A jubilant closer to any Christmas concert, this arrangement was written for a low brass Christmas tour in Ukraine.
This is a simple treatment of Silent with a beautiful counter-melody. The arrangement was inspired by a version I learned from Irish whistler Bob Pegritz.
I wrote this arrangement after hearing a performance by Roger McMurrin and the Kyiv Symphony Chorus. This is considered the national spiritual song of Ukraine and was written in the 19th century. My arrangement is done as a prayer for peace and a tribute to the people of Ukraine.
The dramatic and haunting movement comes from “The Planets” by Gustav Holst. This arrangement requires strong brass players and features a virtuosic part for the percussionist.
This opening fanfare to Monteverdi’s Vespers also appears as the Toccata from L’Orfeo. It is a showpiece for the two Tenor Trombones.
This beautiful chorale prelude by Brahms was originally written for piano.
This flashy Baroque showpiece features a duel between the Euphonium and Tuba.
This favorite Impressionist gem was originally written for Piano. It features a beautiful, flowing melody shared by the Euphonium and the soaring 1st Trombone. The rich textures of the accompaniment highlight the sonorities of the low brass ensemble.
This beloved movement of Dvorak’s Symphony “From the New World” is one of the most beautiful in the symphonic repertoire. This arrangement captures the essence of Dvorak’s masterpiece from the unmistakable opening chorale to the glorious climax and back to the gentle strains of the chorale.
This soprano or boy soprano solo from Faure’s Requiem is set for the beautiful timbre of the low brass instruments. The 1st Trombone and Euphonium share the lyrical melody.
This piece features dancing Renaissance counterpoint including a duet, trio, quartet, and finally a quintet. A catchy refrain opens and closes the work and separates each section.
This familiar theme from Masterpiece Theatre ends with a flash of ornamentation in the Euphonium part.
This brilliant dance features Euphonium and optional Xylophone. It is the most famous movement from Khachaturian’s ballet Gayaneh and a standard orchestral showpiece.
This is a setting of the Doxology originally written for Organ. It features the well-known hymn tune OLD HUNDREDTH surrounded by Baroque counterpoint.
This arrangement features the Solo Trombone with the melody soaring above the “orchestra” of low brass. It is inspired by the recording made by trombonist Christian Lindberg.