Category «Chamber»

Inventions for flute and clarinet (1995)

These three Inventions are short counterpoint pieces of contrasting characters. The first invention is full of long and slow sweeping gestures throughout both instruments. The second invention is playful and driven more by tune than by motive. Num- ber three is a series of variations and canons developing from the first few measures. Performed by …

Sonatina for clarinet and piano (1998)

The three movements are brief and follow a traditional fast-slow-fast pattern. The first movement is bold and forceful with a strong processional rhythm. The middle movement is a set of variations on a melody that might very be the best melody I’ve ever composed. The final movement is playful and peppy. This piece was salvaged …

Quartet No. 3 “Four too many” for sax quartet (2011)

This composition is a single movement that continually spins out from the opening spiky punctuations. The entire quartet has an organic sense of growth as it takes different motives from the beginning and winds through various incarnations of that material. This material is reinterpreted, recombined, twisted, stretched, and generally toyed with until everything coalesces again …