Whirlwind (2013)

Instrumentation: Percussion Ensemble + Piano 

Duration: 3'00''

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"Whirlwind", as the name implies, is a flourish of melodic lines dancing over a driving bass line motif. A burst of energy from start to finish, in the moto perpetuo style, keeps the players in constant motion until the gradioso chorale-like conclusion. Light and lively this short piece of music is perfect to break up your program. The World Premiere of Whirlwind, done by the Washington Square Winds, is in the woodwind quintet version. Originally written for piano, Whirlwind has since been arranged for many ensemble settings including woodwind quintet, saxophone quartet, and percussion ensemble. 


The Bells (2012) 

Instrumentation: Percussion Ensemble 

Duration: 3:45

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"The Bells" is a unique arrangement of the Ukrainian Bells melody. Texture changes, fast moving lines, and 7/8 grooves make this an original adaptation of a melody your audience will be sure to know. 


Moonlight For Percussion  (2011) 

Instrumentation: Percussion Ensemble 

Duration: 4:45

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"Moonlight For Percussion" is an arrangement of Beethoven's 3rd movement from "Moonlight Sonata". "Moonlight For Percussion" is written for four percussionists at a collegiate performance level using two 4.3 octave marimbas, 5.0 octave marimba, vibraphone, chimes, glockenspiel, tam-tam and windchimes.