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Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble
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The John Denver country classic, arranged for big band.  This chart is burnin’  and meant for advanced groups.   To purchase this arrangement, click here.

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Medium jazz rock ballad.  This Elton John chart utilizes a solo in the Trumpet 1 part. To purchase this arrangement, click here.

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The classic Beatles tune arranged for jazz orchestra.  The piece includes doubles in the woodwinds.  The harmony is freshly reharmonized with contemporary jazz voicings.  Written for advanced jazz ensembles. To purchase this arrangement, click here.

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Medium Swing big band arrangement of the classic Randy Weston tune.  The tune uses doubles in the woodwinds and includes a jazz march section.  Written for advanced groups. To purchase this arrangement, contact me.

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Advanced piece for jazz ensemble.  Rhythm section must be knowledgeable on ECM style.  The composition uses woodwind doubles and brass doubles, along with various mute changes. To purchase this work, click here.

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Today's newest pop tune.  Medium with open solos. To purchase this arrangement, click here.

Concert Band

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A Broken Morning

(Grade 2) 

Concert band piece for middle school band.  It is dedicated to Landen Miller, a young Alto Saxophone student that died tragically.  It uses the tune “Morning Has Broken.”  The piece also includes an Alto Saxophone solo. 

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Stainless Steel

(Grade 2) 

Concert band piece for middle school band.  An energetic piece in 6/8. 

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 A Mohigan Band Overture (Grade 5) 

Concert piece dedicated to Morgantown High School, Morgantown, WV.  The piece includes the high school’s alma mater, pep song, and songs from band camp written in a classic overture style, similar to those in musical theater.  Medium advanced. 

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Concert Band

Marching Band

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A driving arrangement of the classic hymn.  It slows down into a press, with loud chords towards the end. Medium. To purchase this arrangement, click here.

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The Earth, Wind, and Fire tune arranged for marching band.  The crowd will love this tune. To purchase this arrangement, click here.

Marching Band


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Songs Of The Mountain State 

(Grade 6)

A 12 minute chamber orchestra piece dedicated to folklore of West Virginia.  This four movement work is continuous throughout and is greatly influenced by the music of Aaron Copland, and Charles Ives.  The movements are: 


I. Old Jimmy Johnson 

II. John Hardy 

IIl. My Home Among The Hills 

IV. The West Virginia Farmer 


Old Jimmy Johnson is a fiddle tune that is popular in West Virginia and the surrounding Appalachian area.  It has seen many different versions.   

The tune John Hardy is a song about a railroad worker in McDowell County, WV whom was found guilty of killing a man and eventfully found Jesus before he was executed. 

My Home Among The Hills is used as the basis of the movement.  The blending of harmony from different parts of the song entwines throughout. 

The West Virginia Farmer was found in a folklore book by Patrick Gainer.  The original lyrics tell the tale of farmer in West Virginia who has to till the rocky soil.   

2023 First place winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs Armed Forces Composition Contest

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Written for brass quintet and is a study piece in 4 different contrasts. 

Movement 1: Circumference 

This movement can almost be folded in half and is completely symmetrical.  The performers perform the entire movement in reverse after they reach the center of the movement 

Movement 2: Level 

A movement with complete linear motion 

Movement 3: Plumb  

A movement with vertical expansion and contraction of the quintet 

Movement 4: Square 

An angular piece that is written using fourths and in a funky “square” style 

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Gunther’s Bop 

Written to feature the French Horn with strings and percussion.  Dedicated to composer Gunther Schuller and uses the tune “Boplicity” as its basis.  The style of the piece is Third Stream, combining jazz and concert music. 

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Piano Quintet 

Four Movement work for piano quintet. It is composed using a three note cell. Three notes are configured in various permutations to create melodies and harmonies. 

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Prelude on “Just As I Am” 

Piece for organ that uses polychordal harmony and the invitational hymn. 

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You May Say I’m A Dreamer 

Written for string quintet, but could be performed by more than one player on a part. The piece is based on the John Lennon tune “Imagine”.   

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Chamber Music
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