- Varietals for Trombone and Piano
Varietals was written in 2008 and first performed at Towson Trombone Day in 2009, and again at the 2010 Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington, DC. The piece is dedicated to my friend and former colleague, Dr. Natalie Mannix, professor of trombone at Towson University, and it was she who premiered the work along with pianist Stephanie Armstrong. Natalie is a serious oenophile, so I thought it would be interesting to base my piece on different types of wine grapes, and to try to capture something of their essence in music.
Cover art © Sarah McAnerny, Tre Sorelle Studios, used with permission. http://www.TreSorelleStudios.com
- The Star-Spangled Banner
The Star-Spangled Banner for Trombone Octet arranged for the Washington Trombone Ensemble by Andrew J. Skaggs.
- "Achieved Is the Glorious Work" from The Creation
This chorus from "The Creation" takes care to follow the lines and voice leading from the original version, and is a festive work for any occasion.