Early American Vignettes is a portrayal of four noteworthy events that occurred in either the British colonies or the then young United States. All of the music is original except where the composer utilized african american spirituals as well as themes from William Billings. The narration texts are taken from these aforementioned compositions or from historical documents. The second movements text is Emma Lazaraus' poem, A New Colossus. This piece is in four movements, 15 minutes in total. Early American Vignettes was premiered on March 13th, 2023 by Arkansas Brassworks, the faculty brass quintet in residence at the University of Arkansas.