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. A PDF version is on this website at [0719B-pdf].
Tributaries for Reed Trio has three movements: 1. Brooks (3'23), 2. Streams (2'00) and 3. Rivers (2'53). The movements have a distinctive, independent rhythmical style that traces the movement of water from rivulets in meadows to broad rivers heading for the sea.
This sumptuous melody comes from the Elizabethan era and is also known as a hymn tune. This title will soon be available for downloading.
A brief piece for oboe and organ dedicated to the memory of loved ones. The organ part is easy. This title will soon be available as a download.
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24 Very Short Woodwind Quintets for musicianship, ensemble playing and sight-reading allows quintets to develope better musicianship, finer ensemble playing and a clearer understanding of musical notation.
The pieces, none longer than a minute-and-a-half in length, gradually increase the difficulty of rhythms, meters, dynamics and technical demands. Can be played by coached or uncoached ensembles. The full score contains a review of articulation and accent notation.
Denotations is a single movement for 12 unpitched percussion instruments based on recurring rhythmic patterns that occur throughout the work. It is scored for castanets, claves, handclaps (2 or more players), triangle, tambourine, temple blocks (5), high, medium and low wood blocks, snare drum, hi-hat and bass drum.
Three Old Carols for Band is a transcription of Christmas Suite for Orchestra  made at the request of Larry Klabunde for performance by the Westerville Concert Band in December, 2016. Three movements are based on historic carols: 1. The London Waits ("Past Three O'Clock on a Cold, Frosty Morning"). 2. Huron Carol (Jesous Ahatonia) attributed to Jean de Brébeuf (1593-1649) and 3. Patapan (attributed to Bernard de la Monnoye 1641 - 1728). The English horn has prominent solos in the second movement.
There are three movements based on historic carols: 1. The London Waits ("Past Three O'Clock on a Cold, Frosty Morning"). 2. Huron Carol (Jesous Ahatonia) attributed to Jean de Brébeuf (1593-1649) and 3. Patapan (attributed to Bernard de la Monnoye (1641 - 1728). It was first performed under my direction at Cristmas concerts in Gray Chapel, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio by the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra in 1998.
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.
This work is also available in a PDF version.
The Processional is my first extensive, non-class-assignment composition. It was written in the days between exam week and my college graduation in June, 1961. It was performed later that summer by the Westchester Pops Band at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, New York. It has gone through a number of revisions since then. One observant musician thought it typical of pieces written in the 1960's with quartal and quintal harmonies.
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