Location: Oregon, USA
Oboe/English horn with Amarillo Symphony since 1978, now living in Carbondale, Colorado
Composing/arranging since High School
Lever Harpist since 2005
My concentration of time these days is on composing and arranging. Please visit my website for more details of my work including a catalog, sound files, and videos.
Some of my commissions:
" Valley of Silence" for Chorus and Orchestra commisioned by the Amarillo Civic Chorus (now known as Amarillo Master Chorale)
"Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep" for TTBB chorus and piano commissioned by Amarillo HS Bel Canto Chorale Men revoiced for SATB for the Augusta Choral Society
"To Dwell in the House of the Lord" for choir and orchestra (with optional piano accompaniment) commissoned by St. Mary's Choir in Amarillo, Texas
Current choral commission from the First United Methodist Church of Pampa due to be premiered in October 2012: "Living Stones" for SATB Choir, Piano and Flute Obbligato. Lyrics and music by Janet Lanier based on 2 Peter 2:4-6
"Four Winds of Heaven" for Oboe and Piano commissioned by Eric Rath for his father Richard Rath, oboist
Arrangement of "Be Thou My Vision" for Bass/Baritone voice solo, instrumental obbligato, SATB chorus and piano recorded by the Amarillo Civic Chorus, with director and bass soloist, Dr. Steven Weber.
I have two CDs of my compositions and arrangements recorded by "Shepherd's Trio" (English horn, French horn, and Piano). Optional instrumentation available. Many of my English horn/oboe pieces are published by TrevCo Music in Florida.