Sunday, December 20, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
- ...and dispel the miseries of the world (2008) for baritone saxophone and chamber orchestra (written for and recorded by the Seattle baritone saxophone hero James DeJoie, with members of the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kirk Trevor)
- Suite Of Changes (1993) for viola and mallet percussion (featuring the amazing young Japanese marimba virtuoso Fumito Nunoya)
- the delightful little Jubilee (2005) for euphonium and piano, featuring the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra's principal trombonist, Robert Kozanek, for whom I wrote my new trombone concerto (which we will hopefully record for Navona next year....more about that later).
And thank you!
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Click here to see videos on YouTube of each of the four movements from the premiere performance on 9/25/09 (there was an additional performance for conservatory alumni and family members the following afternoon).
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, July 03, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Recordings of Five Miniatures (1983) for flute & euphonium and Heavy Metal Lullaby (2009) for music boxes, glockenspiels (bells), and celestas are now available for downloading exclusively at InstantEncore:
Lullaby is $0.49, as is each track of the Five Miniatures. The complete Five Miniatures is $1.99. You can, of course, stream each track online for free. Purchasing these recordings supports contemporary music, as well as this particular contemporary composer. :-)
Excerpts from the 2nd and 3rd movements of the baritone saxophone concerto are available for listening at InstantEncore as well (complete recording to be released later this year on the Navona Records label) -- excerpts from the new trombone concerto (to be premiered in September in the Czech Republic) will be posted there shortly.
Friday, May 08, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Twenty-two years after I submitted it as my master's degree thesis at American University, my concerto for euphonium and orchestra is finally getting a public performance -- in its euphonium and piano version, that is. Euphonium soloist Richard Demy will be performing it as part of his graduate euphonium recital at George Mason University's Harris Theatre in Fairfax, Virginia on May 9, 2009 at 3:00 pm. Admission is free. For more information, call the George Mason University Music Department at (703) 993-1380.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, January 04, 2009
One of the handful of concertos for euphonium and orchestra that have actually been performed.......if you're curious about what a euphonium sounds like in front of a symphony orchestra, you could do a lot worse than this performance. Bravo.