Orchestration and Arranging
Besides playing the horn, I also arrange music in most of my free time. Many of my arrangements have been played by various studios at Oklahoma State University for events such as the Edmon Low Library Noon Concert Series, Studio Recitals, and Degree Recitals. My arrangement are popular all throughout the United States and the world. My arrangement of Horkstow Grange (Lincolnshire Posy) for Low Brass Choir was performed at the Trombonanza Festival in Santa Fe, Argentina under the direction of Paul Compton, Associate Professor of Trombone at Oklahoma State University. My arrangement of “Rise” by Katy Perry/Superfruit was recently performed by a horn ensemble in Japan. If you wish to purchase an arrangement, please view the arrangements page to browse my works.
I am able to engrave and/or copy music into Sibelius and produce a nice clean version of almost anything. Most people can use Sibelius, but very few know how to fine tune everything to produce a clean and professional looking copy. I can produce a score from existing parts, extract a part from a score, clean up existing files, recreate a piece from an existing part, or create a professional copy from a hand written copy. Each of these jobs require a differing amount of time and will be priced according. Please contact me if you wish to have an engraving done.
When I'm not arranging previously composed music, I am composing my own music. I mainly compose for horn and piano, but I am branching out to other mediums as they are being commissioned. Recently, I composed a concerto for horn, strings, and timpani entitled “The Mark of Athena”; this work focuses on three ideas often attributed to Athena, The Goddess of Wisdom. In 2017, Denise Tryon, Professor of Horn at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, commissioned me to write a piece for low horn and piano. This work, “Maiden Voyage”, was premiered at the 50th International Horn Symposium in Muncie, Indiana; Denise Tryon will recored this work for her next CD sometime in 2019. If you wish to have a piece commissioned for you or an ensemble, please contact me.