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  • Music

    A Sampling of Compositions

    Tribute Music for Our Fallen

    Video Soundtrack for Chamber Orchestra

    A dignified transfer is the process by which, upon the return from the theater of operations to the United States, the remains of fallen military members are transferred from the aircraft to a waiting vehicle and then to the port mortuary. This originally composed music underscores the video given to each family that documents this somber homecoming. It is recorded by the United States Air Force Band & Strings, Colonel Larry Lang, Commander. Score & Parts may be downloaded here.

    Fireworks!

    A Patriotic Novelty Piece for Tuba, Piccolo, Triangle, and Concert Band

    Commissioned by Kay Logan for the Chautauqua Community Band, New York, this work is a fun-spirited novelty piece complete with theatrics, kazoos, and potential audience participation. Multiple patriotic tunes are woven together amidst a cacophony of fireworks-like flourishes, crashes, and booms. The score is available for download here.

    Trinitas

    Tone Poem for Symphonic Band

    Featured in USA-TODAY News, this work was commissioned by Richfield H.S. Bands, Colleen Fischer, Director, as a musical memorial for three Minnesota teenagers. It is performed here by the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America as a 2004 winning-composition in the annual National Band Association Young Composers Mentor Project. The score may be downloaded here.

    Autumn Waltz

    Duet for Guitar and Piano

    This simple duet was inspired by the gentle play of leaves on a cool autumn day. It is performed by the composer and derives some inspiration from Erik Satie's Gymnopédie No.1.

    Lasso Vita Mia

    SATB Choir

    This work is a musical text-painting of an anonymous 17th century Italian text about love's enduring challenges. It is performed here by the Radford University Madrigal Singers, Radford, Virginia, under the direction of David Otis Castonguay.

    Taiko Night

    Percussion Ensemble

    Percussionists of all skill levels have an opportunity to share the thunderous excitement and drama commonly found in Japanese Taiko. It can be performed with either traditional Taiko instruments or conventional concert instruments as substitutes. The piece includes theatrical recommendations, including visuals and special lighting effects.

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