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Meridian
for orchestra

A single unbroken line describes the circumference of a spinning globe, hurtling over changing topography and linking the world’s terrestrial poles. ... (more)


Single
for wind band

First I wrote a 3-minute wordless song. More specifically, I made a Bubble Gum Pop song that might live on Top 40 lists and American Idol auditions. With as many hook-y tunes as I could muster. Then I extended it out into a 7-minute orchestrated classical-style movement, where those ear-worming tunes are put into counterpoint with each other, and b ... (more)


Prayers of Steel
for brass quintet

Most of this quintet's movements are derived from Carl Sandburg's brilliant young Chicago Poems; from uses as simple as sharing a poem's title, to creating an all-out setting "sung" by the brass quintet. The foxtrot is my own insertion; an imagining of wandering Sandburg's Chicago via its dance orchestras. Prayers of Steel was commissione ... (more)