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The Chamber Winds Project

Contributing to the repertoire of

conducted chamber works for winds and percussion

Recommended by the CBDNA- College Band Directors National Association as a resource for new repertoire

  • Offer more of our performers the opportunity to play in chamber wind ensembles.

    • With a recent focus on saxophone, euphonium, and percussion players.

  • Offer conductors a greater variety of repertoire and instrumentation in the chamber winds category. Especially:​​

    • Directors of small universities with challenges in instrumentation and ensemble numbers

    • Graduate students looking for new repertoire for their conducting recitals

    • Those looking to give their double reed players a much needed break!​

Goals of The Chamber Winds Project:

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Chamber Woodwinds and Percussion

(2020)

10 players: 2 Fl, 2 Cl, 1 B.Cl, 3 Sax,  2 Perc

Duration: ca. 7 min


A lush, lyrical work with fresh harmonies and color combinations between woodwinds and percussion. Music for ensembles and conductors looking to feature their delicate, nuanced, and expressive playing.

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Chamber Brass and Percussion

(2019)

10 players: 2 Tpt, 2 Hn, 2 Tbn, Eup, Tba, 2 Perc

Duration: ca. 5 min


An energetic, rhythmic work with multiple meter changes.

Fanfare for a New Day

Duration: ca. 3 min

6 Tpt- 4 Hn - 3 Tbn - 2 Euph - 2 Tba - 3 Perc + Timp

Premiered by the Dallas Winds in 2019 at Meyerson Symphony Hall

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Chamber Woodwinds and Percussion

(2018) 

Semi-finalist, 2022 The American Prize in Composition

13 players: Picc , Fl, 2 Cl, B. Cl, CB. Cl*, 4 Sax, 3 Perc

*Part available for tuba or string bass

Duration: ca. 8 min

Expressive soloist playing combined with passages full of aggressive rhythms, timbres, and unique colors through instrumentation and orchestration.

Lucy

2 Tpt, 2 Hn, 3 Tbn, 1 Eup,1 Tba, Pno

Duration: ca. 5 ½ min

Lyrical choral work with fresh harmonies adapted for brass ensemble and piano.

Previous Performances by...

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The Dallas Winds

Fanfare for a New Day

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University of Hawai'i

Slate

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University of Oklahoma

Fanfare for a New Day

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Colorado State University

Lucy and Embers in the Black

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Mercer University

Lucy and

Slate

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Purdue Univ.
Fort Wayne

Embers in the Black

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University of Denver

Embers in the Black

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University of Michigan

Slate

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University of Colorado

Slate and Embers in the Black

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Louisiana State University

Embers in the Black

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University of Akron

Fanfare for a New Day

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University of South Dakota

Slate

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University of Western Mich.

Embers in the Black

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The College of New Jersey

Embers in the Black

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Virginia
Tech

Embers in the Black

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Ball State University

Embers in the Black

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University of  Northern Colo.

Fanfare for a New Day

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Carson-Newman University

Slate

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Columbus State University

Embers in the Black

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Truman State University

Embers in the Black

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Buffalo State College

Embers in the Black

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