David Bell Music

Do not go gentle into that good night

Soprano and string orchestra

     Set to the famous Dylan Thomas poem, this was commissioned by the soloist in honor of her father.

Chorus of Priestesses


SSAA choir and string orchestra

     I arranged the orchestral score for strings only for a performance my choir was in. I also tinkered with the English translation.



SATB choir and string orchestra (piano)

     This arrangement is of the choral parts only, the string orchestra arrangement already existent. I also did a piano reduction for rehearsal only.

Victory March

Marching band

     Yes, you read that right. This was inspired by the incredible run and Super Bowl win of the 2010 Green Bay Packers. (I have a relative who played for the Packers in the 70's and 80's and is now in the Packer Hall of Fame. Yes, I'm a fan.)

Nightmare Suite

Orchestra (standard orchestra instruments, percussion)

     This is a series of short works depicting waking up suddenly in the middle of the night, nightmares, and other scary things that go bump in the night. Two monements, "Nightmare" and "Cold Sweat" were used in a film parody of crime dramas.

Large Ensemble Works