I compose music for instrumental musicians whose talents I am overwhelmed by! And I have been fortunate enough to have these friends ask me to compose a piece for them. Violin and piano; flute and clarinet; soprano sax, trumpet and horn; a woodwind quintet and two brass quintets. There is also a piece for large chamber ensemble with narration, “The Dancing Ghost Lady of Coal Canyon,” that shows how I’ve been influenced by Native American culture of the Southwest. “What Would Nina Simone Say?” is a work for soprano sax and organ. It was fashioned after my fascination with the legendary Simone, who also just happened to grow up in my hometown of Tryon, NC.
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