Monthly Archives: July 2013

Brass Quartet 2 with Snare

I just finished a new composition called Brass Quartet 2 with Snare, it’s located on the Winds page.  The instrumentation is trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, and snare drum.

Becky listened to my first draft and commented on the darkness.  So I set about to brighten it up.  I think in the end she was happy with it.  The music has its serious parts, but there is also some light-hearted sections with some fun in it.

Although the process of creating new music can sometimes be a slow, wrenching process, at other times it can go quickly and in directions I had not foreseen.  Sometimes I don’t know where the music comes from, but it is usually surprising and rewarding in the end.

Classical Revolution Anthem

Classical Revolution Anthem

The challenge from Christopher Corbell was “Can you write pieces that are interesting/expressive and also fairly easy for good players to read through?”.  I’ve been pretty busy lately but I had some ideas.  I had wanted to create a fun piece for vocalists and instrumentalist, with lyrics about the Classical Revolution PDX.  So the lyrics are drawn and inspired from the Classical Revolution manifesto.  I spent some of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday writing this.