Category Archives: chamber music

Last year

OK, so I’m off to a bad start on my New Year’s resolution. No blog article last week, despite good intentions, so I’ll have to resolve again to blog more often. Here’s something for the second week of the year. … Continue reading

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Oh, yeah, I have a blog

This has really gotten ridiculous. In a lot of my recent posts I acknowledge that I don’t update the blog often enough, and promise to do better. So what happens? I let over nine months go by without an update. … Continue reading

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More score videos

Two Whitman settings, including my award-winning “O You Whom I Often and Silently Come,” followed by “Sometimes With One I Love.” My saxophone quartet, “Between Spring and Summer.” That’s all I have for now. I hope to get some more … Continue reading

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A new project, as if I needed one more.

I refuse to become one of those bloggers who apologize for not posting more frequently. I haven’t posted in over a month. So sue me. Here’s something new I’ve started. Over the past year or so I’ve noticed that a lot … Continue reading

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Trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano

Last Wednesday, my Trio was premiered in London, Ontario, by the commissioning group, TriofuS. I drove up to hear it, and with their permission, made a recording of the concert on my handy Zoom H2 recorder. They also made a … Continue reading

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Cloudscapes (flute choir)

Cloudscapes for flute choir (six flutes, alto flute, and bass flute) was commissioned by the Indiana State University Flute Ensemble, directed by Dr. Joyce Wilson; it was completed in mid-March, 2009, and received several performances in October and November. I … Continue reading

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In Praise of Folly

In Praise of Folly was commissioned by a pair of students at Indiana State University; AJ Miller (euphonium) and Brian Loomis (bass trombone). They premiered it in April 2008 with Martha Krasnican on piano. The title (like many of my … Continue reading

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Saxophone Quartet at World Sax Congress

The Nomine Saxophone Quartet, a student group at ISU, is in Bangkok this week attending the World Saxophone Congress, where they will be presenting the Asian premiere of my quartet Between Spring and Summer. Kurt Baer, the soprano saxophonist, is … Continue reading

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Impulse

Impulse, for woodwind quintet, was commissioned by the Indiana State University Faculty Wind Quintet with support from the Indiana State University Arts Endowment. It was composed between July 23 and August 30, 2000. im·pulse n … 1 a : the act of … Continue reading

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Between Spring and Summer (sax quartet)

Between Spring and Summer was commissioned by Cory Barnfield, soprano saxophonist with the Louisville Saxophone Quartet. It was composed, for the most part, in May 2005 (no longer really spring, but not quite summer either). The quartet is in three … Continue reading

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Links II for clarinet (or alto sax) and cello

Links II was written in 2006. The original version, for clarinet and cello, was commissioned by William Conable and Jane Ellsworth, who premiered it in Nanking, China. The transcription for alto saxophone and cello was done in 2008 at the … Continue reading

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