The following pieces showcase examples of instrumental music that would work well for weddings, memorials, dedications, church services, concerts, and other events.
This arrangement of a favorite hymn for flute and piano is simple and sweet. It’s a prime example of music that would work well for a prelude or special music within a church service or in a concert setting.
ex tenebris lux (light out of darkness)
This piece for flute and string quartet was commissioned by Kennesaw United Methodist church for its annual Easter Cantata in 2012. It later became the second movement of my concerto for flute and strings entitled Three Meditations On the Cross. This somber piece would work well in a church service, concert, and lends itself to commercial applications such as film.
Fantasia on O Holy Night
A fantasia is an improvisation on a familiar or not so familiar tune. This fantasia on what some would consider the most beloved Christmas song was scored for string quartet and was commissioned by Eastminster Presbyterian Church for its first annual Christmas concert in 2015. The cold simple harmonies magically give way to warm sonorous harmonies as the piece unfolds. Instrumental music like this lends itself to many applications including, but not limited to, concerts, church services, dedicatory events, memorials, and film.
This piece for brass quintet was written for the Brass Standard at Georgia State University. They performed it at several concerts on and off campus. It’s fun, energetic, and cerebral music. Music like this tends to work well for concerts.
Variations On an Old English Theme (excerpts)
Composers have been composing themes and varying themes for centuries. Essentially, a memorable theme is presented up front and varied in each new section of the music. This set of variations for string orchestra was commissioned by Kennesaw United Methodist Church for its annual Easter Cantata in 2012.