Unaccompanied

These unaccompanied solos were written to specifically not need an accompanist. I do not plan to ever add accompaniment to any of these solos; it’s the idea of a single line weaving complete ideas that makes these unaccompanied solos so intriguing.

Flute – Ivory Desert

  • This flute solo offers everything that the advanced flutist could want: aggressive passages, sweeping gestures, expressive grace notes, and flutter tonguing.

Flute – Consider the Lilies

  • Writing this unaccompanied flute solo was the first opportunity I’ve ever had to write something that needed to be played by someone new to an instrument.

Saxophone – Vagrant Contemplation

  • This saxophone solo very much sticks to traditional capabilities. I would highly recommend this to students who are learning to play out of time.

Saxophone – What Wondrous Love Is This?

  • My arrangement of “What Wondrous Love Is This?” for unaccompanied solo saxophone opens with an unembellished statement of the melody and quickly develops from there.

Saxophone – What Child is This? (Greensleeves)

  • This arrangement for solo saxophone is titled “What Child is This?” instead of “Greensleeves” because I had the text of the hymn in mind when writing.

Saxophone – All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

  • A fairly simple arrangement of “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.” It is intended to for solo saxophone, but this should not deter other instrumentalists.

Alto Saxophone – Psalm 51

  • This alto saxophone solo is a musical depiction of Psalm 51; a biblical text describing David’s sorrow over his sin. A unique feature in this unaccompanied saxophone solo is a drone pitch which the performer uses to create different effects.

Double Bass – Insentience

  • Insentience is a difficult double bass solo. Its primary challenge is keeping the various intervals in tune while using the entire range of the bass.