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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 …

Sonatina Natalina for piano solo (2009)

Sonatina Natalina was composed to celebrate the 10th birthday of my niece, Natalie Dale Parker. In the tradition of composers writing birthday pieces, I took Natalie’s name and created a short musical 4motto from it using pitch names and solfege syllables. This score includes a version in the original key of A major and a …