2015-present

  • “Manchester Sonata” for clarinet and piano [I. Autumn on the Mall, II. Carillon Gelés, III. Vade et gaudium] — Dedication: for Lila Hammer
  • “Upon Thy Heart” soprano & tenor duet with piano and cello, Text — Song of Solomon 8:6a,7a — Dedication: for Alan Chambers and Scott Avery on their Wedding Day
  • “Mechanical” for saxophone quartet — Dedication: for Elizabeth Mikautadze and Mikautadze Dance Theatre
  • “i thank You, God” SSA with strings, oboe, and mezzo-soprano solo, Text — e.e. cummings — Dedication: to Susan Klingler, commissioned by the Bella Voce Women’s Choir at Northwest Nazarene University, Judy Marlett, director
  • “Unique and Magnificent” SSA with piano and flute, Text — Jonathan Lockwood Huie  — Dedication: for the Manchester High School Senior Girls Quartet 2016 (Emily, Chloe, Lauren, and Reilly), North Manchester, Indiana
  • “You Who Are Young” TBB with piano and horn, Text — Donovan R. Walling — Dedication: Commissioned by the Quarryland Men’s Chorus of Bloomington, Indiana, Barry Magee, Artistic Director, Underwriting provided by Rex G. Hinkle
  • “Kandinsky Suite” for orchestra [I. Cannons, II. Blue Segment, III. Several Circles] — Dedication: for my daughter, Abigail 
  • “Light Up The Town” (arrangements and orchestrations) a musical by Susie Jones
  • “Zigeunerlieder” (orchestration) song cycle by Johannes Brahms

2010-2014

  • “I Find My Feet Have Further Goals” SATB with piano, Text — Emily Dickinson  — Dedication: to graduating seniors at Manchester University & David and Karen Overmyer
  • “The Wise Men” SSAATBB with solo TBB trio and piano, Text — Madeleine L’Engle  — Dedication: in memory of my brother, Gary Driskell
  • “A Family Portrait” Oratorio Settings of late 19th Century letters from the Houghtaling family for chorus, orchestra, hammered dulcimer, with mezzo-soprano and baritone solos, Texts — Walt Whitman, Tyler Houghtaling, Lanie Houghtaling, and Percy Houghtaling  — Dedication: for Judy Sadler Marlett, a Houghtaling descendant
  • “Be Thou My Vision” (hymn arrangement) SATB with Band — Dedication: to Scott Humphries
  • “My Fellow Americans” SATB with Band, Text — 2nd Inaugural speeches of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy — Dedication: for Wabash County Honor Choir and Band, Wabash Indiana
  • “We Shall Overcome” (arrangement) SATB — Dedication: to the Peace Studies Department at Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana
  • “Stonehenge” for Band
  • “Dona Nobis Pacem” for SATB with orchestra (optional version with organ and brass quartet)
  • “Tarantella” for mandolin, viola, cello, recorder, and percussion — Dedication: for Liz Monier, Artistic Director, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • “The Minstrel and the Duck” (film score)
  • “A Shropshire Lad” (orchestration of song cycle) music of George Butterworth

2000-2009

  • “Star-Spangled Banner” (arrangement) TTBB
  • “Earth and All Stars” SATB with piano & clarinet, Text (adapted) — Herbert Brokering — Dedication: in celebration of the inauguration of Dr. Jo Young Switzer as fourteenth president of Manchester College, North Manchester, Indiana
  • “I Got Shoes” (spiritual arrangement) SATB with baritone & alto solos, piano and trumpet
  • “How Can I Keep from Singing” (arrangement) SATB with tenor, guitar, flute, and piano (optional) — Dedication: to James Hersch
  • “Lift Every Voice” (hymn arrangement) SATB with optional piano, Text — J. Rosamond Johnson
  • “Christmas Fantasy” tuba solo with orchestra (English Carols) — Dedication: to Robert Lynn

1990-1999

  • “Wondrous Love” (hymn arrangement) 3-octave Handbells with flute
  • “Ride On, King Jesus” (spiritual arrangement) 3-octave Handbells — Dedication: Dr. Don Brown, faculty emeritus, William Jewell College, Liberty Missouri
  • “Thomas: after seeing the wounds” TTBB w/oboe, Text — Madeleine L’Engle
  • “Italian Dance Suite” flute solo [I. Saltarello, II. Pavana, III. Folia]
  • “Proxemics” cello solo [I. Vigourously, II. Deliberately, III. Moving Forward]  — Dedication: for Robert
  • “Prayer for Renewal” SSATBB, Text — Terri Teal — Dedication: for the William Jewell College Concert Choir, Liberty Missouri
  • “Three Responsories for Tenebrae” SATB [I. Vinea mea electa, II. Tamquam ad latronem, III. Tenebrae factae sunt]  — Dedication: in homage to Gesualdo
  • “Sonata for Trumpet” trumpet and piano [I. Rubato et Allegro, II. Molto Espressivo, III. Allegretto] — Dedication: to Kristine Harris
  • “Three Days” soprano or mezzo-soprano song cycle with piano, Text — Madeleine L’Engle [I. Friday, II. Saturday, III. Sunday]
  • “Three American Folk Songs” (arrangement) SSA with violin & cello [I. The Water is Wide, II. I Know Where I’m Goin’, III. Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies]
  • “Kidspeak!” SATB, Text — poems by children: Sheila (9), Stephanie (6), Connie (11), and Anna (5) [I. I don’t like to think about red, II. Little Green Lizard, III. The Cat’s Tail, IV. The Blue Station Wagon]
  • “Songs of the Blackfeet” SSA with 2 flutes & percussion, Text — Crowfoot & Sosop Lolo [I. Death Chant of the Last Blackfoot, II. From nowhere we came, into nowhere we go] — Dedication: to Terri Teal and the Women’s Chorus of Kansas University
  • “Stabat Mater” SSAATTBB with strings
  • “Three Small Gifts for Christmas” SATB, Text — Georgia Sykes Sullivan, James Whitcomb Riley, e.e. cummings [I. Expectant Pause, II. Christmas long Ago, III. Little Tree]

Pre-1990

  • “Silent Night” (arrangement) SSATBB — Dedication: for Dr. Arnold Epley and the William Jewell College Chamber Singers, Liberty Missouri
  • “Gloria” SAB with piano or handbells (published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc.)
  • “Goulash” a seven course song cycle for omnivorous mezzo-soprano or baritone with piano, Text — Jack Prelutsky, Kathy Mandry, Cynthia B. Francis, David McCord, Prince Redcloud, and Ogden Nash [I. Spaghetti! Spaghetti!, II. Drink A Garden, III. Popsicles, IV. I Am Learning, V. Cake, VI. Why, VII. from The Clean Platter]