Recordings

Band

Celebration Hymn – Band  (2023)  6:30

2 Flutes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 2 Horns in F, 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Snare Drum, Triangle, Suspended Cymbals, Crash Cymbals, Tubular Bells, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Vibraphone

Restless for concert band  (2022)  9:27

Veni Creator Spiritus – Concert Band Version  (2019)  7:00

Commissioned by Dr. David Robinson, Director of Bands, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

This work is an arrangement of my orchestra piece of the same name. It reflects the jubilant, creative nature of the Holy Spirit. The music is a combination of ancient liturgical chant and modern harmonic idioms, with a healthy dose of 16th-century polyphony for good measure!

Three Moods for Concert Band  (2019)  6:00

Arrangement of Three Moods for Piano

I. Somber

II. Joyful

III. Confident

Fanfare on Joy to the World  (2019)  2:38

For concert band, solo voice, and choir.

Fanfare on Joy to the World for concert band, solo treble, and SATB choir

Three More Moods for Concert Band  (2019)  7:56

I. Agitated

II. Tenderness

III. Playful

The First Age of Middle-Earth: a Symphony for Concert Band  (2013-2014)  @31:00

I – The Shadow Lengthens
II – The Fall of Nargothrond
III – Upon Hearing the Nightingale
IV – The Morningtide of Númenor

Three Portuguese Folksongs for band  (2008)  7:30

Scored for grade 3 bands

I. Uma laranja

II. Meu benzinho

III. La vai o comboio

Short and Suite  (2007)  12:56

arrangement of Dance Suite for Concert Band

I. Prelude

II. March

III. Ballade

IV. Waltz

V. Two-Step

Three Sketches on Jonathan  (2006)  11:48

for wind ensemble

I. Whirling Dervish

II. Night Sighs

III. Mischief

Energy of Youth  (2000)  5:00

for concert band

Ascension for marching band  (1991, rev. 1998)  2:51

for marching band

Bandmaster Overture  (1990, rev. 1994)  7:50

for concert band

Feelin’ Good Today for marching band  (1985)  2:30

Brass

Three Pieces for Brass Quintet  (2024)  11:37

I. Viva Vivaldi

II. Long Live Liszt

III. Forever Fauré

Good Morning for trumpet, horn, and trombone  (2024)  3:30

This is an arrangement of Good Morning for three trumpets

Good Morning – for three trumpets  (2023)  3:30

McMurry University Centennial Fanfare  (2023)  0:17

Fanfare for Six Trumpets  (2002, rev. 2023)  2:13

Nocturne for Trumpet Quartet  (2019)  5:12

Variations on a New Folksong for brass quintet  (2022)  4:10

The Long Goodbye for Bb trumpet and piano  (2021)  10:36

The Long Goodbye” traces the emotional journey of gradually losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s disease. It begins with the sudden, but not completely unexpected diagnosis, and then evokes the highs and lows of the good and bad days in which the present and memories of the past become intertwined. Near the end of the piece, there is dramatic passage in which the profound sense of loss is keenly felt. The piece concludes with an epilogue that conveys the Christian hope of eternal life for our loved ones.

Easter Meditation for brass quintet  (2022)  2:56

The Sound of Trumpets for the Lord  (2021)  4:11

for mixed trumpet ensemble

Piccolo Trumpet in A, Piccolo Trumpet in G, Trumpet in D, Rotary Trumpet in C, Trumpet in C, Piccolo Trumpet in Bb, Trumpet in Eb, Trumpet in Bb, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Low Trumpet in F, and Bass Trumpet in Bb.

