I am very honored and grateful that William Starr and William Preucil, Sr. have been kind enough to write Forewords to both my Christmas Melodies: Double Stop Solos and Duets and American Melodies: Double Stop Solos and Duets Arrangement Series. Their words of encouragement and support were critical in helping a new arranger get established.

I also want to express my deepest gratitude to Christopher Rex, Principal Cellist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, for his invaluable involvement in my five-volume violin and cello duo series. I am in particular extremely honored to have co-labored with Mr. Rex on many of the more difficult arrangements in Harmonious Melodies For Violin and Cello, Volume II.