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Three Moods for Piano  (2019)  5:56

Inspired by the silent film score anthology of Erno Rapee.

I. Somber

II. Joyful

III. Confident

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Piano Sonata No. 1  (1993‑94)

in three movements; arranged for wind ensemble as “Three Sketches on Jonathan”

I. Whirling Dervish

II. Night Sighs

III. Mischief

This work was inspired by my son when he was a toddler. It was also inspired by my love of the music of Ravel. It has a number of impressionist strands and requires virtuosic skill to perform it satisfactorily. It was premiered in Eugene, Oregon.

Organ Preludes  (1994-2001)

No. 1 based on Agnus Dei for Feasts of the Blessed Virgin (Cum jubilo)

No. 2 based on Veni, Veni Emmanuel

No. 3 based on Alma Redemptoris

No. 4 based on Ryrie for Feasts of the Blessed Virgin (Cum jubilo)

No. 5 based on Pange lingua gloriosi

No. 6 based on Stabat Mater

No. 7 based on O Filii et Filiae

No. 8 based on Of the Father’s Love Begotten

No. 9 based on Jesu dulcis memoria

No. 10 based on Creator alme siderum

No. 11 based on Victimae Paschali Laudes

No. 12 based on Veni Creator Spiritus

These preludes are based on the plainchants listed below. Preludes 11 and 12 were commissioned by Dr. David Eaton, former Assistant Professor of Organ, Hardin-Simmons University. The complete collection is published by Zimbel Press: http://store.subitomusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2616

Organ Trio for violin, cello, and organ  (2005)  17:15

in three movements

I. Expectation

II. Waiting

III. Arrival

This piece was commissioned by Dr. Tido Janssen, former Associate Professor of Cello and String Bass, Hardin-Simmons University.

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Dance Suite for piano  (2007)  12:48

for piano, in five movements

I. Prelude

II. March

III. Ballade

IV. Waltz

V. Two-Step

This piece was arranged for concert band which was premiered by the Hardin-Simmons University Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Wayne Dorothy.

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Three Portuguese Folksongs for piano  (2009)

for piano

I. Os Reis, Ó da casa carvalheira

II. A Nossa Senhora d’Aires

III. Cana Verde

These arrangements were made for the celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Balzer and Blondina Scherr.

Music in Colors for piano  (2010)

four pieces on the paintings of Joao de Brito

I. Trees

II. Hills and Mountains

III. The Vineyard

IV. Water Colors

This work was inspired by the paintings of Joao de Brito and the brilliant piano playing of Joao Bettencourt da Camara. Senor da Camara has performed these pieces in the US and the UK.

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Tightrope for piano duet  (2012)  8:10

This piece was commissioned by Dr. Kay Williams and Dr. Pauline Bjorem. They were on the piano faculty at Abilene Christian University. This piece contains a number of jazz idioms, such as rag-time rhythms and extended seventh-chords.

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