A Christmas Medley  (2012)  3:25

  1. What Child is This?
  2. Greensleeves
  3. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  4. We Three Kings
  5. Good Christian Men Rejoice

Nocturne – brass quintet  (2019)  5:07

Five Duets for Trumpets  (2020)  9:04

Pentecost Meditation for brass quintet  (2021)  4:51

Evening Reflections for flugelhorn and piano  (2020)  9:27

for Flugelhorn and piano

Who’s on First for Bb Trumpet and Trombone  (2020)  4:03

Fanfare and Hymn for trumpet sextet  (2020)  5+ minutes

Commissioned by and Dedicated to the Altus Trumpet Ensemble

Nocturne – horn quartet  (2019)  5'07"

Dedicated to and Commissioned by Lawson Hager

Forever Rising double trumpet quintet  (2018)  4.00

Symphonic Duet for Trumpet and Percussion  (2018)  7:42

Lontano for Bb Trumpet, Percussion, and Electronics  (2018)  7:55

Lontano for Bb Trumpet, Percussion, and Electronics

For Those We Miss for two trumpets and piano  (2016)  8:52

Three Pieces for Brass Quintet and Organ  (2016)  17:32

Written for the Key City Brass Quintet and Hye-Jean Choi

I. Intensity

II. Solemnity

III. Jollity

A Trumpet Shall Sound for brass quintet  (2016)  6:11

This piece was commissioned by Dr. David Amlung, Assistant Professor of Music, McMurry University, in honor of Dr. Mark Wilcox.

Fanfare and Prelude for trumpet and organ  (1992)  2:09

for trumpet and organ

Fanfare for Four Trumpets  (1995)

Brass Octet in Three Movements  (1996‑97)  16:48

for 2 trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, euphonium, and tuba, in three movements

I. Prelude

II. Chorale

III. Time

Fanfare for an Uncommon Trumpeter  (2000, rev. 2011)  1:00

for solo Bb trumpet

Fanfare for the New Millennium for brass quintet  (2001)  4:10

Academic Fanfare and Processional for brass octet, timpani, and organ  (2001)  6:34

Fanfare for Six Horns  (2002)  2:13

Jubilation Fanfare for large brass ensemble  (2005)  3:02

for 6 trumpets, 5 horns, 3 trombones, 2 euphoniums, 2 tubas, timpani, cymbals

Three Cues for Trumpet and Piano  (2009)  15:43

I. Watch Out!

II. Take a Break

III. Get Up, Get Moving!

Six Portuguese Folksongs for Brass Quintet  (2010)

arranged for young musicians

I. A Pastorinha

II. Carro amaricano

III. Coradinha

IV. Mourisca

V. O ai, o linda!

VI. O Xi-Xi

Groovy Pastorinhas for brass quintet  (2010)  2:30

This piece is a VERY jazzy version of a Portuguese folksong.

Let’s Go Fast for trumpet quintet  (2010)  4:13

also arranged for brass quintet

Echoes for two trumpets  (2010)

Featurettes for brass quintet  (2010)  10:10

in three movements

Featurette I: A Little Work

Featurette II: A Little Rest

Featurette III: A Little Play

Corners for trumpet quartet  (2011)

Summer for brass quintet  (2012)

in four movements

I. Sun Rising

II. Heat

III. No Vacation

IV. Early evening

The Music of Valinor for brass quintet  (2013)

in four movements

I. The Procession of the Valar, With the Interludes of Melkor

II. The Song of Yavanna, Creating Telperion and Laurelin

III. The Treachery of Melkor, the Theft of the Silmarils

IV. The Ascent of Vingilot, the Rise of the Star of Eärendil

Grey Skies for horn and piano  (2014)  9:45

Chamber Instrumental

Three Pieces for Brass Quintet  (2024)  11:37

I. Viva Vivaldi

II. Long Live Liszt

III. Forever Fauré

Good Morning for trumpet, horn, and trombone  (2024)  3:30

This is an arrangement of Good Morning for three trumpets

Good Morning – for three trumpets  (2023)  3:30

McMurry University Centennial Fanfare  (2023)  0:17

Trio for violin, cello, and piano  (2023)  10:20

Trio for flute, bassoon, and piano  (2023)  10:20

Variations on a New Folksong for woodwind quintet  (2022)  4:10

Easter Meditation for brass quintet  (2022)  2:56

Variations on a “Folksong” for wind quartet  (2022)  4:41

Variations on a New Folksong for piano  (2022)  4:10

Variations on a New Folksong for brass quintet  (2022)  4:10

Restless for piano  (2022)  9:27

Celebration Hymn – Chamber  (2022)  6:30

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Trumpet in Bb, Tuba, Timpani, Cymbals, Tubular Bells, Marimba, Vibraphone

The Long Goodbye for Bb trumpet and piano  (2021)  10:36

The Long Goodbye” traces the emotional journey of gradually losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s disease. It begins with the sudden, but not completely unexpected diagnosis, and then evokes the highs and lows of the good and bad days in which the present and memories of the past become intertwined. Near the end of the piece, there is dramatic passage in which the profound sense of loss is keenly felt. The piece concludes with an epilogue that conveys the Christian hope of eternal life for our loved ones.

