September Trilogy

for string orchestra

Composed in 2007 and only recently premiered in Philadelphia by Orchestra 2001, SEPTEMBER TRILOGY moves from the anxiety, mounting dread, and unexpected event, through a somewhat cynical militaristic demonstration, to a soulful contemplation and a search for understanding.  The titles and the subsequent realization that it appropriately commemorates the events of 9/11 were understood by the composer only after having completed the work.

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    for children's choir and piano or orchestra
    Choral
    4'35"
    Written for the CBSO Children’s Chorus, and first performed by them in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, this light-hearted piece describes a day-dreaming shepherd boy, who suddenly finds himself drawn into the Christmas story. It has also been performed by a youth chorus in Liverpool, accompanied by the Royal Liverpool […]
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    for string orchestra
    Orchestra
    15' 25"
    Five movements: Con brio Lento Allegro moderato Andante Allegretto Includes one full score and parts (4,4,3,2,2). To order extra parts @ $3.00 each, please contact [email protected].
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    for Chorus, Soprano Solo, Chamber Orchestra & Organ
    Choral
    33'
    Mr. Ramsey’s Requiem sets the traditional Latin mass for the dead. It is intended to be a liturgical work, but is also at home in a sacred concert setting. The music stands in the traditions of Duruflé and Fauré, but is different from both. Two performances prove it to be within reach of non-professional, church […]
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    for string orchestra
    Orchestra
    Strings
    4' 35"
    A chamber orchestra is playing a piece of Pachelbelian baroque mood music for the umpteenth time. The bored musicians begin to tweak the piece, first by adding some offbeat accidentals here and there, then by slipping into various outside-the-ballpark styles (which they’re not particularly adept at). An attempt at 12-tone pointillism makes them stop and […]
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    for soprano solo, chorus and chamber orchestra
    Choral
    Orchestra
    Soprano
    25'
    Completed and premiered in 1996, Cycle of Friends is  a lush, emotional journey through five texts taken from such diverse sources as Tang Dynasty poetry of China, Sappho and Emily Dickinson, each dealing in its own way with the universal theme of friendship. Cycle of Friends was commissioned and premiered by the Music Group of Philadelphia, Seán […]
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    for Piano and Small Orchestra
    Piano
    30'
    Cast in the traditional three movements — fast, slow, fast — influence and indebtedness to Bartók is noticeable in the two outer movements. In the meditative slow movement, there are allusions both to Beethoven’s 3rd concerto, with its dialogue-like alternation between soloist and orchestra, and in the main body of the movement, a nod to […]
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    for soprano and orchestra
    Orchestra
    Soprano
    2'
    Chicago Songs is my attempt to musically recreate something of the spirit and people found in Carl Sandburg’s iconic poetry. Sandburg’s world is one filled with the grit of burgeoning industrialization, the earnest hope of immigrant settlers, and the heartache and beauty found in the everyday. His characters are larger than life, yet tragically human […]
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    a festive overture for symphony orchestra
    7' 54"
    Honorable Mention, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music (Catholic University of America) 50th Anniversary Composition Contest Price includes full score and parts. (Strings: 4,4,3,2,2 – to order additional string parts @ $3.00/ea, please contact [email protected].)
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    Orchestra
    9'45"
    This work was commissioned by the Kensington Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Gallegos, conductor, on the occasion of the orchestra’s 30th anniversary.
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    Orchestra
    8'50"
    Are you looking for something a little different for your Christmas concert? A Children’s Christmas Suite, also known as A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS is a fun piece in six short movements, which incorporates a number of well-known Christmas tunes.  Although written to appeal to young people – with such favourites as Jingle Bells, Little Jesus, sweetly sleep, The Birds’ […]
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