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~ FULL ORCHESTRA MUSIC ~
Orchestral Program Music
With my background in film scoring, I decided to write some original concert pieces for full (or chamber) orchestra which have a cinematic feel to them. Each of these pieces has a different dramatic theme — they sound just like film music but were written for the concert hall. (Please note: They are not currently available for performance.)
Please note that various full-orchestra pieces are currently in progress, including a Holiday Pops piece for the 4th of July.
~ STRING ORCHESTRA MUSIC ~
Scoring: Large string ensemble (with divisi), harp, piano — Duration: ca. 8:00
Description: A lush and nostalgic arrangement of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and Dvořák's “Songs My Mother Taught Me”
A Christmas Interlude for Strings
Scoring: String ensemble (any size, with at least 3,3,2,2,1) — Duration: ca. 5:00
Description: An arrangement of “In the Bleak Midwinter” and “Quem Pastores” —
NOTE: ”In the Bleak Midwinter” can be performed separately.
“Nyland” (Finnish Folk Tune)
Scoring: String ensemble (any size, with at least 3,3,2,1,1) — Duration: ca. 4:00
Description: A tender and expressive arrangement of the Finnish folktune “Nyland,” which is also the melody for the hymn “In Heavenly Love Abiding”
~ CHAMBER MUSIC ~
A Christmas Suite for Flute, Viola, and Guitar
Scoring: Flute, Viola, Guitar — Duration: ca. 20:00
Description: A set of six stand-alone arrangements, with plenty of variety and drama
Scoring: Violin and Piano — Duration: ca. 8:00
Description: A short, somewhat modern-sounding work for violin and piano, in three movements
Fugue on a Theme by Dvořák
Scoring: Flute, Viola, Guitar — Duration: ca. 2:30
Description: Part of a group-commissioning project for Red Cedar Chamber Music, this piece is a fugal variation on a famous theme by Dvořák.
~ CHURCH MUSIC ~
Organ Toccata: “Of the Father's Love Begotten” (postlude)
SOUND CLIP / YOUTUBE VIDEO / Duration: ca. 2:00 — PDF: $20
Description: This jubilant piece makes a dramatic ending to a Christmastide service.
Organ Offertory: “Blessed Be That Maid Mary”
SOUND CLIP / Duration: ca. 4:00 — PDF: $20
Description: A reflective piece written in the “romantic impressionist” style, based on the traditional English tune.
A Christmas Interlude for Oboe and Organ (offertory)
SOUND CLIP / YOUTUBE VIDEO / Duration: ca. 4:00 — PDF: $25
Description: An arrangement of “Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming” and “The Sussex Carol” combined into one delightful piece