The Sound of Trumpets for the Lord  (2021)  4:11

for mixed trumpet ensemble

Piccolo Trumpet in A, Piccolo Trumpet in G, Trumpet in D, Rotary Trumpet in C, Trumpet in C, Piccolo Trumpet in Bb, Trumpet in Eb, Trumpet in Bb, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Low Trumpet in F, and Bass Trumpet in Bb.

Pentecost Meditation for brass quintet  (2021)  4:51

Liberty’s Dream, Freedom’s Journey  (2020)  8:05

for oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon

Fanfare and Hymn for trumpet sextet  (2020)  5+ minutes

Commissioned by and Dedicated to the Altus Trumpet Ensemble

Who’s on First for Bb Trumpet and Trombone  (2020)  4:03

Evening Reflections for flugelhorn and piano  (2020)  9:27

for Flugelhorn and piano

Five Duets for Trumpets  (2020)  9:04

Nocturne – brass quintet  (2019)  5:07

Nocturne for Trumpet Quartet  (2019)  5:12

Three Moods for Piano  (2019)  5:56

Inspired by the silent film score anthology of Erno Rapee.

I. Somber

II. Joyful

III. Confident

Nocturne – horn quartet  (2019)  5'07"

Dedicated to and Commissioned by Lawson Hager

Parable for Oboe and Piano  (2019)  7:50

Dedicated to Susie Rockett.

Four “Chants” of Francisco de Lacerda  (2018)  5:27

I. Chant du feu

II. Chanson triste

III. Chant de la montagne

IV. Chanson de la route (Nord)

Lontano for Bb Trumpet, Percussion, and Electronics  (2018)  7:55

Lontano for Bb Trumpet, Percussion, and Electronics

Music of the Ainur  (2018)  9:41

Dedicated to the Abilene Chamber Consortium.

Canção do berço of Francisco de Lacerda  (2018)  3:09

Symphonic Duet for Trumpet and Percussion  (2018)  7:42

Forever Rising double trumpet quintet  (2018)  4.00

A Single Candle for bassoon and piano  (2018)  5:35

bassoon and piano

Just Below the Eaves for woodwind quintet  (2017)  5:47

Commissioned by the Key City Winds.

Just Stand Up and Play for trumpet quintet  (2017)  2:54

Commissioned by Dr. David Amlung for the Lone Star State Trumpet Guild.

For Those We Miss for two trumpets and piano  (2016)  8:52

Three Pieces for Brass Quintet and Organ  (2016)  17:32

Written for the Key City Brass Quintet and Hye-Jean Choi

I. Intensity

II. Solemnity

III. Jollity

A Trumpet Shall Sound for brass quintet  (2016)  6:11

This piece was commissioned by Dr. David Amlung, Assistant Professor of Music, McMurry University, in honor of Dr. Mark Wilcox.

Cirith Ungol  (2015)  11:12

Flute/Piccolo, Oboe/English horn, Bb Clarinet/Bb Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, C Trumpet, F Horn, Trombone, Tuba, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Piano, Percussion: claves, triangle, timbales (2), cymbals, tam-tam

Cirith Ungol

On Memories Not Forgotten: Echoes of Regret and Whispers of Solitude  (2014)  8:51

for flute and piano

Grey Skies for horn and piano  (2014)  9:45

The Music of Valinor for brass quintet  (2013)

in four movements

I. The Procession of the Valar, With the Interludes of Melkor

II. The Song of Yavanna, Creating Telperion and Laurelin

III. The Treachery of Melkor, the Theft of the Silmarils

IV. The Ascent of Vingilot, the Rise of the Star of Eärendil

Summer for brass quintet  (2012)

in four movements

I. Sun Rising

II. Heat

III. No Vacation

IV. Early evening

Tightrope for piano duet  (2012)  8:10

Bernie’s Blues  (2012)

electronic

A Christmas Medley  (2012)  3:25

  1. What Child is This?
  2. Greensleeves
  3. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  4. We Three Kings
  5. Good Christian Men Rejoice

