A festive fanfare composed as a canon except to create a neat ending. Dedicated, to my dear Toronto Symphony colleague and friend, Johnny Cowell, on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
A very short fanfare in limited ranges for two trumpets and trombone.
A brief fanfare in limited range for 2 trumpets in B-flat, trombone and tuba.
A festive fanfare for 7 brass: 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and tuba. Dedicated to my Potsdam State Teachers College school mate and denizen of the bass trombone, Charles A. Cardona. Contact the composer if your are interested in a versions with added percussion or for full band.
A short, easy work for program variety.
This portion of a Beethoven piano sonata makes a fine warm-up, ensemble exercise or short concert selection. For 2Ob, 2Cl, 2Hn, 2Bn
Dedicated "To my bass instrument colleagues". Could the title "OH!" mean Ohio? Full score and parts for standard British brass band. A perusal score is available.
Composed for the now delveloping reed quintet consisting of oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone and bassoon. Three movements allow this effective ensemble to shine. The music is moderately difficult.
1. Iowa Prelude (0'25) An introductory fanfare, perhaps for the Iowa State Fair. It was originally composed in Iowa for the double-reed quartet OBOHIO.
2. Postcard: Manhattan Broadway, 1947 (2'26) Inspired by a color postcard showing Broadway in heavy traffic with buses, colorful signs and bustling sidewalks
This moody, single movement work calls for a quartet of soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. The passacaglia ostinato appears first in the baritone sax, then works its way through all the instruments. It is dedicated to The Ohio State University School of Music's beloved emeritus theory professor Dr. Burdette Green.
This work is only available in the downloadable format.
A canonic fanfare to honor my college harmony teacher and distinguished American composer Arthur Frackenpohl on his 90th birthday in 2014. On receiving the score Dr. Frackenpohl, ever the wonderful teacher, reminded me that the piece was not a strict canon! The piece can be played on either B-flat or C trumpets.
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