Category «Chamber»

This Union for soprano and organ (2019)

This Union you want With the earth and sky, This union we all need with love, A golden wing from God’s heart just Touched the ground, Now Step upon it With your brave sun-vows And help our eyes To Dance! Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky in The Gift Download the score: This Union

Threads for flute choir (2021)

Threads was inspired by simple Renaissance melodic imitation techniques, specifically “stretto fuga.” I learned about the technique from the YouTube channel Early Music Sources and decided to play with it a little and see what I could make. The end result also draws on my influence from the dissonant counterpoint found in mid-20th Century American …

Monsters for solo guitar (2020)

I read a lot of comics and I always enjoy when I can talk about comic book stories and such. When Andy Jurik approached me about writing a new piece, he was specifically interested in the comic My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris. Going through the story I found there were so many …

Folds for SATB soloists or choir (2020)

Folds was composed as a dance collaboration with Heather Trommer-Beardslee and Ann Dasen to represent aspects of vocal biology. The work’s four section trace the development of breath into utterance, utterance into words, and words into music. The piece was composed to celebrate World Voice Day in 2020 for Joshua May at Columbus State University. …

Imaginary Stories (2018)

I read a lot of comic books and Superman remains one of my favorite characters. Alan Moore and Curt Swan’s Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow is, I think, one of the best Superman stories of all time. The opening prolog of the book (which is one of the stories portraying Superman’s death) establishes …

Two Slow Movements

Composed for the Central Michigan University New Music Ensemble, both movements are typical of my current compositional output. Harmonies are based on the repetition of a simple interval pattern and long lyrical melodies weave their way through these chaconnes. The rhythms and colors are rather plain, unadorned, and far from ornate. The directness and simplicity …