What’s for Lunch? for flute, oboe, and clarinet  (2011)

in three movements

I. Noodles

II. Ice Tea

III. Soup

The Setting Sun for flute and piano  (2011)  5:53

Corners for trumpet quartet  (2011)

Openings for viola (or cello) quartet  (2010)  6:36

for viola quartet

Six Portuguese Folksongs for Brass Quintet  (2010)

arranged for young musicians

I. A Pastorinha

II. Carro amaricano

III. Coradinha

IV. Mourisca

V. O ai, o linda!

VI. O Xi-Xi

Groovy Pastorinhas for brass quintet  (2010)  2:30

This piece is a VERY jazzy version of a Portuguese folksong.

Music in Colors for piano  (2010)

four pieces on the paintings of Joao de Brito

I. Trees

II. Hills and Mountains

III. The Vineyard

IV. Water Colors

Let’s Go Fast for trumpet quintet  (2010)  4:13

also arranged for brass quintet

Night and Day for clarinet  (2010)  7:21

in two movements

I. Night

II. Day

No Second Chances for percussion octet  (2010)  4:05

Echoes for two trumpets  (2010)

Featurettes for brass quintet  (2010)  10:10

in three movements

Featurette I: A Little Work

Featurette II: A Little Rest

Featurette III: A Little Play

Music in Colors for string quartet  (2009)  20:30

  1. Trees
  2. Hills and Mountains
  3. The Vineyard
  4. Water Colors

Black Coffee for cello and piano  (2009)  9:30

Three Cues for Trumpet and Piano  (2009)  15:43

I. Watch Out!

II. Take a Break

III. Get Up, Get Moving!

Three Portuguese Folksongs for piano  (2009)  7:05

for piano

I. Os Reis, Ó da casa carvalheira

II. A Nossa Senhora d’Aires

III. Cana Verde

I Need A Nap for viola and piano  (2008)  7:08

Dance Suite for piano  (2007)  12:48

for piano, in five movements

I. Prelude

II. March

III. Ballade

IV. Waltz

V. Two-Step

Portuguese Folksongs, Book II for string quartet  (2006)

arranged for string quartet and string orchestra

I. O “melitar, melitar”!

II. Namorei a Felismina

III. Eu esta “manhé áchei”

IV. Brincas tu

V. Cravos em teu peito

VI. Esta Noite Rodou um Carro

VII. Donde vens, ó Agostinho?

Morning Whispers for flute, viola, and harp  (2006)  8:50

Portuguese Folksongs, Book I for string quartet  (2006)  15:48

arranged for string quartet and string orchestra

I. A “Fecha” da Mijarela

II. A Senhora da Saúde

III. Dai voltas, Senhor!

IV. Á Sombra do arvoredo

V. Os Reis

VI. Aldeia não vale nada

VII. O menina “Delaidinha”!

Jubilation Fanfare for large brass ensemble  (2005)  3:02

for 6 trumpets, 5 horns, 3 trombones, 2 euphoniums, 2 tubas, timpani, cymbals

Organ Trio for violin, cello, and organ  (2005)  17:15

in three movements

I. Expectation

II. Waiting

III. Arrival

Clarinet Sonata  (2004)

for clarinet and piano.

Fanfare for Six Trumpets  (2002, rev. 2023)  2:13

Fanfare for Six Horns  (2002)  2:13

Piano Quintet for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano  (2002)  16:30

in three movements

I. With intensity

II. Adagio

III. Chaconne

Fanfare for the New Millennium for brass quintet  (2001)  4:10

Academic Fanfare and Processional for brass octet, timpani, and organ  (2001)  6:34

Fanfare for an Uncommon Trumpeter  (2000, rev. 2011)  1:00

for solo Bb trumpet

Scherzando on Man Mei Longe for 2 clarinets and 2 marimbas  (1997)  2:04

Brass Octet in Three Movements  (1996‑97)  16:48

for 2 trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, euphonium, and tuba, in three movements

I. Prelude

II. Chorale

III. Time

Compline for violin and piano  (1996)  5:10

Woodwind Quartet  (1996)  17:00

for flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon (or B-flat Bass clarinet with low C extension); in four movements.

