Music

Scores and recordings available upon request. If you have any information to add to the premiers of any of these works, please contact me.

Solo

Old Roger (2013)

  • for Cello
  • Commissioned by Susannah Montandon for performance at the Louisiana Sinfonietta Library Concerts
  • Duration: 1:30
  • Premier: June 5, 2013; Greenwell Springs Library, Baton Rouge, LA

Bottled Up (2013)

  • for Solo Flute
  • Duration: 4:00
  • No live performance

Hart Street (2010)

  • for Alto Saxophone
  • Commissioned by Dinos Constantinides for performance by Athanios Zervas
  • Duration: 4:00
  • Premier: September 20, 2010; LSU Recital Hall
    • Premier performer: Athanios Zervas, alto saxophone
  • To listen to the premier: click here.

Kaiju (怪獣) (2008)

  • for Cello
  • Score generated by a computer program written in Common Music (Lisp)
  • Duration: 6:30
  • Premier performer: Susannah Montandon, cello
  • To listen to the premier: click here.

Memoria (2007)

  • for Alto Saxophone
  • Commissioned by and dedicated to Emily Bair
  • Duration: 6:00

Two Short Piano Pieces (2007)

  • for Piano
  • Duration: 1:50
  • No live performance

An Imp Takes its Seat in the Back Pew of St. Andrews Cathedral (2007)

  • for Trombone with Piano Resonance
  • Duration: 2:50
  • No live performance

Three Piano Pieces (2007)

  • for Piano
  • Duration: 9:00
  • No Live Performance

DogsArePeopleToo… (2007)

  • for Solo Saxophone performing on Soprano, Alto, and Baritone Saxophones
  • Commissioned by and Dedicated to Ryan Muncy
  • Influenced by an amateur artist of the same name (artist unknown)
  • To download the artwork: click here.
  • Duration: 16:00
  • Premier: May 31, 2007; Fondation des État-Unis, Paris, France
    • Premier Performer: Ryan Muncy, saxophone
  • To listen to the premier: click here.

A Sunday Sermon by the Rev. Thom Marland (As Interpreted by Anna, Age 7) (2006)

  • for Bass Saxophone and Piano
  • Also arranged for Cello and Piano (2009)
  • Commissioned by Susan Poirier
  • Duration: 8:30
  • Premier: January 27, 2007; Bryan Recital Hall, BGSU
    • Premier performers: Susan Poirier, bass saxophone;
  • To listen to the premier: click here

Winding Way (2005)

  • for Alto Saxophone
  • Also arranged for Bassoon (2009) and Flute (2009)
  • Commissioned by Nathan Mandel
  • Duration: 5:30
  • Premier: June 13, 2005; Conservatorio di musica “Luigi Cherubini,” Florence, Italy
    • Premier performer: Nathan Mandel, alto saxophone
  • To listen to the premier: click here

Vanity of Vanities: The Last Days of Solomon (2004)

  • for Oboe
  • Also arranged for Soprano Saxophone (2004)
  • Duration: 7:30
  • Premier: February 19, 2006; Bryan Recital Hall, BGSU
  • To listen to the premier: click here

Shadows (2000)

  • for Piano
  • Duration: 4:15
  • Premier: March 21, 2001; Marshall Recital Hall

Chamber

Five Screaming Amps (2011)

  • for Any Number of Electronic Instruments
  • Written for the Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana (LoLs)
  • Duration: Variable
  • Premier: April 4, 2011; Manship Theater, Baton Rouge
    • Premier performers: Nick Hwang, Lindsey Hartman, Corey Knoll, Jeff Albert, and Yemin Oh, laptop instruments
    • To view the premier performance: Click Here

Haunted Dreamscapes (2009)

  • for Two Amplified Cellos
  • Commissioned by and Dedicated to Susannah Montandon and Milica Nelson
  • Duration: 13:00
  • Premier: November 10, 2008; LSU Recital Hall
  • To listen to the piece: click here
    • Performers: Susannah Montandon and Pedro Huff, cello

Goetia (2008)

  • for Woodwind Quintet
  • Duration: 12:00
  • To listen to the piece: click here

A Signora’s Dirty Chimney (2006)

  • for Saxophone Quartet (SATB)
  • Based on the Renaissance Guild song Canto de’ Spazzacamini
  • Commissioned by Kim Gedde
  • Duration: 2:30

Battõjutsu ( 抜刀術 ) (2007)

  • for String Quartet
  • Duration: 5:30
  • Premier: November 12, 2010; LSU Recital Hall
    • Premier performers: Luis Alberto and Raul Gomez, violin; Morgan Bartholic, viola; and Susannah Montandon, cello
  • To listen to the premier: click here

The Phantom Soldier (2006)

