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Music in Colors for string quartet  (2009)  20:30

  1. Trees
  2. Hills and Mountains
  3. The Vineyard
  4. Water Colors

Selections of Music in Colors for piano arranged for string quartet.

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Four “Chants” of Francisco de Lacerda  (2018)  5:27

I. Chant du feu

II. Chanson triste

III. Chant de la montagne

IV. Chanson de la route (Nord)

Arranged for string quartet, originally for piano.

Please contact Bernard Scherr for score use for performance.

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Canção do berço of Francisco de Lacerda  (2018)  3:09

Arranged for string quartet, originally for piano.

Please contact Bernard Scherr for score use for performance.

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Two‑Part Invention for violin and cello  (1992)  2:56

The opening of this piece was written during a faculty meeting in which my mind was starting to drift. It is energetic, tonal, and, perhaps, a bit too Bach-like; but, I keep it in my oeuvre because it is so much fun. It awaits its premiere.

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String Quartet No. 1  (1992-93)

in three movements

I. Moderato

II. Adagio

III. Allegro

This piece was premiered in Eugene, Oregon. It is tonal, lyrical, and quite expressive.

Miniature Dance Suite for flute, viola, and harp  (1994-95)

in three movements

I. Prelude

II. Sarabande

III. Estampie

This piece was premiered in Eugene, Oregon, in January of 1996.

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Waltzophone  (1995)  2:15

for solo instrument and piano

This piece is a tribute to Gustav Mahler, one of my compositional heroes.

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Fugue  (1995)  2:20

This piece cleverly combines quartal and quintal elements in a serial manner. It is arranged for the following groups:

Oboe, clarinet, bassoon

Oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet

Soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax

2 violins and cello

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Compline for violin and piano  (1996)

Piano Quintet for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano  (2002)

in three movements

I. With intensity

II. Adagio

III. Chaconne

This piece was commissioned and premiered by the Abilene Chamber Players.

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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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Morning Whispers for flute, viola, and harp  (2006)  8:50

Morning Whispers was inspired by the Debussy Trio and their readings of student compositions many years ago at the University of Oregon.

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Portuguese Folksongs, Book II for string quartet  (2006)

arranged for string quartet and string orchestra

I. O “melitar, melitar”!

II. Namorei a Felismina

III. Eu esta “manhé áchei”

IV. Brincas tu

V. Cravos em teu peito

VI. Esta Noite Rodou um Carro

VII. Donde vens, ó Agostinho?

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Portuguese Folksongs, Book I for string quartet  (2006)  15:48

arranged for string quartet and string orchestra

I. A “Fecha” da Mijarela

II. A Senhora da Saúde

III. Dai voltas, Senhor!

IV. Á Sombra do arvoredo

V. Os Reis

VI. Aldeia não vale nada

VII. O menina “Delaidinha”!

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I Need A Nap for viola and piano  (2008)  7:08

This piece was commissioned by and is dedicated to Dr. Peter Neubert, former Visiting Instructor of Music, Hardin-Simmons University.

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Black Coffee for cello and piano  (2009)  9:30

This piece was commissioned by Dr. Kristin Isaacson, Assistant Professor of Cello and String Bass, Hardin-Simmons University.

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Openings for viola (or cello) quartet  (2010)  6:36

for viola quartet

This piece was a commission by Dr. Peter Neubert, Visiting Assistant Professor of Viola at Hardin-Simmons University.

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