Project Description

Wind Ensemble. (1997) 17′

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Band Songs (2005)

Rugters Wind Ensemble, William Berz, cond.

Fl-2 Ob BbCl-3 BCl CACl Bsn ASx-2 TSx BSx | Hn-2 Tpt-2 Tbn-2 Euph Tuba | Timp Perc-4

Harwood Junior High School Band (Bedford, TX), Christopher Ferrell, cond.; Joe Gunn, former conductor.



  1. Quiet Song
  2. Song with Variations
  3. Heart Song

Program Note
The title “Heart Songs” comes from the image of watering the tree of life with the blood of the heart. It is my hope with this music to provide a substantial and deeply-felt piece for young players. The second and third songs are based on melodies from the 371 Chorales by J.S. Bach.