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Vocalise for the Naked Emperor

Vocalise for the Naked Emperor

In 2021 the teen-age environmental activist Greta Thunberg made a stir by saying, “…our emperors are naked,” referring to newly minted corporate reports on carbon offsets. Ever since hearing Greta’s remark, I’ve been remembering that when I read The Emperor’s New...

Fast Fish

Fast Fish

An ode to freshwater fish.  In four scenes, evoking sparkling ponds in spring, pristine streams, the grief from losing a fish population from overfishing and the gentle movement of magnificent Brook Trout huddling in a deep pool in hot, dry August. For fl, cl/ bass...

Viola Trio

Viola Trio

Viola Trio for viola, cello and piano.  Commissioned by Lois Martin, viola. We rush forward through classical era tropes, devices and motivic ideas in four movements and just 13 minutes. You can buy the score and parts at Subito.  Here is an excerpt:

Variations / Obsessions

Variations / Obsessions

Variations / Obsessions  9'   for flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, cello. Story-like tunes, unfolding into a song that loops back on itself. Commissioned and premiered by Parnassus Contemporary Music Ensemble, Anthony Korf, conductor.  Merkin Hall, NY. Listen...