Prelude: A Winter Song (2008)

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For percussion quintet. Commissioned by Ruth Underwood. Written for Nexus. Dedicated to Robin Engelman and Warren Benson. Premiered by Nexus in Toronto,2008.  Published by Keyboard Percussion Publications (

5/29/17. Wow!  I just listened to an amazing and beautiful performance of my Prelude: A Winter Song by the Lawrence University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dane Richeson.  It was performed on their end of the year percussion ensemble concert on 5/28/17 to open the concert.  It was truly a wonderful performance, bringing out the song like atmospere of the composition, and with musical direction and intensity as well.  Please check out this performance!!