Archive for Music

Sunday, Feb. 11th, the Alterity Quintet premiered my On Reading Shakespeare at the Timucua White House. In case you missed it, here are the two middle movements with titles and epigraphs: II. Nocturne – “Soft stillness and the night become the touches of sweet harmony.” – Lorenzo, Act V, Scene 1 : Merchant of Venice III. Serenade – “Let there be […]

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 14:43 | no comments

Follow this link to see Janet Harris performing my solo bassoon work Memento.

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Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 17:28 | no comments

Came across this old piece of mine from the 80s, when I was still doing jazz, called: Realigned. It’s not bad. Well‚ better than I remembered anyway. Here’s an excerpt, the last minute of the piece. Listen to: Realigned.

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Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at 10:22 | no comments

Finally had a chance to add this recording of a performance from January 2015 of my hymn: Praise Ye the Lord. Big thank you to Ben Lane, and the Cathedral Choir from the Cathedral Church of Saint Luke. They really did a great job finding the music hiding in the notes! Listen to: Praise Ye […]

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 01:34 | no comments

This Christmas season (2014), there was a performance of my string orchestra arrangement of the carol The Angel Gabriel. As commonly happens, there didn’t appear to be enough rehearsal, so the performance is a bit tentative, and the tempo a little too slow, but you can get the idea of what it should sound like. […]

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Monday, December 29th, 2014 at 16:04 | no comments

Also, this Christmas season, there was a performance of my string orchestra arrangement of the carol Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella. This performance was perhaps a little tentative, but there was only one rehearsal prior to the concert. Listen to: Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella.

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Sunday, December 29th, 2013 at 23:05 | no comments

My largest work to premier this year was for a patriotic program, I Hear America Singing. It’s written for Baritone soloist, mixed chorus, and orchestra. The text is from Walt Whitman. I wrote it with the wonderful voice of Thomas Potter in mind, and was very fortunate that he was available for the performance. Listen […]

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Sunday, December 29th, 2013 at 19:06 | no comments

This is one of my own favorites from my series of original Christmas carols for string quartet (or string orchestra), Shepherds. Listen to: Shepherds.

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 14:42 | no comments

Last year, First United Methodist Church of Orlando liked one of my Christmas carols (originally for chorus and organ) so much that they commissioned an orchestral arrangement. I probably wouldn’t have considered doing that on my own, and it turned out really well. Thanks, Bill! Listen to: A Christmas Carol. You can also download the […]

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at 11:29 | no comments

Can you tell I write a lot of religious and Christmas music? Here’s another original Christmas carol for string orchestra (or string quartet), What Sweeter Music Can We Bring. Often, after completing a work, you are just too close to it to be able to assess it’s quality. And you have to believe in it […]

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 14:05 | 1 response