Suite Luther for Orchestra

In 1517, Martin Luther purportedly nailed 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in the German town of Wittenberg. His criticisms challenged the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and led to a split with the Church, giving birth to the beginnings of...

Symphony No. 2 “One of Ours – A Cather Symphony”

One of Ours is based on Cather’s 1922 Pulitzer Prizewinner novel about World War I hero Claude Wheeler from central Nebraska. I. On Lovely Creek is an American pastorale, evoking Claude’s youth on the Great Nebraska Prairie and the innocence of a youngish America just...

Symphony No. 1 “Veneration for Orchestra”

Symphony No. 1 “Veneration for Orchestra” I. The first movement features flowing melodies, pulses of rhythm and energy, and alternating currents of intensity and release. II. Charity – Caress is an idyll, a tender evocation that began life as a work for...