As a composer and arranger Franklin has had multiple pieces premiered and recorded by a variety of professional and educational musicians, and has had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the world’s best musicians, ranging from university faculty and students across the nation to renowned flautist François Minaux, star soprano Audra Methvin, and critically-acclaimed saxophonist Ann Bradfield. Arrangements of Franklin’s are widely-requested and numerous, and range from solos to symphonies. His choral and band works have drawn attention from legendary composers of our time, Eric Whitacre, Donald Grantham, Mark Camphouse, and David Holsinger being some of the most prominent. He has been commissioned numerous works for a wide variety of ensembles, most recently “Meditations” for Wind Ensemble, “Tragedy of the Forgotten World” (an epic for bassoon and orchestra), “Nine – Concertino for Tuba and Piano,” and “Rose Made Man,” a One-Act Opera.
LISTEN: Meditations for Wind Ensemble
University of Texas Wind Ensemble; Jason Missal, conductor
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