Dreadnought

This recording is in fact from the premiere by the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble conducted by Craig Kirchhoff. I enjoy it more than any of the CDs now available because of the very fast tempo, teetering on the edge from the very moment the music starts.

Providence

This work is a double concerto for trumpet and trombone in three movements. The recording here is from a live performance of the third movement by the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble conducted by Craig Kirchhoff. People familiar with my recent work, The Passion, will notice the use of sleigh bells.

John Henry Symphony

Here is another piece for huge wind ensemble in three movements. The three movements can be performed separately. This performance of all three movements is by the Middle Tennessee State University Wind Ensemble and conducted by Dr. Reed Thomas.

Ghost Ship Off Whitefish Point

Here is the score of a recent work that was written specifically to be within reach of most high school wind ensembles. It has roles for five to nine percussion players, including nontechnical roles for kids with less experience. One notable effect in the percussion part (which I learned from the inestimable Fernando Meza) involves placing a Tibetan singing bowl on the head of a timpani and bowing the edge of the bowl while changing the pedal. It sounds exactly like that ghost ship I once heard off Whitefish Point.

Link to the score   LINK

Link to the percussion key   LINK