The Forest of Dreams – Part 1

Over the course of the past year, I have undertaken a huge project.  After completing the initial phase of my website, bandestration.com and the first volume of my comprehensive textbook on band orchestration, I set out to put theory to practice.  As such, I am in the final stages of composing my massive second symphony “The Forest of Dreams.”  In this piece, I put together every technique I’ve written about over the course of the past five years.

The genesis of this project was nearly 20 years ago.  When I first knew I wanted to be a composer, my thoughts were immediately drawn to the form of the symphony.  To me, the symphony is the pinnacle of serious music composition.  As Mahler once said, “The symphony must be like the world.  It must contain everything.” Continue reading “The Forest of Dreams – Part 1”

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Limited time sale on “Band Orchestration!”

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I’m running a sale on copies of my book Band Orchestration.  For a limited time only, you can get the book for 20% off the normal cost.  The means that you can get the print book for only $40 USD.  Shipping within the US will be just $5.  Shipping outside of the US will be $10 (some restrictions may apply, please inquire if you have any questions).

If you are within the US, use this link to purchase a copy, and I will have it shipped directly from the printer.  This is for the book plus shipping.

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If you are outside of the US, use this link to purchase a copy, and I will have it shipped directly from the printer.  This is for the book plus shipping.

International Orders

If you’d like just the eBook version ($30 worldwide), use this link for it.

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The Book is Complete!

Just a few moments ago, I put the last chapter in place in the book.  It’s all editing and revising now.  As it stands, the book is just over 500 pages in length, over 73,000 words, and contains several complete band works written especially for the book.

To order a copy (eBook or print), go to https://www.gofundme.com/bandestration