Here are some samples of some of my recent work.
MacPherson's Lament is a freebie, so it's here in its entirety; the
others are first-page samples. Prices given are in Canadian funds; you
can place an order by contacting me at the e-mail given here. Payments made via PayPal are
quite acceptable - e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we'll discuss it.
keeping with one of my pet
themes (Multi-level balance), I'm pleased to present two new arrangements meant for the
multi-level guitar ensemble program:
arrangement has a
that's accessible for the mid/late Suzuki Book 1 student (Pre-Twinkle
kids can play on two of them quite successfully); other parts are
intended to challenge students who have attained higher levels of
playing and reading. - $10 for pdf's of full score and parts.
Carillon (Quartet)An upper-intermediate piece that can also accomodate a lower-level ensemble - $10 for pdf's of full score and parts
As indicated in the liner notes of the CD, writing pieces for pretty girls is almost a rite of passage for young male guitarists - so this is a piece for a pretty girl. - $5 for full pdf
MacPherson's Lament, for Guitar Quartet
I remember a Halifax-based Celtic band called Rawlin's Cross performing this piece in 1990, when I was still at UPEI. It's stuck with me ever since. This one's on the house, so enjoy!
"A Millenial Jig", from the trio collection, My Ensemble Needs Stuff to Play!! $10 for full pdf
The pragmatically-titled MENStP!! originated a few years back, when I needed repertoire for a four-member guitar ensemble of widely-varying ability levels. As has been the case for most of my subsequent guitar ensemble compositions, this was meant to fill a need for repertoire that balanced easy parts for the newbies with more challenging parts for the seasoned players.
Doorbell Chorale (Quartet)
The above three are from a three-volume collection called Young Guitars Together. I composed and compiled these pieces for a project study I did as part of my Masters' Degree. Again, I strive for multi-level balance between the parts. The accompaniments are there for the teacher to play, in the event that s/he doesn't have enough players of a high enough level to cover all parts. The entire collection consists of ten pieces, divided into three volumes - $10 for V1, seven each for V2 and V3, or $20 for all three purchased together.