A Stephen Foster Collection

A suite of Stephen Foster songs scored for Baritone voice and orchestra in a unique setting by Jeff Tyzik. Reminiscent in style of Copland’s Old American Songs.

A Tribute To Scott Joplin

Arranged for a Jon Nakamatsu appearance with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the arranger in Vail, Co. 2004.

A Call To Worship (From Pleasant Valley Suite)

This slow adagio movement from Pleasant Valley Suite is appropriate for solemn occasions. With it’s “Appalachia” style statement of the melody, to a chorale in the brass and a soaring orchestral theme, it has been used many times by the Rochester Philharmonic on 4th of July concerts after our musical tribute to veterans as a piece to be played during a time of personal reflection by the audience. It has also been used on an All-County orchestra programs.

Amazing Grace

American Celebration

American Celebration is for full orchestra and SATB choir. The optional Soprano and Baritone soloists can substitute for the choir. The conductor is encouraged to invite the audience to join in on the second verse of “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” as well as to ask them to sing along during “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “America the Beautiful.”

Every Time I Feel The Spirit (An Overture in honor of Harry T. Burleigh)

Suite contains “Every Time I Feel The Spirit”, “Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child” and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”. Perfect for Black History Month.

Fantasy on American Themes

Optional audience sing a long on America the Beautiful

Star Spangled Banner

A warm and respectful rendition of our national anthem with a majestic and uplifting ending.