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​



for wind band
Duration: 7'

Commissioned by:
The Consortium for the Advancement of Wind Band Literature:
Champaign Central High School — John and Jennifer Currey, Directors
Downers Grove South High School — Craig Roselieb, Glenn Williams and Ron Hornish, Directors
Eastern Illinois University — J. Corey Francis, Assistant Director of Bands
Illinois State University — Dan Belongia, Assistant Director of Bands
Lake Zurich High School — Josh Thompson and Sheri Conover, Directors
Naperville Central High School — D.J. Alstadt and Brandon Estes, Directors
New Trier High School — Matt Temple, Director
St. Charles East High School — Jim Kull and Gil Wukitsch, Directors
Sun Prairie High School — Steve Sveum, Director
The National Wind Band Honors Project — Rick Yancey, Managing Director

consortium organized by Jim Kull, St. Charles East High School

Picc, 3Fl, Ob, Bsn, 3Clar, BClar, CbClar(Cbsn-opt), 2ASax, TSax, BSax, 3Trpt, 2Hn, 3Trb, Euph, Tba, Singer, 6Perc (Xyl/ Glock/ Mar/ Vibr/ HHat/ SplCym/ Shkr/ Tamb/ DrSet)

Performance set distributed by J.W. Pepper and OK Feel Good Music. Score and parts also available as a secure download.

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First I wrote a 3-minute wordless song. More specifically, I made a Bubble Gum Pop song that might live on Top 40 lists and American Idol auditions. With as many hook-y tunes as I could muster. Then I extended it out into a 7-minute orchestrated classical-style movement, where those ear-worming tunes are put into counterpoint with each other, and blown up into concert proportions. And so the work has all the structural elements of Pop, in the proper order: verses, choruses...a bridge. In short, it's MY Single, ready for worldwide release.

To commence the earworm, watch the score trailer:

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