My published works are available at Sheet Music Plus.
Fantasy for Flute and Strings
(2019) Exuberant, playful. For 5-part string orchestra and solo flute. Run time 16min. (each movement is a little over 5 mins). Here are videos of me performing Fantasy with my computer playing the string parts (recorded in April 2020):
Mvt 1: Busy Day
Mvt 2: Lullabye
Mvt 3: Wild Dreams
(2018) This piece began as a tune in my head while I was on the bus on the way home from work one evening, hence the title. I first wrote it as a flute quartet and then arranged it for flute choir. The movements are: “Traffic”, “Watch for Bicycles”, “Yield to Pedestrians”, and “Home Soon”. The piece is playful, rhythmically challenging, a little humorous, and completely joyful. The first movement is comprised of alternating fast and slow sections. Our bicyclist in the 2nd movement has two encounters: a near-miss accident, and a red light, before arriving home and hopping off. In the 3rd movement, aptly marked “Andante” (“walking” in Italian), our pedestrian is joined by others and turns a few corners, harmonically speaking. The final movement is in an irregular upbeat meter and includes mini-cadenzas for all four voices. Available for purchase at Sheet Music Plus. You can listen to the entire piece here:
Three Uneven Dances
(2018) For flute choir: p, 3C, A, B, contra. This work consists of three short movements in irregular meters. The contrabass part is not optional but may be played on a regular bass flute if no contra is available.
The first movement, “Stomp” is in 9/8, conducted in 4: (initially3 + 2 + 2 + 2 changing to 2 + 2 + 2 + 3 halfway through) with a heavy pulse and a bluesy chord progression in E minor. The second movement, “Waltz” is in 3 (3+ 3 + 2) with a momentary straight 3 in the middle section. This sweet little melody in G major is a bright contrast to the aggressive first movement. The final movement, “Reeling” is in 5/8 (2 + 3) with a brief detour to 2/4 near the end, in E major. It is a joyous dizzy layering of twirling notes in the upper voices against a rising grounded melody in the lower voices. Each movement is 2 ½ to 3 minutes in length. Available for purchase at Sheet Music Plus. Flute Quartet version is also available.
(2019) for flute and piano. I wrote this sweet little piece to encourage my mother to stretch her 90-year old fingers. It worked. When I handed it to her she said “.. well, I don’t know…” but she immediately took it to the piano and started picking it out. We performed it together at her 90th birthday celebration in September 2019. She was actually born in November but she decided if the whole family was gathering we should do it when the weather was nice. I don’t have that recording, but below is the output from my computer. Available for purchase soon.
(2019) for piano solo. Another little piece I wrote for Mom. Available soon.
For Flute Choir
The Crystals Da Doo Ron Ron
The Tokens The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale”. Movements available separately. The first movement seems to be the most popular.
Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Elgar Nimrod from the Enigma Variations.
Lehar The Merry Widow Waltz
Mozart Adagio from the Clarinet Concerto, K. 622, for alto flute solo and flute choir.
Mozart Rondo from Horn Concerto, K. 495, for contrabass flute solo and flute choir.
Palestrina Benedicamus Domino
Rossini The Thieving Magpie Overture (“La Gazza Ladra”)
Tchaikovsky Scherzo from Symphony No. 4.
Vivaldi Concerto in G (RV 532) for two flutes and flute choir (originally for two mandolins and string orchestra).
For Flute Quartet
Birthday Variations ala Ravel, Rossini, Bizet, Mozart, and Beethoven. Also available for mixed wind quartet, and string quartet.
Leclair Sonata in D major. This delightful Baroque sonata was originally written for two violins playing four voices (double-stops). This arrangement is for 2 flutes and 2 alto flutes.
For Solo Flute
Bach Prelude from the Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006.
Traditional Auld Lang Syne