I. March

II. Lament

III. Chorale

IV. Rondo

Fanfare for Four Trumpets  (1995)

Fugue  (1995)  2:20

Waltzophone  (1995)  2:15

for solo instrument and piano

Miniature Dance Suite for flute, viola, and harp  (1994-95)  6:30

in three movements

I. Prelude

II. Sarabande

III. Estampie

Organ Preludes  (1994-2001)

No. 1 based on Agnus Dei for Feasts of the Blessed Virgin (Cum jubilo)

No. 2 based on Veni, Veni Emmanuel

No. 3 based on Alma Redemptoris

No. 4 based on Ryrie for Feasts of the Blessed Virgin (Cum jubilo)

No. 5 based on Pange lingua gloriosi

No. 6 based on Stabat Mater

No. 7 based on O Filii et Filiae

No. 8 based on Of the Father’s Love Begotten

No. 9 based on Jesu dulcis memoria

No. 10 based on Creator alme siderum

No. 11 based on Victimae Paschali Laudes

No. 12 based on Veni Creator Spiritus

Piano Sonata No. 1  (1993‑94)  12:06

in three movements; arranged for wind ensemble as “Three Sketches on Jonathan”

I. Whirling Dervish

II. Night Sighs

III. Mischief

String Quartet No. 1  (1992-93)  23:20

in three movements

I. Adagio – Allegro

II. Andante tranquillo “Ode”

III. Moderato sostenuto

Two‑Part Invention for violin and cello  (1992)  2:56

Fanfare and Prelude for trumpet and organ  (1992)  2:09

for trumpet and organ

Lied for solo instrument and piano  (1987)  4:03

arranged for B-flat, C, and E-flat instruments

Chamber Vocal

Three Psalms  (2005)

for soprano, mezzo soprano and piano

I. Psalm 6

II. Psalm 121

III. Psalm 93

Six Songs  (1995-99)

for soprano and piano

I. Ring Out, Wild Bells (1995 96) for sop. and piano, text by Alfred Tennyson

II. I Like To See It Lap The Miles (1996) for sop. and piano, text by Emily Dickinson

III. Because I Could Not Stop For Death (1997) for sop. and piano, text by Emily Dickinson

IV. Sweet and Low (1998) for sop. and piano, text by Alfred Tennyson

V. Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead (1998) for sop. and piano, text by Alfred  Tennyson

VI. Hope (1999) for sop. and piano, text by Emily Dickinson

Think of You for flute, oboe, soprano and piano  (1985)  4:00

The text was written by Bernard Scherr in discussion with Beth and Joel.

The original oboe part was for flugelhorn.

Choral

Rósa das rósas – Rose of Roses  (2023)  4:19

Déus te Salve Grorïosa Reinna Maria – God Save You, Glorious Queen Mary  (2023)  3:15

Déus te Salve Grorïosa Reinna Maria – God Save You, Glorious Queen Mary

This Is My Father’s World  (2015)  3:05

2 Flutes, Oboe, 2 Bb Clarinets, 2 F Horns, 3 Bb Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Cymbals, SATB Chorus, and Strings.

Immortal Love, Forever Full  (2015)  2:34

2 Flutes, Oboe, 2 Bb Clarinets, 2 F Horns, 3 Bb Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Cymbals, SATB Chorus, and Strings.

How Firm a Foundation  (2014)  3:25

2 Flutes, Oboe, 2 Bb Clarinets, 2 F Horns, 3 Bb Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Cymbals, SATB Chorus, and Strings.

My Lord, What a Mornin’  (2014)  3'00''

2 Flutes, Oboe, 2 Bb Clarinets, 2 F Horns, 3 Bb Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Cymbals, SATB Chorus, and Strings.

