The Battlemage is a concert band work themed around a mythical warrior of legend who wields both magical spells and swords. The composer incorporates this dichotomy of soldier and scholar throughout the fabric of the music itself. The piece begins with an aggressive battle chant, accented by drums and anvil. Near the middle of The Battlemage, the music shifts gears and reflects the more mystical nature of this magical warrior while maintaining its constant driving pulse. This captivating work concludes with a rousing full band statement of the battle chant that is sure to thrill both your students and audience.
Waltzing With Dragons is a medieval fantasy inspired work for band that hearkens back to a more ancient era with its use of modal harmonies. The piece attempts to place the listener in the midst of a medieval festival where one may overhear stories of ancient dragons and battles. The composers skills are evident as this lilting waltz unfolds, and both your students and audience will be delighted by this piece that is approachable for middle school and beyond.