Bazaar

Bazaar takes the listener on a musical trip to the exotic markets of the Middle East.  Spices, beautiful fabrics, and priceless treasures litter the stalls while noise, aromas, and laughter fill the air.  The use of an altered scale and colorful percussion add to the exotic feel of this work, making this an exciting musical…

Skygazer Fanfare

A powerful fanfare with pop’s orchestra overtones for young players.  Commissioned by the Albemarle County Honor Band of Albemarle County, Virginia.  *JW Pepper Editor’s Choice 2015.  (Alfred Music)

A Joyous Christmas

This is an irrepressibly cheerful holiday opener that incorporates the familiar carol “Joy to the World” and portions of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”. The sense of celebration and happiness that both of these melodies evoke complement each other and help to create a festive seasonal work. Young musicians and audience members will enjoy the mash-up…

Battlesong

Battlesong is a short work for young concert band that uses aggressive motivic development and percussion writing to creating a feeling of relentless force.  I wrote Battlesong to try to create a fun piece for younger bands that would keep them entertained and interested in what they were doing.  In my opinion, most young band music is just…

Armory

Armory is a bombastic work for young band inspired by video game music. It alternates between minor and Phrygian modes to create a dark and sinister soundscape. The use of aggressive articulations and brake drum give the work an industrial and militaristic feel. Safe performances are NOT recommended. Suit up. Grab your weapon. Go to war!…