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.
- They are currently available for:
(for unaccompanied trombone)
Three challenging pieces for advanced players. ATW National Solo Competition Division 3 competition piece (2020-2021)
- Mystery (2:30)
- Frenzy (2:30)
- Serenity (3:00)
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)
(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
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.
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
I have written 7 fanfares for trombone octet. There were written in commemoration of International Trombone Week. They are available here.
I have written 176 one-minute pieces for all woodwinds and brass. There are available through AuditionSolos.com.