Galactic Fanfare

Galactic Fanfare is the first of a series of works the composer intends to write inspired by the language of movie music, entitled A Cinematic Suite.  It is written in the style of space operas and sci-fi adventures.  Featuring 12/8 time and driving rhythms, every section of the band is here treated with hyper-exciting parts,…

Lux Spiritus

Lux Spiritus (“Spirit of Light”) was written in celebration of a Pennsylvania band director who dedicated her life and career inspiring and instructing the next generation of musicians.  The work takes the form of a celebratory fanfare followed by an energetic dance that seeks to capture the fun and energy her students experienced daily in…

Beauty and joy are on full display in this new piece for concert band.  The classic Japanese folk song “Sakura, Sakura” (Cherry Blossoms) is heard briefly before the work presents a charming, orchestral dance that is set in counterpoint to a warm, romantic melody.  A solo for oboe (cued in Alto Saxophone), pentatonic scales, and…

The Nine

This dramatic concert band work depicts a watershed moment in American History.  Written in honor of the Little Rock Central Nine and the 60th anniversary of the integration of the Little Rock school system, this work showcases an original spiritual by the composer (“Show Me the Light”) that is set in conflict with opposing forces…

Frogs

Add a touch of whimsy and joy to your next concert with this new young band work.  Inspired by the composer’s love of Percy Grainger, Frogs combines many “Grainger-isms” (unexpected harmonic movement, chromaticism, and a pastoral sensibility) with quirky percussion and accessible rhythms and ranges to create a truly unique work for young band.  The inclusion…