Wind Ensemble

Grade 2-2.5:

Snarl

 

Grade 3:

This Cruel Moon

Lightning Field

Foundry

Sheltering Sky

 

Grade 4 / 4+:

The Rumor of
        a Secret King

Clocking

Hymn to a Blue Hour

Night on Fire

Ringmaster's March

Strange Humors

Undertow

Unquiet Spirits

Xerxes

 

Grade 5 / 5+:

Asphalt Cocktail

Aurora Awakes

The Frozen Cathedral

Fanfare for
       Full Fathom Five

High Wire

Kingfishers Catch Fire

Liminal

The Night Garden

Redacted

Redline Tango

Sasparilla

Songs from the
       End of the World

The Soul Has
  
   Many Motions

Turbine

Turning

Wine-Dark Sea:
     Symphony for Band

 

Concertos:

Antique Violences:
     Trumpet Concerto

Drum Music: Perc. Cto

Harvest: Tbn. Cto.

Sop. Sax Concerto

 

Chamber Music

Vocal Music

Orchestra

Music for Theater

Works in Progress

 

Snarl (2018)

Audio & Score

for concert band
duration: 2'45"
Grade 2/2.5


Click to buy : Full set $119. Extra 9x12 score $20.

Written as a gift for United Sound.

World premiere March 17, 2018.

In March 2016, I attended a rehearsal featuring students from the United Sound mentoring program - a program to encourage musicians with special needs to play side by side with general education musicians in the same ensemble. The empathy I experienced in that room was overwhelming. I cried, regained my composure, and asked if I could write a piece for United Sound.  The result is “Snarl.”

Everyone gets picked on at some point - I know I did, especially in gym class. It’s a horrible feeling.  “Snarl” refuses to be bullied, from the opening saxophone section multiphonic, to the flutter-tongued winds and the crashes of cymbals.

“Snarl” is a gift to United Sound in thanks for making those mentored students feel not only special, but strong.