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Large Ensembles: Orchestra

 

Water Sings Fire
    for Orchestra (2018) - 12:00 (Grade 6)

3 Flutes (P), 2 Oboes (E.h), 3 Clarinets in B-flat (Bs), 2 Bassoons (C.b);
4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in C, 2 Tenor Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, Tuba;
Timpani, 3 Percussion*, Harp, Strings

* Percussion 1: Vibraphone, Triangle; 2. Tam-tam, Bongos; 3. Concert Bass Drum, Wind Gong, Triangle


Commissioned by the League of American Orchestras and Louisiana Philharmonic with generous support of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.
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The Thaw - text by Artis Henderson
    for Soprano, Tenor, Mixed Choir with Orchestral Winds, Brass, and Percussion (2016)

See listing under Wind Ensembles for more details (Grade 6)

นำ้ใจ NaamJai (Liquid Heart)
    for Orchestra (2015) - 12:00 (Grade 6)

Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in B-flat, 2 Bassoons;
4 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in C, 2 Tenor Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, Tuba;
Timpani, 2 Percussion*, Harp, Strings

* Percussion 1: Chimes, Large Bass Drum, Small Triangle; 2. Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Tambourine, Large Triangle, Suspended Cymbal


Commissioned by Albany (NY) Symphony Orchestra.

Made possible by the generous funding of the A.W. Mellon Foundation

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Lured by the Horizon
    for Orchestra (2005) - 15:20 (Grade 5)

  1. Growth
  2. Rust
  3. Currents
  4. Cut
  5. Return
Piccolo, Flute, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in B-flat (2nd doubles Bass Clarinet), 2 Bassoons (2nd doubles Contrabasson);
4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in C, 2 Tenor Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, Tuba;
Timpani*, 3 Percussion**, Piano (doubles Celesta); Strings

* 5 Timpani with one Inverted Suspended Cymbal
** 1. Marimba, Vibraphone, 5 Temple Blocks; 2. Glockenspiel, Crotales, Xylophone, Mark Tree, Claves, Bongos, Bass Drum; 3. Chimes, Slap Stick, Suspended Cymbal, Ratchet, Tambourine, Chine Cymbal, Congas, Tam-tam, Vibraslap


This piece was generously funded by a Predoctoral Fellowship from The University of Michigan Horace H. Rackham Graduate School. It is lovingly dedicated to my parents, Carl and Linda
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Large Ensembles: Winds, Brass, and Percussion

 

The Thaw - text by Artis Henderson
    for Soprano, Tenor, Mixed Choir and Wind Ensemble (2016) - 11:20 (Grade 6)

Piccolo, 2 Flutes, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet in B-flat, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon;
2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in B-flat, 2 Tenor Trombones, Tuba;
Timpani, 4 Percussion*, Harp, Soprano, Tenor, SATB

* Percussion 1: Marimba (4.3), Vibraphone, Large Tam-tam; 2: Large Concert Bass Drum, Wind Gong, Metallic Windchimes; 3: Kick Drum, 2 Toms, Bongos, Woodblocks, China Cymbal, Glass & Bamboo Windchimes; 4: 5 Temple Blocks, Sizzle Cymbal, Triangle


Commissioned by Rodney Dorsey for the University of Oregon Wind Ensemble and University Singers.

Dedicated to the memory of: Anne Dhu McLucas, Lawrence Maves, Steven Larsen, & Charles Dowd

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Dos Danzas
    for Concert Band (2010) - 9:50 (Grade 5)

  1. Tangential Tango
  2. Gallo fino
Piccolo, 3 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 3 Bb Clarinets, 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Alto Sax, 1 Tenor Sax, 1 Bari. Sax
3 B-flat Trumpets, 4 Horns in F, 3 Trombones, 1 Euphonium, 1 Tuba, 1 Double Bass (Optional)
Timpani (+ Suspended Cymbal), 5 Percussion*, Piano

*Percussion: 1. Xylophone; 2. Vibraphone/Marimba (4.3); 3. Bongos, Claves; 4. Congas, Tambourine, Triangle; 5. Bass Drum, China Cymbal, Suspended Cymbal, Triangle


Commissioned by and dedicated to Miller Asbill and the Texas Tech University Concert Band
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Large Ensembles: Vocal

 

From Cycles of Eternity - text by Henrietta Cordelia Ray
    for Treble Vocal Ensemble SSSSAA (2017) - 17:00 (Grade 6)

  1. Aspiration - 6:30
  2. Limitations - 3:30
  3. Life * - 7:00
* Commissioned by In Mulieribus in Celebration of their Tenth Concert Series.
Dr. Anna Song, director

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The Thaw - text by Artis Henderson
    for Soprano, Tenor, Mixed Choir and Wind Ensemble (2016) - 11:20 (Grade 6)

See listing above for more details

When Justice Reigns - text by Janine Applegate
    for Mixed Choir with Divisi SSAATTBB (2016) - 5:30 (Grade 4)

Commissioned by the Lacroute Arts Series at Linfield College
for the Linfield College Concert Choir. Dr. Anna Song, director

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Chamber Ensembles

 

in the speaking silence
    for Alto Saxophone & Bassoon (2018) - ca. 8:50

Commissioned by Post-Haste Reed Duo
in memoriam Linda Reinkemeyer
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Crisp Point Fanfare
    for Brass Quintet (2017) - 2:00 (Grade 4)

Commissioned by and dedicated to William Lucas for the Michigan Lighthouse Landmark Legacy Project
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Saturation
    for Soprano Saxophone & Piano (2017) - 8:45 (Grade 6)

