Concert Music

I'll be posting some of my Concert Music repertoire as I slowly convert the scores to PDFs... stay tuned.

Urban Thoughts
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra

Commissioned by Timothy McAllister 1996

I. Erratic Behavior, II. …into still waters, III. Urban Dream (Performance Time ca. 19')

Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bassoon

Horn (in F), Trumpet (in C), Trombone

2 Percussion


Solo Alto Saxophone

Strings: 2 Violins, 1 Viola, 1Violoncello, 1 Double Bass

Score (PDF) - contact for parts

Rock Garden

I. In a Slight Funk (3’20”)

II. Singing to Myself (3’40”)

III. Throwing Stones (4’10”)

for the Ryoanji Duo

PDF Score (contact for parts)

Approximate performance timing: a little over 10 minutes

The title, Rock Garden, refers both to the odd and rather unique shapes each of the movements takes, while still maintaining an air of formal familiarity – much like any good addition to a rock garden; and the grounding of its musical materials in rock music. However, only the basic building blocks have any real relationship to rock – the music takes on an often surprising life of it’s own.

Note to guitarist: All harmonics are notated as fingered. The composer recommends a small amount of amplification for the guitar in order to compensate for inherent balance issues. However, this is left completely to the ensemble’s judgment and discretion.