I make every effort to create exciting and culturally authentic music that your groups/audiences might enjoy, and I do strive to write exciting percussion parts as well (All percussion parts are notated in full for Zero guesswork).
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This Authentic, Gr. 3+ Afro-Cuban work was written as an homage to the courage of immigrants throughout history, regardless of hemisphere. Traditional rhythm patterns simplified (still highly authentic). All perc. parts completely notated. 4-5 Perc. *Visit "MFMusic Purchase Here" link.
A stirring work (Gr. 3-) that honors the children of Ukraine. The images conjured in the piece depict the struggle and pay respect to the human cost. Not following "typical march form"; this work includes dramatic tempo contrasts. Avail Murphy Music or *Visit "MFMusic Purchase Here" link.
This Grade 3- work has an intense drive throughout and is written in an exciting, authentic Middle Eastern flavor. Playable by 5 perc. *Visit "MFMusic Purchase Here" link (also coming soon: a String Orchestra version w/ concert percussion).
This Afro-Latin homage to Cultural Unity (highlighting its true African/Latin roots) was premiered at CBDNA (FAMU) and SCMEA (Clemson). Gr 4+/5 playable by as few as 5 perc. Avail via Excelcia/JWPepper. (*The separate big band version will be played at 2023 Midwest (see Gr 4/5 Jazz Works Pg.)
STRING VERSION: Cuban-style ballad (Bolero) scored for Flugel Solo/Strings/Rhythm. Inspired by that mysterious, alluring inner light we all carry within and which gives us resilience, enabling us to strengthen others. *Visit "MFMusic Purchase Here" link. Also: Big Band version avail via Hal Leonard.