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My latest piece for String Orchestra

My latest composition is a piece for string orchestra. White Clouds On a Blue Sky begins and ends quietly, but has some big moments as well. Learn more about the piece and give it a listen here.

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A visit with the Dennis-Yarmouth Concert Band

What a treat to visit with the members of the Dennis-Yarmouth Concert Band and their fine director, Alex Pendleton.

I got to listen and offer some suggestions as they prepare RED RIGHT RETURN, a piece I wrote for them this past year. It is a celebration of a return to "normalcy" and a way of promoting the great place in which they live: Cape Cod, MA.

Mr. Pendleton and the band will premiere the piece at their winter concert on January 12, 2023. I can't wait to hear the results of all their hard work.

If you're interested, you can learn about RED RIGHT RETURN here.

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Now for Concert Band: NORTH TO RACE POINT

Here is an advanced concert band version of my latest full orchestra piece. This was the first time I used this approach – from the start, conceptualizing a piece that might work well in both settings.

Just over 6 minutes in length, it serves as a celebration of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Established by JFK over 60 years ago, this National Park follows 40 miles of the North Atlantic coast of Cape Cod. NORTH TO RACE POINT intends to capture the beauty of this national treasure. Learn more about the piece and give it a listen here.

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NORTH TO RACE POINT - new full orchestra piece

Here is my latest composition for full orchestra. Just over 6 minutes in length, it serves as a celebration of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Established by JFK over 60 years ago, this National Park follows 40 miles of the North Atlantic coast of Cape Cod. NORTH TO RACE POINT intends to capture the beauty of this national treasure. Learn more about the piece and give it a listen here.

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Graustark Path - new for Young Band

Dedicated to my former colleague and friend, Dennis Bartelheim, Graustark Path is my latest piece for young band. Dennis has dedicated his entire teaching career to one community, and the city of Wooster, OH is better for for it. Learn about the piece here.

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Staying Power - new concert band piece

My latest piece for high school concert band is a selection dedicated to Doug Bennett and the Wooster High School Concert Band in Wooster, Ohio. Staying Power refers to the dedication of my former colleague as he embarks on his 33rd year as the band's director and 38th year as a music teacher in the state of Ohio. Check it out and give it a listen here.

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