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New Year :: New Music

In my last post I did a quick recap of 2011, and today I want to touch on my compositional plans for 2012.  I have a bunch of other goals and plans, but for this post I want to focus on pieces I plan (and hope!) to write this year: Nocturne IV - Flute & Saxophone Ensemble Commissioned by the University of Central Florida Flute & Saxophone Ensemble

Magnolia Star - Wind Ensemble A short and energetic piece for wind ensemble based on trains and the blues scale. What could be better!

Keep Me Fully Glad - SATB Choir (?? not sure of exact instrumentation yet) A setting of a beautiful Rabindranath Tagore poem - read more here.

Untitled - Wind Ensemble & Screen A 15 minute work for wind ensemble and film, inspired by the photography of Ansel Adams.  Click here to see a video about the project. Commissioned by a consortium of wind ensembles.  You can join! Contact me here.

Shout! - SATB Choir (?? not sure of exact instrumentation yet) A fun and rousing song with powerful text by one of my favorite poets - my wife!

Morning Hymn - SATB & Piano A setting of the beautiful text (see here) by Charles Wesley

There you have it - my compositions for 2012.  Of course, there will probably be other projects that sneak in here as well.  And, if you/your ensemble wants to commission a piece this year, there is still room!  I can always fit in special projects, but the sooner we start planning, the better!

Best wishes for an exciting 2012!