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Works - Band/Concert Brass

Bursting With Joy (2018)
Duration: approx 6:30
Published by Kenter Canyon Music (ASCAP)

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Commissioned by The Harvard-Westlake School, Mark Alan Hilt, Music Director
2 flutes/piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, bassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 3 string basses, timp, percussion

An ebullient, heartfelt work for strong high school players, the work is basically in ABA form with the middle section highlighting the English horn (an alto saxophone may be substituted for the EH). The work was commissioned by Mark Alan Hilt, music director of The Harvard Westlake School in Los Angeles, CA. Although the work has nothing to do with Messian's "Outbusts of Joy", I named the piece in honor of Mark's love and commitment to Messian's music.
Bursting With Joy will have its world premiere on April 27, 2018.

Courage for Winds (2009)
Duration: approx 5:00
Published by Kenter Canyon Music (ASCAP)

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Commissioned by the Inland Empire Youth Wind Symphony Commissioning Consortium.
The commissioning consortium includes
Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman, Inland Empire Youth Wind Symphony / CSU-San Bernardino
Dr. Luis Gonzalez, Colton High School, Colton, CA
Mr. Charles Gray, Martin Luther King Jr. High School, Riverside, CA
Mr. Brian Gallagher, Norco High School, Norco, CA
Mr. Adam Kehl, John W. North High School, Riverside, CA
Mr. Kevin Morton, San Gorgonio High School, San Bernardino, CA
Mr. Michael Gaylord, Valley View High School, Moreno Valley, CA

Originally written for orchestra, Courage for Winds is a bold, powerful work, rhythmic and melodic with underlying snare drum military-like heartbeat. Opening melody from the brass is taken over by the woodwinds and then the saxophones. The work is inspiring and heartfelt. Brass and Piccolo players love this piece. An outgrowth of my battle with Breast Cancer, Courage for Winds speaks to the strength in all of us to overcome adversity in our lives. Jeff Boeckman and the Inland Empire Youth Wind Symphony premiered the work. Subsequently, Courage for Winds has been performed by numerous groups including The Long Beach Municipal Band, Larry Curtis, conducting, The West Point Military Band, Lt. Maj Tod Addison, Conductor and Los Angeles Symphonic Winds, Stephen Piazza, conductor. Particularly suitable for patriotic programming as well as an opener for most any concert.


FANFARE FOR 13 BRASS (1998)
4 hn, 4 tpt, 4 tbn, 1 tuba
Duration: approx 3:30
Published by Kenter Canyon Music (ASCAP)

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Commissioned for The Hollywood Brass Ensemble which premiered the work at a Pacific Composers Forum concert in Pasadena, CA in June of 1998. A bold, melodic, rhythmic fanfare which features each brass section. Trumpet solos. Great for a call from Intermission or a program opener/filler. Most recently performed by Brass At The Beach at Cal State University, Long Beach, Rob Frear, Director.

PROCLAMATION for Saxophone Ensemble (2013- Rev. 2018)
2 sop, 3 alto 2 tenor, 2 baritone, 1 bass saxophones
Duration: approx 4:30
Published by Kenter Canyon Music (ASCAP)

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Commissioned by the Hartwick College Saxophone Ensemble
and the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey Saxophone Choir (YOCJ), Jordan Smith, Director. This work is a good opener and/or closer for a concert, indoors or out. Well received by musicians and instrumentalists alike. "Proclamation" has been performed numerous times by the YOCJ and the Hartwick College Sax Ensemble Oneonta, NY, and in Princeton, NJ.



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