Compositions, Arrangements, Film Scores

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Compositions

THE ACORN SCANDAL

  • For concert band

  • Commissioned in 2007 by Amanda Drinkwater and the Marcus High School Band (Flower Mound, TX)

  • Published by TRN Music Publisher, Inc.

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

  • Audio: World Premiere - Marcus HS Symphonic Band, 2008

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BALLAD

  • For solo piano

  • Completed in 2009

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

  • Audio: David Sterrett, Piano, 2009

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BRIGHTER THAN THE FLAMES

A special tribute to firefighters and first responders after stopping the wildfires in 2018, commissioned by the Music In the Mountains Festival

  • 2 versions for orchestra or concert band

  • Completed in 2018

  • Commissioned in 2018 by Greg Hustis and the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra (Durango, Colorado)

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

  • Audio (orchestra version): Music In the Mountains Festival Orchestra, 2018

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Special video tribute (produced by Music In the Mountains)

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FANFARE À LA STRAVINSKY

  • For 3 antiphonal brass choirs

  • Completed in 2008

  • Published by Brixton Publications

  • Difficulty: Advanced

  • Audio: David Sterrett, Brass, 2008

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FANFARE AND CAPRICE FOR 4 TRUMPETS

  • Completed in 2013

  • Commissioned in 2013 by Dylan Smith

  • Published by Brixton Publications

  • Difficulty: Advanced

  • Audio: World Premiere - David Sterrett, Dylan Smith, Cody McClarty, Jarrod Beard, Trumpets, 2013

FANFARE FOR THE MARCUS BAND

  • 2 versions for concert band or marching band

  • Completed in 2006

  • Commissioned in 2006 by Amanda Drinkwater and the Marcus High School Band (Flower Mound, TX)

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

  • Audio (concert band version): World Premiere - Marcus HS Wind Symphony, 2006

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GUINEA PIG SCHERZO

This was just a fun project my girlfriend and I did amidst the craziness of 2020. Enjoy!

  • For violin and guinea pig

  • Completed in 2020

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

  • Audio: Erin Weber and her Guinea pig Roosevelt, 2020

INTO PARADISE

  • 2 versions for viola and harp (original) or viola and piano

  • Completed in 2020

  • Difficulty: Advanced

  • Audio 1 (viola and harp version): MIDI mock-up

  • Audio 2 (viola and piano version): Live reading session

Viola and harp version
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Viola and piano version
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LONE STAR HIGH SCHOOL ALMA MATER

  • Multiple versions for marching band, string orchestra, choir, or piano

  • Completed in 2010

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

  • Difficulty: Medium

  • Audio: MIDI mock-up

Marching band version
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String orchestra version
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LOST IN NATURE

  • Electro-acoustic project: digital variations of a single sound source

  • Original sound source is a 3-second recording of draining water

  • Completed in 2008​

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MY TEARS HAVE BEEN MY FOOD

A reflection on Psalm 42

  • 2 versions for a cappella choir or concert band (separate or combined)

  • Text: Psalm 42:3,8 (NASB)

  • Completed in 2008 (choir), 2020 (concert band)

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

  • Audio 1 (choir version - excerpt): Various performers. 2009

  • Audio 2 (concert band version): MIDI mock-up

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Choir version (excerpt)
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REMINISCENCE

  • For concert band

  • Completed in 2006

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

  • Audio: Various performers, 2006

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RHAPSODY FOR TRUMPET AND PIANO

  • Completed in 2012

  • Published by Brixton Publications

  • Recorded on the 2020 MSR Classics album "Imagined Conversations"

  • Difficulty: Advanced

  • Audio: Jesso Cook, Trumpet; Edward Neeman, Piano, 2020

SOUNDS OF WINTER

  • For orchestra

  • Completed in 2005

  • Difficulty: Advanced

  • Audio: MIDI mock-up

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SPLASH!

  • For 3 flutes

  • Completed in 2007

  • Commissioned in 2007 by Nina Chavez

  • Published by Brixton Publications

  • Difficulty: Advanced

  • Audio: MIDI mock-up

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TRIPTYCH FOR SOLO CLARINET

  1. Scherzo

  2. Fantasy

  3. Waltz

  • Completed in 2007

  • Published by Brixton Publications

  • Difficulty: Advanced

  • Audio: World premiere, 2010

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TRIPTYCH FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO

  1. Scherzo

  2. Rhapsody

  3. Tarantella

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Arrangements

 

3 ANTHEMS FROM "ALL-NIGHT VIGIL"

1. "Blessed Be the Man"

2. "Rejoice, O Virgin"

3. "To Thee, Victorious Leader of Triumphant Hosts"

  • For brass sextet

  • Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arranged by David Sterrett

  • Commissioned in 2020 by the Fort Worth Brass (Fort Worth, TX)

  • Completed in 2020

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

  • Audio: World Premiere - Fort Worth Brass, 2020

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3 MOVEMENTS FROM "EASTER ORATORIO"

1. Sinfonia

2. Adagio

3. Chorus: "Kommt, Eilet und Laufet"

  • For brass sextet

  • Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Arranged by David Sterrett

  • Commissioned in 2021 by the Fort Worth Brass (Fort Worth, TX)

  • Completed in 2021

  • Difficulty: Advanced

  • Audio: Coming soon

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AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

  • For orchestra, rhythm section, and voice

  • Music by Samuel Ward, lyrics by Katherine BatesArranged by David Sterrett

  • Completed in 2016

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

  • Audio: MIDI mock-up

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COME THOU FOUNT

  • For brass choir and vocal choir (optional piano)

  • Music by John Wyeth, Arranged for piano by Bob Krogstad, Adapted by David Sterrett

  • Commissioned in 2019 by Stonebriar Community Church (Frisco, TX)

  • Completed in 2019

  • Difficulty: Medium

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FANTASY ON "AND CAN IT BE?"

