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Instrumental Works

The works available on this page have demo recordings and are available as individual printed (PDF) works. Some are also available on CD.

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To listen to the recordings, you also need a program or device capable of downloading and playing MP3 files.

About the Recordings

The recordings on this page are currently made available for free download, for a variety of reasons. All I ask is that you copy them only for your own listening pleasure and not copy them for others. Instead, direct your friends and family to this website, where they can check the music out for themselves. If you would like CD-quality recordings, many of the pieces listed below are available on CD.

Of course, making and distributing copies of this music for your own personal gain is a violation of copyright and moral law. Please don't do it.

On this page:

  • ’Tis a Gift
    for Soprano & Alto Recorders with Piano Accompaniment
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All the Colors of the Rainbow: Chinese Folk Song Suite for Flute

Flute, with electro-acoustic or piano-only accompaniment

Approx. total perf. time: 28:00

Prices:
     PDF – $15.00
     Printed – $22.50
     Performance/Demo CD – $25.00

Commissioned by flutist from Taiwan, as part of an effort to popularize and "Westernize" traditional Chinese folk songs

Available in three versions:

• Piano-only accompaniment

• Electroacoustic (pre-recorded synthesizer) accompaniment

• Symphonic orchestra accompaniment (available from the Symphonic Works page)

Print version includes both the piano-flute score and the flute-only part.

Performance CD includes "Trax Minus One" electro-acoustic accompaniment suitable for public performance and choice of the demo version with electro-acoustic accompaniment OR the demo version with piano-only accompaniment (please specify when ordering).

Movements cannot be ordered individually.

 

328 Kb

These recordings are also available on CD.

1. Boy with Purple Bamboo Flute
    2:18

 

2.2 Mb
Piano-only version

2. Poor Man Blue
    5:19

 

3. Mountain everGreen
    3:23

 

4. Tiny Yellow Bird
    2:06

 

5. Woman Sewing Orange Purse
    3:34

 

6. Red Ribbon Sister
    1:10

 

1.1 Mb
Piano-only version

7. All the Colors of the Rainbow
   10:06

 

9.5 Mb
Piano-only version

 

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Christmas Meditation

For flute or recorder trio and harp or piano

Approx. perf. time: 3:32

Prices:
     PDF – $7.50
     Printed – $12.50

Written for my own family

Premiered at Alexandria Baptist Church as part of their Christmas morning worship service in 2003

Fairly easy piece that should be accessible to many groups

If played with flutes, the bottom part can be played on an alto flute. If with recorders, it is designed for two sopranos, one alto, and one tenor.

214 Kb

The purchase version includes all instrumental parts, as well as the piano score.

3.6 Mb

When purchasing, please specify whether you want the flute or recorder version.

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Come, Ye Thankful

Solo for trumpet with piano accompaniment

Approx. perf. time: 2:55

Prices:
     PDF – $7.50
     Printed – $12.50

Written for my wife, Barbara

Especially suitable for Thanksgiving

Moderately difficult

 

211 Kb

 

2.8 Mb

 

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Fantasia on a Firm Foundation

For tuba ensemble

Based on the tradition hymn “How Firm a Foundation”

Approx. perf. time: 4:41

Prices:
     PDF – $10.00
     Printed – $15.00

Composed at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, at request of fellow grad student (tuba major)

Later premiered by the tuba ensemble at Bowling Green State University

Ideally, to be performed by not fewer than eight players, at least two to a part

Demo recording done with Finale and Garritan Personal Orchestra

226 Kb

The purchased version includes the score and copies of all parts correctly transposed.

4.4 Mb

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May Jesus Christ Be Praised

Piano/Organ Duet

Based on the tradition hymn “When Morning Gilds the Skies”

Approx. performance time: 3:37

Prices:
     PDF – $7.50
     Printed – $12.50

Originally written as an electro-acoustic piece

Later adapted as piano/organ duet at request of church organist at Centenary United Methodist Church in Granville, OH

Premiered duet version in July, 2007, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Granville, OH

229 Kb

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Sonata for Horn and Piano

A sonata in three movements for one or two horns and piano

Approx. total perf. time: 18:24

Prices:
     PDF – $7.50
     Printed – $18.00

Stylistically combines standard sonata-allegro form with classical and contemporary idioms

Demo recording done with virtual instruments

361 Kb

These recordings are also available on CD.

I. Allegro giusto
9.1 Mb

II. Adagio, molto
rubato e espressivo

3.2 Mb

III. Allegro assai
e marcato

5.1 Mb

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’Tis a Gift

For Soprano & Alto Recorders with Piano Accompaniment

Based on the traditional Shaker hymn

Approx. perf. time: 3:09

Prices:
     PDF – $7.50
     Printed – $12.50

Simple arrangement of beloved melody

Premiered at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Bowling Green, Ohio, sometime in 1996

Recording done with virtual instruments

212 Kb

3.0 Mb

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Variations and Theme

For Solo Piano

Approx. total perf. time: 18:00

Prices:
     PDF – $10.00
     Printed – $15.00

Performance a bit unusual: Variation 1 must be played first and the theme last. All other variations can be played in any order the performer desires.

Loosely inspired by Elgar's Enigma Variations

292 Kb

These recordings are also available on CD.

Var. 1: Complement of the Chef
2.5 Mb

Var. 2: Dark and Rising Sun
2.0 Mb

Var. 3: A Man After God's Own Heart
2.4 Mb

Var. 4: Thoroughly Modern
1.8 Mb

Var. 5: Ludie und Wolfie
2.2 Mb

Var. 6: Tennis Elbow
1.8 Mb

Var. 7: Question Marks (and Regrets)
1.7 Mb

Theme: P.S.–S.P.35
2.6 Mb

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