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...

Ojibwa Prayer for SATB, Flute, and Piano

The author of the text is unknown, and the language of the Ojibwa Prayer is also known as Chippewa, Saulteaux, Southern Ojibway, and Mississippi Ojibwa.  The prayer was taken from Bishop Frederick Baraga’s Catechism written in the middle 1800’s. This setting is...

Many Thousands Gone for SATB, Flute, Cello, and Piano

While writing Freedom Suite for string orchestra which was inspired by the empathy I felt for Harriet and Dred Scott, I was standing on the steps of the St. Louis Courthouse and thought of the many thousands that had stood there and been sold at auction.  Many...