Blow It Up, Start Again​

3 O’Clock Mix

Sowing Useful Truths

De Profundis

The Americans

Across the groaning continent

Symphony No. 1, My Hands Are a City

Climbing Parnassus

My Hands Are a City


Avenue X

The Rivers of Bowery


As the scent of spring rain...


Uncle Sid

Moon by Night

OK Feel Good​



a hymn fantasia for concert band
Duration: 5'

Commissioned by:
Center High School of Kansas City, Missouri, Amy M. Knopps, director

2Fl, Ob, 3Clar, BClar, Bsn(opt.), 2ASax, TSax, BSax, 3Trpt, 2Hn, 3Trb, Bar, Tba, Timp, 5Perc (Glock/ Vibr/ Mar/ TubBells/ Crot/ 3Trgls/ SusCym/ Piatti/ SD/ BD/ MTree)

Distributed by Hal Leonard Cororation. Performance set available for sale from your favorite music reseller.

1861 is a lyric hymn-fantasia for concert band, accessible to all levels of high school ensembles, and based on the beautiful 19th-century Anglican Hymn Lead Me, Lord (written in 1861 by Charles Sebastian Wesley). I was very attracted to that work's gorgeous line above biting harmonies and striking counterpoint, so the hymn itself provides the work's pillars: first presented soloistically, then with dramatic full-band tutti, and finally through evocative humming—all framed by choral textures and colorful improvisitory accompaniment. The work is dedicated to the commissioner, Amy M. Knopps and Center High School of Kansas City, Missouri.

World premiere March 22, 2004

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Recorded on:


Athens High School Symphonic Band, Athens High School Auditorium / Athens, Ohio , Aaron Backes, Conductor - Mar 05 2013

William S. Hart Union High School District Honor Band, William S. Hart HS Auditorium, Newhall, CA, Dr. Mitchell J. Fennell, conductor {Cal State Fullerton) - Mar 02 2013

Augustana College/Arrowhead HS Band, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, Brookfield, WI, Jake Polancich, conductor - Feb 18 2013