Symphony Low Brass

Like our colleagues around the world, the Victoria Symphony musicians love to dress up when given an opportunity! Here’s a photo from this year’s Halloween concert: Music That Goes ‘Bump’ in the Night!

An Eagle’s Tale for Orchestra (Bird Suite No. 5)

With the final movement of Bird Suite I tried to capture a typical day in an eagle’s life, with some soaring, hunting, relaxing on a tree branch, flying off into the sunset – the usual eagle-ish activities. I don’t know a lot about Indigenous music, but there is a brass chorale that suggests it, at least to my ears.

A Christmas Wish for Brass Quartet, SATB Choir, Sleigh Bells and Organ

A few months ago I saw a forum post asking about Christmas music for brass and choir. There weren’t a lot of suggestions, so I decided to write something! The vocal range is fine for most church choirs, with words based on a Christmas poem by Dave Dogterom. If you have a Christmas gig for brass quintet, your horn player can take a break and play sleigh bells! The sheet music is available at