The Music & Writing of Tim Waugh

Here’s a list of all Tim’s compositions including published works, unpublished works and works in progress.    Published compositions will have an info  link that will lead you to a music supplier, which might provide a brief score and a sound file.   In some cases. you’ll find a video  link which should lead you to a YouTube video of a performance of the work.

Enjoy browsing the compositions of Tim!


ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH –  Handbell duet/ trio/qtet/small ensemble  info

APPALACHIAN FOLK-HYMN MASS –  – Congregation, Cantor & Choir,  Traditional Appalachian Instruments – Catholic or Traditional Liturgy – published by National Association of Pastoral Musicians    POP  – write the composer for more info

AWAY IN A MANGER -Handbell duet/ trio/qtet/small ensemble  info

ARISE!  Robert Ivey Handbell Series – Handbells – info

BAROQUE HOEDOWN – handbell  –  Arrangement of the music used in Disney’s Electric Parade by  Perrey and Kinsley  arranged by Tim & Rima Greer  info  video  video2(small ens)

THE BIRCH TREE -Handbells –  Traditional Russian Melody  –   info

CADENZATO – 2000- Handbells – Commissioned for the Captial Area Young Ringers Festival by the Raleigh Ringers –  the first movement in the  “SUITE INASPETT ”  info

CAROL OF THE BELLS -Handbell duet/ trio/qtet/small ensemble  info video

CHRISTMAS FLASH MOB  I –  Handbells – Composed for the Ivey Handbell Ensemble – FPC Charlotte – settings of Carol of the Bells,  Deck the Hall, Joy to the World –  Received its premiere in Uptown Charlotte at various & random places.   info

CINQUENTA – 2004 – Handbells – Commission by AGEHR Area V for the 50th Anniversary of The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers – info

COME, THANKFUL PEOPLE – Handbells  info  video

CREATIONETERE  [Creation+Space]  -2003-  handbells & opt organ  {pronounced  cre-a-zió-ne/kreatˈʦjoːne/    /Eˈtɛːre/   ie  Kre a tsio nÆ te re}  Commissioned by Donna Kinsey for the Dedication of the Worship Space of St. Francis deSales  Catholic Parish in 2003 in  Morgantown WV.  In the intervening time, NASA experienced the second of its shuttle disasters,  Columbia.  In dedicating the worship space at St Francis,   the loss of the astronauts were also recalled.   The piece was played by audio recording on the International Space Station early in 2008 near the 5th Anniversary of the disaster.     info   video

DORMI  -Handbells & chimes – Based on Italian and Czech carols  –   info

ENDLESS SONG – Handbells  –  using the tunes  Endless Song & Candler  – Commission   info

FANCYE! – 1995- Handbells – Commission – Based on a song from Shakespeare’s  “Merchant of Venice”   – Premiered at the 1996 Albuquerque International Handbell Symposium   info  video

FASAAD – HAZAR – SHALOM  [ Conflict – Terror – Peace ] – Handbells and Tam-Tam or Gong –  Commissioned by Ring of Fire & Jason Wells as a response to the events of September 11 – Premiered on the Ring of Fire “Finale” concert (Portland OR)  & the DVD “ FINALE “   info

FESTAL DANCE –  2006- Handbells – Commission for the 2007 Brookhaven Handbell Festival by the Greater Dallas Handbell Association   info  video   ( worth listening to the entire recording for the surprise ending – the ending that even surprised the ringers!)

