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Chamber Music: Winds | Strings | Guitar

Vocal Music

Chamber Music

Percussion Quartet for unpitched percussion (2015) | 10'

Gongs, Cymbal, Woodblock, Shaker, Maraca, Conga, Earthplate, Kathak Bells

 

for Winds

Sonata for Alto Saxophone & Piano (2020) | 29'

Inkwash for Clarinet in B-flat, Clarinet in A, and Guitar (2018) | 5'45"

Still Wing On, Three Transcriptions for Saxophone Quartet (2017) | 12'

Suite for Flute & Clarinet (2012) | 9'30"
Open-Air: Four Seasons in Landscapes by Ivon Hitchens for Oboe (d. Eng Hn) & Violin (2012) |10'

Soupir II "Aria con Fantasia" for Oboe & 2 Guitars (2013) | 9'15"

Mar de Lurín, after paintings by Fernando de Szyszlo for Oboe & Guitar (2011) | 5'
Sonata for Bassoon (or Violoncello) & Piano (2014) | 8'30"

for Strings

Beyond the Last Thought: Third Fantasy for Viola & Piano (2021) | 7'

Trifle for String Quartet (2021) | 5'

Jubilation for String Quartet (2021) | 4'

Processional for String Quartet (2019) | 4'30"

Double Portrait for String Quartet (2019) | 5'30"

Recurring Dream: Second Fantasy for Viola & Piano (2019) | 8'

Sonata for Viola and Piano (2018) | 20'

Sonata "Los Dedicatorias" for Violin & Piano (2016) | 18'30"

Sonata for Violoncello (or Bassoon) & Piano (2014) | 8'30"

Still quiet, quite still for Violoncello & Piano (2014) | 5'30"

Morceaux des Noces for String Quartet (2013/2014) | 22'30"

Sonatina for Viola & Violoncello (2013) | 5'
Variations for String Quartet (2012) | >10' (indeterminate sections)

Trio for 3 Violins (2010) | 12'
Waltz-Capriccio for Violin & Piano (2010) | 8'

Cycle for Violoncello & Unpitched Percussion (2010) | 4'30"
Fantasy for Viola & Piano (2009) | 4'30"

Soupir for Violin & String Quartet (2009) | 5'

for Guitar

Sol Negro, after paintings by Fernando de Szyszlo for 2 Guitars (2014) | 6'30"
Soupir II "Aria con Fantasia" for Oboe & 2 Guitars (2013) | 9'15"
Mar de Lurín, after paintings by Fernando de Szyszlo for Oboe & Guitar (2011) | 5'

Hidden Texts for Tenor & Guitar (2018) | 5'

     text by John Hollander

Do Not Be Ashamed for Tenor & Guitar (2017) | 5'30"

      text by Wendell Berry
 

Vocal Music

Lost Daughter: Songs on the Myth of Persephone for Soprano, Flute, Viola, and Harp (2020/2021) | 29'

    texts by Oscar Wilde, Rita Dove, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Alfred Lord Tennyson (adapted by Peter Dayton), and Louise Glück

Wilde Colours for Soprano & Celesta (5-octave) or Soprano & Vibraphone (2020) | 9'45"

    texts by Oscar Wilde

Like a Red, Red Rose for High Voice & Harp (2020) | 2'50"

    text by Robert Burns

Passing Stranger for Lyric Baritone & 2 Flutes (2020) | 4'

    text by Walt Whitman

Desiderata: Ten Pieces of Wisdom for Soprano & Alto Saxophone (2020) | 8'50"

    text by Max Ehrmann

Just A Leaf: 3 Natural Songs for High Voice & Piano (2019) | 8'30"

    texts by Paul Blackburn and William Bronk

Entwine Our Tongues: Sapphic Fragments for Soprano & Reeds (2019) | 11'

     text by Jordi Alonso

Beyond Dimension for Soprano & Harp (2018) | 1'

     text by Vicki Hearne

The Second Coming for Vocal Quartet (TTBB) & Horn (2018) | 6'

     text by William Butler Yeats

Fresh In The Triumph for Tenor and Piano (2017/2018) | 4'30"

     text by Peter Dayton

Hidden Texts for Tenor & Guitar (2018) | 5'

     text by John Hollander

Si solamente, Tres Canciones for Soprano & Violoncello (2017) | 22'

      texts by Pablo Neruda

All in the Sound for Soprano & Piano (2017) | 3'15"

      texts by William Carlos Williams 

The Need of Comrades for Countertenor, Tenor, Baritone, and Piano (2017) | 20'

      texts by Walt Whitman

Do Not Be Ashamed for Tenor & Guitar (2017) | 5'30"

      text by Wendell Berry

If They Delight for Soprano/Mezzo & Piano (2015/17) | 6'

      text by Gertrude Stein

Botticellian Trees song-cycle for Soprano & Violin (2015) | 10'
      texts by William Carlos Williams

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photo by Douglas Johnson