Category Archives: orchestral music

New piece; “Intrada” for wind orchestra

Last week I finished “Intrada,” my first original band piece. I’m actually referring to it as a composition for “wind orchestra,” more of a hifalutin’ term for band. It’s in the capable hands of Roby George and the ISU Wind Symphony, who will begin … Continue reading

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Viola Concerto–first and second movements

OK, here’s the rest of it. The first movement: And the second: Print copies of the piano reduction and solo part will be available soon at my publishing site.

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Viola Concerto; third movement on the interwebs!

Once again, too much time has passed since updating. More than usual, in fact. But I’ve been busy with various things, including working more on the Viola Concerto. I know, it’s actually been done since last July, but since the … Continue reading

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Viola Concerto complete

(Inserts usual apology for not updating more often.) I ran into some circumstances beyond my control which delayed me completing the Viola Concerto for a few days. The old computer  that I did all my music stuff on (and that I named … Continue reading

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Terre Haute Symphony Performance

Last Saturday, the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra performed my “Overture to the Season.” It went very well, and I’ve been getting a lot of nice comments, which is always good. This was its third performance; here is a recording from … Continue reading

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Overture to the Season

2.2.2.2. / 4.2.3.1. / T +2 / strings duration approx. 5 minutes composed Summer 2005 Overture to the Season was commissioned by the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra as a season opener for the 2005/6 season, marking their 80th year of … Continue reading

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Concerto Piccolo

For solo piccolo and orchestra. 0.2.2.2. / 2.2.0.0. / T 2P / harp / strings Duration approx 8 minutes. Composed late 2007. Concerto Piccolo was written for Kate Prouty, piccoloist with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, and was premiered in March … Continue reading

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The Starry Messenger

For orchestra. 3(pic).3(Eh).2.Ebcl(bcl).2.cbn / 4.3.3.1. / T 3P / hp / piano / strings Duration approx 10 minutes. Composed Summer 2001. The Starry Messenger was commissioned by the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra as an opener for the 2001 season, which … Continue reading

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Concerto Piccolo-premiere

A bit late to report this, but the Concerto Piccolo received its world premiere on Saturday (March 1). Kate Prouty was the wonderful soloist, and the Terre Haute Symphony was conducted by David Bowden. It seems to have been a … Continue reading

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