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Title/Year Instrumentation Duration Notes
13 virtuosi (2023) for flute (picc.), oboe, clarinet (bass cl.), alto saxophone, horn, 2 percussion, harp, piano, 2 violin, viola, and cello. 13’ Available for performance worldwide starting on May 20, 2023.
World premiere is on May 19, 2023
...a circle around the sun... (2000) for piano trio 5'
Acrobats (2018) for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano 6' Bass clarinet can be substituted by baritone saxophone or bassoon.
among dawn flowers (2001) for soprano and piano 5'
Angel Tears & Earth Prayers (2006) for organ and trumpet in C 5' trumpet in C can be substituted by: flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, soprano saxophone in Bb, soprano vocalize, violin or viola
The Auditions (2019) for chamber orchestra 27'
Avian Capriccio (2016) for 2 trumpet in C, horn, trombone, tuba 12'  
Avian Escapades (2016) for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn 12' Avian Escapades is a re-orchestration of Avian Capriccio for Brass Quintet, which was commissioned by Axiom Brass
Bass Clarinet Concertino (2015) for bass clarinet and chamber ensemble 10' three instrumental options
Bassoon Concertino (2013) for bassoon and chamber ensemble 10' three instrumental options
Bebop Riddle II (2022) for cello and piano 7' also versions for double bass and piano and for 5-octave marimba and piano
Bebop Riddle III (2023) Duo for percussion and piano 8' Vibraphone, Marimba, Glockenspiel, Crotales, 6 Thai Gongs (mounted) (F#3; G3; B3; Eb4; F4; A4), Triangles, Bongo Drums and Temple Blocks
Bebop Riddle IV (2022) for Reed Quintet 8'30" For Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Alto Saxophone in Eb, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon. Several other wind combination versions exist.
Bubble: Rainbow (spirit level) (2003) for soprano and ensemble - flute, oboe, violin, cello, piano & 1 percussion (tiny set up) 4'30" Commissioned for and premiered at Elliott Carter's 95th birthday concert.
Cantos for Slava (2007) for cello and piano 12' version 2: alternate movement order
(an alternate version also exists for viola and piano).
The fast, jazzy, with cello-pizzicati music has been transformed and developed into stand-alone 7-minute composition.
Capricci "Hummingbird Romance" (2011) for flute and clarinet 5'30"
Carillon Sky: Violin Concerto #2 (2005) for solo violin and small ensemble 8'
Carillon Sky (arranged in 2009) version for solo alto saxophone and small ensemble 8'
Chant, for cello and piano (1991; revised 2002) for cello and piano 10' an alternate version exists for saxophone and piano
an alternate version exists for viola and piano
Chi (2017) for string quartet 14'
Clara’s Ascent (2019) for string quartet or string orchestra featuring solo cello 6' On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Clara Schumann, this work honors the legacy and contributions of a pioneering performer, caring collaborator and artistic confidant.
Con Moto (2018) for percussion quartet or percussion ensemble 6' This composition can be paired with STAR BOX. The instrumentations and layout of the two scores are very similar but not identical.
Crescat Scientia; Vita Excolatur (2021) for carillon 4'30" 4 players (8 hands and 2 feet) (with many additional players joining in as composition accumulates) 72 bells, F-compass.
Dance Mobile (2021) for 13 players or for small chamber orchestra 14' In memoriam Oliver Knussen
see also Orchestral Works
Dancing Helix Rituals (2007) for violin, clarinet, and piano 7'30" another version is possible for violin, soprano saxophone and piano
see also Music for Dance and Ballet
Dancing Stars (2021) for open instrumentation orchestra or chamber ensemble of no less than 8 players 4' Instrumentation may include a group of voices singing open vowels. Ideal for socially distanced and virtual performances
see also Orchestral Works
Eagle at Sunrise (2001) for string quartet 7-8' may also be performed as part of the grouping Sun Threads
Fête - a fanfare (2010) for 6 trumpets and 3 trombones 4'30"
Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour (2004) for small ensemble and mezzo-soprano and counter-tenor 8' note: a small amount of humming and vocalizing is required from 50% of the players. these vocal parts require only an amateur level voice and singing skills
Forest of Shifting Time a Ballet for Reed Quintet (2022) for Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Alto Saxophone in Eb, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon 31' see also Music for Dance and Ballet
Fugitive Star (1999-2000) for string quartet 9' may also be performed as part of the grouping Sun Threads
Helix Spirals (2015) for string quartet 23'
Invocations (2000) for string quartet 6'30" may also be performed as part of the grouping Sun Threads
Jeu D'Esprit (2010) for two trumpets 3'30" also versions for 2 saxophones (this is in the higher key version); 2 piccolos; 2 clarinets; 2 oboes; 2 clarinets; 2 horns
Klee Musings (2016) for piano trio 16’
Magic Box (2019) for percussion quartet and string quartet or percussion ensemble and string quartet 7' Can be performed by string quartet or by string orchestra.
