Completed Compositions, Arrangements, and Orchestrations
“The Robin” for SSATBB chorus with piano and string quartet. Dedication: for 2018 Canyon County Honor Choir of Nampa, Idaho, and James Hutchings.
“Triptych” for violin and cello [I. Company, II. David and Elizabeth, III. The Vibe] Dedication: Mikautadze Dance Theatre in honor of their 10th Anniversary.
“Traveling Through Oceania” for chorus, children’s ensembles, piano, flute, clarinet, bass, and percussion — Dedication: for talented 4th grade music students of Wabash County, Indiana.
“After Apple-Picking” for mezzo-soprano, piano, cello, clarinet, and violin. Text — Robert Frost — Dedication: in memory of Dr. Katherine Tinsley, beloved Manchester University History Professor.
“Your John Keats” song cycle for baritone and piano [I. Brighter than Bright, II. Ah Herté Mine, III. Credo, IV. Pleasures, V. Impossibilities, VI. A Frog in a Frost, VII. My Expected Heaven, VIII. Immortality, IX. from Italy] Text — letters from John Keats to Fanny Brawne — Dedication: for Daniel Belcher and Pamela Haynes.
“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
“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
“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 — Dedication: for my mother, Barbara Driskell
“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]
“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]