FOR ALL THE SAINTS – Handbells  info 

GIOIOSO – 1991 – Handbells – Winner of the Area 5 Composition Contest for Youth  1992- info

HURON CAROL -Handbells & percussion  – for PikeView Handbell Choir  –  –  info

INCAR’NATUS – Handbells – Commissioned for the 10th Anniversary of the St. Joseph County Festival – South Bend       info

KOLYADA – Handbells and jingle bells – info  video

LONDE’LIRINEN –  2004-  handbells or chimes with an accompaniment by keyboard or handbells –  Donald E. Allured Commission 2005  for Youth-    info video

MAANDAMANO [Procession] -2011 – Handbells – Commissioned by the Area 12 HMA Disneyland Conference 2012  info

NOTTURNO  (Nocturne) –  Handbells & bowed chimes – Commissioned for the Raleigh Ringers Youth Handbell Festival 2015  – this is the first published piece to indicate bowed chimes – this is  the second movement in the “SUITE INASPETTATO”  info

PAST THREE O’ CLOCK –  Handbells, wood block & triangle  info

PIPER’S LULLABY – Òran talaidh a’ Phìobaire  –  Handchimes or handbells and a solo instrument –   A gift for my “Brother North” Gil Waugh   –  info

PILGRIMAGE – Handbells & two trombones-  composed by  Tim &  Michael Glasgow  -Commissioned by  John Mass to honor his wife Judy on the occasion of their 40th anniversary – Premiered at the Siskyiou Handbell Festival – Ashland OR   info

PRAISE MY SOUL THE KING OF HEAVEN –  Any combination of the following: SATB Choir, Organ, Handbells, Tympani [Brass] original hymn  tune -Commission   info video 

RECOLLECTION – – Handbells, ‘Cello and Flute or Violin -Commission – The International Premiere at the International Handbell Symposium  (the composer conducting)    -Full Concert Video

*22Sept16 UPDATE!   Recollection has spent the last few weeks on the HandbellWorld  “TOP 40” list!  info  video

REPERQUSSIO – 2006-  Handbells  Tam-Tam or Gong-  Commissioned for  the Capitol Area Young Ringers Festival by   The Raleigh Ringers – 2007 Youth Festival  – third movement in the  “SUITE INASPETTATO”   info video 

REPTON REMINISCENCE –  – Handbells – Dedicated to Charlotte Bronze Founder,  Ed Tompkins –    info

ROCKING CAROL – Handbells – For the St. Mark Handbell Choir – Bland Street UMC, Bluefield  info

RONDO BORINCANO – Handbells [two interlocked versions] Commissioned for the 10th Anniversary of the Puerto Rican Handbell Festival –      info  video

RYTMUS – Handbells & a collection of percussion – North Raleigh UMC – Ritmus is the Hungarian word for “rhythm” –  info  video

SELVAGGIO – EXSULTATE – Handbells – Commissioned by the Hudson Valley Handbell Festival and premiered under the baton of conductor Debbie Rice  –     info

SHADES OF FOREST GREEN – Handbells & finger cymbals- written for the St. Matthew Handbell Choir – Bland Street UMC, Bluefield  – info  video

SUITE INASPETTATO   [Unexpected Suite]  [i-na-spet-tà-to]  Over several years,  Tim was invited to conduct the Capitol Area Young Ringer’s Festival sponsored by The Raleigh Ringers.   Each year he conducted,  he was also invited to compose a piece for youth ringers.    The first piece – Cadenzato  [2000] – was named in one of the “signature styles” of the composer,  Italian musical terms.   Reperqussio  followed, and was the first published piece to use a new technique clockencarta  (bell paper) suggested by two students of the composer.   Upon the third invitation to return to conduct,  the composer decided to do one more composition which would tie the others together.  He wrote  Notturno  and used  the bowed [hand]chimes technique for the first time in publication.     The compositions when played in the Suite Inaspettato should be played in this order;  Cadenzato – Notturno – Reperqussio

WHAT IS THIS LOVELY FRAGRANCERobert Ivey Handbell Series – Handbells  info

WIZARDS IN WINTER – Handbells & chimes –  The Trans Siberian Orchestra Signature piece arranged  by Tim and Rima Greer   info    video



CAROL OF THE NEW YEAR   –  SA / SSA/ SATB with harpsichord  – original text  – Revised edition includes parts for handbells  –    Receiving several premieres – December 1978 – Concord University Chamber Choir  with Harpsichord  –  2014 – Charlotte Children’s Chorus & Charlotte Bronze using Handbells –  Unpublished

