Woodwind

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.

Show Recordings

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.

Show Recordings

Parable for Oboe and Piano  (2019)  7:50

Dedicated to Susie Rockett.

For Susie Rockett.

Show Recordings

A Single Candle for bassoon and piano  (2018)  5:35

bassoon and piano

Commissioned by Dr. Janelle Ott, Instructor of Bassoon, HSU.

Show Recordings

Just Below the Eaves for woodwind quintet  (2017)  5:47

Commissioned by the Key City Winds.

For the Key City Winds.

Show Recordings

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.

Show Recordings

Waltzophone  (1995)  2:15

for solo instrument and piano

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

Show Recordings

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

Show Recordings

Woodwind Quartet  (1996)  17:00

for flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon (or B-flat Bass clarinet with low C extension); in four movements.

I. March

II. Lament

III. Chorale

IV. Rondo

This piece was premiered in Eugene, Oregon, in 1997. It had its Texas premiere Abilene in 2012.

Show Recordings

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.

Show Recordings

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.

Show Recordings

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.

Show Recordings

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.

Show Recordings

Night and Day for clarinet  (2010)  7:21

in two movements

I. Night

II. Day

This piece was commissioned by Dr. Charles Coltman, Professor of Woodwinds, Hardin-Simmons University.

Show Recordings

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.

Show Recordings

What’s for Lunch? for flute, oboe, and clarinet  (2011)

in three movements

I. Noodles

II. Ice Tea

III. Soup

This piece was written at the request of my “lunch buddies” for the woodwind faculty at Hardin-Simmons University. 

Show Recordings

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.

Show Recordings