Renaissance Madrigals for Brass Ensembles Vol. 1

The identities of Raphaela (Raffaella) Aleotta and Vittoria Aleotti are not fully documented. They may have been sisters, but it is not determined who was the elder, or even if Vittoria took the name of Raphaela when she entered the convent of San Vito. Vittoria was a...

Four Dances for Two for Flute and Violin

Rococo Promenade is based on the Baroque French overture style with a galloping fugal middle section before a return to the jaggedly dotted style of the beginning. Afternoon Divertimento alternates a calm, lullaby-like mood with bursts of frenzied energy typical of a...

Quirky Trios à la Baroque for Violin, Clarinet, and Cello

When I was a choir director and organist, I found there was a need for moderately easy arrangements for violin, clarinet, and cello, or any combination of instruments that fit the ranges of the violin, clarinet, or cello.  Bagatelle and Holiday Trio are the two pieces...