Winter Releases: New Music for Band, Orchestra, Choir, and Brass Quintet

Winter releases: new music

When you live in Rochester, NY, you tend to stay inside during the winter months and hunker down.

The result: new music!

Here are some of my newest pieces - something for wind band, orchestra, choir, and brass quintet.

P.S. I’m wrapping up work on two other pieces as we speak: Green Diamond for Grade 5 Wind Band and Vocalise for singing marimba player. Look for more information on these pieces soon!

Into the Silent Land for Wind Band

Into the Silent Land

(Grade 4 Orchestra or Wind Band, 9 minutes)

This piece is a reflection on the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Read more about the piece, listen, and order at the following links:

Orchestra | Wind Band



SATB Choir, unaccompanied
1 min 40 sec

This anthem is perfect for a vow renewal, wedding ceremony, or the close of a worship service. 

Now available through Sheet Music Plus!

An Hour of Hallowed Peace for Wind Band

An Hour of Hallowed Peace

Grade 3 Wind Band
5 minutes

Just last week I delivered the score and parts for this piece to the commissioning ensemble, the Kiski Area High School (PA) Band. The work will be premiered in May 2019.

Originally written for SATB Choir, this lush setting combines an original pastoral melody with the Irish hymn tune, St. Columbia. The resulting work is a moving, lyrical tribute that includes a number of short solos for flute and clarinet, and incorporates ensemble singing on “oo” at the end of the work.

Listen and pre-order the piece here.

Two Easter Hymn Settings for Brass Quintet

Two Easter Hymn Settings for Brass Quintet

Brass Quintet (with opt. Congregation)
2 minutes

Just in time for Easter, here are new brass arrangements of two well-known Easter hymns: Jesus Shall Reign (I Know That My Redeemer Lives) and The Strife is O'er. This collection includes two different settings (A and B) of each hymn tune, to be played as prelude or service music or to accompany congregational singing.

See inside the score and listen to sample recordings here (my wife Ashley’s website).

Hope to see you soon as I come out of hibernation!