Completed tonight: TWILIGHT, GOODBYE, PEACE. three songs for low voice, low flutes (alto and bass), and piano, for low flutes virtuoso Peter Sheridan (www.lowflutes.com). Duration: 6:41. It feels like fate that it should be completed on the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

Completed tonight: “Twilight,”#1 from “Twilight, Goodbye, Peace” for low voice, low flutes (bass and alto), and piano. #2, “Goodbye,” was completed in 2013. I am hoping to complete #3, “Peace,” in the foreseeable future after a long hiatus, my muse willing. This trilogy will be dedicated to low flutes virtuoso Peter Sheridan, who has been championing my music for years. To say that I am grateful for his support is an understatement. 

http://www.lowflutes.com

I am honored to be ECS Publishing’s composer of the month for September. http://ecspublishing.com

I am honored to report that my work, “Kojo No Tsuki Variant” (aka “Moon Over Ruined Castle”) for contrabass flute duet was performed by David Lamont and Peter Sheridan on Saturday August 13, 2016, at the 44th Annual in the (packed) Terrace Room at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, CA.Kotato Showcase NFA 2016

Completed tonight: “Notturno Pastorale” (pastoral nocturne) for trumpet in C for the Vox Novus/Fifteen Minutes of Fame call for scores for trumpeter Kate Amrine.

I am proud to announce the publication of my composition “Fanfare, Tango, and Fughetta on Hebrew Themes” for brass quintet and optional timpani. Here is a link to information about the piece, a PDF sample, a performance by Carolina Brass (who commissioned the piece), and ordering information.http://www.canticledistributing.com/catalog/product/view/sku/7.0681

Review of the CD, CONTINENTAL DRIFT, which includes my “Arirang Variations” for two low flutes. https://oconnellthemusic.com/2016/06/06/softly-softly/