Based on an original choral tune and inspired by Grainger's Irish Tune from County Derry, this work is a simple, yet powerful piece with a soaring melody and rich harmonies.
A song-like work for Alto or Tenor Saxophone and Piano. A slow and romantic piece - perfect for the advancing student or professional.
From the lyrical and vocal qualities, to the jazz elements, to the rich variety of instrumental color, Flash Black is a powerful and dramatic piece your group is sure to love!
Originally written for SATB, choir, this captivating, chorale-like piece showcases the band's colors and expressive qualities - sure to become a favorite for ensemble and audience member alike!
Green Diamond, the sequel to Magnolia Star, is a fun and energetic piece for wind band based on the blues scale and inspired by the American railroad. The piece also incorporates
This work, scored for wind band and narrator, reflects on the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where the composer attended school as a child. The piece blends elements of a funeral march and a
This work is about life and living, new experiences (musical or otherwise) that make and define us, and those who have influenced us for the better. The journey has only just begun!
Magnolia Star was a train that ran from New Orleans to Chicago with the famous Panama Limited in the mid-20th century. This work evokes train travel with driving rhythms and train-like sonorities,
This lyrical work opens with a flute solo, and then a flute/clarinet duet, introducing the theme that is developed throughout the work. The music is inspired by this passage from Isaiah 55:12: " For ye
The music of Outlaws comes from the third movement of my piece Three Scenes from Home, which was inspired by my childhood adventures playing in the woods behind our house. At first glance,
A short, playful, two movement work for Tenor Saxophone and Piano - a quirky musical parody!
River Town Jubilee was commissioned in 2015 by the Dardanelle High School Wind Ensemble in Dardanelle, Arkansas. Dardanelle sits on the shore of the Arkansas River, and like many river towns, the
An eight-minute, one-movement saxophone quartet with a developing, original, chant-like melody, which features the lyrical side of the instrument.
Three Scenes from Home is inspired by my childhood adventures playing in the woods behind our house. At first glance, the woods may have looked like a small forest with trees and trails, but as a
When I was a kid, we'd often travel a few hours north to Vermont for Labor Day, to spend the final days of summer with my extended family. While there, we'd pile in the car to spend a day at the Vermont
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