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METAMORPHIC FANFARE for Orchestra

PORTENT AND APOTHEOSIS for Orchestra

BLACK BALL COUNTS DOUBLE for Strings

THY LIGHT IS COME for SATB Choir and Organ, with optional Brass and Timpani

SONATA for Trumpet and Piano


THE SAINTS OF SEWANEE for Brass, Timpani, Percussion and optional Organ


ASCENSION for Brass and Timpani


CRIMSON for Brass, Timpani, Percussion and optional Organ


PARABOLA for Brass and Timpani


DIES IRAE for Brass and Timpani


CAT'S EYE for Brass


GOVERNOR'S CUP MARCH for
Concert Band


REVERIES for String Orchestra


MEDITATION for Cello and Piano



CELEBRATION
for Trumpet and Organ

POLYGON
for Brass Quintet

AFFECTATIONS
for Brass Quintet

WHEN JESUS WEPT
for Organ

SIMPLE BLESSING
for Organ

SYNERGISTIC PARABLE
for Concert Band

VENI EMMANUEL
for Concert Band

PROLOGUE
Fanfare for 3 Trumpets

THRICE TOLD TALES OF THE POMEGRANATE FOREST
for Trumpet, Violin and Bass Clarinet



Quality Electronic Realizations

Scarab!
for Flute, Bassoon and Harp

REMEMBRANCE
for Flute and Piano

PASSAGES
for String Quartet

AMID THE CRUEL WINTER SNOW
for SATB Choir and
Harp

PSALM 67
for SATB Choir, Organ and Trumpet

SEARCH YOUR HEART FOR CHRISTMAS
for SATB Choir and Solo Cello

DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION
for 4 Cellos


Film and Video Scores

BONES ALONG THE HILL

REACHING

STEP BY STEP

PRECIOUS CHARGES

VIP

A TALE OF TWO CUBICLES



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Unaccompanied Solo 

 Sixes and Sevens

Unaccompanied Cello
  4 movements, 7:00
  • Composed for and dedicated to Stephen Drake
  • Premiered March 23, 2017 by Stephen Drake at Middle Tennessee State University


Medieval Manifesto

Unaccompanied Contrabass
  4 movements, 8:10
  • Written for John Deak
  • Premiered February 1977, Knoxville, TN
  • Performed at Aspen Summer Music Festival, 1977
  • Performed at Univ. of Cincinnati Double Bass Festival, 1979


 Variants

Unaccompanied Trombone
  3 movements, 6:50
  • Premiered April 1977, Knoxville, TN

Organ 

Prelude on William Billings' "When Jesus Wept"

Organ
  single movement, 2:00
  • Commissioned by Vine Street Christian Church, Nashville, Tennessee in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Guild of Organists
  • Premiered April 14, 1996 by Julia C. Callaway at "The World's Largest Organ Concert," sponsored by the AGO
Published by Metamorphic Music


Simple Blessing

Organ
  single movement, 4:00
  • Premiered September 15, 2002 by Julia Callaway, Vine Street Christian Church, Nashville, TN
Published by Metamorphic Music


Open Door - Introduction and Postlude on William Billings' "Paris"

Organ
  2 movements, 5:00
  • Commissioned by Vine Street Christian Church, Nashville, Tennessee in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Guild of Organists
  • Premiered April 14, 1996 by Julia C. Callaway at "The World's Largest Organ Concert," sponsored by the AGO
  • Organists may choose to perform the Introduction and Postlude sections together, or to employ the Postlude as a stand-alone work.
Published by Metamorphic Music

Solo with Keyboard Accompaniment 

Sonata for Trumpet and Piano

Trumpet and Piano
  3 movements, 21:00
  • Composed for and dedicated to Dr. Michael Arndt, Professor of Trumpet, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Premiered by Michael Arndt and Maeve Brophy March 23, 2017 at Middle Tennessee State University
Published by Metamorphic Music


