To be played at Art Openings. Best without warning. Start playing outside the gallery area then come in marching in single-file. Kindly split each group of minglers, then walk out and fade out.
Minimum playing group is parts 1 and 5.
I wrote a string quartet piece called "Dream within a Dream". Write up in the newspaper
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Beta Phase. We have a working beta (view my video of the alpha test). First full prototype coming 2nd week of January.
2011 - Tangier 57 It is People
2008 - Tangier 57 Takes on the Cosmos
2008 - Homegrown Rawk and/or Roll: Starfire's Mix
2008 - Tangier 57 Moves the Masses (alto as S.A.Xanadu)
2007 - Tangier 57: Last Night Never Happened
2006 - Treasure Chest - Harold's Big Festival Day at the Pelletizer
2003 - Dukes of Hubbard - Planet Reid (mandolin)
Keeping with the theme of odd ones being for beginners this little tune makes use of one of my favorite things, the neapolitan sixth. There is a focus on slurring and playing staccato versus no markings. The 2nd Oboe is simpler so the teacher can focus on the student and support them musically.
Etude for 2 Oboes #3 [mp3]
Etude for 2 Oboes #3 [pdf]
Two oboes in harmony, what more do you want?
This is a large step up in difficulty from etude #1. A fun tune. Maybe I will write the odd ones to be for beginners and the even ones for intermediate players. Ha. Well this is an oboe exercise in slurring and articulation.
PDF Etude for 2 Oboes #2
reference midi mp3
I just found some of these unpacking scores. The second one I rewrote for Piano trio. The third one, Alpen Lied, I've arranged for symphony orchestra.
Mongomery Bus recorded by The Zeitgeist New Music Group [mp3] (b. clar, pno, xylo, brake)
Color Commentary on Violence by the Vehrder Trio [mp3](clar, vln, pno)
Alpen Lied by Duo 46 [mp3](vln,gtr)
Directory Explainer [zip, for windows]
(I wrote this a really long time ago) This little tool makes a text file that outlines the directory layout recursively. It is used to checking differences in folder structure. The text file is named structure.txt in the directory you wanted examined. It then automatically opens that file in notepad.
The purpose was to get a snapshot of a directory recursively and then be able to run a program to test it, then take another snapshot and be able to compare the directory structures. Be sure to grab the first text file and move it or rename it before you do it again to the same directory as it will just rewrite structure.txt.(I'm looking for the source, may post that sometime.-rob)
There is a great band in Portland called the Blue Cranes. I felt a bit inspired, so I arranged a few older tunes for their ensemble (alto sax, tenor sax, piano, bass, drums).
Between Subway Cars - full, alto, tenor, pno, bs, perc
Blue Bee - full, alto, tenor, pno, bs, perc
Grade A - full, alto, tenor, pno, bs, perc
Don't wanna dance in the rain again - full, alto, tenor, pno, bs, perc
Violin Trio (Violin, Piano, Cello). I wrote this piece for the great woodland music camp, their group is a Violin Trio run by Josh Aerie. [easy, about 2:30]
thoughtfulendeavor.mp3 - Finale GPO (mp3)
I am trying to get a bunch of music online from the last few years. I just realized I have written a ton of music, but not much has seen the lights of the concert hall. This is a composition I wrote for a friend in 2005. It is about 2 minutes long. It was written for solo Cello, but suitable for Bassoon, Euphonium. It could even be a left-hand only piano piece. This piece has never been in a concert. I would love to have a nice recording of it.
Intimate letter to a friend - [Finale GPO] (mp3)
This is a free combo chart! Screw the real book. How about new music! If you play it sent me a recording! A Zany tune with cool changes for a three horn band. I've gone to the liberty of transcribing the Alto part for Clarinet and the Bari chart for Trombone. The end is unclear, but a nice crisp hit on the end of 4 is what I suggest. Give drummer & comper the bass part. Recording from Spontaneous Combustion May 6th, 2005 (mp3)(D.Adams-trpt,R. Linnemann-altosax,M.Wasmund-barisax,T.Abbot-bass,D.Westerlund-drums)
An almost 5 minutes this frenetic song is a duet for the double winds. It is for intermediate players. I actually played this one on the Oboe for my senior recital.
Oboe,Bassoon - [MP3] Viscous (recording by Finale 10 GPO)
This is a cute little tune about a minute long. It is for Violin and Oboe. It uses many of the basic compositional techniques. It is very easy. Please email me if you play it in a concert. It is free to print and play.
Oboe,Violin - [MP3] Planting Potatoes (not yet premiered)(recording by Finale 10 GPO)
An old jazz standard written by Bernie, Pinkard & Casey. I wrote this a while ago for a guitar ensemble concert. Have the bass player and dummer just read the changes.
The scores for these songs are available. Please email me for more information.
Piano - Michael and the Dragon (not yet premiered)(recording by Pam Schoriakoff)
PDF of Archangel Michael and the Dragon
Brass Quintet - Processional for a new life (premiered at my wedding picnic 8/1/09)(mp3 created by Finale Garritan Sounds)
Arrangements for Cello & Guitar. It is for Cello and Guitar.
Songs: Moon River, LaCalandria, Arroz con Leche, El Patio de mi Casa, Las Mananitas, Uncle John's Band. Cello & Guitar Arrangements: 'Never Stop Playing' (pdf)
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My first app is NOW AVAILABLE at the iOS (iphone) app store. It is a fingering reference for all 4 saxophones + altissimo.
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