Push (2001) is defined as follows: 1.To exert outward pressure or force against something; 2. To advance despite difficulty or opposition, press forward; 3. To expend great or vigorous effort. This work utilizes a two-note motive, a rising figure, and a lyrical melody to musically represent the word “push”. These materials are used to set many different moods: driving an d aggressive, funky, jazzy, lyrical and “techno”, but always exhibit a strong sense of the “push” regardless of the character they are displaying. Push was commissioned by the University of Oklahoma, University of Texas at Austin, Sam Houston State University, University of Houston & Cypress Falls High School Wind Ensembles.

PURCHASE (Boosey & Hawkes)