Celebration

Trumpet and Organ
  single movement, 4:15
  • Written for Stephen K. Bottom and John Cantrell
  • Premiered by Stephen K. Bottom and John Cantrell on November 24, 2013 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in New York City
Published by Metamorphic Music


Remembrance

Flute and Piano
  single movement, 4:30
  • Commissioned by Michelle Mowery Johnson for Penny Rose
  • Premiered February 28, 2010 by flutist Shelley Binder and pianist Fay Adams at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Published by Metamorphic Music


Meditation

Cello and Piano
  single movement, 4:45
  • Premiered May 22, 2011 by Nashville Symphony Associate Principal Cellist Julia Tanner and pianist Sarah Huffman, Woodmont Christian Church, Nashville, TN
Published by Metamorphic Music

Trio 

Thrice Told Tales of the Pomegranate Forest 

Trumpet, Violin, Bass Clarinet
  3 movements, 6:00
  • Won Third Place, New Music For Young Ensembles Composition Contest, New York City, 1978
  • Won First Place, University of Tennessee Chamber Music Composition Competition, 1978
  • Premiered January 1978, Knoxville, TN
  • Performed at Tanglewood Music Festival, 1981
  • Received New York premiere at Carnegie Hall by the Adirondack Chamber Players, April 1986
Published by Metamorphic Music


Scarab! 

Flute, Bassoon, Harp
  single movement, 4:00
  • Second Place Winner in the 2014 Sewanee Summer Music Festival's King Beetle Composition Competition
Published by Metamorphic Music


Prologue

3 Trumpets
  single movement, 1:00
  • A short fanfare composed for and dedicated to the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program on the occasion of their 25th anniversary
  • Premiered at the BOA/Yamaha Music For All Symposium at Ball State University on June 24, 2013 by Stephen K. Bottom, Chad Winkler and Joshua Gilbert, as the opening work on the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Winners' Recital
Published by Metamorphic Music

Quartet 

Black Ball Counts Double 

VERSION A: String Quartet
VERSION B: String Orchestra
  single movement, 3:50
  • Received a "Highly Commended" Award in the 2003 Oare International Composing Competition, England
  • Premiered on April 23, 2005 by the Mission Chamber Orchestra, San Jose, California, Emily Ray, Music Director
  • Recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic, conducted by Robert Ian Winstin, and released on Naxos Records
Published by Metamorphic Music


Passages

String Quartet
  single movement, 7:10
  • Commissioned by the Delta Omicron Foundation under their Thor Johnson Memorial Commission program to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Delta Omicron
  • Premiered July 17, 2009 at the Delta Omicron Triennial Conference in Cincinnati, by the Atlantis String Quartet
Published by Metamorphic Music


Diplomatic Solution

4 Cellos
  single movement, 6:10


Published by Metamorphic Music


Diplomatic Immunity

2 Violas and 2 Cellos
  single movement, 6:10
  • Setting of Diplomatic Solution (above) for 2 Violas and 2 Cellos


Diplomatic Summit

4 Contrabasses
  single movement, 6:10
  • Setting of Diplomatic Solution (above) for 4 Contrabasses


Fanfare a4

2 Trumpets and 2 Trombones
  single movement, 2:00

Woodwind Quintet 

Aspirations

Woodwind Quintet
  3 movements, 17:00
  • Composed for the Blair Woodwind Quintet, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Premiered April 23, 2017 at Middle Tennessee State University

Brass Quintet 

Polygon 

Brass Quintet
  3 movements, 17:00
  • Winner of the National Fine Arts Award in Composition, presented by Illinois State University
  • 3rd Place winner, The American Prize Chamber Music Composition Division
  • Premiered November 1993, Illinois State University
Published by Metamorphic Music


Affectations

Brass Quintet
  4 movements 17:30
  • Commissioned by the University of Tennessee Brass Quintet
  • Premiered June 1978, Knoxville, TN
Published by Metamorphic Music