Cancioneiro Minhoto – five Portuguese folksongs  (2011)

SATB choir, guitar and double bass in five movements

I. Ana Mariana

II. Conde Albano

III. Berde Gaio

IV. Rosa, a pastorinha

V. Ciranda

The Lord is My Shepherd  (2010)  4:10

SATB and organ, Psalm 23

Scenes from the Nativity – SATB chorus, soprano soloist, orchestra  (2008)  @24':29"

for orchestra and chorus in 6 movements (2 flutes-2nd piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 Bb clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 C trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, SATB chorus, glockenspiel, strings)

I. The Annunciation

II. The Visitation

III. The Magnificat

IV. The Canticle of Zechariah

V. The Gloria

VI. The Canticle of Simeon

Scenes from the Nativity  (2003-2008)  24:16

The Annunciation – Luke 1:28-38

The Visitation – Luke 1:42-45

The Magnificat – Luke 1:46-55

The Canticle of Zechariah – Luke 1:68-79

The Gloria – Luke 2:11-14

The Canticle of Simeon – Luke 2:29-32

Agnus Dei for SATB chorus, English horn, and Violoncello  (2001)  6:04

Agnus Dei for SATB chorus, English horn, and Violoncello

The Spirit of Our God Rests in Christ Jesus  (1999, revised 2022)  3:16

SATB, assembly, text based on Isaiah 61

Sweetest of Sweets  (1996)  3:16

SATB, text by George Herbert

Church-musick

Sweetest of sweets, I thank you: when displeasure
Did through my bodie wound my minde,
You took me thence, and in your house of pleasure
A daintie lodging me assign’d.
Now I in you without a bodie move,
Rising and falling with your wings:
We both together sweetly live and love,
Yet say sometimes, God help poore Kings.
Comfort, I’le die; for if you poste from me,
Sure I shall do so, and much more:
But if I travell in your companie,
You know the way to heavens doore.

George Herbert (1593-1633)

Six Songs on Rose Texts  (1995-98)  12:36

for SATB choir

I. Roses (1995), SATB, text by Louise Chandler Moulton

II. Nobody Knows This Little Rose (1995), SATB, text by Emily Dickinson

III. A White Rose (1998), SATB, text by John Boyle O’Reilly

IV. Fifty‑fourth Sonnet (1998), SATB, text by William Shakespeare

V. The Last Rose of Summer (1998), SATB, text by Thomas Moore

VI. A Single Rose (1998), SATB, text by Rainer Maria Rilke

God, Father for SATB chorus and piano  (1993‑94)  3:30

God, Father; Spirit, Lover;

Son, Savior, hear my prayer.

Come to me, touch my soul,

in this hour of Mystery.

 

I hear the sighs of wife and son;

I hear the scattered noises of the city.

I search the ceiling above my place,

I pray you reveal thy wondrous face.

 

Hunger, shame; sadness, joy;

these rush through me as I grasp for thee.

I ache to do thy will each day,

constantly reminded of my failings.

 

Dwell in me; take my soul;

let thy songs spring forth in me.

Let me feel thy presence, and thy love;

overwhelm me with thy infinite beauty.

 

Amen

Psalm 22 for chorus and organ  (1991)  5:50

SATB and organ, text adapted by Bernard Scherr

Fanfare for Easter for SATB chorus, brass septet, and timpani  (1987)  7:22

Scored for SATB chorus, 2 Bb trumpets, 2 F horns, 2 trombones, tuba, and timpani

Keyboard

Restless for piano  (2022)  9:27

Variations on a New Folksong for piano  (2022)  4:10

Three Moods for Piano  (2019)  5:56

Inspired by the silent film score anthology of Erno Rapee.

I. Somber

II. Joyful

III. Confident

Piano Sonata No. 1  (1993‑94)  12:06

in three movements; arranged for wind ensemble as “Three Sketches on Jonathan”

I. Whirling Dervish

II. Night Sighs

III. Mischief

Organ Preludes  (1994-2001)

No. 1 based on Agnus Dei for Feasts of the Blessed Virgin (Cum jubilo)

No. 2 based on Veni, Veni Emmanuel

No. 3 based on Alma Redemptoris

No. 4 based on Ryrie for Feasts of the Blessed Virgin (Cum jubilo)