CHILD OF BLESSING  –  Tenor/ Baritone – Organ Handbells   – Commission – Unpublished

CONCERTO :  Opus One, Strike Two, Ball Three  [Take me out to the ballgame] Cowbell solo (handbell soloist) with handbell accompaniment and a group of unfriendly instruments – Premiered at the Area V AGEHR Louisville Festival – Unpublished

CAROL OF THE BELLS  – 2008 – Handbells arranged from the full orchestra score  – Robert Wendel orchestral arrangement and interlocks with the orchestra arrangement –  Premiered December 2008 by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra – Erich Kunzel conducting – Unpublished

EXULTET CELUM LAUDIBUS – 2015   –  Handbells & Organ (opt)  – Commissioned and Premiered in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Delaware Ohio Area Handbell Festival   – Unpublished

FESTIVA GLORIA – 2014 – Handbells – Commissioned for the Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of  Seaside United Methodist Church, Sunset Beach, N.C. – Unpublished


I’M-A GONNA’ WALK –  SA/ SAB/ SATB  Choir & Piano – Commissioned & Premiered at the Montgomery All County High School Festival – Montgomery County VA –  Unpublished

MEDIANOCHE (Midnight)  – Handbells & chimes – Premiered by Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble with the composer conducting

MISTER ROGERS NEIGHBORHOOD – 2016 –  Handbells & chimes – “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”  Mr. Rogers Theme –  Arranged by permission for the performance of the Lutheridge Music Week [ Neighbors Week 2016] High School Advanced Choir  – Unpublished

MY HOME’S IN THE HIGHLANDS  – 2011 –  SAB Choir,  Whistle or Piccolo, and Piano
Poetry by Robert Burns – adapted.  Commissioned for and premiered by  the Wood County Middle School Honor Choir –  Parkersburg WV – 2011

Arranged for SSATB Choir and performed by the Collegium Musicum – Cabell-Midland High School 2012

Arranged for Unison/ 2 Pt Children’s Choir and performed by the  Botetourt County (Virginia) Public Schools Fifth Grade All- County Chorus 2017

O ANTIPHONS [RECAST] – 2012 – Liturgy for Evening Prayer using the ancient Veni Emmanuel tune  –   Cantor / Choir & Congregation with keyboard – Advent Evening Prayer  2012 – First Presbyterian Church – Charlotte – Unpublished


REFLECTIONS: Hope for Years to Come  –  1989 –  Handbells & chimes – Commissioned in honor of the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Scott and Robin Farrell October 21, 1989  by Chelsea Farrell – Unpublished

REJOICE IN THE DANCE –   2013 – Handbells and Flute (C Instrument) – Commission “Dedicated to Morna-JuneMorrow with heartfelt thanks and gratitude for 25 years of devoted and inspired leadership of Westworth United Church’s Chapel Bells” -April 2013
Unpublished  video

ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN -Handbells –  in progress

STAR SPANGLED BANNER – Handbells 5 octaves plus cymbals – assigned for memorized performance – unpublished

SUITE CHRISTMAS! – Handbells – on hold

TOY STORY TOO! – 2010 –  Handbells & chimes – Premiered by the Concordia University – Irvine CA  – Spirit Bells in their tour.    Includes  “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” & ” When Somebody Loved Me” – Arranged with permission obtained from Disney – Unpublished video

VISION –  Handbells,  chimes and trombone –  Composed for and dedicated to the members of the Ivey Handbell Ensemble – First Presbyterian Church – Charlotte NC –  Puerto Rico Concert & Mission Tour



Hishuk Ish Tsawalk –  2016  –  Composed for handbells and chimes by Bruce    for the 2016 International Handbell Symposium held in Vancouver, BC Canada.  Tim  served as editor/ transcriber for the three & five octave versions.