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

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

  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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Wind Ensembles:

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

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

  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 Bb 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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Vocal Ensembles:

From Cycles of Eternity - text by Henrietta Cordelia Ray
    for Female Vocal Ensemble SSSSAA (2017)

  1. Aspiration - 4:50
  2. Limitations - 2:20
  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

See listing above for more details

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

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

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Crisp Point Fanfare
    for Brass Quintet (2017) - 2:00

Commissioned by and dedicated to William Lucas for the Michigan Lighthouse Landmark Legacy Project

    for Soprano Saxophone & Piano (2017) - 8:45

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

* 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

* 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

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

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

  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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Things Heard, Misunderstood
    for Alto Saxophone (2012) - 10:00

Commissioned by Wisuwat George Pruksavanich
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    for Piano (2006) a graduated set of pieces for young people

  • 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.

Three Pieces for Children
    for Piano (2002)

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


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


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

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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    for Viola & 2-Channel Fixed Media (2001)

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

Commissioned by The Wild Swan Theater

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.

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

Senior Composition Recital (1999)


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