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concert music

adventure awaits

as i grew older


carousel march

days of winter


elegy for string quartet

fanfare to an adventure

finger painting

moving string quartet no. 1

oceans heart fantasy for two flutes and orchestra

oceans heart fantasy for two flutes and piano

postcard from champ de mars


shenandoah, our home

sonatina for solo piano

teton range

the ant bully

the big catch

the birds

the chase

the crane

the river runs silver

the sea foam

the toy shoppe

time gone by

to the stars

turn the page



where we belong

Brass Choir  |  4 hn. 3 trp. 3 trb (bass). tb. timp. 1 per.

Winner of the 2015 Dallas Winds Brass Fanfare Competition

ca. 4 minutes

Valiant is defined as possessing or showing courage or determination. Within Valiant, there are two themes representing both aspects which describe its title.

Theme A represents determination, supplying the energetic drive required to push through any obstacle and become victorious when one reaches the other side.

Where Theme B represents courage, providing the strength to face the pain and grief which results from said obstacles.

The beauty in this piece comes not from one theme more than the other but the marriage of the two themes working together. Valor is usually attributed to a person, but through the themes, if courage and determination are demonstrated, this piece can too, be Valiant.


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