SELECTED WORKS

SELECTED WORKS:


SOLO WORKS:

By category and chronology – Yellow titles take you to project page for work /  Neon-Pink titles takes you to performance film of work on my YouTube channel / Green-colored titles with track number take you to my composer page where there is a music player.

Note: occasionally I change order of tracks and may not have changed tracks numbers here – they will be near by!

For Piano:
Composed in High School: New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. (’76-’79)
Exuberance, Images of the Sea, and Sonate Variatione [13] performed by composer

Eleven Short Pieces: [29-36 not all 11] composed when attending the Cleveland Institute of Music (’81-’84) – performed by composer

Gesturemusic: [37] (6/’89) performed by composer
In Memoriam: Wendy Maraniss (1/’98) performed by Taka Kigawa
Momenta: (4’04)

Other Solo:
Expanse [76] – solo guitar (11/’83)  performed by Robert Duggan
Effulgence [78] – tuba (4/14/’86) performed by Ronald Bishop
Movements for Cello [71-74] (6/’86) performed by Sera Jane Smolen
Solo Variations for Viola [65] (1/’90) performed by Carol Grohs
Music for Saxophone (8/’94)


DUETS:

Resurgence [75] – violin/piano (11/’83) performed by composer and George Rosenbaum (viola)
5 Prisms for Piano and Cello [67-70] (6/’86) performed by composer and Christopher Hopkins (cello)
Waken [61-62] – viola/piano (8/’86) performed by composer and George Rosenbaum
Charactermusic [50-51] – viola/piano (8/’87) performed by composer and George Rosenbaum
Nocturnal Phantasy – piano/clarinet (9/’89) Craig and Daniel Ketter
Vibrancy [59] – flute/tube (11/’88) Laura Campbell and David Unland
Poem Cycle #3 [57,58] – soprano/piano (5/89) composer on piano
Agua Sexual – soprano/piano (5/’89)
Into the Twilight [47] – tenor/piano (6/’89) composer on piano
The Hawk – tenor/piano (6/’89)
Dialogue of Structures [64] – trumpet/organ (5/’88) composer on organ, Frank Campos trumpet.
Sona #1 [63] – tuba/piano (8/’93) composer and David Unland (tuba)
Canto [38] – cello/piano – (’94) composer and Sera Jane Smolen (cello)
Mercury’s Shadow – violin duo (9/’00) Ledah Fink and Sarah Thomas
Ocean – violin/piano (8’/’10) performed by Gregory Fulkerson and Taka Kigawa


VARIOUS CHAMBER:

Horn Quartet [79] – 4 French horns (4/’82)
Octet of Winds [52] – piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon (summer ’82)
Progressions for Brass Players – 2 trumpets, 2 horns, trombone, bass trombone, tuba (12/’83)
Fibras de la Oscuridad y Luza Sollosante – (concert version) dancer, flute, guitar, piano, cello, tuba, percussion (fall ’87)
Young Musicians’ Cycle – Suzuki style cello ensemble (4/’91)
Signs of Heaven [41] – soprano/cello/organ (12/’92)
Brass Quintet (summer ’93 – winter ’94)
Madrigal In Spring – piano trio (4/’97)
Runningmusic – three trombones (’06)
String Quartet #1 “The Freedom” (‘spring/summer 2017)


ENVIRONMENTAL WORKS:

 – combining live performance, soundscapes created from natural and orchestral sounds, video – 

Naturemusic One [15] – string quintet and sounds of dolphins elephant seal and humpbacked whale. (spring ’07)
Music From Earth Alto Saxophone, Soundscape of natural and orchestral sounds and video (Spring ’07)
Hudson Valley Music woodwind quintet (original version), soundscape of natural and orchestral sounds, and video (readings included in later versions)
(orig. 2020, various versions for ensembles, soloists, full orchestra throughout 20teens, latest version 2023) – much more on site page.


LARGER WORKS:

Symphonic Waves – wind ensemble (7/’87)
Suspiratus Aerternum – six voice choir (1/’88)
Fibras de la Oscuridad y Luza Sollosante – (larger-scale version) 3 dancers, 2 flute, guitar, piano, cello, 2 tuba, 2 percussion (spring ’87)
Music for Viola, Strings, Piano and Percussion [42-45] (1/’88)
Rieppelmusic [54-56] – piano/chamber orchestra (2/’90)
Initiations [46] – wind ensemble (summer ’91)
Chiron [66] – chamber orchestra (5/’96)
The Phoenix – chamber ballet – (’03)
…At the Gates… – nine trombones (4 tenor and 4 bass) – (’03)
Divertimento [53] – string orchestra (’07)
Spirit – chamber orchestra (’97/’09)


THEATRICAL WORKS and Audio Albums:

Tales Of The Ocean City (Epic Fantasy Series) – hours of cinematic music. Visit author page ::Here:: 

Voyage of the Dawn Treader – A Musical Play for Young People – actors, small chamber orchestra, piano (6/’99)
song – ‘Journey’s End’ [39]
Pickles and the Junkman’s Daughter – musical opera – (’05)

 – Classical Music Plays – premiered on The Phantastic Theater events –

The Adventures of Squiggle T. Buglet in The Musical Forest – chamber version (narrator/puppeteer, young actor playing Squiggle, and ‘performance film with symphonic music, sound design and video (scenery and illustrative art) – Version for Full Orchestra (’08) go :HERE: – versions for l’Histoire ensemble (woodwind quintet plus tuba, percussion and synth keyboard) – ongoing.
The Phantastic Zoo narrator/puppeteer, actor/dancer/puppeteer, and performance film with symphonic music, sound design and video  (scenery and illustrative art. (original version winter 2016, newer version fall 2022)
Dancing Night Hawk – narrator/puppeteer, actor/dancer and performance film with symphonic music, sound design and video  (scenery and illustrative art. (summer ‘2018)
The Talisman of Ahau-Kin Movie.  Live action plus animation. A Halloween-themed parable with environmental theme.


WORKS FOR LARGE ORCHESTRA

Symphonic Variations in Five Movement/RING OF FIRE [40] – large orchestra (’89/’90)
Ísland – ( larger and smaller versions) – (2001 / 2011) / The Sea God (a movement from Ísland).
The Phoenix – dedicated to the City of New York – full orchestra – (9’2002)
Mythagos – large orchestra (’06)


PRIMARILY ELECTRONIC WORKS:

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – large orchestra (’08) – Selections on music player – Rustlings [14], Alien Shores [17], Warrior [18]
Call For Change [80] – setting of speech by Barack Obama (’08)
Radio Show – with Jeff James (’08) found on resumé page
Tales of the Ocean City – Audio Albums for Books One and Two – full symphonic orchestra, narration and sound design. (’07 – ongoing).
Himalaya [26] – east/west orchestra (’08)
Sometimes [60] – Anna Filameno poet and orchestra (’09)
Unified Voices [27] – viola, oboe, cello, flute, alto saxophone, – east/west orchestra (’08)
Dance Macabre [21] – for dancers (’08) – for dance
Say Yes [2] – rock orchestra (’08)
The Ahs of Summer [22] – orchestra (’08)
Hermanesque – orchestra (’08)
Inside the Mind of a Butterfly [9] (’08)


MUSIC FOR FILM:

Lightning Bug – orchestra – for animated film (’06)
Sixteen Shorts – (’07)
Little Courage – with writer/director Veronica Caicedo (’09)
Azreal [//] – with writer/director /// (’09)
Dakota Spring
Digital Cribs
The Last Son
Life Pours Music
Quiet Garden
A Nightmare Before Christmas
Visitation