David Lovrien (b. 1963)
David has been a member of the saxophone section of the Dallas Winds since 1991, performing on 14 audiophile CD recordings and acting as the group’s staff arranger and webmaster. He is also a member of the Texas Saxophone Quartet, a chamber ensemble he co-founded in 1983 with Don Fabian. The TSQ was the first saxophone ensemble to win the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in 1986 and still performs regularly. On the jazz side, David is a member of The Singapore Slingers, a retro-jazz band performing music of the 1920’s & 30’s. For over 20 years he has also played with local classic rock and soul band The Fins.
David’s first compositions were published in 2000 and in 2007 he started his own company, Lovebird Music, which publishes over 50 of his compositions and arrangements along with other emerging composers. His humorous 2007 holiday piece “Minor Alterations” has been wildly successful and is performed by bands and orchestras around the world each Christmas. He is a member of the Music Publishers Association, ASCAP, and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS).
Works by David Lovrien (35)
|1979||A Shy Smile||piano rag|
|1991||Aria||clarinet (or alto sax) & piano|
|1995||Karussellbrise (Carousel Breeze)||polka-march|
|1997||Texas Star||western march|
|1999||Monkey Business||circus march|
|2001||To Awaken A Sleeping Giant||fanfare (brass or concert band)|
|2001||An Ark of Hope||concert band|
|2002||Gloria in Excelsis||brass fanfare|
|2003||Gates of Jerusalem||brass fanfare|
|2003||Seven Cities of Gold||Spanish march|
|2006||Fanfare on Adeste Fidelis||brass fanfare|
|2006||Plano Fanfare||marching band|
|2006||a balloon on the breeze||woodwind quintet|
|2007||Hark! The Herald Angels Sing||fanfare (brass or orchestra)|
|2007||Minor Alterations||concert band|
|2008||Toccata on Carol of the Bells||fanfare (brass or orchestra)|
|2009||Eye of Providence||brass fanfare|
|2010||Minor Alterations No. 2||concert band|
|2013||We Come A-Darkly Caroling||SATB chorus with orchestra (or band)|
|2014||The Long March Home||march|
|2017||Ballad, Blues and Boogie||concert band|
|2018||Diminished Minor Alterations||concert band|
|2018||Adventus (Arrival)||brass fanfare|
|2018||The Unfortunate Band of the Iron Brigade||march|
All works available through Lovebird Music
David began playing Irish music since 2004 and performs at festivals, pubs and concerts with the band 5 Second Rule. He plays regularly with the Trinity Hall Session Players and has taught whistle classes at the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat and the North Texas Irish Festival.
David has over 30 years experience in software development and project management, most recently at Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting (1989-2016). He managed development for several GoSystem and ONESOURCE products and was most recently product owner for development of the next generation of ONESOURCE Income Tax. David also designs websites in his copious spare time through Lovebird Design. He is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD).
David currently lives in Plano, Texas with his wife Grace. He enjoys Asian cooking, genealogy and time with their four children and two grandchildren.