nations, New York, N.Y., 3 solo concerts of music from around the world, including opera, classical song, and folk songs in 12 languages, including my own music to international poetry.

Blue Hill Troupe, New York, N.Y., Phylla (Utopia), Katisha (Mikado).
St. James Church, New York, N.Y., 3 solo concerts of opera, song, and original compositions.

PAINTING, SCULPTURE, AND MULTIMEDIA DESIGN

Created digital animation for Artlink, New York, N.Y., a company that advertises and sells international paintings. Created Splash page, collaborated on design for front page.
Updated website for "Everybody's Angels", San Francisco cable TV show about charitable works.
Chairman for Habitat For Humanity Martin County Art Exhibit. Included own original paintings and sculptures.
National Museum of Women In the Arts, Washington, D.C.,Archives. Over 40 prints of my paintings exhibited.
4 solo exhibits at Sea Bright Public Library, N.J., Numerous exhibitions of my original Paintings.

WRITING AND TEACHING
Two River Times, Red Bank, N.J., reporter for cultural events.
Adult and Community Education, Martin County High School, CREATIVE WRITING INSTRUCTOR. 23 of my students have been recently published.

� Taught English to families of United Nations Diplomats, and helped them adjust to life in New York City.

OFFICE MANAGEMENT

1990-1999, RAN BOOKKEEPING AND DATA PROCESSING OFFICE AT ALLIED BUILDING PRODUCTS, SEABRIGHT, N.J.