Recordings

Band

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

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!

Nocturne – horn quartet  (2019)  5'07"

Dedicated to and Commissioned by Lawson Hager

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

Energy of Youth  (2000)  5:00

for concert band

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

for marching band

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

Brass

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

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

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

Easter Meditation for brass quintet  (2022)  2:56

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

Five Duets for Trumpets  (2020)  9:04

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

for oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon

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 – brass quintet  (2019)  5:07

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.

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

bassoon and piano

Forever Rising double trumpet quintet  (2018)  4.00

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

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

Music of the Ainur  (2018)  9:41

Dedicated to the Abilene Chamber Consortium.

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

Lontano for Bb Trumpet, Percussion, and Electronics

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

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

Bernie’s Blues  (2012)

electronic

Tightrope for piano duet  (2012)  8:10

Summer for brass quintet  (2012)

in four movements

I. Sun Rising

II. Heat

III. No Vacation

IV. Early evening

Corners for trumpet quartet  (2011)

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

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

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

for viola quartet

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

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

I. Watch Out!

II. Take a Break

III. Get Up, Get Moving!

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

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

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”!

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

in three movements

I. Expectation

II. Waiting

III. Arrival

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

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

Clarinet Sonata  (2004)

for clarinet and piano.

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

in three movements

I. With intensity

II. Adagio

III. Chaconne

Fanfare for Six Horns  (2002)  2:13

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

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

Waltzophone  (1995)  2:15

for solo instrument and piano

Fugue  (1995)  2:20

Fanfare for Four Trumpets  (1995)

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

in three movements

I. Prelude

II. Sarabande

III. Estampie

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

Choral

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

SATB, assembly, text based on Isaiah 61

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

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

Three Moods for Piano  (2019)  5:56

Inspired by the silent film score anthology of Erno Rapee.

I. Somber

II. Joyful

III. Confident

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

in three movements

I. Prelude

II. Sarabande

III. Estampie

Waltzophone  (1995)  2:15

for solo instrument and piano

Fugue  (1995)  2:20

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

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

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)

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)

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