If you're looking to have a new piece written especially for you and your ensemble, this is the place to be! I'm always sitting on ideas for new music that are just waiting for the right opportunity. Here are some of the ones I'm most excited about:
The Lamentations of Jeremiah
Here's a three-parter that I've been sitting on for a bit. The Lamentations are usually separated
up into three parts for musical purposes, and a recent poll I did on FaceBook gave me an idea
for how to treat them. Three parts in three languages! One in Latin, one in English, and on in
Have You Got a Brook in Your Little Heart
This lovely text by Emily Dickinson has been on my "to-set" list for quite a while. It would be a
perfect song for your high school or college choir with piano accompaniment. Read the poem
Preces and Responses
It's not like there aren't about ∞ of these out there to choose from for your church choir, but
wouldn't it be great to have one written specifically for yours? Catholic or Protestant, a capella
or with organ, you pick the appropriate text and I'll make it singable.
The Flight of Icarus
This is a piece I've been wanting to do for a while. An epic tone poem for wind ensemble on
the myth of Icarus, Daedalus, and their hand-crafted wings. This piece will be sure to thrill both
audiences and your band members alike. Complete with wing flapping sounds!
Robert Burns Celebration
Having lived in Scotland for four years, I've been exposed to some of the best that traditional
folk music has to offer, and few can compare to the poetry of Robert Burns and the songs that
accompany them. Arrangements of Charlie is My Darling, Green Grow the Rashes, Rattlin'
Roarin' Willie, Afton Water, and Auld Lang Syne are all up for grabs.
Last year I did an arrangement of the beloved Scottish tune for choir, and I must say it turned
out quite lovely. And I think it'd make a stunning piece for band. Take a listen to it here to see if
this is something you'd like for your band (you'll need to scroll down just a titch).
Symphony no. 1
I know it's a long shot, but as Michael Scott said that Wayne Gretsky said, "You miss 100% of
the shots you don't take." But seriously, if you have the funding and you really like my music, I'd
drop pretty much everything to get this thing going.
Originally written for brass octet and percussion, this fanfare would be a fantastic way to start
off your symphony orchestra concert. Listen to the original version here, and let me know if
you'd like it taken up a notch for your full ensemble.
Want something original to get your audience in the right mood for your newest
Shakespearean production? Why not treat them to a little overture? I'd also be up for some
incidental music while I'm at it.
If any of these sound interesting to you, contact me via the contact page on my website and we'll start talking. Keep in mind that gathering a consortium is always a more cost-effective way to get new music, so if you have friends and colleagues you think would be interested, talk to them as well and send them this way.