Trio for flute, bassoon, and piano (2023) 10:20
This piece is subtitled “Sketches of Jazz” and is dedicated to my colleagues Alex Carpenter and Bill Harden.
Trio for flute, bassoon, and piano
Variations on a New Folksong for woodwind quintet (2022) 4:10Show Recordings
Variations on a New Folksong-woodwinds
Variations on a “Folksong” for wind quartet (2022) 4:41
For flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon. Based on a newly composed folksong that shares many traits with traditional European folksongs. This piece is also arranged for string quartet.
Variations on a “Folksong”
Variations on a “Folksong” for string quartet
Liberty’s Dream, Freedom’s Journey (2020) 8:05
for oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon
This piece is commissioned by and dedicated to the Key City Winds. This piece was inspired by the words and sentiments of the “I Have a Dream” speech given by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. May the issue of racial differences never be used to divide America. May the peace of Christ unite us all.
Liberty’s Dream, Freedom’s Journey
Parable for Oboe and Piano (2019) 7:50
Dedicated to Susie Rockett.
For Susie Rockett.
Parable for Oboe and Piano
A Single Candle for bassoon and piano (2018) 5:35
bassoon and piano
Commissioned by Dr. Janelle Ott, Instructor of Bassoon, HSU.
A Single Candle
Just Below the Eaves for woodwind quintet (2017) 5:47
Commissioned by the Key City Winds.
For the Key City Winds.
Just Below the Eaves
Miniature Dance Suite for flute, viola, and harp (1994-95) 6:30
in three movements
This piece was premiered in Eugene, Oregon, in January of 1996.
Miniature Dance Suite for flute, viola, and harp
Waltzophone (1995) 2:15
for solo instrument and piano
This piece is a tribute to Gustav Mahler, one of my compositional heroes.
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
Fugue-2 violins, cello
Fugue-oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet
Fugue-oboe, clarinet, bassoon
Woodwind Quartet (1996) 17:00
for flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon (or B-flat Bass clarinet with low C extension); in four movements.
This piece was premiered in Eugene, Oregon, in 1997. It had its Texas premiere Abilene in 2012.
Scherzando on Man Mei Longe for 2 clarinets and 2 marimbas (1997) 2:04
This piece was an assignment for my doctorate exams in composition. I enjoyed the result so much that I have added it to my oeuvre. It is a fun setting of an old English folksong.
Scherzando on Man Mei Longe
Piano Quintet for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano (2002) 16:30
in three movements
I. With intensity
This piece was commissioned and premiered by the Abilene Chamber Players.
Piano Quintet I. With intensity
Piano Quintet II. Adagio
Piano Quintet III. Chaconne
Clarinet Sonata (2004)
for clarinet and piano.
This piece was commissioned by Dr. Charles Coltman, Professor of Woodwinds, Hardin-Simmons University. This work has also been performed on numerous occasions by Dr. Thomas Josenhans.
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.
Morning Whispers for flute, viola, and harp
Night and Day for clarinet (2010) 7:21
in two movements
This piece was commissioned by Dr. Charles Coltman, Professor of Woodwinds, Hardin-Simmons University.
Night and Day for solo clarinet
The Setting Sun for flute and piano (2011) 5:53
This piece was a commission by Dr. Lisa McArthur, Professor of Music at Campbellsville University.
The Setting Sun
What’s for Lunch? for flute, oboe, and clarinet (2011)
in three movements
II. Ice Tea
This piece was written at the request of my “lunch buddies” for the woodwind faculty at Hardin-Simmons University.
What’s For Lunch? I. Pasta
What’s For Lunch? II. Ice Tea
What’s For Lunch? III. Soup
On Memories Not Forgotten: Echoes of Regret and Whispers of Solitude (2014) 8:51
for flute and piano
Commissioned by and dedicated to Dr. Karla Ordoñez. This piece was inspired by the tragic memories of the remnant of the Noldor still living in Middle-earth in the Third Age who remember the kin-strife caused by the Oath of Fëanor.