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A Child’s Afternoon

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 Anna Meyer, flute, and Erik Meyer, organ, 2018–19...
Adieu, Adieu

Adieu, Adieu

A tune came to me one morning as I walked down the hallway, about to turn the 180 degrees into the stairwell leading up to the third floor. That’s where I compose. I mention the tune coming to me because it hardly ever happens. It may happen to other composers, but...
Thrice blest

Thrice blest

violin, viola, cello 5 minutes Thrice blest was commissioned by David Yang, Ensemble Epomeo, and the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival and is based on “100th Psalm Tune New,” generally considered to be composed by John Tufts (1689–1750). Besides being a minister in...
A Song of Sonia Sanchez

A Song of Sonia Sanchez

A Song of Sonia Sanchez is in two versions: 1998; medium voice, violin, piano, 3 latin percussion, double or electric bass; 7′ 2000; medium voice, violin, piano, 3 latin perc, double bass-2.2.2.2-4.3.3.1- timp.2perc-str. 7′. Review   Latin Fiesta, a rollicking...
Air and Jig

Air and Jig

Air and Jig for english horn and viola was written in 2007 in memory of Anthony Simmons, at the request of his widow Marka Kasker-Simmons. It was premiered by Kathleen Foster, viola (New Jersey Symphony), and Lloyd Shorter, english horn (Co-Artistic Director,...