Forgotten Hearts, for brass band (2016)
Written for the Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band. Premiered on April 22, 2017. Conducted by Dr. Russell Murray.
"I wrote this piece for traditional British brass band in an attempt to bring more attention to the plight of homeless veterans in the United States. Homelessness is an awful epidemic that we face in this country, and having to survive on the streets while battling the stigma of being homeless and sometimes battling a trauma-related illness is a poor payment for fighting our country’s wars. This is why I want to dedicate this piece to our brave veterans who fought for our country and yet are still forgotten by so many."
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