Intertwined (2016) for solo piano
Afterglow (2016) miniature for solo marimba
Afterglow (2016) for solo marimba was commissioned by Mark Boseman for his book titled “Mallets and Marimba: A Guide to Four Mallet Marimba.” It was designed to focus on one-handed rolls.
Cerulean Tears (2016) for solo vibraphone
Time’s Arrest (2015) for vibraphone
Tim Jones, vibraphone
Here is an extended version of the piece:
After Hours (2014) for solo drum set
Aaron Staebell, drums
AfterHours (2014) was commissioned by drummer Aaron Staebell for his showcase SoloDrumSolo at the 2014 Rochester Fringe Festival. When Aaron approached me about writing a drumset solo for him to perform at the Fringe Festival, he told me his goal was to collect a number of pieces for solo drumset that are NOT stylized in a jazz, rock or latin context, learn them, perform them, submit them to workshops/conferences and maybe eventually publish a collection of these works.
Awakening (2011) for organ (and optional voice)
Awakening (2011) for organ solo was premiered by organist Thatcher Lyman on the Craighead-Saunders organ at Christ Church. I collaborated with him on the piece, and given the coloristic possibilities of the organ, I left the registration choices up to him and any organist performing this in the future. Awakening is a fantasy using the song I wrote setting the poem “Juliet’s Aubade” by E. Louise Beach to music. In the middle of the piece, Thatcher sings a few a portion of the melody.
Heat (2011) for solo marimba
Heat (2011) was written for percussionist Sean Connors, and was premiered at the Eastman School of Music in March 2011 on the Composers’ Sinfonietta concert. He also performed this composition with improvisation at a hot-glass creation exhibit at the Rochester Institute of Technology with his duo partner in their group, Amphion Percussion. Please see the category MULTIMEDIA/FILM for the video.
Soliloquy (2007) for solo cello
Performance by cellist Jonathan Golove at the 2009 June in Buffalo Festial
Soliloquy (2007) was premiered by cellist Caroline Stinson at Syracuse University, October 2007. It received a second performance by Ignacy Grzelaska at Ossia Concert, Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, and a third performance by Jonathan Golove at June in Buffalo Festival 2009. In addition, it was recorded by cellist David Russell at the Cleveland Composer’s Institute of Recording in July 2011.