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May 28, 2015

My most recent work: a medium-easy concert band setting of an original melody—a bagpipe tune I wrote for a friend who fronts a Celtic band called the American Rogues. The title is taken from the words spoken at a military funeral service, when the folded flag is presen...

May 28, 2015

I wanted to write a military march in the Hollywood tradition of great marches like Jerry Goldsmith’s “Patton,” or John Williams’ “Midway.” I came up with  the melody while walking from the US Capitol to the nearest Metro station. I didn’t have a pencil and paper with...

May 28, 2015

A work aimed at college and professional wind bands, or mature high school groups. “Departures” is the last original piece I wrote while I was still a member of the US Air Force Band—so it commemorates my departure from the Band (and the military) after a 20-year caree...

May 28, 2015

I was asked to arrange "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" as a bass trombone feature. All I really knew about bass trombone at the time was: ledger lines. Yeah, baby! So there's plenty of written solo heat for the bass 'bonist and much of it is below the staff. There's al...

May 28, 2015

Festive Dances (2000) is a grade 3-4 band piece, published by Carl Fischer. It’s my first published composition for wind band, a three-movement suite that pays homage to my composition and arranging teacher, Charles Carter, using his initials (CEC) as the motivic basis...

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