New! I Have Relatives in North Dakota
(duet for horn and tuba)
Commissioned by Amy Laursen and Todd Cranson at the University of South Dakota.
- …and they’re crazy
- …and they’re too cold in winter
- …and they’re too hot in summer
- …and they’re rather fun to be around
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.
They are currently available for:
Three Calls (for unaccompanied trombone)
Challenging music for advanced players. This piece was written in March, 2020. While this at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic shut-down I cannot say that those events inspired the piece.
However, the movement titles do feel somehow appropriate.
- Mystery (2:30)
- Frenzy (2:30)
- Serenity (3:00)
- ITA Frank Smith Solo Competition (2023)
- ATW National Solo Competition Division 3 competition piece (2021)
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.
- Night Suite
- Night Falls (…and the goblins emerge) [3:30]
- Lying Awake (with persistent thoughts) [3:30]
- Amygdala Firing (and no dream is safe) [3:30]
- Day Suite
- Fanfare for the New Day (…and you’re late) [3:00]
- . Leisurely Park Lunch (with a glass of Glass) [4:00]
- 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.
Five American Folk Song Sketches (horn and trombone duet)
- Black is the Color of my True Love’s Hair (video)
- Soldier Boy (video)
- Shenandoah (video)
- All the Pretty Little Horses (video)
- Dunderbeck (video)
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.
- Everlasting Arms
- He’s Gone Away
- Sweet Betsy from Pike
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.
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
Free! – BoneWeek Fanfares
I have written 7 fanfares for trombone octet. There were written in commemoration of International Trombone Week. They are available on TromboneZone.org
Free! – Audition Solos
I have written 176 one-minute pieces for all woodwinds and brass.
They are available through AuditionSolos.com.