I’m pleased to share that three of my works recently accepted for publication are now available directly from the publishers: Augsburg Fortress, Colla Voce Music, and Keyboard Percussion Publications.
I am excited to feature a new section of my website dedicated to music for handbell choirs! These new works are designed to be relatively easy for smaller handbell choirs (2-3 octaves). Currently, there are three pieces available on the handbell page:
Take a look at the scores and have a listen to the recordings! I will be posting more handbell selections soon so be sure to check back!
A couple of months ago, I was browsing the floor-to-ceiling stacks of used books at our local bookstore and stumbled across Bernstein: A Biography by Joan Peyser. I had actually been thinking about seeking out a biography of the renowned American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, so this was a perfect find! I just finished reading the book and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning about Bernstein’s life and career.
Like many famous artists, his story is enthralling, captivating, and powerful. Joan Peyser provides wonderful insight into all facets of Bernstein’s life and career, from his childhood through his many artistic triumphs. Many fascinating stories illuminate Bernstein’s genius, his drive, as well as his sheer celebrity. An excellent read on a truly remarkable musician. Here is a link to the book on Amazon.