Perambulations for Trumpet and Piano

Perambulations for Trumpet and Piano showcases the lyric possibilities and rhythmic energy of the trumpet. It opens with a blues-tinged melodic theme before moving to a bright Vivace toccata in the piano with emphatic chords and considerable interplay between the two...

A Morning Trumpet for Organ and Oboe

A Morning Trumpet is based upon five early American hymns from the Sacred Harp: “The Morning Trumpet”, “Morning Hymn”, “Come Away to the Skies”, “How Firm a Foundation” and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”, entwined in the interplay between the organ, that “great beast that...

Forces at Play for Chamber Ensemble

Forces at Play is a modern ballet, a celebration of life, an affirmation of the human spirit, and a landscaped journey through movement.  Multiple forces are playing, dancing, making music, interacting, weaving, colliding, and floating through time and space.  Forces...

American Solstice for Chamber Ensemble

American Solstice is loosely based an original fiddle tune that captures something of the flavor and independence of the American frontier spirit. The second theme reflects the influence of the American hymn collection known as The Sacred Harp, yet it features...

Separately Together: Synesthesia for Chamber Ensemble

Separately Together – Synesthesia for Chamber Ensemble, a five-movement work for chamber ensemble, was inspired by pioneer director Alice Guy Blaché’s 1913 silent film A House Divided. The piece explores a variety of emotions and atmospheres that reflect the sensory...