Commissioned by and dedicated to Idit Shner

Made possible by a University of Oregon Faculty Excellence Award

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Wrought Iron
    for Flute & Percussion* (2012) - 5:30 (Grade 6)

* Percussion: Vibraphone, Bongos, Tambourine, China Cymbal, Splash Cymbal, Triangle

Commissioned by and dedicated to the Albany (NY) Symphony Orchestra
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Wild Silk
    for Baritone Saxophone, Percussion & Piano (2009) - 10:00 (Grade 6)

* Percussion: Glockenspiel, 4.3 Marimba, Large Concert Bass Drum, Bongos, 2 Temple Blocks, China & Sizzle Cymbals

Commissioned by Jeffrey Heisler for the Primary Colors Trio
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Half Moon Nocturne
    for Mixed Octet (2007) - 8:45 (Grade 5)

Clarinet in B-flat, Bassoon, Horn in F, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Piano

Commissioned by and dedicated to H. Robert Reynolds and The Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings
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#@&%!* (expletive deleted)
    for Percussion Quartet (2000) - 6:35 (Grade 5)

Percussion 1. Timpani, Roto-toms, Bass Drum, Bongos, Small Cowbell, Mounted Tambourine, Suspended Cymbal; 2. Marimba, Bass Drum with Pedal, Mounted Tambourine, Temple Blocks, Large Cowbell, Hand Chimes, China Cymbal, Sizzle Cymbal, Chinese Gong, Hi-hat, Suspended Cymbal; 3. Timbales, Cowbell, Xylophone; 4. Floor Toms, Congas, Wood Block, Triangle

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Four Poems for Robin - text by Gary Snyder
    for Soprano & Viola (1999) - 11:20 (Grade 5)

  1. Siwashing it out once in Siuslaw Forest
  2. A spring night in Shokoku-ji
  3. An autumn morning in Shokoku-ji
  4. December at Yase
Commissioned by and dedicated to Kathryn Hallor, soprano
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Solo

 

Wings to Air
    for Flute Solo (2013, rev. 2018) - 10:00 (Grade 5)

  1. What did you say?
  2. Sleep. Rest. Quiet.
  3. Caged
  4. Touching Sky
Commissioned by Natalie Haworth-Liu
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Things Heard, Misunderstood
    for Alto Saxophone (2012) - 10:00 (Grade 6)

Commissioned by Wisuwat George Pruksavanich
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Souvenirs
    for Piano (2006) a graduated set of pieces for young people (Grades 1-4)

  • Mementos:
    1. Passacaglia for a Sunny Day
    2. Cold, Rainy Day
    3. Samba!
  • Miniatures:
    1. Floating
    2. Nocturne
    3. Haunted House
    4. Sorrow
  • Dance Suite:
    1. Prelude
    2. Dance for the Sun
    3. Tangential Tango
    4. Hydroelectric Slide
The 2006 commissioned work is funded by: Music Teachers’ National Association (MTNA) and the Iowa MTA.
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Three Pieces for Children
    for Piano (2002) - (Grade 1)

  1. Traffic *
  2. Night Music *
  3. Main Street Boogie (1988)
* Commissioned by and dedicated to Alan Huckleberry, piano
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Electroacoustic

 

Bricolage
    for Toy Piano, Percussion & Interactive Electronics (2013) - 4:17 (Grade 4)

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Through Leaves
    for Percussion & for 2-, 4-, or 8-Channel Fixed Media with Optional Live Processing (2004) - 10:00 (Grade 5)

Percussion: Bass drum, O-daiko, Bongos, 3 Temple Blocks, Suspended Cymbal, Sizzle Cymbal, Wind Gong, Marimba, F-2 Nipple Gong, Timpanum (28") - Substitutions may be made in collaboration with the composer

Commissioned by and dedicated to Jay Bordeleau, percussion
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Elegy
    for Viola & 2-Channel Fixed Media (2001) - (Grade 4)

Commissioned by Tayva Turner in memoriam of her grandfather, D. C. “Doc” Renno
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Over the Moon
    for 2-Channel Fixed Media (2000) - 4:15

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Incidental, Film, Collaboration, Other Projects:

 

Incidental Music for Musicians of the Sun
    for Flute (Piccolo), Clarinet (Bass), Trumpet, Percussion, & String Quartet (2005)

Commissioned by The Wild Swan Theater
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Soundtrack for Censorious -
    - a Nonprofit Documentary Project (2005)

Commissioned by Carol Jacobsen, artist
A film about women artists who have been censored, including controversial projects funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Where All Life Dies
    for 2-Channel Fixed Media (2002)

Commissioned by Patricia Olynyk, artist
Included within Patricia Olynyk Artist’s Book, Patterns of Expression for the Humanbird
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Senior Composition Recital (1999)

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Recordings

 

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Retired Works

 

E-mail for Performance Materials & to Listen

Sleep. Rest. Quietly. for Soprano & Clarinet (2012) - Notes
Variations on a Tune for Kaisa for String Quartet (2011) - Notes
A World of Sighs for Mixed Choir (2010) - Notes
Miniatures for Vibraphone & Marimba (2006) - Notes
Gazing Skyward for Chamber Orchestra (2001) - Notes
Pure Love at Prime Time for Soprano & Violin (2000) - Notes
Ten Arrows for Soprano & Piano (2000) - Notes
The Lee Shore for Gamelan (1999) - Notes
Four Pieces for Horn & Clarinet (1999) - Notes
Three Pieces for Woodwind Quintet (1999) - Notes
Cluster No. 1 for Chamber Ensemble (1999) - Notes
Piano Suite (1998) - Notes
A Child’s World for String Quartet (1998) - Notes
Doorstop for Violin & Gamelan (1998) - Notes


Downloads

 

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