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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...

A Child’s Afternoon

A Child’s Afternoon. Two characteristic pieces for flute and organ, 9′. In two movements: (1) No one to play with, (2) Someone to play with. Commissioned by Anna Meyer. Premiered by Anna Meyer, flute, and Erik Meyer, organ, 4 Oct 2019, Christ Church,...

my son my son

my son my son. Text by Robert Lax SATB, 5′. Commissioned by Khorikos. Premiered 3 Nov 2018, Shrine Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, New York City. Except for the last movement, “The Arc,” I stayed away from Robert Lax’s most recognizable, minimalist style in...