Snow Angels (2014)

This work was commissioned for the Century Middle School Band in Lakeville, Minnesota and their conductor, Mr. Christopher Bolson. It was written in memory of Alyssa Ettl. In this piece, I have attempted to create a musical snowscape, a joyful place where children play, laugh, and leave their mark, as they do on all of…

Snake Charmer

Arabian scales and exotic percussion enhance the mysterious nature of this piece as it gradually accelerandos to its fiery conclusion.  *JW Pepper’s Editor’s Choice 2009.  Performed at the 2010 Midwest Music Clinic in Chicago.  Included in Teaching Music Through Performance in Band vol.8 (GIA Publications).  (Grand Mesa Music) Email Randall for sample requests. Click here…

New Era Fanfare

This edgy, contemporary fanfare uses pop rhythms and thundering percussion to create a truly memorable musical statement, enhanced by the use of synthesizer.   *JW Pepper’s Editor’s Choice 2013 Email Randall for sample requests. Click here for score

Brighton Camp (Regimental March)

When I was in High School, I was introduced to the outstanding march Pentland Hills by James Howe.  I loved its use of folk song melodies and overall style.  I never forgot it. It is the love of this piece and others like it that inspired me to write Brighton Camp.  In this work, I have taken the…

Brave Spirit

Commissioned by Cuthbertson Middle School in North Carolina as part of a cross-curricular multi-cultural school project, this authentic work captures the spirit of Chinese music beautifully with the use of a pentatonic scale, synthesized mandolin, and solos for flute and piccolo.(Grand Mesa Music) Email Randall for sample requests. Click here for score

Angelic Celebrations

Majestic themes, dance-like rhythms, and the use of synthesizer give this work a unique sound and feel.  Commissioned by the Southern Maine Music Academy Consortium.   *JW Pepper’s Editor’s Choice 2014 * Performed at the 2014 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL. Email Randall for sample requests. Click here for score