Brass Ensemble / Brass with Percussion 

The Saints of Sewanee

6 Trumpets, 6 Horns, 3 Trombones, Bass Trombone, 2 Tubas, Timpani, 4 Percussionists, Optional Organ
  single movement, 7:00
  • A large work dedicated to the Festival Brass of the Sewanee Summer Music Festival
  • Premiered July 15, 2017 by the SSMF Festival Brass at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Sewanee, TN, Eric Bubacz, Conductor


Cat's Eye

4 Trumpets, 4 Horns, 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
  single movement, 2:30
  • A great concert opener for your brass choir or the brass section of your concert band!
  • Premiered July 21, 2012 by the SSMF Festival Brass at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Sewanee, TN, Mark Babbitt, Conductor
Published by Metamorphic Music


Dies Irae

4 Trumpets, 4 Horns, 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Timpani
  single movement, 2:55
  • A majestic and dramatic fanfare for brass and timpani
  • Premiered July 19, 2008 by the SSMF Festival Brass at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Sewanee, TN, David Brockett, Conductor
Published by Metamorphic Music


Ascension

3 Trumpets, 4 Horns, 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Timpani
  single movement, 2:30
  • A rhythmic and exciting concert opener or closer for brass and timpani
  • Premiered July 25, 2009 by the SSMF Festival Brass at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Sewanee, TN
Published by Metamorphic Music


Parabola

4 Trumpets, 4 Horns, 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Timpani
  single movement, 3:00
  • An exhilarating short work for brass and timpani
  • Premiered July 23, 2011 by the SSMF Festival Brass at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Sewanee, TN, Mark Babbitt, Conductor
Published by Metamorphic Music


Crimson

6 Trumpets, 5 Horns, 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, 2 Euphoniums, 2 Tubas, Timpani, 2 Percussionists, Optional Organ
  single movement, 2:00
  • A HUGE and powerful fanfare for brass, timpani, percussion and optional organ
  • Premiered July 19, 2014 by the SSMF Festival Brass at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Sewanee, TN, Mark Babbitt, Conductor
Published by Metamorphic Music

Percussion Ensemble 

Illusions

Large Percussion Ensemble
  single movement, 11:00
  • Commissioned by the Percussive Arts Society
  • Premiered January 1981, Knoxville, TN
  • Received a showcase performance at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in November 1994 by the University of Tennessee Percussion Ensemble, F. Michael Combs, Director

Choral 

Thy Light Is Come 

SATB Choir and Organ, with optional Brass and Timpani
  single movement, 8:00
  • Commissioned by Christ Church Episcopal, Nashville, TN
  • 3rd Place winner, The American Prize Chamber Music Composition Division
  • Premiered January 1988, Christ Church Episcopal, Nashville, TN
  • Expanded version with brass and timpani premiered December 11, 12, and 13, 2004 on "The Joy of Christmas" concerts by the Washington (D.C.) National Cathedral Choral Society with the Washington Symphonic Brass, timpani and organ, conducted by J. Reilly Lewis
Published by E. C. Schirmer Co., Boston, MA.


Amid The Cruel Winter Snow 

SATB and Harp
  single movement, 3:00
  • Winner of the New Haven Oratorio Choir's Composition Contest
  • Premiered December 15, 2013 in New Haven, CT by the New Haven Oratorio Choir and harpist Grace Cloutier, Daniel Shaw, Director
Published by Metamorphic Music


Psalm 67

SATB, Organ, Trumpet
  single movement, 4:00
  • Commissioned by Vine Street Christian Church, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Premiered May 1998 at Vine Street Christian Church, Nashville, Tennessee
Published by Metamorphic Music


Search Your Heart for Christmas

SATB Chorus and Solo Cello
  single movement, 4:11


Published by Metamorphic Music


We Will Be Glad

SATB, Organ, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Timpani
  single movement, 7:00
  • Commissioned by Vine Street Christian Church, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Premiered April 1994 at Vine Street Christian Church, Nashville, Tennessee


Welcome, Christmas Day!

