Compositions

24 Concert Pieces

For the needs of intermediate-advanced musicians I have written 24 pieces that smoothly progress in difficulty. Most of these are available as digital downloads. You can get pdf files and/or sound files. I recorded these pieces on tenor trombone and have created videos of them. See below for free sample pages.

Three Calls
(for unaccompanied trombone)

Three challenging pieces for advanced players. ATW National Solo Competition Division 3 competition piece (2020-2021)

  1. Mystery (2:30)
  2. Frenzy (2:30)
  3. Serenity (3:00)

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Five American Folk Song Sketches
(horn and trombone duet)

  1. Black is the Color of my True Love’s Hair (video)
  2. Soldier Boy (video)
  3. Shenandoah (video)
  4. All the Pretty Little Horses (video)
  5. Dunderbeck (video)

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Latchn Duets
(tenor and bass trombone duet)

These duets were composed at the request of a former student, Russ Zokaites. He asked me to write a set of pieces based on Appalachian folk music.

  1. Everlasting Arms
  2. He’s Gone Away
  3. Sweet Betsy from Pike

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Circadian Suite
(trombone octet)

Commissioned by the trombone studios of Tennessee Tech and the University of Delaware, this is two 3-movement suites that can be combined into a 6-movements suite lasting almost 20 minutes. There is a video of the Washington Trombone Ensemble performing the Night Suite.

  1. Night Suite
    1. Night Falls (…and the goblins emerge) [3:30]
    2. Lying Awake (with persistent thoughts) [3:30]
    3. Amygdala Firing (and no dream is safe) [3:30]
  2. Day Suite
    1. Fanfare for the New Day (…and you’re late) [3:00]
    2. . Leisurely Park Lunch (with a glass of Glass) [4:00]
    3. Driving It Home (and beating the rush) [2:00]

Here’s a 2019 performance of Night Suite by the Washington Trombone Ensemble. The recording should cue up to the 7:56:39 mark.

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Memories of the Spirit
(trombone ensemble with
3 bass trombone soloists)

Commissioned by the Columbus State trombone choir and premiered at the 2013 International Trombone Festival. Soloists: Charlie Vernon, Denson Paul Pollard, and James Markey.

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Pieces Available through Other Publishers/Distributors

Blue Wolf for Unaccompanied Trombone

Inspired by the guitar playing of Joni Mitchell and the background guitar stylings in Blue’s Clues, this piece employs a limited number of extended techniques including some multi-phonics and the removal of the F-attachment slide. Available from Warwick Music and Hickeys Music.

Four Impromptus for Low Bone Alone

These four pieces, each preceded by a short poem, are mostly for bass trombone but can be played on tenor. They can purchased from Warwick Music or Hickeys Music.

Free Pieces

BoneWeek Fanfares
(trombone octet)

I have written 7 fanfares for trombone octet. There were written in commemoration of International Trombone Week. They are available here.

Audition Solos

I have written 176 one-minute pieces for all woodwinds and brass. There are available through AuditionSolos.com.