Over 75 minutes of my brass music in different combinations!
The Craft Ensemble performs my Three Pieces for String Quartet.I also wrote a string orchestra version of this work.
Ricardo Odriozola performs my Fantasia and Dances for Solo Violin.
An exceptional performer!
My dear mentor and friend Jane Manning with Jane's Minstrels perform my setting of three poems e.e.cummings. Dear Jane and her husband, composer Anthony Payne, passed away last year and are greatly missed by all who knew them.
Written while a was a Ph.D. candidate at the Eastman School of Music, my colleague Jeff Renshaw conducted the premiere with the Eastman Wind Ensemble.
This three movement orchestral work was premiered by the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra and the Minnesota Ballet. The ballet danced in front of the orchestra!
This work features narration of war letters and sung war poetry of American poets . It was written in response to the losses in all wars. Rep. Jay Kaufman, narrator, Melanie Salisbury, soprano,
Charles Blandy, tenor, Betsy Schramm, conductor, flute, clarinet, trumpet, horn, violin I, violin II, cello, piano, percussion.
Gold Star Award Massachusetts Cultural Council Arlington/Massachusetts Cultural Council commission
The New Millennium Ensemble and Mary Nessinger, mezzo soprano, premiered this setting of three poems of e.e. cummings at Miller Theater, Columbia University, New York City
three poems of e.e. cummings set for soprano, tenor and chamber ensemble. Melanie Salisbury, soprano, Martin Thomson, tenor,
Jill Deeben, flute, Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello, Steve Yenger, piano Betsy Schramm, conductor, Lumen Composer Series