To Absent Friends 3:300:00 / 3:30
Composed in memory of my high school band director, Mr. Fred Lewis. Mr. Lewis was director of bands at Fenton High School (Bensenville, IL) for almost 50 years, leaving a legacy of musical excellence inspiring hundreds of students to love making music.
Cancion De La Noche
Commissioned by Blackhawk Middle School, Bensenville, IL. This piece has a gentle latin feel to it, representing a calm and peaceful evening. It is also a sort of elegy for my old neighborhood which no longer exists, due to the expansion of O'Hare International Airport (Chicago, IL).
To Absent Friends
It is common to have a toast "to absent friends" at ceremonies or receptions. While not limited to military functions, it is in this context that the toast often seems the most special and appropriate. This heartfelt piece is a tribute to those who have served in the armed forces and are no longer with us. A JW Pepper "Editors Choice."
Valor and Virtue
An overture that celebrates those who display these honorable character traits in how they live their lives and treat others. (2018)
(Score and Set of Parts - $50)