Working with David on a custom chamber ensemble arrangement was a pure joy. His orchestration skills, creativity, and professionalism are top notch. I will definitely be looking for ways to work with him in the future.- Dominic Talanca / assoc dir of bands, Marcus HS
Twas the Night Before Christmas
Originally known as “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” this poem by Clarke Clement Moore is an absolute classic. It was an enormous honor of mine to set this to music. Expertly narrated by Mr. J Paul Slavens, and part of the “A Very Merry Denton” album.
Do You Hear What I Hear?
My orchestral arrangement of this holiday classic features Midlake’s very own front man, Eric Pulido. Some beautiful playing by all the musicians involved!
The Old Clock
These next few songs are from a Halloween musical I write every year called “Cirque du Horror.” Family friendly, and a mix of humor and the macabre, Cirque takes to the stage every October to transport its audiences to a magical time of ghosts, goblins, fairies and ghouls…where nothing is ever as it seems. Enjoy this piece, if you would, of an old clock possessed by some dark spirit that wakes every Halloween night….More info about Cirque can be found on its webpage : http://www.cirqueduhorror.com
The Haunted Carousel
A young boy falls under the enchantment of a snow globe that is much more than it seems…
Where Do All The Bad Children Go?
Another one from my Halloween Musical, “Cirque du Horror.” Listen up, all you baaaaad little children - and beware!