Commissions

2011 Lake Tyrrell In Innisfree

For 75-piece Civic Orchestra
Commissioned by: The Raleigh Civic Orchestra
For the 2016 premiere performance

2011 Of Regal Patience

For Eighteen Piece Big Band
Commissioned by: Ron Wasserman of The New York Jazz Harmonic
For his 2015-2016 Concert Season

2011 Beguiled

For Trombone, Concert Marimba, Bass
Commissioned by: Gwendolyn and Michael Dease
For their 2016 Release “Beguiled”

2011 Surround Sound

For Two Double Basses
Commissioned by: The Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble

2011 Celestial Dance

For Solo Double Bass
Commissioned by: The International Society of Bassists
For the 2011 Double Bass Classical Competition

2011     Mass Transit

Symphony Orchestra – Three Movements: I – Open Road, II – Escalation, III – Metropolis
Commissioned by: The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
Premiered May, 2011, The Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, Idyllwild, CA &
REDCAT, The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
NY Debut:  June, 2011, The American Composers Orchestra, third movement only

2009     Joy In The Oasis

Concert Band
Commissioned by: The United States Air Force Band of The West
Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX

2008       Time for Nostalgia

Big Band, soloist Tim Hagans –  trumpet
Commissioned by:  Norbottens Musiken, Luleø, Sweden
Premiered: Sept, 2009, The Norbotten Big Band, Director & Soloist Tim Hagans,
Kulturens Hus Concert Hall, Luleø, Sweden

2007     Quiet Pride 

Augmented Big Band – Four Movements:  Recognition, Glory, Mother and Child, Singing Head
Commissioned by:  The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Composition Competition Award
Premiered: Mar, 2007 Univ of Connecticut, Storrs, CT,
& The Rich Forum, Stamford, CT

2007       Hues of a Different Blue

Big Band
Commissioned by:  ASCAP/IAJE Commission for Established Jazz Composers
Premiered Jan, 2007 at the IAJE Conference, NYC, NY

2006     Dreamscapes

For Big Band with optional female vocalize
Commissioned by:  The Empire Jazz Orchestra
Premiered:  Apr, 2006, The Empire Jazz Orchestra, SCCC, Schenectady, NY

2004     Linear Surroundings

Four Movements:  Shadow Chasing, Moods, The Peaceful Flame, Collage
For piano, bass, drums, trumpet, cello, French horn, Bass Clarinet, tenor saxophone, female vocalize
Commissioned by: The Chamber Music America Awards
New Works:  Creation and Presentation Program Grant
Generously Funded by The Doris Duke Foundation
Premiered Oct, 2004, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

2004     Come Out And Play

Specifically designed as a tenor saxophone and double bass feature, in a reduced big band format (11 pieces)
Commissioned by:  The U.S. Armed Forces in Europe, Air Force Jazz Ensemble
Premiered: July, 2004, Germany.
Also arranged for  traditional big band format.

2002     The Gait Keeper 

Big Band
Commissioned by Cornell University Jazz Ensembles
Premiered: Apr, 2002, at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

2001     Whims of the Blue Bird

Big Band
Commissioned by The BMI Foundation, The Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize
Composed:  May, 2001
Publisher:  Myriad Limited
Premiered: July, 2001, The BMI Concert, Merkin Hall, New York, NY

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