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Ballade for Alto Flute, Flugelhorn, and Piano

Duration: c. 7'

COMMISSIONED by a consortium led by Therese Wacker and Kevin Eisensmith.
PREMIERED by Therese Wacker alto flute, Kevin Eisensmith flugelhorn, Evan Engelstad, in an all-Dorff concert at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, November 18, 2019.
Publication by Theodore Presser Company scheduled for June 2020.


Cape May Breezes for Wind Quintet

Duration: c. 18'

1. Breezing Into Town (Exit 0)
2. Autumn Monarch Migration
3. Victorian Garden Party
4. Dusk at Sunset Beach
5. Night Breezes on the Boardwalk

COMMISSIONED by The Monmouth Winds.
AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser.

ERRATUM: Mvt. 1, bar 37, the Oboe's last note should be G-natural.

WINNER, 2016 Newly Published Music award, National Flute Association.

Fanfare and Hustle for Brass Quintet

Duration: c. 2'
COMPOSED for and PREMIERED by the Curtis Institute's Community Artist Program.


Fanfare for Two Trumpets

Duration: c. 40"

COMMISSIONED by the Haddonfield (NJ) Symphony to commemorate Music Director Arthur Cohn’s retirement, and the installation of Music Director Alan Gilbert.
PERFORMED to call the audience to their seats twice per concert, at every concert for several seasons.
AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser

"Dorff's dynamic and articulation intentions are very clearly marked. The piece is easily accessible to players at the college level, and is effective, festive, and interesting. It is a good-of-kind composition, with a few tricky rhythms and a practical range.
            – ITG Journal, September 1994
AUDIO EXCERPT (midi demo)

Pachelbel's Christmas: A Merry Melange for Brass Quintet

Duration: c. 4½'
Canon and quodlibet combining 44 Christmas melodies with the Pachelbel Canon.

AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser.
RECORDED by the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble (UK) on Isis 028.

AUDIO EXCERPT by Chestnut Brass

"successfully achieved... will not soon be forgotten."
            – ITA Journal (Olcott), Winter 1990;
"This is a clever, original and amusing number which will add spice to the Christmas concert."
            – Winds Magazine (UK), Summer 1990 

Also available for Orchestra (rental from Presser).









last updated March 14, 2020