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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 …

Toccata for piano solo (1994)

This is my first “keeper” composition. A simple aggressive ostinato provided the inspiration and motivation for the work. Even though this toccata is only about two minutes long, there is a brief break in the motoric energy for a more lyrical moment. Finally, a mad dash towards the end and an explosive finale. Download the …

Deconstructionist Preludes for piano solo (2003)

The plural title is not a mistake. While this piece is one continuous work, four separate preludes are woven together. The first prelude is light and delicate, quiet and apologetic. The second prelude molds this delicate material into a more mechanical and persistent character. Prelude three is raucous, barbaric, and single-minded. The final prelude takes …