No. 5 based on Pange lingua gloriosi

No. 6 based on Stabat Mater

No. 7 based on O Filii et Filiae

No. 8 based on Of the Father’s Love Begotten

No. 9 based on Jesu dulcis memoria

No. 10 based on Creator alme siderum

No. 11 based on Victimae Paschali Laudes

No. 12 based on Veni Creator Spiritus

Organ Trio for violin, cello, and organ  (2005)  17:15

in three movements

I. Expectation

II. Waiting

III. Arrival

Dance Suite for piano  (2007)  12:48

for piano, in five movements

I. Prelude

II. March

III. Ballade

IV. Waltz

V. Two-Step

Three Portuguese Folksongs for piano  (2009)  7:05

for piano

I. Os Reis, Ó da casa carvalheira

II. A Nossa Senhora d’Aires

III. Cana Verde

Music in Colors for piano  (2010)

four pieces on the paintings of Joao de Brito

I. Trees

II. Hills and Mountains

III. The Vineyard

IV. Water Colors

Tightrope for piano duet  (2012)  8:10

Orchestra

Canção do berço by Francisco Lacerda for String Orchestra  (2022)  2:58

Four “Chants” by Francisco Lacerda for String Orchestra  (2022)  5:28

I. Chant du feu

II. Chanson triste

III. Chant de la montagne

IV. Chanson de la route (Nord)

Variations on a New Folksong for string orchestra  (2022)  4:10

The Sound of Trumpets for the Lord orchestra version  (2022)  4:11

This is an orchestral arrangement of a piece that was commissioned by the Lone Star State Trumpet Guild in 2021. The parts also include B-flat Bass Clarinets as substitutes for bassoons.

There Was No Spring  (2022)  12:00

In 2022 we saw no spring in the region in which I live.
There were no wildflowers and rich green grasses covering
the meadows and pastures. Fields of winter wheat, planted
months before with the promise of spring rains, withered
and died under oppressive heat and no life-giving moisture.
This piece expresses the emotional “dryness” of missing spring.
And yet hope still lives because God is good.

A Thirst for Inspiration  (2021)  18:27

Dedicated to all the composers that have inspired me.

I. Grave

II. Vivace

III. Allegro

On Being Deadwood  (2020)  10:16

for piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 Bb clarinets, Bb bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 F horns, 3 C trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, tubular bells, strings

Essays for Orchestra “Formal” and “Informal”  (2018)  13:21

2222,4331, timp., cym., tam-tam, sd, bd, strings

I. Formal

II. Informal

This Is My Father’s World  (2015)  3:05

2 Flutes, Oboe, 2 Bb Clarinets, 2 F Horns, 3 Bb Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Cymbals, SATB Chorus, and Strings.

Immortal Love, Forever Full  (2015)  2:34

2 Flutes, Oboe, 2 Bb Clarinets, 2 F Horns, 3 Bb Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Cymbals, SATB Chorus, and Strings.

My Lord, What a Mornin’  (2014)  3'00''

2 Flutes, Oboe, 2 Bb Clarinets, 2 F Horns, 3 Bb Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Cymbals, SATB Chorus, and Strings.

How Firm a Foundation  (2014)  3:25

2 Flutes, Oboe, 2 Bb Clarinets, 2 F Horns, 3 Bb Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Cymbals, SATB Chorus, and Strings.

Scenes from the Nativity – SATB chorus, soprano soloist, orchestra  (2008)  @24':29"

for orchestra and chorus in 6 movements (2 flutes-2nd piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 Bb clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 C trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, SATB chorus, glockenspiel, strings)

I. The Annunciation

II. The Visitation

III. The Magnificat

IV. The Canticle of Zechariah

V. The Gloria

VI. The Canticle of Simeon

Fall Dances  (2003)  9:30

for string orchestra

Beach Spring Variations  (2002)  7:47

Four Orchestral Chants  (1995-2000)

