To Horizons Unseen

Honoring the career of an Illinois band director upon her retirement, this gorgeous work comes off as an epic musical journey that is full of surprises. An oboe soloist (always cued) is featured in the lyrical yet emotionally powerful opening section. A spirited jig in 6/8 time takes over after the slow introduction. As the…

Pacifica

The West Coast has a reputation for being at the forefront of technology and innovation; it is also an area of great natural beauty. This duality of technology and nature provides the inspiration for this work. Staccato musical elements create a decidedly digital effect, contrasting stylistically with more lyrical melodies that represent the vistas of…

Of Monsters and Men

Mary Shelley’s literary classic is musically retold in this thrilling adaptation for concert band. Inspired by three scenes from the book, listeners are transported from the frigid arctic wasteland where the novel begins, to the eerie graveyards and laboratory where the monster is created, and finally to the terrifying climax. Styled after the Gothic soundtracks…

The Joyful Rose of Winter

Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming and Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring are blended together in this lyric work for concert band. The simple and moving beauty of each hymn complements the other as motifs are traded back and forth before arriving at a triumphant climax. Appropriate for winter or holiday concerts, contests and festivals, or any occasion…