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Mazurka for guitar

Mazurka for guitar. 3′. 1984, rev. 2018. MIDI recording: A transcription of the Mazurka for piano from 1983. I mention Mazurka in a peripatetic ramble here about my guitar composing. I believe I wrote it for Bill Ghezzi as my first try at writing for guitar. My...

Totentanz

Totentanz for guitar. 5′. 1994, rev. 2005. Premiere recording: Written for Bill Ghezzi and premiered by him at the George Antheil Music Festival, Trenton, NJ, in 1994. I mention Totentanz in a fairly peripatetic ramble here about my composing for guitar. What I...

Spirituals for Piano Trio

Spirituals for Piano Trio. 11′. Commissioned and premiered by the Arcadian Trio, Igor Szwec, violin, Vivian Barton Dozor, cello, Diane Goldsmith, piano. Premiered 20 Jan 2019, Abington Presbyterian Church, Abington, Pa. The Arcadian Trio asked me for settings of...

Let me entertain you

[First published in Broad Street Review 23 Oct 2018, and reprinted here by permission.]  I wasn’t prepared for the reaction—my reaction, that is. This was the second time our German men’s choir would sing the national anthem at the Phillies. I wrote about it two years...