I. Victimae Paschali Laudes (1995) – based on an Easter sequence

II. Crux Fidelis (1999) – based on a Good Friday plainsong and the Stabat Mater (6:30)

III. Ubi Caritas (1999) – based on a Holy Thursday plainsong  (6:05)

IV. Veni Creator Spiritus (2000) – based on a Pentecost plainsong (6:51)

Serenade for Orchestra  (1988, rev. 1998)  11:00

in three movements

I. Andante, piu mosso

II. Allegro

III. Allegro moderato

Immigrant’s Vision  (1987-88, rev. 1998)  13:34

String

Trio for violin, cello, and piano  (2023)  10:20

Music in Colors for string quartet  (2009)  20:30

  1. Trees
  2. Hills and Mountains
  3. The Vineyard
  4. Water Colors

Four “Chants” of Francisco de Lacerda  (2018)  5:27

I. Chant du feu

II. Chanson triste

III. Chant de la montagne

IV. Chanson de la route (Nord)

Canção do berço of Francisco de Lacerda  (2018)  3:09

Two‑Part Invention for violin and cello  (1992)  2:56

String Quartet No. 1  (1992-93)  23:20

in three movements

I. Adagio – Allegro

II. Andante tranquillo “Ode”

III. Moderato sostenuto

Miniature Dance Suite for flute, viola, and harp  (1994-95)  6:30

in three movements

I. Prelude

II. Sarabande

III. Estampie

Waltzophone  (1995)  2:15

for solo instrument and piano

Fugue  (1995)  2:20

Compline for violin and piano  (1996)  5:10

Piano Quintet for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano  (2002)  16:30

in three movements

I. With intensity

II. Adagio

III. Chaconne

Organ Trio for violin, cello, and organ  (2005)  17:15

in three movements

I. Expectation

II. Waiting

III. Arrival

Morning Whispers for flute, viola, and harp  (2006)  8:50

Portuguese Folksongs, Book II for string quartet  (2006)

arranged for string quartet and string orchestra

I. O “melitar, melitar”!

II. Namorei a Felismina

III. Eu esta “manhé áchei”

IV. Brincas tu

V. Cravos em teu peito

VI. Esta Noite Rodou um Carro

VII. Donde vens, ó Agostinho?

Portuguese Folksongs, Book I for string quartet  (2006)  15:48

arranged for string quartet and string orchestra

I. A “Fecha” da Mijarela

II. A Senhora da Saúde

III. Dai voltas, Senhor!

IV. Á Sombra do arvoredo

V. Os Reis

VI. Aldeia não vale nada

VII. O menina “Delaidinha”!

I Need A Nap for viola and piano  (2008)  7:08

Black Coffee for cello and piano  (2009)  9:30

Openings for viola (or cello) quartet  (2010)  6:36

for viola quartet

Woodwind

Trio for flute, bassoon, and piano  (2023)  10:20

Variations on a New Folksong for woodwind quintet  (2022)  4:10

Variations on a “Folksong” for wind quartet  (2022)  4:41

Liberty’s Dream, Freedom’s Journey  (2020)  8:05

for oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon

Parable for Oboe and Piano  (2019)  7:50

Dedicated to Susie Rockett.

A Single Candle for bassoon and piano  (2018)  5:35

bassoon and piano

Just Below the Eaves for woodwind quintet  (2017)  5:47

Commissioned by the Key City Winds.

Miniature Dance Suite for flute, viola, and harp  (1994-95)  6:30

in three movements

I. Prelude

II. Sarabande

III. Estampie

Waltzophone  (1995)  2:15

for solo instrument and piano

Fugue  (1995)  2:20

Woodwind Quartet  (1996)  17:00

for flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon (or B-flat Bass clarinet with low C extension); in four movements.

I. March

II. Lament

III. Chorale

IV. Rondo

Scherzando on Man Mei Longe for 2 clarinets and 2 marimbas  (1997)  2:04

Piano Quintet for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano  (2002)  16:30

in three movements

I. With intensity

II. Adagio

III. Chaconne

Clarinet Sonata  (2004)

for clarinet and piano.

Morning Whispers for flute, viola, and harp  (2006)  8:50

Night and Day for clarinet  (2010)  7:21

in two movements

I. Night

II. Day

The Setting Sun for flute and piano  (2011)  5:53

What’s for Lunch? for flute, oboe, and clarinet  (2011)

in three movements

I. Noodles

II. Ice Tea

III. Soup

On Memories Not Forgotten: Echoes of Regret and Whispers of Solitude  (2014)  8:51

for flute and piano