Over 40 new carillon works that diversify the repertoire and welcome new audiences. Includes tips on Elegant Playing Technique; Composing, Arranging, and Improvising for the Carillon; program notes; and composer biographies. A University of Michigan (U-M) Carillon Studio DEI initiative with Visiting Carillonist Dr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, Global Rings features folk tunes, stories, and issues from around the world. This collaborative collection includes First People tunes; African American spirituals; songs of protest and agency from the Holocaust, Hong Kong, and India; pieces about climate crises from the water shortage in South Africa to the earthquake in Jamaica; works that denounce oppressive governments, trafficking and violence against women in Venezuela and India; works that celebrate nature, birds, and animals; a bluegrass song and a piano rag; Ladino songs from displaced Sephardic Jews; a musical story that breaks through stereotypes and burnout, another about a lonely whale; jaunty rhythms and close harmonies of Bulgarian choral music; and new compositions about global luminaries Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, and Toni Morrison.
Alphabetical List of Compositions by Instrument
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Bacharabàn, Op. 169 (Arab modes and Bach meet), ACME. Free video of the carillon solo. Free audio of Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, carillon with Paul Eachus, ewi. Score is written for carillon solo, can be adapted to add instruments.
Belonging: A Carillon Call to Care for All, American Carillon Music Editions (ACME)
Enough is Enough: Never Again Sketches, Op. 163, free download; free audio: Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, carillon; Paul Eachus, ewi. Score is written for carillon solo, can be adapted to add instruments.
In Global Rings: "A la una naci yo," "Adio Querida," "La Boca del Dragòn" (with Marielba Nùñez), "Byelorussia Symphony of Nature," "Go Down Moses" & "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child," "Hava nagila," "Healing Bells" (with Jet Schouten), "HK Anthem," "Kang ding Love Song," "Llanto de Tepuyes" (with Marielba Núñez), "Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama," "MLK's Dream," "Once upon a time...," "Shalom, chaverim," "Sounds of Sewol" (with Kwang Young Shin), "To Jamaica, with Love," "Westminster Carillon," "Zum gali gali."
Peacemakers, Op. 168, Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA). Free audio.
Pulse 49, dedicated to the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre. [See store above.]
ii. Memoria (Remembrance) Free audio.
iii. Donde la Luz brilla (Where the Light shines) Free audio.
Shenandoah: River of Life?, Op. 161. Free audio, Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, carillon; Paul Eachus, ewi. Score is written for carillon solo, can be adapted to add instruments.
"Kang Ding Love Song" (vln, vla, ‘cello)
"Behold, I Am Coming Soon" (SATB)
"Christmas Triptych" (unison, keyboard)
"Lord, Make Me an Instrument" (SATB or SAT)
"May the Peace that Passes Understanding" (unison, keyboard)
"Nesting" (unison with keyboard or handbells)
"Our Father" (SATB)
Barone de Cles Allemande
Hymns & Psalms
"For Remembered Music Sounding"
"God Creator, Hear Our Music"
"May Your Life be Filled with Gladness"
"Our Father" (hymn for congregation)
"For Remembered Music Sounding" (SATB, organ)
"May Your Life be Filled with Gladness" (SATB, flute, organ)
"Too Often, God, Your Name is Used"
"With Gratitude, In Shadows and in Light"
Organ (see Store for sheet music; most audio versions featured on the Ruiter-Feenstra on Richards, Fowkes & Co. organs .mp3 tracks or CD)
Ciaccona nella Fuga in memoriam Chandler Matthews
Concertina on Genevan Psalm 42
Easter Toccata on Genevan Psalm 118 & “Northridge”
Festive Processional on “Ode to Joy”
"Komm, Heiliger Geist" Trio
Advent Anticipation: Chorale Prelude on “Nun komm, der heiden Heiland” (“Savior of the Nations, Come”).
Christmas Counterpoint: Fugue on “Vom Himmel hoch” (“From Heaven Above to Earth I Come")
Epiphany Escapades: Fantasy Gigue on “Wie schön leuchtet” (“How Bright Appears the Morning Star”
Lenten Lament: Aria on “An Wasserflüssen Babylon” (“By the Rivers of Babylon, We Sat and Wept” Psalm 137
Easter Exuberance: Toccata on NORTHRIDGE & GENEVAN 118 (“Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands” & “Give Thanks to God for All His Goodness”)
Pentecost Phantasmagoria: Chorale Fantasia on “Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott” (Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord”)
Triptych on Genevan Psalms 65 & 130
Triptych on Genevan Psalm 98
Trio on “Children of the Heavenly Father” with “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” (“Tryggare kan ingen vara” with “Herzlich tut mich verlangen”)
Variations on HYFRYDOL: “God Creator, Hear Our Music” Audio from Michael Barone, Pipedreams
Our Time: Me Too
Vocal: Children & Adults
100+ unison pieces for children ages 3–9 in Muse.
Aqua Dulcis (Three Songs for Baptism and Beyond) (unison, keyboard)
Christmas Triptych (unison, keyboard)
I Felt a Funeral in My Brain (soprano, piano)
May the Peace that Passes Understanding (unison with keyboard)
Nesting (unison with keyboard or handbells)
Our Father (pentatonic unison)
The Vow (duet, keyboard)