Category «Recordings»

Lullaby Boxes for piano solo (2013)

In January of 2009 I started writing a chamber piece. As the music unfolded, I kept changing the scoring, changing the instrumentation, etc. and was never happy with the way it was working. Eventually, I realized the piece was a really a piano piece. I wrote on the manuscript paper: THIS IS A PIANO PIECE. …

Pioneer X for solo trumpet (2003)

The title of the work refers to the Pioneer 10 satellite launched in the 1970s. Pioneer 10 became the first man-made object to leave our solar system and in 2003 NASA finally lost contact with the satellite. Pioneer 10, as far as we know, is not broken or damaged. Even though the satellite was built …

Sonatiny for solo horn (2010)

I have always been moderately baffled by the horn. I’ve known a lot of horn players, too, and that hasn’t really helped me become un-baffled. This work is a short two movement piece (a tiny sonatina) which I think should speak for itself. The first movement is slow and moribund, the second is bouncy and …