INTO THE BLUE, wind quintet (available from the composer)
Folk music with overdrive was how Alan Lomax described bluegrass music. This set of five movements is a tribute to some of the legendary performers that helped to shape this uniquely American art form. Available from the composer. Recorded on Albany Records No.
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VAUDEVILLE!, wind quintet (available from the composer)
Entertaining set of five movements--a ragtime overture followed by four "acts." Highlight is the finale, "The Comics," where duo jokes (i.e. Abbott and Costello) are interspersed throughout. Available from the composer.
MARY'S LITTLE LAMB, wind quintet (available from the composer)
Designed to illustrate music and emotion for young audiences. The familiar tune "Mary Had a Little Lamb" is the basis for a short story with melodic variations. Weaved throughout each variation are excerpts from musical literature, including quotes from Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Stravinsky, and Glenn Miller. Can be performed with oboe soloist narrating, or with a separate narrator.
TEXTURES, wind quintet, Subito
Subito Music: Textures