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New Works

For Every Love a Place


Music for Toys & Dreams

Callejuela de la O

Ave Auxilium

You with the Cool

New Recordings

A Clearing in the Distance

One Thousand Dark Threads on Wet Pavement

Sunlight on Quaking Aspen

Ukiyo-e: Pictures of the Floating World



New Videos


Fanfare for 3 Trumpets

Callejuela de la O

Baby Blue Roses

Meleagro: Music for Thomas

Stargazing from the Ramparts

Cantus Holidays

Listen to a live performance recorded by Classical Minnesota Public Radio of the 2016 Cantus holiday program, "We All Will Be Together," including my setting of A Country Boy in Winter (starting about 8 minutes into the program). The acclaimed men's vocal ensemble performed the program thirteen times in Minnesota, Kansas, Florida & Wisconsin. Listen here.

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Planeta Viola

The Spanish-language blog, Planeta Viola, written by Carlos Rodríguez Ridaura, featured a terrific commentary on In the Language of Meditation.

Recent CDs

Summer Suite on New American Works for Trumpet from James Ackley.

Beneath the Apple Tree on the Navona Records' CD, Moto Perpetuo.

The Tree on Sylvana from The Esoterics.

2017 Burke & Bagley Prize Winners

Giralda Brass of Sevilla, Spain, has been awarded the 2017 Burke & Bagley Prize for their outstanding video of Marvel. Giralda Brass receives $1000 for their Prize. Proemium Metals of Granada, Spain, received the Second Place award, and Center Stage Brass of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded Third Place. Watch the winning videos.

The outstanding international panel of judges for the 2017 Competition include: Louis Hanzlik, trumpet, American Brass; Caleb Hudson, trumpet, Canadian Brass; Alex Freund, trumpet, M5 Mexican Brass; Chris Parkes, horn, Fine Arts Brass (U.K.); Ben Jacks, horn, Australian Brass; Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone, Empire Brass; and Scott Sutherland, tuba, Presidio Brass.

Baby Blue Roses premiered at Trumpet Festival

Baby Blue Roses for trumpet & piano was premiered on January 16, 2016, Ben Fairfield and Chris Steele at the Trumpet Festival of the Southeast in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Fairfield premiered the original 2-minute version at the Festival. The extended 3'30" version was premiered on February 18 by Walker Beard and Joshua Vigran at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, NY. Sheet music for Baby Blue Roses is available from Art of Sound Music.

2016 Burke & Bagley Prize Winners

Tigerland Brass Quintet were awarded the 2016 Burke & Bagley Prize for their outstanding video of Stargazing from the Ramparts. They received $500 and five certificates of their award.

The international panel of judges awarded Houston Brass Quintet Second Place, and the Artissimo Brass Quintet of Hungary received Third Place. View the award-winning videos at right.

Choral Scores now available from J.W. Pepper

Sheet music for all of Greg Bartholomew's choral works are now available from J.W. Pepper. You may preview the scores and listen to recordings directly on the J.W. Pepper website.