Big News this Fall Season – new Website, new Music!

I’m excited to let you know that an all-new look is coming to the site!  Focusing on getting new music out to all the fans, the new site will be even easier to navigate for whatever you’re looking for, whether Orchestral Music for the holidays, Jazz Ensemble compositions from the new Strata Big Band album, […]

New Strata Big Band album will be released by Summit Records!

I’m so excited to announce that my latest creative endeavor, the Strata Big Band’s first CD recording, has been mixed and mastered and is now in the capable hands of Summit Records as they prepare for its release later this spring! I’ll have more information as it becomes available!    

New Jazz Ensemble Titles with Hal Leonard

I’ve got six new Jazz Ensemble titles coming from Hal Leonard Publications this summer: “Africa” (by Toto) “Shake A Tail Feather” (from Ray Charles and the Blues Brothers) “Tangerine” (in classic Dr. John New Orleans style) “In Your Own Sweet Way” (Dave Brubeck classic) “The Frim Fram Sauce” (Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong  classic) “Home […]

New Commission for Brass Quintet and Concert Band

Several years ago I wrote  an arrangement of the Canadian Brass version of “That’s A-Plenty” which featured the quintet in front of the Concert Band. In this spirit the Plymouth (MI) Community Band commissioned me to write a new work, this one based upon the great Dixieland Standard “The Jazz Me Blues.” The work is finished, […]

Keller Middle School to Premiere New Work at Midwest Clinic in Chicago

The great folks at Keller (TX) Middle School have commissioned a new work following on the heels of my concert band work  Curtain Call (published by C. L. Barnhouse); they asked for a piece with a Texas flair quoting various Texas-themed folk songs. “The Bluebonnet Revue” was the result, and the Keller band will premiere the […]

Upcoming release of the Dallas Brass Nutcracker arrangements!

Over twenty years ago I arranged a good portion of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet music for Brass Quintet and Percussion for release on the Dallas Brass Nutcracker CD. I am excited to announce that the majority of those arrangements will be released on September 1 of this year for retail sale! The original arrangements included varying […]

Bellsong Fantasy with Texas A&M University Commerce Wind Ensemble and Choir

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Wind Ensemble and Choir, under the leadership of Phil Clements and Randall Hooper, premiered the band version of y Bellsong Fantasy, with I originally composed for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and featured on their Dallas Christmas Gala CD. Thanks for the wonderful performance folks! The work will be available […]

New Works from Hal Leonard for 2016

Hal Leonard has once again published a few new works of mine. For Concert Band: Land of Liberty (new original patriotic work) For Jazz Ensemble:  Bare Necessities (from”The Jungle Book”) Living For the City by Stevie Wonder Buckjump by Trombone Shorty You can check out scores and recordings via Youtube by starting at the listing of my […]

New Brass Quintets from Hal Leonard On the Way!

My new Brass Quintet arrangements are now available from Hal Leonard. “Frozen,” “The Best of Mancini,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Pirates of the Carribean” and “The Incredibles” are all scored for standard Brass Quintet (2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone and Tuba) plus an optional Percussion part that can be played by one Drum Set player. I’ll be releasing several […]

British Brass Bands – Festival Fanfare for Christmas now available!

My work Festival Fanfare for Christmas, which has enjoyed success in both Orchestral and Concert Band settings, is finally available for the traditional British Brass Band! It is scored for standard Brass Band instrumentation, and Horns in F and bass clef low brass parts are also provided on the reverse side of the printed parts. Full […]