Hey team, I don’t want to bite into our summer too much, but if you’re thinking about some new rep for the 2022/23 year, I just wanted to share what’s coming around the bend.
My three-movement work, Transcendent Light, was published this past June by Eighth Note Publications in Canada and distributed by Alfred in the US. I’m really, really proud of this one. Each movement is published separately, so you can do as much or little of it as you’d like.
Movement I – ‘Tis Joy
Movement II – We Walked Through the Woods
Movement III – In Stillness
Also, it also has a choral component, if that’s your bag, but you can absolutely perform it with just your band. It’s been performed by the National Youth Band of Canada and Arizona State University Wind Ensemble – the latter is the recording below:
I also completed a composition called Reverential Skies that’s now available for sale. It’s a Level 2 work that was commissioned for the amazing careers of Canadian music educators Mark Friesen and Kimberly Hastings in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. At its core, it’s about gratitude and the joy of making music. It’s also a little bit about the Olympics (because they both took bands to the Olympics TWICE! Incredible!).
My setting of Robert Frost’s Nothing Gold Can Stay went to print with Cypress Choral Music this past year. It was commissioned by Dr. Mark Munson at Bowling Green State University and was my first virtual premiere, though it has since been performed live again. I’ve got a separate post about the work as a whole, but feel free to check it out!
I have three trombone pieces going to work with IMBrassworks in the fall: O Magnum Lux, The Inner Light, and Prairie Trombone Suite. They aren’t out yet, but they will be soon! Also, The Inner Light is getting a new recording this year but the incomparable Dr. Aaron Wilson 🙂
My work for trumpet and piano, The Stars of November, has also been sent in to the International Trumpet Guild, so I’ll hear about that submission in a few months. But enjoy the recording!
See you in the rehearsal space, team!