Selected Works
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Chamber: Strings

Broomstick (2014) 7:00 vn, pno
Every Body (2014) 4:00 fl, cl, tpt, vn, vla, vc
Stoned (2014) 5:00 fl, bcl, tpt, vn, vla, vc
GPS Lady (2014) 8:00 cl, vla, pno
String Quartet No. 6: Rapid Eye (2014) 22:00 2vn, vla, vc
Sanctuary (2013) 18:00 2vn, vl, vc, db, hn, pno
Passing Tones (2013) 4:00 vn, 3 vcs
Seven Stories (2013) 22:00 soprano, 2 flutes, percussion, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello
Saturn Dreams of Mercury (2012) 6:00 violin, viola, cello
Multiplicity (2011) 7:00 six violins
Poke (2011) 7:00 cello and bass
String Quartet No. 5: Through the Night (2009) 27:00 2 vn, vla, vc
String Quartet No. 4: The Infinite Sphere (2009) 22:00 2 vn, vl, vc
Sonata: Motion (2008) 16:00 vn, pno
The Voice (2008) 4:00 vn, pno
Mister Blister (2006) 3:00 violin
The Better Angels of our Nature (2008) 14:00 narrator, piano trio
Entrance (2007) 11:00 narrator, fl, afl, pno, vn, vla
Exit (2007) 11:00 narrator, barisax, trumpet, pno, vc, db
Still Point (2007) [text: Simpson] 6:00 msop, vla, pno
Fifteen minutes (2006) 16:00 violin
Singing silver (2006) 6:00 msoprano, narrator, hn, vc, gtr
What Happened (2005) 14:00 vn, vla, vc, pno
String Quartet No. 3: Air (2005) 10:00 2 vn, vla, vc
The Dreaming Season (2002) 5:30 baritone, string quartet
String Quartet No. 2: Flight (2002) 21:00 2 vn, vl, vc
String Quartet No. 1: Jests and Tenderness (1998) 28:00 string quartet [recorded by Mendelssohn String Quartet]
Dirges and Dances (1998) 22:00 vn, vc, pno
Spring Passing (1997) 7:00 vn, marimba
Furies and Muses (1997) 29:00 bsn, string quartet [recorded by Cassatt String Quartet]
Devotion (1996) 7:45 fl, vn, vl, vc [recorded by Borromeo String Quartet]
Andante espressivo (1995) 11:30 vn solo, 2 vns, vla, vc, hn (arr of vn cto II)
Appendage (1993) 33:00 sop, cl, tsax, vn, vl, vc, pno
She was leaning (1992) 7:00 msop, fl, afl, cl, vn, pno
Bacchus Chaconne (1991) 5:00 vn, vl
Two Tapestries (1991) 12:00 2 vn 2 vl 2 vc
Facade (1983) 8:00 vn, pno
Six Scenes and a Fantasy (1983) 14:00 vc, pno [recorded by Jeffrey Krieger, Tzimon Barto]
Reverie Scherzo (1981) 8:00 tpt, db, pno

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Chamber: Winds

Every Body (2014) 4:00 fl, cl, tpt, vn, vla, vc
Stoned (2014) 5:00 fl, bcl, tpt, vn, vla, vc
GPS Lady (2014) 8:00 cl, vla, pno
Sanctuary (2013) 18:00 2vn, vl, vc, db, hn, pno
Seven Stories (2013) 22:00 soprano, 2 flutes, percussion, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello
Sparkling in the Dark (2011) 6:00 soprano sax, bassoon and electronics
Terranean Meditation (2011) 13:00 sax quartet
Entrance (2007) 11:00 narrator, fl, afl, pno, vn, vla
Exit (2007) 11:00 narrator, barisax, trumpet, pno, vc, db
Child's play (2006) 6:00 fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn
Singing silver (2006) 6:00 msoprano, narrator, hn, vc, gtr
Revenant: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (2005) 18:00 pno reduction
Big Brothers (2004) 7:00 sax/vibe/piano
Motion: Sonata for Flute and Piano (2004) 16:00 flute/piano
Perilous carols (2000) 6:00 sax quartet [recorded by New Century Sax Quartet]
Spring passing (1997) 7:00 fl, mba
Furies and Muses (1997) 29:00 bsn, string quartet [recorded by Jeff Keesecker]
Devotion (1996) 7:45 fl, vn, vl, vc [recorded by Ransom Wilson]
Father, Son (1995) 16:00 narrator, 4 flutes
Andante espressivo (1995) 11:30 vn solo, 2 vns, vla, vc, hn (arr. of vn cto II)
Appendage (1993) 33:00 sop, cl, tsax, vn, vl, vc, pno
Ascending Spiral (1993) 6:00 fl, hp
She was leaning (1992) 7:00 msop, fl, afl, cl, vn, pno
Dunigan Variations (1991) 16:00 4 fl
Facade (1983) 8:00 fl, pno
Six Scenes and a Fantasy (1983) 8:00 tpt, db, pno

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Chamber: Voice

[all texts by the composer, unless otherwise noted]

