Dialogues for Oboe and Clarinet was composed in a somewhat conservative style in 2017. The 3 movements are: Discussion (2'08), Deliberation (1'51) and Debate (1'28). Discussion is lively and rhythmical with jazz inspired solo passages for each player. Deliberation is a reflective lament. Debate is an argument in which the clarinet's melody is played in reverse by the oboe. Both instrument also invert their melodies perhaps to confuse their opponent. There are no extreme ranges for either instrument or non-traditional rhythmic or notational symbols.
Six Children’s Songs for 2 oboes and 2 bassoons is a spin-off from two previous arrangements: one for the OBOHIO double reed combination of 2 oboes (oboe 2 = oboe d’amore), English and bassoon  and the other for woodwind quartet of flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon . The arrangements are dedicated to OBOHIO and its founders Robert and Bailey Sorton.
There is no tenor clef in the bassoon parts. Any number of them can be performed in any order.
Hard copies of this music can be ordered from [0510B] on this website.
Why let the brass players have all the fun? This fanfare, first set for 5 trumpets, pits the upper 3 oboes against the 4th oboe and English horn. Here is the PDF version. A hard copy can be found on the website at [0719B].
These duets supplement those of Volume 2 SKU . The upper and lower parts are of equal difficulty. The range is from low B-flat (B-flat2) to high F-sharp (F#4). More time signatures (2/8, 7/8, 5/4) and grace notes and quintuplets are introduced. There is no tenor clef. it is dedicated to the fond memory of my Toronto Symphony bassoon colleague, Wayland Mosher. A non-downloadable version is available at SKU .
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Both parts of these duets have notes in the octave between low F (F2) and open F (F3). The parts are co-equal; one part is not “easier” than the other. Rhythms for the entire volume are restricted to whole, half, quarter and eighth notes. The only dotted notes are dotted half notes. Two dynamics are introduced in No. 4: f (forte) and mf (mezzo forte). The duets are dedicated to C. J Broadhead, New Rochelle High School’s memorable choir director. A non- downloadable version is available on the website from SKU 
These duets supplement those of Volume 1 SKU . The upper and lower parts are of equal difficulty. The range is from low D (D2) to high F (F4). More dynamics are introduced (mp, p, crescendo, diminuendi, light and heavy accents). There is no tenor clef in the notation. Dotted quarter notes and duplet eights are introduced. The music is dedicated to the composer’s high school band and orchestra director Harry F. Haigh. A printed version is available at SKU .
The Water is Wide is both a folk song and a hymn. The melody, also known as "The Gift of Love", goes back at least to the Elizabethan era.
A short piece that is ideal for church services as prelude music. Dedicated to Parica and Philip Morehead who encouraged its composition! The work will soon be available for downloading.
These duets supplement those of Volume 1 SKU . The upper and lower parts are of equal difficulty. The range has been expanded to D2 and F4. There is no tenor clef in the notation. A printed version is available at SKU . The music is dedicated to my high school band and orchestra director Harry F. Haigh.
The Chaconne (3'14) is scored for a somewhat unusual clarinet quartet consisting of E-flat, B-flat, A and bass clarinets. The Charade (3'01) movement, a scherzo, calls for 2 B-flats, an A and bass. The work is dedicated to the Prestige Clarinet Quartet.
A hard copy version of this work is available on our website under the SKU 
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