  • for String Quartet
  • Inspired by the ghost tale told by William K. Smith and collected by Ruth Ann Musick
  • Duration: 8:45
  • Premier: February 25, 2008; LSU Recital Hall
    • Premier performers: Stefka Madere and Ema Lacrue, violin; Ila Rondeau, viola; and Susannah Montandon, cello
  • To listen to the premier: click here

Coffin Hollow (2005)

  • for Chamber Ensemble (A Fl, Cl, Pno, Perc, Vln, Vc)
  • Inspired by the ghost tale told by Charles Shaver and collected by Ruth Ann Musick
  • Masters Thesis (Bowling Green State University)
  • Duration: 7:45
  • Premier: February 9, 2006; Bryan Recital Hall, BGSU
  • To listen to the premier: click here

The Long-Necked Bottle (2005)

  • for Saxophone Quartet (SSAA or SATB)
  • Based on the Renaissance Guild song Canto de’ Profumieri
  • Duration: 2:45
  • Premier: June 10, 2005; Aula Magna Concert, Florence, Italy

Walking Alone (2002)

  • for Percussion Ensemble
  • Commissioned by Renee Wyatt for performance by the Fairmont State University Percussion Ensemble
  • Duration: 6:30
  • Premier: March 21, 2001; Marshall Recital Hall
    • Premier performers: MU Percussion Ensemble

…And the Glory of the Lord (2000)

  • for Trombone Octet (SSAATTBB)
  • Arrangement of the Chorus from Handel’s Messiah
  • Duration: 3:30
  • Premier: March 21, 2001; Marshall Recital Hall
    • Premier performers: MU Trombone Choir

Large Ensemble

Darkish Knob (2011)

  • for String Orchestra
  • Commissioned by Dinos Constantinides
  • Inspired by the ghost tale told by Eleanor Harper and collected by Ruth Ann Musick
  • Duration: 9:00
  • Premier: March 25, 2011; LSU Recital Hall
    • Premier performers: Louisiana Sinfonietta
  • To listen to the premier: click here

Beethoven is Dead (2009)

  • for Orchestra
  • Contains quotations of Symphony No. 5, Movement I by Beethoven and Five Pieces for Orchestra, No. 4 by Schoenberg.
  • Duration: 6:00
  • No Live Performance

The Magician (2008)

  • for Band
  • Commissioned by Philip Wyatt
  • Duration: 4:45
  • No Live Performance

Bonfire of the Vanities (2008)

  • for Chamber Orchestra
  • Contains quotations of Ecce quam bonum by Savonarola
  • Duration: 10:00
  • No Live Performance

Vocal

Thinking of You (2007)

  • for Soprano and Piano
  • Text: J. Corey Knoll
  • Duration: 4:00
  • No live performance

Quiet Contemplations on a Lonely Sabbath (2005)

  • for Soprano and Piano
  • Commissioned by: Rizzo Arellano
  • Text: The Lord’s Prayer
  • Duration: 6:35
  • No live performance

Five Screaming Composers (2004)

  • for Any Number of Composers
  • Written for Praecepta, the SCI chapter at Bowling Green State University
  • Duration: Variable
  • To listen to the piece: click here

Selva Oscura (2004)

  • for Coloratura-Soprano and Piano
  • Commissioned by Suzanne Scholand
  • Text: Inferno I by Dante Alighieri
  • Duration: 5:05
  • Selected for International Review of Composers in Belgrade, Serbia 2008.
  • Selected for European Composers Forum in Ljubljana, Slovenia 2011
    • Performers: Katarina Jovanovic, soprano and Natalija Mladenovic, piano.
  • To listen to the premier: click here

the Runaway (2004)

  • for Coloratura-Soprano and Piano
  • Commissioned by E. Summer Ellis
  • Text: Timothy Guice
  • Duration: 4:00

The Calling (2004)

  • for Tenor Solo, SAB Choir, and Piano
  • Dedicated to: Wendy Richter on the occasion of her Ordination
  • Text: Biblical
  • Duration: 5:05

A Prayer (2003)

  • for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
  • Text:  J. Corey Knoll
  • Duration: 4:45

Three Poems of Catullus (2001)

  • for SATB Choir
  • Text: Gaius Catullus
  • Duration: 6:05
  • Premier: March 21, 2001; Marshall Recital Hall
    • Premier Performers: Members of the MU Chamber Choir

Acousmatic

Transformations on a Decayed Form (2011)

  • for 5-channel Fixed Media
  • Duration: 3:45

Muezza (2009)

  • for 2-channel Fixed Media
  • Source material provided by Honey the Cat
  • Duration: 6:20
  • To listen to the piece: click here

Metallurgy (2008)

  • for 2-channel Fixed Media
  • Duration: 9:40
  • Selected for SEAMUS 2011 National Conference
  • Selected for ICMC 2011
  • To listen to the piece: click here

Experiment 31 (2002)

  • for 2-channel Fixed Media
  • Duration: 4:50
  • To listen to the piece: click here
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