With Malice Toward None -
In March 2020, I was commissioned by The Apollo Chamber Players to write a work for Electric Violin and String Quartet for their Beethoven 250th Celebration Program. I saw this as a challenge that fits right in with my approach to composition. Many different genres of music have influenced my composing style, and many times those genres overlap in a single work. Not purposeful by technical design but by what feels right for me and my emotional state at that specific time.
Duration: 13 minutes.
[View Video Performance- Live In Houston 2021]
Into The Liquid - Commissioned by ETHEL, with support from ETHEL’s Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.. Score is based on images from the Documerica Project (1971-1977), where the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired freelance photographers to photograph different aspects of American life,
Duration: 12 minutes.
Quartet for the Sons of Nam was composed in 1990 as a string quartet
and subsequently orchestrated for full orchestra in 1991 and wind ensemble in 2011 It is in 4 Chapters with Chapters 1 and 2 completed.
Duration: 22 minutes
[Hear Recording - Midi Realized]
A Veterans’ Lament was composed as part of the string quartet “Into The Liquid”, commissioned by the New York City-based Ethel Quartet in 2013.
It is included as the 3rd chapter of the quartet version titled, “Adult Years".
A Veterans' Lament as scored here, has an added Introduction, and is orchestrated for full orchestra, wind ensemble and string quartet with piano. These arrangements continues the composers mission to use music to bring visibility to veterans and their service to country.
Duration: 4 minutes