Music Composition

OVERVIEW:

I have been composing in my spare time since my senior year of high school. Since then, I have had several pieces performed live, mostly compositions for choir, although I haven't endeavored to publish any of them as of yet. I also compose music for voice and piano and am just beginning to learn how to write for orchestra. I use Propellerhead Software's Reason (and occasionally Ableton Live and Reaper) to create electronic music.




CLASSICAL COMPOSITIONS BY CATEGORY:

CHOIR
Bare Necessities, The (TTBB) - 
Arrangement in barbershop style of the song made famous by Disney's Jungle Book.

Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall (
TTBB)
 
Arrangement in barbershop style.

Lord's Prayer, The (SATB) - 
Original composition, commissioned by my friends Mike and Michelle on the occasion of their wedding.

Arrangement of a traditional hymn.

Original composition using the text of a well-known poem by Robert Burns.

SOLO VOICE
A Small Goat (low voice w/ piano accomp.) - 
A satirical piece using the text of the Gregorian chant Dies Irae, commissioned by my friend Gertrude for her senior undergraduate recital.

PIANO
My first and currently only work for piano, written for my friend Anne. Short, but sweet.






NOTE: If you wish to learn more about any of the pieces listed above or would like a sample of the music, please e-mail me and I will do my best to accommodate you. I can also provide MIDI tracks of those compositions listed for which I do not have recordings.



[Hardware: E-MU Xboard 49 MIDI controller, Novation Launchpad]




INFLUENCES

Here is a partial list of some of my favorite composers, updated as remember them and as I find new influences:
  • Derek Duke (Warcraft III)
  • Jack Wall (Mass Effect series)
  • Jeremy Soule
  • Sonic Mayhem (the Quake series)
  • Kevin Riepl (Unreal Tournament 2003/2004)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Johannes Brahms
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Claude Debussy
  • John Duke
  • Gerald Finzi
  • Orlando Gibbons





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