VERSION A: SATB and 2 Percussionists 1st plays Marimba, 2nd plays 4 Tom-toms and Suspended Cymbal)
VERSION B: SATB and Marimba
VERSION C: SATB and Piano
  single movement, 2:17
  • There are three versions of this piece. The choral parts are identical in all.


Crown Him!

SATB and Full Orchestra
  single movement, 3:10

Band / Wind Ensemble 

Synergistic Parable 

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  single movement, 15:00
  • Written for the Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • Won the American Bandmasters Association's Ostwald Award for Symphonic Band Composition, 1987
  • Won First Place, Appalachian State University Wind Ensemble Composition Contest, 1987
  • Premiered April 1986 by the Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, John P. Paynter, Director
  • Performed by the U.S. Marine Concert Band, Washington D.C., February 1987 and at the American Bandmasters Association National Convention, March 1987
  • Performed by the Appalachian State University Wind Ensemble, Boone, NC, April 1987
Published by Metamorphic Music


Governor's Cup March

Concert Band
  single movement, 3:53
  • Dedicated to Kenton J. Hull Jr.
  • Premiered July 17, 2010 by the Two Rivers and McGavock Alumni Band, David P. Sartor conducting
Published by Metamorphic Music


Veni Emmanuel, Fantasy of Abstractions

Concert Band
  single movement, 13:00
  • Composed to honor David Van Vactor
  • Premiered May 2007 by the Indiana Wind Symphony, Charles Conrad, Director
Published by Metamorphic Music

String Orchestra 

Reveries 

String Orchestra
  single movement, 7:00
  • Winner of the Burlington (VT) Chamber Orchestra's 2009 Composers Competition
  • One of three finalists in the Fauxharmonic Orchestra's 2007 Adagio Composition Contest
  • Premiered May 29, 2009 and May 30, 2009 by the Burlington Chamber Orchestra
Published by Metamorphic Music


Black Ball Counts Double 

VERSION A: String Quartet
VERSION B: String Orchestra
  single movement, 3:50
  • Received a "Highly Commended" Award in the 2003 Oare International Composing Competition, England
  • Premiered on April 23, 2005 by the Mission Chamber Orchestra, San Jose, California, Emily Ray, Music Director
  • Recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic, conducted by Robert Ian Winstin, and released on Naxos Records
Published by Metamorphic Music

Full Orchestra 

Metamorphic Fanfare

Symphony Orchestra
  single movement, 2:40
  • Commissioned by Kirk Trevor and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the new millennium
  • Premiered October 19 and 20, 2000, Knoxville, TN
  • Recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic, conducted by Robert Ian Winstin, and released on Naxos Records
Published by Metamorphic Music


Portent and Apotheosis 
(aka Concerto for Orchestra)

Symphony Orchestra
  single movement, 12:00
  • Finalist in the Orchestral Composition Division of the 2012 American Prizes
  • Finalist in the Columbia Symphony Orchestra's American Composer Competition
  • Premiered January 2007 by the Millennium Symphony, Palais Versailles, Paris, France, Robert Ian Winstin, Conductor
  • Recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic, conducted by Robert Ian Winstin, and released on Naxos Records
Published by Metamorphic Music


O Worship The King

Symphony Orchestra
  single movement, 4:00
  • Commissioned by the Knoxville Festival Orchestra
  • Premiered April 1982, Knoxville, TN

Film and Video Scores (selected) 

Bones Along The Hill

Score for an advertising video

Published by Metamorphic Music.
Score and parts not for sale.


Reaching

Score for a regional video

Published by Metamorphic Music.
Score and parts not for sale.


Step by Step

Score for a regional video

Published by Metamorphic Music.
Score and parts not for sale.


Precious Charges

Score for a regional Public Service Announcement

Published by Metamorphic Music.
Score and parts not for sale.


VIP Closing

Credits music for a regional video

Published by Metamorphic Music.
Score and parts not for sale.


A Tale of Two Cubicles - Main Title

Main title for a training video

Published by Metamorphic Music.
Score and parts not for sale.