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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)
Year Title Genre
1979 A Shy Smile piano rag
1980 Interlochen piano rag
1982 Elegie concert band
1983 Alpine Legion march
1983 Chanson woodwind quintet
1987 Lewisville 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
1999 Biergarten Mazurka waltz
2001 Tubilustrium brass fanfare
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
2003 Lakeshore Picnic 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
2007 The Midwesterner march
2008 Toccata on Carol of the Bells fanfare (brass or orchestra)
2009 Eye of Providence brass fanfare
2010 Minor Alterations No. 2 concert band
2010 The Esquire march/processional
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
2017 Sparkle orchestra
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

Irish musician

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.

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