I’m thrilled to release Watercolor Sun, a marimba quartet for one shared 4.3 octave marimba. Commissioned by Grammy Award winning Third Coast Percussion, Watercolor Sun was premiered at the group’s PASIC 2023 showcase concert. Sheet music is now available.
I have been friends with the members of Third Coast for many years and have watched them from afar with much admiration. It brings me great joy to write music for them.
I’m thrilled to officially publish Run to the Light, my new work for wind band! The piece is a university level / advanced high school piece that was commissioned by The Eastman Wind Ensemble for their centennial celebration. PDF score and parts can be purchased via my sheet music store. Physical copies are available via Murphy Music Press. I’ve been writing music for a long time, but the wind band space is new for me, and excited to share my sound and spirit with this community. Here’s an excerpt from UT Wind Ensemble’s latest performance, featuring my colleague, Thomas Burritt.
To my friends who teach young percussionists: I wrote an etude book for your students! “Music for the Young Percussionist” features 12 short pieces split between snare, mallets, timpani and multi / aux. The book was written with the early – late high school percussionist in mind. In the spirit of access and affordability, and as a thank you to the music education community, I’m making the book available through a “choose your price” model. Pay anywhere from $5 to $20, or whatever is doable for you or your students. Learn more about this project and pick up a copy HERE.
I’m happy to announce that sheet music for Seesaw is now available HERE.
SEESAW (2020) is scored for two percussionists who perform on one shared acoustic guitar. The piece was commissioned by the New Works Project, which organized a consortium of 31 musicians from around the globe to support the creation of this work. Find out more about the piece at the link above, and check out this wonderful recording below by Quey Percussion Duo 👍🏽
The consortium for 4.3 octave marimba duos has closed. Thank you so much to the supporters who backed this project!
A note to supporters: I’ve decided to title this collection Song Book, Vol. 4.3, to fit into the broader scope of my collection of song books. As vol. 4 was next in line, it seemed like an appropriate title! As a supporter, your name will be listed in the completed aoew. You will receive the collection by February 1, 2021 or sooner, and you will have exclusivity to perform these pieces through Sept. 2021 before the music is made available to the public.
I’ve been overwhelmed by the support this project has received. I’m looking forward to writing this book, and really appreciate you helping bring this music to life!
I’m so happy to have recorded my piece “Wildlings” in Eastman Theatre with the one and only, Michael Burritt! Full performance is now on YouTube below and sheet music is now available HERE.