Wind Ensemble


Let Me Be
        Frank With You

Sheltering Sky

Strange Humors


Grade 2-2.5:



Grade 3:

This Cruel Moon

Lightning Field


Sheltering Sky


Grade 4 / 4+:

Until the Scars

The Rumor of
        a Secret King


Hymn to a Blue Hour

Night on Fire

Ringmaster's March

Strange Humors


Unquiet Spirits



Grade 5 / 5+:

Asphalt Cocktail

Aurora Awakes

The Frozen Cathedral

Fanfare for
       Full Fathom Five

High Wire

Kingfishers Catch Fire


The Night Garden

Places we can
       no longer go


Redline Tango


Sacred Spaces

Songs from the
       End of the World

The Soul Has
   Many Motions



Wine-Dark Sea:
     Symphony for Band



Antique Violences:
     Trumpet Concerto

Drum Music: Perc. Cto

Harvest: Tbn. Cto.

Sop. Sax Concerto


Chamber Music

Vocal Music


Music for Theater

Works in Progress


Liminal (2016)

for wind ensemble
duration: 6'30"

Grade 6

Click to buy : Score: $70. Parts for hire.

commissioned by the United States Air Force Band for their 75th Anniversary
World premiere June 11, 2016

"Liminal" is, first and foremost, an homage to John Mackey's love of progressive metal bands such as Tool. A rhythmic tour de force, focused on the percussion section (including a part for six tom-toms), the work is concerned primarily with groove and pulse, with moments of as many as three time signatures happening simultaneously.

Liminality is the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of rituals, when participants no longer hold their pre-ritual status but have not yet begun the transition to the status they will hold when the ritual is complete. During a ritual's liminal stage, participants "stand at the threshold" between their previous way of structuring their identity, time, or community, and a new way, which the ritual establishes.

Score : PDF

see below
The Abilene Christian University Wind Ensemble
conducted by Steven Ward
Live performance

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