Band

Three More Moods for Concert Band  (2019)

I. Agitated

II. Tenderness

III. Playful

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

For concert band, solo voice, and choir.

Commissioned by HSU for the First Annual Christmas at HSU Celebration.

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

Three Moods for Concert Band  (2019)  6:00

Arrangement of Three Moods for Piano

I. Somber

II. Joyful

III. Confident

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!

Scored for Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 3 Bb Clarinets, 1 Bb Bass Clarinet, 2 Eb Alto Saxophones, 1 Bb Tenor Saxophone, 1 Eb Baritone Saxophone, 1 Bassoon, 4 F Horns, 4 Bb Trumpets, 2 Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbals (Gong), Xylophone, Marimba, and Vibraphone.

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Nocturne – horn quartet  (2019)  5'07"

Dedicated to and Commissioned by Lawson Hager

For Lawson Hager and the Horn Studio at Hardin-Simmons University.

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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

This symphony is dedicated to the Hardin-Simmons University Concert Band and its conductor, Dr. Wayne Dorothy. It was inspired by important themes that I found in The Silmarillion. It formed the basis of a presentation I gave titled, “From Epic Narrative to Music: Tolkien’s Universe as Inspiration for The First Age of Middle-earth: a Symphony for Concert Band” for the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies for the Worlds made of Heroes Conference “On the 60th anniversary of the publication of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring”, 6-7 November 2014, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto.

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Three Portuguese Folksongs for band  (2008)  7:30

Scored for grade 3 bands

I. Uma laranja

II. Meu benzinho

III. La vai o comboio

This set was premiered by the Anson High School Concert Band (Anson, Texas) under the direction of Rob Hartman.

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Short and Suite  (2007)

arrangement of Dance Suite for wind ensemble

I. Prelude

II. March

III. Ballade

IV. Waltz

V. Two-Step

This set was premiered by the Hardin-Simmons University Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Wayne Dorothy.

Three Sketches on Jonathan  (2006)

for wind ensemble

I. Whirling Dervish

II. Night Sighs

III. Mischief

This work is an arrangement of my “Piano Sonata, no. 1”. I made this arrangement because I believed the material was perfect for concert band. The set is highly evocative of some of the fun things my son did when he was a child.

Energy of Youth  (2000)  5:00

for concert band

This piece was commissioned by Chris Mudd, band director of Churchill High School in Eugene, Oregon.

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Hope in the Age of Anxiety  (1999)

for concert band

This piece was read by the University of Oregon Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Rob Ponto.

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

for marching band

The original version was performed by the Saint Paul High School Marching Band (Santa Fe Springs, California) under the direction of Bernie Scherr.

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Bandmaster Overture  (1990, rev. 1994)

for wind ensemble

This piece was commissioned by Duane Weston, former band director of the College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California. Its premiere was conducted by Bernie Scherr.

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

This piece was performed by the College of the Sequoias Marching Band many years ago under the name of Fanfare and Entry. I’ve changed that name to better reflect what the piece truly is: a stand tune in the style of 70’s pop.

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