Seven Stories (2013) 22:00 soprano, 2 flutes, percussion, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello
The Better Angels of Our Nature (2008) [text: Lincoln] 14:00 narrator, piano trio
Entrance (2007) 11:00 narrator, fl, afl, pno, vn, vla
Exit (2007) 11:00 narrator, barisax, trumpet, pno, vc, db
Still Point (2007) [text: Simpson] 6:00 msop, vla, pno
Singing silver (2006) 6:00 msoprano, narrator, hn, vc, gtr
The Dreaming Season (2002) 5:30 baritone, string quartet
Lessons of my youth (2001) 5:00 a capella men’s chorus
The memory of light (2001) 5:00 a capella SATB chorus
Il sole s’arrende (1999) 5:00 soprano, piano
Dog Songs (1997) 13:00 tenor, piano
Deliverance (1995) 6:00 sop, pno OR bar, pno
Appendage (1993) 33:00 sop, cl, tsax, vn, vl, vc, pno
Another Mad Scene (1992) 12:00 sop, piano
She was leaning (1992) 7:00 msop, fl, afl, cl, vn, pno

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Chamber: Piano

Broomstick (2014) 7:00 vn, pno
GPS Lady (2014) 8:00 cl, vla, pno
Honey (2014) 7:00 two pianos
Sanctuary (2013) 18:00 2vn, vl, vc, db, hn, pno
Seven Stories (2013) 22:00 soprano, 2 flutes, percussion, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello
Honey (2012) 6:00 piano
Sonata: Motion (2008) 16:00 vn, pno
The Voice (2008) 4:00 vn, pno
The Better Angels of Our Nature (2008) [text: Lincoln] 14:00 narrator, piano trio
Entrance (2007) 11:00 narrator, fl, afl, pno, vn, vla
Exit (2007) 11:00 narrator, barisax, trumpet, pno, vc, db
Still Point (2007) [text: Simpson] 6:00 msop, vla, pno
What Happened (2005) 14:00 vn, vla, vc, pno
Revenant: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (2005) 18:00 pno reduction
Big Brothers (2004) 7:00 sax/vibe/piano
Motion: Sonata for Flute and Piano (2004) 16:00 flute/piano
Chicane (2002) 16:00 pno solo
Il sole s’arrende (1999) 5:00 soprano, piano
Dirges and Dances (1998) 22:00 vn, vc, pno
Dog Songs (1997) 13:00 tenor, piano
Deliverance (1995) 6:00 sop, pno OR bar, pno
Appendage (1993) 33:00 sop, cl, tsax, vn, vl, vc, pno
Another Mad Scene (1992) 12:00 sop, piano
She was leaning (1992) 7:00 msop, fl, afl, cl, vn, pno
Sonata (November) (1986) 16:00 pno solo
Facade (1983) 8:00 fl, pno or vn, pno
Six Scenes and a Fantasy (1983) 14:00 vc, pno
Reverie Scherzo (1981) 8:00 tpt, db, pno [recorded by Jeffrey Krieger, Tzimon Barto]

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Chamber: Other

Seven Stories (2013) 22:00 soprano, 2 flutes, percussion, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello
Genealogie (2009) 15:00 sop, msop, ten, actor, fl, cl, vn, vc, pno, mba
The Better Angels of our Nature (2008) 14:00 narrator, piano trio
Singing silver (2006) 6:00 msoprano, narrator, hn, vc, gtr
Big Brothers (2004) 7:00 sax/vibe/piano
Spring passing (1997) 7:00 fl, mba OR vn, mba
Ascending Spiral (1993) 6:00 fl, hp

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Large ensembles

Katabasis (2014), double concerto for cello, bass and orchestra 13:00 vc solo, db solo, 2.2.2(A).1.cbsn; 4.0.0.0; 3 perc; harp; strings
Poke (2014), solo vc, solo db with string orchestra 8:00 vc solo, db solo, strings
Shadow on the Sun (2010) 7:00 wind ensemble
Figments and Fragments (2010) 10:00 2.2.2.2 - 2.2.1.0 perc, pno, strings
Blown Away (2005)
Hear Blown Away (MP3 - 8MB)
6:00 wind ensemble
Revenant: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (2005) 18:00 2122 - 2000 - perc - str
Wright Flight (2003) 30:00 3 narrators and chamber orchestra
Buffa (2001) an opera 2.5 hrs. 8 vocal roles, mime, chorus, chamber orchestra
Amadeus ex machina (2001) 10:00 1222 - 2000 - str
Lessons of my youth (2001) 5:00 a capella men’s chorus
The memory of light (2001) 5:00 a capella SATB chorus
Snegglish Dances (2000) 6:00 *3*3*3*3 - 4331 - 3 - pf – str
Symphony No. 1 (1998) 30:00 *1*2 0 *2 - 2000 – str
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1996) 35:00 *3 2 =4 *3 - 4221 - timp - vn solo - str
Orpheus in the Afterworld: Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra (1994) 26:00 0001 - 2000 - fl solo - str

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