for brass quintet (2007)

Escape was written for the University of Maryland graduate brass quintet and was premiered at the conclusion of my Masters Degree recital.  Written in a cinematic style, it depicts a rapid decent down Castle Crags (pictured below) amidst a violent storm.  It works great as an opener/closer and is a blast to perform.


Duration: 4'30"

Escape -

from All-Star Brass Quintet 2010

Jens Lindemann, Ryan Anthony - trumpets
Martin Hackleman - horn
Keith Dyrda - trombone
Patrick Sheridan - tuba

"...destined to become a standard."

—  ITG Journal Review

Castle Crags State Park, CA

Photo: Brian Salsbury