Other Instrumental and Vocal Arrangements
- Fanfare and Prelude from Ben-Hur (Miklos Rozsa) (Trumpet in Bb 1-3, Horn in F 1-2, Trombone 1-2, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba)
Premiered by the Jimmy Stewart Memorial Brass Band of Indiana, PA (Matthew C. Morse, Conductor) in November 2012, this was arranged as a concert-opening fanfare, and can serve that purpose in any band/ensemble performance...just think about the chariots!
- Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella (Trumpet in Bb 1-2, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba)
This one was reworked for brass quintet from a melodica/tuba-euphonium choir arrangement I did in 2009. Written for the Hoodlebug Brass of IUP on the occasion of their upcoming Christmas album.
- Bridal March (from Lohengrin) (Richard Wagner) (Piccolo Trumpet in Bb, Trumpet in Bb, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba)
The perfect opening fanfare to any wedding, this is a powerful and spirited rendition of the Bridal March, with the piccolo trumpet adding a different timbre to the quintet. Its finale incorporates J.S. Bach's "Sheep May Safely Graze", carried by the piccolo trumpet. Medium to high difficulty.
- Love Is Beautiful (George Genna) (Flugelhorn 1-2, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba)
Transcribed and arranged from a tune by New Jersey-area jazz pianist George Genna, this tune features a bass lead in the tuba, with chord fills in the upper parts. The much more mellow flugelhorn is preferred over trumpet in this chart. Medium difficulty.
- Moonflight (George Genna) (Flugelhorn 1-2, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba)
A lush jazz waltz featuring interplay between the two flugelhorn parts and a versatile tuba line that switches between bass lines and harmonic voicing. Another excellent tune from George Genna; this one has a Medium to high difficulty level due to the wide ranges of the instruments.
- Toccata (from L'Orfeo) (Claudio Monteverdi) (Trumpet in Bb 1-2, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba)
An excellent opening or closing fanfare to any brass-accompanied event. Medium difficulty, except in the trombone and tuba, apparently...
- It's Always Raining In Indiana (Mark Dundore, based on The Dr. Jongo Theme Song)
I transcribed and arranged my own tuba-euph quartet for string quartet as an orchestration project. I like writing in the string medium, however I'm rarely compelled to do it, with winds and choir being more open markets. It's as if contemporary composers don't think their quartet work could possibly stand out from Beethoven or Bartok. Sad business, fun tune ;).
- Soul Bossa Nova (Quincy Jones) (Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet 1-2, Trombone 1-2, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Drum Set)
A small jazz band arrangement of Quincy Jones' standard (AKA, the Austin Powers theme). Arranged for and performed by Philly Street Swag, Indiana, PA.
Voice and Wind Ensemble
- Bredon Hill (Ralph Vaughan Williams; Movement V of On Wenlock Edge)
String quartet transcribed, arranged, and edited for chamber wind ensemble (Flute I/II, Oboe I/II, Clarinet I/II, Bassoon I/II, Euphonium, Tuba). Performed by tenor Steven Cosnek in March 2009, assisted by Dr. James Staples, piano, and the IUP Chamber Winds, under the direction of Katye Clogg.
- Angels We Have Heard On High (Traditional French carol; English text by James Chadwick)
Written for my good friend Matt Shaul, now high school music teacher at Agora Cyber Charter School. I wrote this piece for him to conduct from the piano, to establish a steady rhythm for the choir, later leading them through the tune in a round.