Works By Genre
FREE LAND – Flute, Trumpet, Violin, Cello, Percussion 2012 ~ 13 min. Begun during a residency at Homestead National Monument, this three movement work commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act of 1862.
Flow – Trio for Viola, Trombone and String Bass 2012 ~ 3 1/2 min. Composed in Denali National Park, Composing in the Wilderness project with the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.
Sequence - Percussion, Flute, Clarinet, Trombone & Cello 2011 ~ 8 1/2 min.
Three movement work exploring the use of limited pitch and timbre.
Rapartee – Duo for Cello and Double Bass 2010 ~ 3 min. Commissioned by Bottom Line Duo, the piece represents a witty and personal dialog.
161 Glass – Percussion Quartet, Clarinet/Trombone 2010 ~ 18 min Commissioned by Dallas Contemporary, this three movement piece explores space, place, art and architecture, and the transition of those elements over time.
Dusk – Trio: Violin, Clarinet, Piano 2008 ~ 4:30 min Like an actual sunset, this trio explores the transformation of harmonic color
JARS – Chamber Ensemble 2008 ~ 20 min This nine movement piece, with interludes, walks the listener/observer through an archeological dig. The large ensemble features piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello, seven percussionists, and an actor who personifies the intricate work of the archeologist.
Garah – Trio: Marimba, two Clarinets (or Violins), 2008 ~ 4 min Written for clarinetist, Michael Garman, the clarinets act out a playful duet over an improvisational marimba part, with only chord changes and density indications for the marimbist.
Fugue for Strings – String “Quartet” with Bass 2007 ~ 3 min Traditionally structured, this dynamic fugue diverges from tradition with 20th century language and the use of a single violin and the addition of the Double Bass.
Fanfare for Brass – Trumpets – 2, Trombones – 2, Tuba 2007 ~ 4 min A straight forward fanfare, this is appropriate for teenage performers
Malediction – Trumpet, Mezzo Soprano, Piano 2000 ~ 13 min Set to the middle song of the poem, Three Songs for a Legend, by Irish poet Eavan Boland
Adriana – Flute solo 2011 ~ 3 min Lyrical, this piece was composed for Houston flutist, Adriana Potoczniak
Dusk – Piano Version 2009 ~ 4 min Like an actual sunset, this piano solo nuances the transformation of harmonic color
Nunc Dimittis – Organ solo 2007 ~ 4 min For evening service, this is an homage to Olivier Messiaen
Kyripo - Piano solo 2006 ~ 7 min Harmonically ambiguous, this intense piano solo is available on Parma Recording’s SLICES album
Cancion del Barco – Flute solo 2004 ~ 3 min Using a six note row, this piece explores expression with limited resources
Allegro - Piano solo 2003 ~ 3 min
Dearly Beloved - For nine (or 18) acapella women’s voices 2011 ~ 4 1/2 min
A wedding piece, this work begins with the vows and additionally expresses some of the inner thoughts of the bride, groom and guests
HighLine - Piano and Clarinet, 2010 ~ 4 min (also arr. for Jazz Orch. by Dave Richards 2011 ~ 9 min); performed by the Dave Richards band in Los Angeles California
Chill – Piano, Clarinet and Bass, 2007 ~ 4 min (also arr. for Jazz Orch. by Dave Richards 2009~ 8 min); performed by the University of North Texas 2 o’clock jazz ensemble July 2009
Chat - Piano, Trumpet, Violin (or Clarinet) 2005 ~ 4 min (also arr. for Jazz Orch. by Dave Richards 2008~ 8 min); performed by the University of North Texas 1 o’clock jazz ensemble July 2008
Through Fog – Piano solo 2007 ~ 4 min
Fanfare for Brass – Trumpets – 2, Trombones – 2, Tuba 2007 ~ 4 min
Small Organisms 1-3 – Piano solo (also scored for strings) 2006, each piece ~ 2 min
Cancion del Barco – Flute solo 2004 ~3 min
Alaudidae – Flute & Clarinet Duet 1998 ~ 3 min
Fear: The Unspoken Geography - Tape (Voice with Ambient Sounds) 2008 ~ 8 min Exploring three women’s stories and feelings of fear in public spaces, this was most recently performed in March 2010 at the Dallas Contemporary
White Rock Morning – Tape 2006 ~ 8:30 min A morning’s evolutionary soundscape at Dallas’s White Rock Lake, this was most recently performed in October 2010 at the Dallas Contemporary
The Jar Collection: Ten Ordered Pieces 2007 ~ up to 10 min An aleatory piece for Mixed Ensemble
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