Several of my compositions have yet to receive a performance
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Etudes Importantes et Nécessaires für Klavier (Solo Piano) (2012,
series of 8 concert etudes which may be performed individually, but
have also been designed to form a coherent composition when performed
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:
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
a varying level of usefulness for the quirky techniques developed in
each etude. download
PDF of "Huit Etudes" hear
MIDI recording of "Huit Etudes"
(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
(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
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
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
PDF of Horn Part
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"
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"
(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"
(8 part choir) (2010, 2'30) a wild,
spacious, dramatic, and challenging setting of "Gloria". download
PDF of "Gloria"
(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"