Music

Stubernic Fantasy Piano Reduction

April 21, 2020 8:31 am

Are you looking for a concerto for your School of Music’s Concerto Competition?   Stubernic Fantasy is a trio concerto and now there is a piano reduction! I’m performing above with my UNT faculty colleagues Sandi and Paul Rennick with the UNT Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Corporon.

The Steel Jungle

April 20, 2020 8:13 pm

The Steel Jungle is my first exploration into choral writing.   When Denton High School choral director, Ann Smith, requested that I either arrange an island classic for choir and steel drums or write a new work, I knew that it had to be a new composition.  The Steel Jungle is dedicated to those who lost loved ones in the terrorist... View Article

One-Eyed Jacks

April 20, 2020 11:50 am

One-Eyed Jacks is published by C. Alan Publications (http://c-alanpublications.com/one-eyed-jacks/) and was written for the North Carolina PAS Chapter NCMEA presentation for commissioning percussion ensemble literature for younger players.   Other North Carolina composers in this project were Lynn Glassock, Christopher Deane, Scott Meister and Rob Falvo.

City Soca by Arthur Lipner arranged by Mark Ford

April 20, 2020 11:33 am

Published by Malletworks Inc, City Soca is a sweet soca for percussion ensemble/steel band by Arthur Lipner.   Arthur and I were at UNT during our graduate studies together and Arthur asked me to write this arrangement.   The work was premiered by the East Carolina University Percussion Ensemble.

Night Watch

April 20, 2020 11:27 am

The above video is the Southern Mississippi State University Steel Band/Percussion Ensemble directed by Professor John Wooton. Nightwatch is an arrangement for a large steel drum band with marimbas.  The instrumentation is flexible if steel drums are not available.  This work was originally conceived for Panama Steel, a steel band sextet that I performed with for 11 years in North... View Article

Wink for Alto-Saxophone and Marimba

April 20, 2020 11:21 am

Wink is a duet for alto saxophone and marimba that was written for my sons Austin (marimba) and Kevin Ford (saxophone).    Premiered by saxophonist Ann Bradfield and myself in January of 2011, Wink was designed to be a groovy-hip collaboration that explores three main themes: a syncopated melody, a floating assertion and a waltz-like phrase.  Wink gradually builds to a... View Article

Pivot Point

April 20, 2020 11:19 am

Pivot Point is dedicated to my son, Kevin Ford, and premiered on his senior saxophone recital at the University of North Texas on October 27, 2015.    The saxophone performers were Sarah Dunbar, Brian Gault, Jessica Tucker and Kevin Ford, with Justin Matthews on cajón and myself on marimba.    Kevin was a huge help with editing Pivot Point and I also... View Article