Compositions

Daniel is a composer and arranger that is able to write for a variety of ensembles and scenarios, whether it be a big band, a woodwind duo, or an entire orchestra. His wide range of compositional style has provided many unique composing opportunities, some of which are shown here.

Pathetic

This string quartet aims to represent the style pathetique of Beethoven's Sonata Pathetique and Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony with a more modern twist and sense of harmony. It strives to present harsh emotions and explore a deeper sense of the human condition.

When Leaders Fail

When given the task to compose a saxophone quartet for a faculty recital at the University of Louisville Daniel was given only two requests for the vibe of the piece: it must be tonal, and aggressive. This work aims to take a look at the failings of world leaders in times of crisis, especially revolving around the massive fires of the Amazon.

I Feel Like I'm Losing You

This piece written for string quartet and jazz rhythm section aims to express the emotions one feels when dealing with the potential loss of a loved one. 

Sometimes You Got to Have the Blues

The title of this song says it all. In tough times, sometimes the blues is the only thing that can bring some light. This song is dedicated to Craig Bailey.

The Parting Glass

The Parting Glass is a traditional Irish song given a new look through this arrangement for wind sextet and voice. It combines traditional classical harmony, pop harmony, and modern jazz voicings in order to create an emotional climax. This was performed at Daniel's Graduate Composition Recital.

Happy People 

A popular tune written by none other than Kenny Garret is given new light and direction in this arrangement of Happy People written for Big Band.

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Pathetic

This string quartet aims to represent the style pathetique of Beethoven's Sonata Pathetique and Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony with a more modern twist and sense of harmony. It strives to present harsh emotions and explore a deeper sense of the human condition.