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 memory of The Ohio State University School of Music's beloved theory professor Dr. Burdette Green (1921 - 2017).
This work is also available in a PDF format at [1511A Rev-pdf].
This single movement sonata for three violins and bass by Giovanni Gabrieli (1556? - 1612) appeared in the posthumous 1615 collection of his works. The transcription for 4 bassoons is easy to play with the highest note in the first bassoon part being F4. A wonderful way to get to know Gabrieli's majestic music.
A PDF version is available at [1808B-pdf] on this website.
The second passacaglia composed for the standard woodwind quintet in 2015 with revisions in 2018. The mood of this one is introspective. It is dedicated "To the memory of Burdette Green (1921 – 2017)", my Ohio State University colleague and outstanding music theory teacher. Also comes with a part for B-flat clarinet.
A PDF version of the score and parts is available at [1511B-pdf]
A Passacaglia for the standard woodwind quintet: flute, oboe, clarinet in B-flat, bassoon and horn in F. Composed in 2008 and slightly revised in 2016, then the title revised to Passacaglia I in 2018. The work eagerly awaiting it's first performance!
This work is also available in a PDF version at [0813 Rev-pdf].
Estampie is a lively instrumental dance from the 13th Century here arranged for double reed ensemble: 3 oboes, English horn, 3 bassoons and contrabassoon. It is arranged as a "patrol" in which the instruments get louder and louder to the middle, then softer and softer to the end. An excellent piece to diversify concert programs. This title is available in PDF format as [1713B-pdf].
A three movement work for string orchestra composed in 2003 and revised in 2018. I. Allegro (3’12); II. Procession (3’48); III. Scherzo (2’44). Written for the Central Ohio Symphony.
Five brief movements for clarinet and bassoon. All movements are less than 2 minutes in length. 1. Repartee (1’13), 2. Evening Conversation (1’07), 3. Dialogues (1’55), 4. Contemplation (1’44), 5. Agreement (1’32). The score is in C for easy reference.
I dedicated the piece "To my duet buddy Thomas Dowling in friendship". Playing duets with my first music teacher Harry Richman in Isaac E. Young Junior High School was one of the experiences that attracted me to music.
A printed version of this composition is available at .
I dedicated the piece "To my duet buddy Thomas Dowling in friendship". Playing duets with my first music teacher Harry Richman in Isaac E. Young Junior High School was one of the experiences that attracted me to music. A PDF version of this composition is available at [1803-pdf].
An easy to perform trio for 3 bassoons. Listed in the Ohio Music Education Association ensemble list.
This is the original version of Low Five for Flute and Tuba. [1522B]. The tuba range is from low G (G1) to high E (E3). It is an outstanding recital piece or concert encore. A PDF version is available at [1522A - pdf].
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