"For Joy that a Woman Child is
Born" (2005) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in one movement
standard strings/woodwinds 2-2-2-1/ brass 2-2-1-1/ timp., perc. (2) 18
Dedicated to my granddaughter, the concerto weaves folk song themes from
Scotland, Ireland, Germany and the Cherokee nation with original material
created from her name:
The solo part is at a level for an advanced student or can also be enjoyed
by a professional.
"Sketches for Grace"
Piano and Chamber Orchestra
Strings can be 1 or 2 on a part, Winds are 1 to a part: fl. ob. bsn. hn.,
timp. - 6 minutes
As the title indicates, this was created as a step to the larger concerto
above; however, it stands
well on its own as a complete piece.
"Millennial Magic" (1998) - standard strings / woodwinds 2-2-2-1 /
brass - 2-2-1-1 / perc. -3 features treble woodwinds, orchestral bells and
trumpets. 8:45 minutes
"The Dawning" (1994) - standard strings / woodwinds 2-2-2-1 / brass -
2-2-1-1 / perc. - 3 One of the percussion parts is for celesta and it is
and extensive solo part. 14 minutes
"The Claremont Symphony"
(1996) - standard strings / woodwinds
2-2-2-1 / brass - 2-2-1-1 / perc. 3 A 'violin' symphony; there is a solo
part for the concertmaster throughout the symphony. It is not as
extensive nor as technically demanding as a concerto solo would be.
the spirit of first chair solos initiated by the concertmaster's extensive
solo, there is an opportunity for most of the first chairs to shine
briefly in a solo moment. 32 minutes Movements
Growing Up in Claremont
Mythical Muliebrity ( 1972) - standard strings / woodwinds 2-2-2-1
/ brass - 2-2-1-1 / perc. 5 - Theme and variations, two of which are for
percussion alone. 16 minutes