Playing Violins

Composer/Arranger

James has a large catalogue of original and arranged works for many ensembles in many different styles and genres.

Visit the store to purchase sheet music. You can order them digitally and print them out for yourself.

James composed the piece "We Will Be Free" for the Solaris Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Dawn Willis. "We Will Be Free" was written in the Spring of 2020 at the beginning of the global Covid19 pandemic and was undertaken as a virtual choir project by the ensemble.

In December of 2019, James was awarded the first Robert DeCormier Choral Composition Award for his original piece "Restoration Chorus" with lyrics by Allison Roark, James' partner. The piece was commissioned in memory of Robert DeCormier who passed away in 2017. The premiere took place at the Vermont ACDA Madrigal Festival in Burlington, VT performed by a large combined choir of students from schools all across the state.

Higher - SensationJames Stewart & Isaac Klein
00:00 / 03:59
The SkyJames Stewart & Isaac Klein
00:00 / 04:21

Legend of the Word/Voice is an original rock musical that James has been writing for several years with lyricist and book writer Isaac Klein. It is a hero's journey through the trials of growing up and tells of the risks involved in finding your own voice.

The Egg is a chamber opera for two voices and orchestra based on a short story by Andy Weir. It was recorded by the Hartt School orchestra as part of a new works reading and recording project.

The Cry is an art song for soprano and guitar. A single phrase is translated into over 20 languages. Is there anyone listening?