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Compositions, Arrangements, & Film Music

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Compositions

Compositions

THE ACORN SCANDAL (2007)

  • 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

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BALLAD (2009)

  • For solo piano

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

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BATTLESCAPE AND ELEGY (2002, rev. 2023)

  • For orchestra

  • Difficulty: Advanced

Battlescape and Elegy
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BRIGHTER THAN THE FLAMES (2018)

A tribute to firefighters, first responders, police, military, and all brave heroes who keep our communities safe

Commissioned in 2018 by the Music In the Mountains Festival (Durango, Colorado)

  • 2 versions for orchestra or concert band

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

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FANFARE À LA STRAVINSKY (2008)

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FANFARE AND CAPRICE FOR 4 TRUMPETS (2013)

FANFARE FOR THE MARCUS BAND (2006)

  • 2 versions for concert band or marching band

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

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

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GUINEA PIG SCHERZO (2020)

LONE STAR HIGH SCHOOL ALMA MATER (2010)

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

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

  • Difficulty: Medium

Marching band version
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String orchestra version
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MY TEARS HAVE BEEN MY FOOD (2008)

A reflection on Psalm 42

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

  • Text: Psalm 42:3,8 (NASB)

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

MIDI mock-up (complete work)
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Live performance (excerpt)
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THE PENITENT THIEF (2008, rev. 2020)

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

  • Difficulty: Advanced

Viola and Harp version (MIDI mock-up)
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Viola and piano version
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REMINISCENCE (2006, rev. 2022)

  • For concert band

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

00:00 / 05:55

RHAPSODY FOR TRUMPET AND PIANO (2012)

SOUNDS OF WINTER (2005)

  • For orchestra

  • Difficulty: Advanced

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SPLASH! (2007)

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TRIPTYCH FOR SOLO CLARINET (2007)

  1. Scherzo

  2. Fantasy

  3. Waltz

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TRIPTYCH FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO (2010)

  1. Scherzo

  2. Rhapsody

  3. Tarantella

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Arrangements

Arrangements

3 Anthems From All-Night Vigil

3 ANTHEMS FROM "ALL-NIGHT VIGIL" (2020)

1. "Blessed Is He"

2. "Rejoice, O Virgin"

3. "To Thee, Victorious Leader"

  • For brass sextet

  • Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arranged by David Sterrett

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

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

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3 MOVEMENTS FROM "EASTER ORATORIO" (2021)

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)

  • Difficulty: Advanced

  • Audio coming soon

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (2016)

  • For orchestra, rhythm section, and voice

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

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

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FANTASY ON "AND CAN IT BE?" (2018)

  • For clarinet choir

  • Music by Thomas CampbellArranged by David Sterrett

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

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

Medium-Advanced version
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Medium version
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IN THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING (2015)

  • For string quartet

  • Music by Edward GriegArranged by David Sterrett

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

MY COUNTRY, 'TIS OF THEE (2017)

  • For concert band and SATB chorus

  • Music and lyrics by Samuel SmithArranged by David Sterrett

  • Difficulty: Advanced

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SEE YOU TOMORROW (2010)

From the 2010 motion picture How To Train Your Dragon

  • For 4 trumpets (3 Trumpets + Piccolo Trumpet)

  • Music by John Powell, Arranged by David Sterrett

  • Difficulty: Advanced

  • Performance video

YOU'RE A GRAND OLD FLAG (2016)

  • For marching band

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

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced

00:00 / 01:03
Film Music

Film Music

Such Subtleties Cues

SUCH SUBTLETIES (2010)

  • 2010 independent film by Press On Ministries

  • Scored for chamber orchestra, rhythm section, and voice

  • Directed by Lucas Kitchen, script by Hannah Beets, music composed and produced by David Sterrett

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
00:00 / 04:45
13. Jeannette Comes Back Home
00:00 / 01:14
14. The Family Reconciled
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15. Isaiah Proposes/End Credits
00:00 / 02:02
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