Compositions & Arrangements

Scores of my compositions and arrangements are available to order, either through the publisher listed (if already published) or by contacting me. For pieces that are currently self-published, I manage transactions via PayPal.

If you are interested in a collaboration or commission, I'd be happy to meet and work with you. Contact me here!

If you or your ensemble are performing one of my pieces, thank you for taking an interest in my work. I'd be happy to hear from you - please let me know about it and send a copy of your concert or recital program!

 

Compositions

THE ACORN SCANDAL
For concert band
Commissioned in 2007 by Amanda Drinkwater

Published by TRN Music Publisher, Inc.
Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

Audio file (4:29) - World premiere performance, Marcus HS Symphonic Band

Program notes

BRIGHTER THAN THE FLAMES
For orchestra
Completed in 2018
Commissioned in 2018 by Greg Hustis and Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado

Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

Audio file (5:30) - World premiere performance, Music In the Mountains Festival Orchestra

Program notes

THE CROSS
For viola and harp, or viola and piano

Completed in 2008
Difficulty: Advanced

Audio file (12:44) viola and harp - MIDI
Audio file (12:53) viola and piano - MIDI

Program notes

FANFARE À LA STRAVINSKY
For 3 antiphonal brass choirs

Completed in 2008

Difficulty: Advanced
Audio file (2:12) - Studio recording, David Sterrett, brass

Program notes

FANFARE AND CAPRICE FOR 4 TRUMPETS

Completed in 2013

Commissioned in 2013 by Dylan Smith

Published by Brixton Publications

Difficulty: Advanced

Audio file (2:25) - World premiere, various performers

Audio file (2:30) - Studio recording, David Sterrett, trumpet

Program notes

FANFARE FOR THE MARCUS BAND
For concert band, or marching band
Completed in 2006
Commissioned in 2006 by Amanda Drinkwater

Difficulty: Medium-Advanced
Audio file (0:50) - Concert band version, world premiere performance, Marcus HS Wind Symphony

 

LONE STAR HIGH SCHOOL ALMA MATER  
For marching band, string orchestra, or choir

Completed in 2010
Commissioned by Lone Star High School (Frisco, TX) in 2010

Difficulty: Medium

Audio file (1:09) for marching band - MIDI
Audio file (1:01) for string orchestra - MIDI

MY TEARS HAVE BEEN MY FOOD
For a cappella chorus
Completed in 2008

Arrangement for concert band coming soon!

Difficulty: Medium-Advanced
Audio file (6:19) - MIDI

Program notes

REMINISCENCE
For concert band

Completed in 2006

Difficulty: Medium-Advanced
Audio file (3:34) - Reading session

RHAPSODY FOR TRUMPET AND PIANO

Completed in 2012

Published by Brixton Publications

Recorded on the 2020 MSR Classics album "Imagined Conversations: New Music for Trumpet and Piano with Percussion"

Difficulty: Advanced

Audio file (7:53) - Jesse Cook, trumpet, Edward Neeman, piano

Program notes

THE SOUNDS OF WINTER
For orchestra
Completed in 2005

Difficulty: Advanced

Audio file (6:10) - MIDI

SPLASH!
For 3 flutes
Completed in 2007 by Nina Chavez
Commissioned in 2007 by Nina Chavez
Published by Brixton Publications

Difficulty: Advanced

Audio file (7:08) - MIDI

TRIPTYCH FOR SOLO CLARINET
Competed in 2007

    I. Scherzo
       Audio file (2:33) - World premiere
    II. Fantasy
        Audio file (6:26) - World premiere
    III. Waltz
         Audio file (4:28)  - World premiere

Difficulty: Advanced

Program notes

TRIPTYCH FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO
Competed in 2010

Published by Brixton Publications

    I. Scherzo
       Audio file (2:13) - MIDI
    II. Rhapsody
        Audio file (6:28) - MIDI

    III. Tarantella
         Audio file (3:01) - MIDI

Difficulty: Advanced

Program notes

 

Film Scores

 

"BIGFOOT CHASE"
2020 Independent Spoof Short Film

This is a video my girlfriend and I made just for fun. We know it's cheesy and very low budget, we just wanted to do something silly. It was fun to make together, and it also gave me a chance to do some film scoring, which I love to do!

Written by David Sterrett and Erin Weber

Directed by David Sterrett

Music composed and produced by David Sterrett
Completed in 2020

Complete movie with soundtrack (YouTube)

Soundtrack alone:

Bigfoot Chase (complete soundtrack)

"SUCH SUBTLETIES"
2010 Independent Drama Film

Written by Hannah Beetes

Directed by Lucas Kitchen

Music composed and produced by David Sterrett
Completed in 2010

Soundtrack Playlist (YouTube)

NEC FILM SCORING CLASS 2010 PROJECT 1: "PERSONA" SCENE
1966 Drama Film

Written and directed by Ingmar Bergman

Music for this student project composed and produced by David Sterrett
Completed in 2010

"Persona" Scene

NEC FILM SCORING CLASS 2010 PROJECT 2: "TALK TO HER" SCENE
2002 Spanish Drama Film

Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Music for this student project composed and produced by David Sterrett
Completed in 2010

"Talk To Her" Scene

NEC FILM SCORING CLASS 2010 PROJECT 3: "THE CONVERSATION" SCENE
1974 Mystery-Thriller Film

Written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Music for this student project composed and produced by David Sterrett
Completed in 2010

"The Conversation" Scene
 

Arrangements

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
For commercial orchestra and solo voice
Music by Samuel Ward, lyrics by Katharine Bates

Arranged by David Sterrett
Completed in 2016

Difficulty: Medium-Advanced
Audio file (1:16) – MIDI

FANTASY ON "AND CAN IT BE?"

For clarinet choir

Music by Thomas Campbell

Arranged by David Sterrett

Commissioned in 2018 by Stonebriar Community Church

Completed in 2018

Difficulty: 2 versions available - Medium-Advanced (original), Medium

Audio file (3:45) simplified version - World premiere, various performers

Audio file (3:28) original version - MIDI

GOIN' HOME
For concert band and solo voice

Music by Antonin Dvorak, lyrics by William Fischer

Arranged by David Sterrett

Completed in 2016

Difficulty: Medium-Advanced
Audio file (1:43) – MIDI

IN THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING

For string quartet

Music by Edward Grieg

Arranged by David Sterrett

Completed in 2015

Difficulty: Medium-Advanced
Audio file (2:33) – MIDI

MY COUNTRY, 'TIS OF THEE
For concert band and SATB chorus

Music and lyrics by Samuel Smith

Arranged by David Sterrett

Completed in 2017

Difficulty: Advanced
Audio file (3:53) – MIDI

"SEE YOU TOMORROW" from HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
For 4 trumpets

Music by John Powell

Arranged by David Sterrett

Completed in 2013

Difficulty: Advanced
Audio file (2:11) – Studio recording, David Sterrett, trumpet

YOU'RE A GRAND OLD FLAG
For marching band

Music and lyrics by G.H. Cohan

Arranged by David Sterrett

Completed in 2016

Difficulty: Advanced
Audio file (1:03) – MIDI

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