NOTE:  Please see the “Published Compositions” page for complete descriptions/files.


NEW!Unes või ilmsi” (“Dreaming Wide Awake”), Mairi Sõelsepp, director; Anneli Ahven, producer.  A documentary DVD about the collaboration with Inna Lai resulting in the concert of my music in Tallinn, Estonia in 2013, and Master’s thesis entitled “A Ringing Evolution:  An International Graduate Composition Recital" for the University of Valley Forge.  The film was produced by Kopli Kinokompanii and is available from Heitz Handbells and Music, Apollo, or directly from me:  sue@susantnelson.com  Click the DVD ORDER FORM.pdf to for ordering information.


HOT OFF THE PRESS! Tote-a-Bells series arrangements are totally portable and easily carried to any venue! There are NO: bell changes in each individual piece, parenthesis or brackets, page turns, or key changes!  NO: Tables, foam, or table covers... all you need are bells or chimes, music and a music stand! Each set contains two carols and offers a variety of performance options. Segue from one carol to the next in each set! From the Top Music. #20410-A through #20410-D.


Tote-a-Bells for Caroling, Set A: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” & “Sleep of the Infant Jesus” 2-4 oct. bells or chimes, opt. percussion.

Tote-a-Bells for Caroling, Set B: “O Come All Ye Faithful” & “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” 2-5 oct. bells. “Hark the Herald” has an optional processional.

Tote-a-Bells for Caroling, Set C: ”Once in Royal David’s City” & “Silent Night” 2-5 oct. bells or chimes. “Silent Night” has an optional descant.

Tote-a-Bells for Caroling, Set D: “Pat-a-Pan” & “What Child Is This” 2-3 oct. bells or chimes, opt. C instrument and percussion. “What Child” has an optional belltree.


NEW! Christmas Trilogy. This 3-5 oct. contains "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" with optional chimes and recorder (C inst.); "Hark the Herald Angels Sing” (with Handel’s “Water Music”); and "As With Gladness Men of Old" (“For the Beauty of the Earth) with optional oboe (C inst.)  and percussion.  This versatile work will fit your seasonal needs from Advent through Epiphany and beyond. These accessible but orchestral arrangements will prove interesting for the Level 2 and accomplished ringer alike. J.W. Pepper “Editor’s Choice.”  Alfred #44600.


Still, Still, Still.  2-3 oct. bells or chimes, Lvl.1.  Easy enough for children, yet interesting enough for adults!  Click HERE to hear or see the score at J.W. Pepper. Alfred #42906.


Click to hear “Relativity,” an original composition I wrote for my graduate composition course (publisher pending).


Repeat the Sounding Joy.  3-6 oct., optional 2 oct. chimes and orchestral chimes. Bach in one hand, Handle in the other, this arrangement is a fun fusion of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #3, and Joy to the World!  J.W. Pepper “Editor’s Choice.”

Hope Publishing #2641. Click HERE to see/hear the score.


SoundShardsA groundbreaking work for handbell solo, marimba, prepared piano, tambura, and available percussion. Commissioned by Michele Sharik, San Diego, CA. 4 Tolled Publishing. Click HERE for a vid of the world premiere, performed by Michele.


Away in a Manger.  SATB, piano (optional bell tree or 4iH solo).  Publisher’s Description: “The hauntingly beautiful English folk tune, The Bold Grenadier, lays the musical foundation for the familiar text of this carol. The minor mode provides an enticing mood and the flowing piano accompaniment simulates the gentle rocking of the cradle. Four handbells may be played by one or two ringers, adding an ethereal accent.”  Hope Publishing #C5770.

Jeffers “HOT 40” title.   Click HERE to see/hear the score.