Compositions

Posted on June 5, 2017

Compositions

**= commissioned piece

Orchestral and Large Ensemble

**Ruth, opera in one act, for SSAB soloists, chorus, and chamber orchestra; 2015 (35’)  [Commissioned by Dr. Jennifer Luiken, Professor of Voice and head of the Lyric Theatre, Charleston Southern University, SC]

** Maranatha, violin and small orchestra; 2005-2006 (10’) [Commissioned by Jim Riccardo, Music Director of the Medical Sciences Orchestra]

Symphony in five movements, Ph. D Thesis, full orchestra; 1996-2005 (85′)

Nocturne: Jeremiah 13:15-17, full orchestra [Movement III of Symphony]; 2004 (8’) [Honorable Mention 2005 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute]

Three Songs Without Words, full orchestra; 2003 (10′)

“then they will look on Me, the one they pierced” (Zechariah 12:10), five movements for full orchestra; 1997-2001 (14′)

A Meditation on the Blood of Jesus the Messiah (Sketch #1), chamber orchestra; 1997 (3′)

“And they shall be called oaks of righteousness” (Isaiah 61:3): ‘Fugues’, chamber ensemble; 1995 (8′)

Gislebertus’ Eve, mezzo-soprano soloist, chorus, and chamber ensemble; 1994-1995 (10′)

** “In All Their Affliction He Was Afflicted, (Isaiah 63:9), chamber orchestra; 1995 (7′) [Commissioned by Christopher Hayward, (then) Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Cambridge (England)]

The Beatitudes, chorus and orchestra (unscored); 1993-94 (18′)

Chamber

Three Ecstatic Dances, harp and percussion; 2017 (6’)

Chanson: Argent et Gris, two pianos; 2014 (8’)

Shigurekana, saxophone quartet; 2014 (1’)

**Paschal Prelude, 2 flutes, violin, viola; 2014 (3 1/2’)  [Commissioned by Jonathan Lowder and Ryan Thompson, Worship Leaders of Sanctuary Church and the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (Charleston) for 2014 Good Friday Service]

**Paschal, 2 flutes, violin, viola; 2014 (17’)  [Commissioned by Jonathan Lowder and Ryan Thompson, Worship Leaders of Sanctuary Church and the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (Charleston) for 2014 Good Friday Service]

**Nature, treble voice, ‘cello, piano; 2014 (7’)  [Commissioned by Dr. Jennifer Luiken, Professor of Voice, Charleston Southern University, SC]

ankáthi, flute, ‘cello, contrabass; 2013 (30”)

Lekythos, viola and guitar; 2013 (6’)

Three Fragments, Bb clarinet, soprano saxophone, violin, contrabass; 2012 (4′)

Omoi yuki, Bb clarinet and piano; 2012 (1’)

“the fell of dark,flute, viola, contrabass; 2011 (1’)

Exaleípsas, flute and marimba; 2011 (1′)

A Meditation in Time of War, treble voice and piano; 2010 (1′)

Seven Haiku, wind quintet; 2010 (4′)

Three Haiku, flute, Bb clarinet, violin, ‘cello; 2010 (2 1/2′)

Aphasia, tenor and chamber ensemble (flute, oboe, horn, trombone, percussion, marimba, piano); 2010 (5’)

Percussion Quartet; 2010 (5’)

String Quartet #1; 2010 (8 1/2’)

** Moonlight on Snow (Christmas Eve), handbell ensemble; 2009 (5’) [Commissioned by Claire Blackwell, Director, The Master's College Handbell Ensemble]

Three Haiku, for String Sextet; 2009 (3’)

the flattery of fire, any combination of four performers; 2009 (7′)

Movement for String Quartet; 2000-2001 (5 1/2′)

Two Intermezzi, string quartet; 2001 (2′)

** A Meditation on the Goodness of Jesus, viola and harp; 2001 (3′) [Commissioned by Mike and Kristi Goslar for their June, 2001 wedding]

Trio for Bb clarinet, trombone, and cello; 2001 (7 1/2′)

Tenebrae, soprano and piano; 1995 (3′)

A Dream Within a Dream, soprano and piano; 1995(?) (3′)

Lament, soprano and piano; 1994(?) (4′)

Of God, To God, viola, bassoon, Bb clarinet, and oboe; 1992 (8′)

