Acclivity

String Quartet  (8' 35")

 

Emerging from nothing and slowly building to a frantic climax. Originally titled "Second Pass," this is a dramatic revision of that original work.

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Between Lies Infinite Possibilities

Violin & Piano (6’ 30”)

 

Commissioned by the Society for New Music as part of the Vision of Sound program of New Music and Dance.  “Yesterday is already gone, tomorrow is not yet arrived, and between lies infinite possibilities.”  Special thanks to choreographer Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell and her students for an outstanding performance.

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Charm Bracelet

Cello (8' 15")

 

A series of very short movements, each showcasing different aspects of the ever agile cello.  The performer is encouraged to arrange the movements in any order they choose. The individual movements are very well suited as short encore pieces.

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Three Songs

Piano Trio (9’ 15”)

 

When Ovidiu Marinescu of Trio Casals asked if I had a work suitable for their upcoming CD, I jumped on the opportunity to write a new work for them. Three Songs is that work.

 

The first movement, Street Song, is born the discomfort of a busy, crowded city street with nameless, faceless characters moving, bumping, rushing to get to their destinations. It is relentless from start to finish. Mountain Song is the complete

opposite. It is green grass, chirping insects, and the smell of lavender drifting on the breeze. The final movement, Sky Song, brings the changing wind and a gentle spirit watching over those he left behind.

 

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