Unperformed Compositions
Unperformed Compositions:


Several of my compositions have yet to receive a performance or a quality recording:
Email me if you are interested in premiering one or if you would like more information!!



Solo

Huit Etudes Importantes et Nécessaires für Klavier (Solo Piano) (2012, 10')
a series of 8 concert etudes which may be performed individually, but have also been designed to form a coherent composition when performed consecutively.
My original plan was to write such an unusual concept for each etude that the pianist would need to acquire a completely impractical and otherwise unnecessary skill:
something that would fit the format of an etude but defy the original purpose of an etude.  As I started writing, it became clear that there is actually
a varying level of usefulness for the quirky techniques developed in each etude.
download PDF of "Huit Etudes"
hear MIDI recording of "Huit Etudes"


Blue Sparrow (Alto Saxophone and Piano) (2012, 3')
a companion piece to "Black Sparrow": jazzy, technically challenging, with a short improvisatory section at the end.
download PDF of the Alto Sax Part

Reverie (Solo Piano) (2012, 4'30)
a flowing solo full of delicate beauty: it is of moderate technical difficulty, but it has quite a bit of rhythmic complexity.
"Reverie" was selected as a winner in a call for scores by World Oceans.
download PDF of "Reverie"

Variations on a Scandinavian Folk Melody (Euphonium and Piano) (2012, 4'30)
a set of variations on the viral theme behind the "leekspin" meme.  It is technically challenging, but fun and idiomatic.
download PDF of the Euphonium Part

Sonatina for Violin and Piano (2011, 7'30)
a musically and technically challenging solo consisting of 3 short movements:
"Sonatina for Violin and Piano" recieved honorable mention in the 2014 Dallas Symphony Orchestra/
Voices of Change Young Texas Composer competition.
download PDF of the Violin Part

Texas Nocturne (Solo Piano) (2011, 1'30)
a short piano solo that falls somewhere between silly and intimate,
"Texas Nocturne" was composed during my first night in Texas.
download PDF of "Texas Nocturne"

Viola Sonata (2011, 16')
a substantial 3-movement sonata: technically challenging but full of idiomatic writing.
This sonata consists of an aggressive first movement, a spacious second movement, and a "tipsy" scherzo-like third movement.
download PDF of Viola Part

Sonata for Horn and Piano (2009, 16')
a 4-movement sonata: technically challenging, with motivic material heavily drawn from the octatonic scale and 3:2 rhythmic patterns.
download PDF of Horn Part





Chamber


Suite for Tuba, Trumpet, and Piano (2014, 12')
a 5-movement suite with contrasting styles: extended techniques and aleatoric writing are included.
download PDF of "Suite for Tuba, Trumpet, and Piano"

Trombone Sextet (2010, 8')
a 5-movement suite with contrasting styles, for 4 trombones and 2 bass trombones.
download PDF of "Trombone Sextet"

String Quartet #1 (2009, 18')
a 4-movement quartet with heavy neoclassical stylings, it was also orchestrated as Symphony #2 for Chamber Orchestra.  
download PDF of "String Quartet #1"
hear reading session recording of 2nd movement
hear reading session recording of 3rd movement

Concertpiece for Brass Octet (2009, 14')
a 3-movement octet (3 tpt, hn, 2 tbn, euph, tba) with idiomatic brass writing.  Strong endurance is required, as there is minimal rest.
"Concertpiece for Brass Octet" was selected as the 2nd place winner in the 2010 Humboldt Brass Chamber Workshop competition.
download PDF of "Concertpiece for Brass Octet"

Be the Change (Low String Quartet) (2008, 10')
full of beauty and emotion, "Be the Change" was commissioned for and performed at the 2008 Opus Prize Award Ceremony in Benaroya Hall.
download PDF of "Be the Change"

Trio for Cello, Flute, and Piano (2007, 8')
a set of 3 short movements in contrasting styles.  The final movement also became the final movement of the Suite for Tuba, Trumpet, and Piano.
download PDF of "Trio for Cello, Flute, and Piano"

Night Falls (String Octet) (2006, 6')
a dramatic and rhapsodic composition, "Night Falls" was toured around the US in 2007-2008 by the Young Eight String Octet.
download PDF of "Night Falls"

African Rhapsody (String Octet) (2006, 5'30)
a progression of blues, jazz, and crossrhythm-laden melodies, with dramatic solos and aggressive ensemble playing:
"African Rhapsody" was selected as one of two winners of the 2006 Young Eight String Octet Composition Contest.
download PDF of "African Rhapsody"





Vocal

Four Dickinson Miniatures (SATB choir) (2011, 4'30)
a set of short poems by Emily Dickinson.
download PDF of "Four Dickinson Miniatures"

The Chariot (Mezzo Soprano, Vln, Vla or Vcl, Pno) (2010, 5')
a tense, emotional, and heartbreaking setting of Dickinson's famous "Although I Could Not Stop for Death" poem.
download PDF of "The Chariot"

Gloria (8 part choir) (2010, 2'30)
a wild, spacious, dramatic, and challenging setting of "Gloria".
download PDF of "Gloria"

Dangerous Eleisons (8 part choir) (2009, 4')
a contemplative contemporary setting of the Kyrie which progresses from chant to a thick harmonic texture.
download PDF of "Dangerous Eleisons"




Wind Ensemble

Symphony #3 for Wind Ensemble (2015, 35')/ Grade 6
a large scale symphony in 4 movements, brimming with passion.  It is very musically challenging and relatively technically challenging,
but it is still viable for many college ensembles and elite HS bands.
download PDF of "Symphony #3 for Wind Ensemble"
hear MIDI recording of "Symphony #3 for Wind Ensemble"



That's So Spongebieber (2013, 2'30)/ Grade 1
introduces young musicians to modal mixture and unexpected harmonic progressions in an accessible style.
The title is not in any way intended to pander to the interests of young performers.

download PDF of "That's So Spongebieber"
hear MIDI recording of "That's So Spongebieber"






Jazz Band

Take Fiveish (2010, 4')

a big band chart that's not quite in 5/4.
download PDF of "Take Fiveish"





Orchestra

Neoclassical Suite (for String Orchestra) (2009, 8')
a suite in a highly tonal neoclassical style that is suitable for most high school orchestras
download PDF of "Neoclassical Suite"




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