Magic Gardens (2020) for string quartet Scherzo: 7’40”; Celebration: 4’ Inspired by and based on Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens. Movements can be played together, or each movement can be played as an independent composition
Mansueto Tribute, "double helix" (2011) for two violins 3' a version for two violas is also published and available. a version for one violin and one viola is also published and available.
Memory Palace (2019) for string orchestra (no basses) 6'30" Playful, optimistic, colorful.
Memory: Swells (2005) for piano trio 6'30" a version for two violas is also published and available. a version for one violin and one viola is also published and available.
Moon Jig (2005) for violin, cello, and piano 5'
Murmurs in the Mist of Memory (2001) for 11 solo strings 10'
Of Being is a Bird (Emily Dickinson Settings) (2015) for light lyric soprano and ensemble 17' It is optional to substitute the soprano with either a flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, trumpet or viola. Interlude — "flock of birds” does not use the solo singer part and thus can be performed as a standalone 4-minute ensemble recital composition for 2 flutes, oboe, clarinet, horn, harp, 2 violins and cello.
Passion Prayers (1999) for solo cello and flute, clarinet, violin, piano, harp, percussion 9'
Pilgrim Soul (2011) for English horn and two violins 11' may also be performed by Bass Flute and two violins. in addition, a version which is one octave lower than the original has been made for Bassoon (or Trombone or cello) and two cellos
Plea for Peace (2017) A vocalise for soprano and string quartet 6' The vocalise solo line can also be performed by Flute, Alto Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Trumpet, Soprano Saxophone, Violin, Viola, Cello, or Countertenor in place of the Soprano.
May also be performed with string orchestra (no basses).
see also Orchestral Works
Prairie Sketches I: Diamonds on Orchid Velvet (2004) for soprano and ensemble 15' solo soprano (light lyric, slightly coloratura) fl, ob, cl, hp, vl, vc, 1 perc., 3 famale voices or a small children's chorus
Prayer and Celebration (2006) for chamber orchestra 4' see also Orchestral Works
qì (2016) for percussion quartet 5’ two players sharing a 4.3-octave marimba & two players sharing a 5-octave marimba
Resounding Earth (2012) for percussion quartet, and bells from around the world 35'
Rings of Light (2022) for 9 saxophones (or saxophone ensemble) 4'30" also a version for for 9 clarinets or clarinet ensemble. (3 bass clarinets and 6 clarinets)
Ripple Effects (2018) for carillon 5' Three versions are available: 4 players (with many additional players joining in as piece accumulates) 72 bells, F-compass. This is the original composition. (Edited by Joey Brink)
2 players, 53 bells, G-compass.
(Edited by Joey Brink)
2 players, 48 (or 47) bells, C-compass.
(Edited by Joey Brink)
Rise Chanting (2002) for string quartet 7'30" may also be performed as part of the grouping Sun Threads
Rumi Settings (2001) for violin and viola 9' also a version for violin and cello
Scat (2007) for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano 6' alternate version is available for flute (or oboe), violin, viola, cello, piano (or harpsichord)
Selene - Moon Chariot Rituals (2015) octet for percussion quartet and string quartet 18' alternate version: it is possible to perform Selene with small string orchestra (instead of string quartet) and 4 percussion
another alternate version: 4 percussion and 9 woodwinds
Silent Moon (2006) for violin and viola 8' alternate version for violin and cello
Song Without Words (2018) for soloist and piano 6'30" Versions exist for Flute, Alto Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
Squeeze (2007) for saxophone quartet 3'30"
Star Box (2020) for percussion quartet or percussion ensemble 6’30” This composition can be paired with CON MOTO The instrumentations and layout of the two scores are very similar but not identical. In Memoriam Jacob Druckman.
Stardust (2021) for English Horn, Oboe, Clarinet, Soprano or Alto Saxophone, or Flute and string quartet 17’ The different versions for E.H., Ob., Cl., Soprano or Alto Sax., Flute or Trumpet in C are not identical. Please be sure to order the exact version you want.
Sun Songs — Three Micro-Operas (2004) for solo mezzo soprano and three percussion 8' may also be sung by a soprano or a countertenor
Sun Threads (1999-2002) for string quartet 30'
Toft Serenade (2006) for violin and piano 6' also a version for viola and piano
Toft Serenade (2006) for viola and piano 6' also a version for violin and piano
Twilight Butterfly (2013) for soprano and piano 6'30" version exists for mezzo-soprano and piano
version exists for countertenor and piano
Upon Wings of Words (2021) for lyric soprano and string quartet,
version for lyric mezzo soprano and string quartet also exists
17'30" Text by Emily Dickinson.
For shorter duration options, alternate endings are clearly listed on the score and parts.
Version for lyric mezzo soprano and string quartet is transposed down by a perfect fourth.
Your Kiss (2019) for soprano and piano 6’30” versions also exist for mezzo-soprano, countertenor, and tenor