  • For clarinet choir

  • Music by Thomas CampbellArranged by David Sterrett

  • Commissioned in 2018 by Stonebriar Community Church (Frisco, TX)

  • Completed in 2018

  • 2 difficulty versions available: Medium, or Medium-Advanced

  • Audio 1 (medium-advanced version): MIDI mock-up

  • Audio 2 (medium version): World Premiere - Stonebriar Community Church Clarinet Choir, 2018

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Medium version
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GOIN' HOME

  • For concert band and voice

  • Music by Antonin Dvorak, lyrics by William Fischer, Arranged by David Sterrett

  • Completed in 2016

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

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IN THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING

  • For string quartet

  • Music by Edward GriegArranged by David Sterrett

  • Completed in 2015

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

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LET ALL THE PEOPLE PRAISE

  • For wind quintet and choir (optional piano)

  • Music by Craig Courtney, Adapted by David Sterrett

  • Commissioned in 2019 by Stonebriar Community Church (Frisco, TX)

  • Completed in 2019

  • Difficulty: Medium

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MY COUNTRY, 'TIS OF THEE

  • For concert band and SATB chorus

  • Music and lyrics by Samuel SmithArranged by David Sterrett

  • Completed in 2017

  • Difficulty: Advanced

  • Audio: MIDI mock-up

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O HOLY NIGHT

  • For concert band and soprano

  • Music and lyrics by Adolphe AdamArranged by David Sterrett

  • Commissioned in 2021 by the Metropolitan Winds (Dallas, TX)

  • Completed in 2021

  • Difficulty: Medium

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SEE YOU TOMORROW

From the 2010 motion picture How To Train Your Dragon

  • For 4 trumpets

  • Music by John Powell, Arranged by David Sterrett

  • Completed in 2013

  • Difficulty: Advanced

  • Audio: David Sterrett, Trumpets, 2013

THEMES FROM "UNDERTALE"

​1. Spear of Justice

2. Dog Song

3. Spider Dance

  • For 2 violins

  • Music by Toby Fox, Arranged by David Sterrett

  • Completed in 2017

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

  • Audio: Erin Weber, Violins

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UPTOWN GIRL

  • For concert band, rhythm section, choir, and voice

  • Music by Billy Joel, Arranged by David Sterrett

  • Completed in 2017

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

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WONDER WOMAN THEME

​From the 2017 motion picture soundtrack

  • For concert band

  • Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams, Arranged by David Sterrett

  • Commissioned in 2018 by the Metropolitan Winds (Dallas, TX)

  • Licensed by Tresona Music

  • Completed in 2018

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

  • Audio: World Premiere - Metropolitan Winds, 2017

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YOU'RE A GRAND OLD FLAG

  • For marching band

  • Music and lyrics by G.H. Cohan, Arranged by David Sterrett

  • Completed in 2016

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

  • Audio: MIDI mock-up

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Film Scores

BIGFOOT CHASE

My girlfriend and I made this just for fun. It's silly and cheesy; we just wanted to do something creative. Enjoy!

  • 2020 Independent Spoof Short Film

  • Scored for orchestra

  • Music composed and produced by David Sterrett

  • Story by David Sterrett and Erin Weber

  • Directed by David Sterrett

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SUCH SUBTLETIES

  • 2010 Independent Drama Film

  • Scored for chamber orchestra, rhythm section, and voice

  • Music composed and produced by David Sterrett

  • Story by Hannah Beets

  • Directed by Lucas Kitchen

  • Produced by Press On Ministries

1. Opening
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2. Moving Away/Bridget Moves Into College
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3. Isaiah and Bob
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4. Jeannette At Church
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5. Playing Pool
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6. Job Training
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7. Birch
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8. Riding Horses
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Jeannette and Birch
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10. Bridget Collapses
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11. Praying For Bridget
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12. Jeannette Alone
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13. Jeannette Comes Back Home
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14. The Family Reconciled
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15. Isaiah Proposes/End Credits
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NEC FILM SCORING CLASS 2010 PROJECT 1: "PERSONA" SCENE

  • 1966 Drama Film

  • Scored for orchestra

  • Music for this student project composed and produced by David Sterrett

  • Completed in 2010

  • Movie written and directed by Ingmar Bergman

NEC FILM SCORING CLASS 2010 PROJECT 2: "TALK TO HER" SCENE

  • 2002 Spanish Drama Film

  • Scored for orchestra

  • Music for this student project composed and produced by David Sterrett

  • Completed in 2010

  • Movie written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar

NEC FILM SCORING CLASS 2010 PROJECT 3: "THE CONVERSATION" SCENE

  • 1974 Mystery-Thriller Film

  • Scored for orchestra

  • Music for this student project composed and produced by David Sterrett

  • Completed in 2010

  • Movie written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola

For film and media producers - a shortlist of select demo samples is coming soon. In the meantime, please sample the cues from my soundtrack to the film "Such Subtleties" here for a representation of my film and media work. Thank you for listening!