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Simple Variations for clarinet (2012)

This piece is a simple set of variations on a simple and song-like melody. The subtitle “Sonatiny III” refers to the series of short instrumental works that I have composed for specific people. I am grateful to Arianna Tieghi for requesting this piece from me! Download the score: Simple Variations

March for woodwind octet (2009)

In early 2009, I was asked to write a work for woodwind octet. I pushed around a lot of ideas which didn’t work until I finally de- cided to revive an old work for saxophone quartet (this quartet movement is currently operating under the title Mechismo). The piece is mechanical, chunky, and slightly robotic. Given …

[untitled] for six players (2007)

Most of my compositions come from some speci?c form of non-musical inspiration and are therefore easy to title.  Sometimes, though, I write a work which is devoid of extramusical inspiration.  [untitled] is an abstract piece that explores different instrumental colors in a slow and organic manner. Performed by the pLAy ensemble. Download the score: [untitled]

March for wind octet (2008)

This is one of those cases where the program notes aren’t going to tell you much. There isn’t much to this piece other than an inclination towards mechanical and quirky material. This march was ?rst composed for saxophone quartet in 1997 and, after about a decade of neglect, I decided the music wasn’t so bad …

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 …