Four Parables started off as a composition for solo, unaccompanied trumpet. I later expanded it to six trumpets after talking to Marie Speziale about the difficulty level of the solo work.
I don’t often recognize any of my compositions as my favorites, but Four Parables definitely fits the bill. It is unique without being odd. It tells a story without being programmatic. Each movement is an abstract reflection of one of Jesus’ parables.
Trumpets of Jubilee is an original trumpet ensemble piece for twelve trumpets.
This week’s Free Friday download is an original brass quintet piece based on a short solo composition by Tchaikovsky.
This week’s Free Friday download is an easy piece for trumpet and piano. The piece is meant to be practiced and performed by absolute beginners.
This week’s Free Friday download is an original brass quintet piece written in the style of an American march.
When David Heard is the fourth and last brass work in the Renaissance transcription series.
This week we are offering a brass quintet transcription of Faulte d’Argent by Josquin des Pres as a free download. It is the third of four direct transcriptions that I have done as part of a series.
Heinrich Isaac’s Canzona is the second arrangement in a series of exact transcriptions. I wrote this series as a way to study counterpoint from within the original parts.
This brass quintet piece is actually a transcription, not an arrangement. It is part of a series of brass works I transcribed straight from the original score for the sake of studying counterpoint.