Recordings

Country Sketches debut!

I enjoyed a wonderful debut last night with the Westminster College Symphonic Band of Country Sketches! I owe many thanks and have lots of admiration for Dr. R. Tad Greig. During my time in the Mercer Area School District, it has been wonderful to see the steady rise and the commitment to excellence that has been instilled in the band program at Westminster. It was also great sharing the stage with former students Kyle Grabigel, AJ Craig,...

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New Music for 2013-2014

I am pleased to officially announce several new works currently in production that will be available this summer for concert band & wind ensemble. You can listen to these works on a variety of platforms including SoundCloud, Facebook, and my composition page here. Sonic Ascent is a beginning band work that uses only the first 6 notes of a B-flat concert scale. It is an energetic concert opener for young musicians that will be available from...

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Dancing Under the Stars

I am pleased to announce that my new work for young band “Dancing Under the Stars” will be released this summer by Bandworks Publications. This works is intended for a Junior High or Middle School Concert Band. I have always admired people with the courage to “dance like no one is watching”, and this piece is somewhat analogous to that idea both musically and metaphorically. I don’t consider this work to be a real...

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Winds of a New Day on Youtube!

Winds of a New Day on Youtube!

My thanks to Edward Petersen and the Washington Winds for sharing a behind the scenes look at the Barnhouse Recording sessions for 2012. The group is performing “Winds of a New Day”, a concert opener at the grade 1.5 level for the Rising Band Series at Barnhouse. A full recording and score image can be found at the Barnhouse website. This works very well for a younger group, and I am proud to have it included in the Barnhouse...

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New Music for 2012-13

New Music for 2012-13

A new year brings new opportunities to share exciting music with your ensembles. There are plenty of good choices out there among the new literature being published, and I hope you will consider several of these works below for your ensembles. Winds of a New Day (1.5) – An energetic concert opener suitable for an elementary band. It is listed at the Grade 1.5 level, but is certainly within reach of an Elementary Band by the end of their...

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Fanfare on Themes of Davenport

My thanks and appreciation to mentor and long-time friend Dr. Edwin P. Arnold for including Fanfare on Themes of Davenport on his program for the 2012 PMEA All-State Concert Band. The work was originally debuted by The Grove City College Wind Ensemble at their 2007 PMEA All-State Performance in Hershey. The piece is a homage to the leading authority in music education in the keystone, and borrows from Davenport’s rousing “Salute to...

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