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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…

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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!

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Heart

The human heart is explored in this production. Beginning with a heartbeat audible in the bass drums, the show kicks off into high gear with the opener “HeartRate.” Next, Heartbreak explores the romantic side of the human spirit, featuring a sultry duet. Last, the Heart kicks into high gear for “HeartBeat,” and its a rocket…

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