Choral

Wedding Song, Men’s Choir (TTBB); 2014 (3 1/2’)

Wedding Song, Women’s Choir (SSA); 2014 (3 1/2’)

** Christ the King, Unison Choir and organ; 2013 (3’) [Commissioned by Christ the King Lutheran Church and Organist Greg Stone to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Columbia, South Carolina]

** Eulogetos, Women’s Choir (SSA); 2008 (4’) [Commissioned by Dr. Carolyn Simons, Director, The Master's College Women’s Chamber Choir]

Introit (Zechariah 12:10; 13:1), SATB chorus; 1994 (2′)

Five Verses on Salvation, SSATB chorus; 1994 (4′)

Psalm 46, SATB double chorus; 1993 (10′)

Solo Instrumental and Vocal

Verschwiegen, solo piano; 2014 (1’)

Hanabira uta, Bb clarinet solo with dancer (optional); 2014 (1’)

Prelude (Moonlight on Snow), solo piano (4′); 2014

Five Brushstrokes, guitar solo; 2013 (7’)

Hinaufziehen, english horn solo; 2012 (1′)

Call, harp solo; 2012 (1′)

Aspiration, piccolo solo; 2012 (1′)

as sparks fly upward, oud solo; 2012 (1’)

with singing, piano solo; 2011 (1’)

Etude #1 ‘Spirals,’ piano solo; 2011 (5 1/2’)

Susurration, guitar solo; 2011 (1′)

Branches, violin solo; 2011 (1′)

Ephemera, harp solo; 2011 (1′)

Patina, glockenspiel solo; 2010 (5 1/2′)

Three Medium Guitar Etudes, guitar solo; 2010 (variable 3′ – 6′)

** in memoriam (hommage a Chopin), piano solo; 2009 (5’) [Commissioned by Dr. Richard Ratliff, Professor of Piano, The University of Indianapolis, Indiana]

** “…through a glass darkly…” (in memoriam Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn), piano solo; 2008 (7’) [Commissioned by Dr. Katherine Kelly, Professor of Piano, The Master's College, Santa Clarita, CA]

This Day, solo instrument or voice; 2008 (6 ½’)

“All flesh is as grass” (Isaiah 40:6-8), viola solo; 2008 (10’)

Psalm 123, solo instrument or voice; 2007? (3’)

Needles, solo instrument or voice; 2008 (4′)

deplori, trombone solo; 2006 (8′)

‘Patience, hard thing!,’ solo instrument or voice; 2005 (4’)

‘Thou art indeed just, Lord,’ solo instrument or voice; 2005 (4’)

Three Meditations on Zechariah 12:10 “then they will look on Me, the one they pierced, piano solo; 2005 (12’)

Psalm 119: 17-24, low voice or contrabass solo; 2004 (9’)

Until Christ is Formed, mezzo-soprano or any treble instrument solo; 2004 (5’)

Two Verses, bass voice solo; 2004 (4’)

Psalm Fragments, viola or low voice solo; 2004 (7’)

Verses: monodies for unspecified solo instrument(s)/voice(s); 2003-present (work in progress)

Nocturne: Jeremiah 13:15-17, piano solo; 2000 (7′)

Psalm 119:41-48, contrabass solo; 1998-1999 (7′)

Psalm 119:41-48, soprano solo; 1999 (3′)

Psalm 119:41-48, any solo instrument; 1999 (3′)

TULIP, piano solo; 1996 (3′)

Praises to My Lord and God Jesus Christ on a Cadence by Michael Schelle, guitar solo; 1994-1995 (5′)

God Whose Name is Holy, piano solo; 1994 (7′)

Psalm 30:6-7, trumpet solo; 1994 (4′)

My Supplication unto the Lord, alto saxophone solo; 1993 (3′)

May God Be Exalted, suite for piano solo; 1993 (13′)

Electronic/Fixed Media

5 Cretti (after Burri), fixed media 2017 (7’)

Rasp, fixed media; 2014 (1’)

Dramatic Action

I, Parable of a City (Marcovaldo), for 2(+) automobiles and 7(+) executants for performance in and around a highway roundabout; 2015 (duration variable)

Soundtracks

What We Did in Texas, a short film by D. J. Kaufmann, 2007 (18’)

Arrangements/Orchestrations

The Traditions of Christmas, Chip Davis; orchestra, 2008 (4’)