Completed tonight: “I Am” for mixed chorus (ca. 2:20) on the text below.
Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there; I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,

I am the diamond glints on snow,

I am the sun on ripened grain,

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circling flight.

I am the soft star-shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there; I did not die.

—Mary Elizabeth Frye


Here are links to all of my new publications available from ECS Publishing Group!

“Gymnopédie No. 1”*
“Passacaglia, Chorale and Dance”*
“To a Wild Rose” (two versions)*
“Fantasypiece for Orchestra”
“Selections from ‘The Song of Songs’”

It’s an exciting time for me as a composer and arranger.These titles will soon be released by ECS Publishing Group.

Stay tuned for more details. 
Hoffman: Selections from “The Song of Songs”

male voice and symphonic band

(Catalog No. 8411)
Hoffman: Fantasypiece for Orchestra 

(Catalog No. 8410)
Hoffman: Fantasypiece

violoncello and contrabass 

(Catalog No. 8409)
Hoffman: Passacaglia, Chorale and Dance

trombone quartet

(Catalog No. 7.0691)
Erik Satie, arr. Hoffman-Gymnopédie No. 1

oboe or violin solo and string orchestra 

(Catalog No. 7.0682)
Edward MacDowell, arr. Hoffman: To a Wild Rose

oboe, clarinet in A, and string orchestra 

(Catalog No. 7.0692)
Edward MacDowell, arr. Hoffman: To a Wild Rose

oboe and two English horns 

(Catalog No. 7.0695)

‪Many thanks to @carthagecollegefinearts for programming GRANT US PEACE for the 2017 baccalaureate ceremony.

Psalm (By the Rivers of Water) (ECS Publishing Group Catalog Nos. 6650-51), received an honorable mention in the 1st Annual Call for Scores by the Bay Colony Brass.

Pics from last night’s world premiere performance of Naomi’s Lullaby for guitar solo with Aaron Larget-Caplan. It was pouring rain and the program was not spared. The pic with Aaron and me came out well.

My arrangement of Claude Debussy’s song “Beau Soir” (ECS Publishing Group #7689, SATB & piano) has been chosen by the Association of Irish Choirs for their Summer 2017 repertoire. 🙂