Recently Completed Works
for Trumpet Duet in C or Bb
Trick-Track Double Up is the name of rollercoaster element on a ride in Louisville, Kentucky called, “Storm Chaser.” It was constructed by Rocky Mountain Construction, a rollercoaster manufacture that is known for creating bizarre and unorthodox elements on their rides. Out of all the rollercoaster elements, a trick-track double up is the silliest of these elements to be produced. I thought it was necessary as a rollercoaster enthusiast to write a piece of a such an elegant name. To show this wackiness, Trick-Track Double Up features a lot of unexpected bumps and interjections following the unnatural twists of this element.
for Trumpet and Piano
New Work Commissioned by Phil Snedecor
Part of “The Music of New England: Then and Now”
Coming Home reflects on a returning journey to a familiar location. Driving by, you can see that same park by your old neighborhood, that restaurant you always went to with your friends, and certain locations that hold fond memories. The culmination of these locations revitalizes your perception of a place you used to call home. That’s why it startles you when you return and witness the new buildings that have emerged, and seeing old buildings torn down. Everything is altered enough to where it feels like a different area. While this may be upsetting for a time, this stirs up the past and highlights all that you’ve experienced during your time here. Regardless of change, your memories will stay intact.
I. Peri Sketches
II. Common Man’s Pursuit
III. Sokol Alterations
for Solo Unaccompanied Trumpet
Fanfare Transformations takes notable brass fanfares and transforms them into new solo works for trumpet. The collection is ever growing with movements that have been completed since 2015. The collection will grow more extensive as time goes on.
Works in Progress
The Traveler's Loop
for Felix Padilla