Works List (w/ soundclips)

Starting Over (for woodwind quintet–Fl., Ob, Cl., Hn., Bn.)

Length: ca. 5:50 (2021)


Rich Songs (Pn, Bar Voice)


3 Phantasies for ‘Cello and Piano
Length: ca. 15:00 (2013)


I. A Dance of Distant Rains and Thunder

II. Voices Past, Softly Speaking (Pretty Saro)



III. Gelid Spirits Leap Among Winter Trees

(Performed by Kate Dillingham, Cello; and Wei-Chieh Lin, Piano)

Dance of Shadows

for Pno. and Vc.(2014)

Aspects Of A S(2014)ingularity
for Viol Consort (Treble, Tenor, Bass, Bass) Length: ca. 9:00 (2013)

To listen only

for Orchestra (11222 4221 2 Stgs) Length: ca. 4:30 (2013)

A Dance Of Shadows
for Cello and Piano Length: ca. 9:00 (2013)

Indefinite Bellows and Certain Murmurs
for Brass Quintet (2 Tpts, Hn, Tbn., Bs. Tbn.) Length: ca. 7:40 (2013)

Toast And Jam
for Flute, Vibraphone, Congas, Violin, and Violoncello (all percussion for 1 player) Length ca. 6:45 (2012)

for Violin, Violoncello, and Piano. Length ca. 6:00 (2012)

as big as alone
for Clarinet in B-flat and Piano. Length: ca. 9:30 (2011)

Notes for Six
for 2 sopranos, 1 mezzo-soprano, 2 electric guitars, and percussion. Length: ca. 8:45 (2011)

Poeticisms: 7 Images from a Poem by Donald Baker
notated for 6 improvising performers (Voice, Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Piano, Violin, and Cello), but any number of performers may perform the work. The length of the work depends on the performers–anywhere from 2:30 to 8:00 (or longer!) (2010)

for Saxophone Quartet (Sop., Alto, Ten., Bari.). Length: ca. 7:30 (2010)

or, if you prefer to listen only

(please note that this work goes from the barely audible to the loudest extreme available on the instruments. When listening to the audio-stream of this work, do not turn up your speakers too high!)

Ayre and Earth
for Violin and Piano. Length: ca. 9:15 (2009)



Crazy Cat Lady
for solo Flute. Length: circa 7:45 (2009) (FINALIST: 2010 National Flute Association Newly Published Music for Solo Flute)

(Live recording 4/24/09 by Christine Perea–sorry for the street noise in the recording. It was an uncharacteristically hot april evening, so the windows at the recital hall in the East Village were wide open! Below is a video of the same premiere performance.)

This Day, This Dusk
for Orchestra (Picc., 2 Fl., 2 Cl, 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 2 Tpt., 2 Tbn., Bs. Tbn., Tba., Timp., 2 Perc., Pno, Strings). Length: circa 12:00 (2009) Premiered by the Round Rock Symphony April 4, 2009.

(excerpt from middle of work)

Dance in Odd Times
for Percussion Quartet. Length: ca. 7:45 (2008)
Percussion 1: Vibraphone, 2 Wood Blocks, Snare Drum, 2 Suspended Cymbals
Percussion 2: Glockenspiel, 5 Temple Blocks, Congas, Triangle
Percussion 3: Marimba, Bongos, Triangle
Percussion 4: Xylophone, 2 Tom-toms, Large Tamtam

jean baptist oudry's Still life with monkey, fruit and flowers

Still Life (with Monkey)
I. The Fruit: apples and oranges
II. The Flowers
III. (and the Monkey)

For Clarinet and Violoncello. Length: ca. 9:15. (2008)
Recording of 3rd movement:

My good friend, Brad Baldauf, found this painting at the Chicago Art Institute. My own work was created with no knowledge of this painting. My Monkey was inspired by watching my 2.5 year old daughter arrange her own still life, which included a monkey. There’s nothing new under the sun, I guess…

Notes For Zoe
For Soprano, Electric Guitar, and electronic loopers. Length: ca. 7:40. No text. (2007) 

Indirect Lines to Another and the Next
For Flute, Violoncello, and Piano. Length: ca. 7:20. (2007)

Gargoyle Garden
An opera for children. 7 singers (Primary roles: Boy Soprano, Girl Soprano, Tenor, Baritone; minor roles: Soprano, Tenor, Bass), chamber orchestra (Fl., Ob., Cl., Bsn., Tpt., Hn., Perc., Pno., 2 Vns., Va., Vc.). Arrangements for larger orchestra and smaller ensembles (including Piano accompaniment alone) are available. Length: ca. 48:00. Libretto by Jeff Lagreca. (2006)

Chimneyman’s Song (opening aria) 

You may purchase a copy of the Piano/Vocal score of Gargoyle through the Astoria Music Society Press.

Psalm 23
For Electric Guitar, Mezzo-Soprano, and electronic looper. Length: ca. 5:30. Text: traditional, in original Hebrew. (2006)

Echo n’ Jag      
For Prepared Piano, Viola, and Violoncello. Length: ca. 7:45. (2006)

For 2 mezzo-sopranos. Traditional text (in Hebrew). Length: ca. 3:00. (2005)

Rage and Reflection
For Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello. Length: ca. 8:45. (2005)


Passages (2005 revision) 
For SATB Chorus, Native American Flute, Marimba, Crotales, and String Orchestra. Text compiled by the composer from speeches by Tecumseh, Chief Womankiller, and H.G. Clauder. Length: ca. 10:00. (2005)

Music for an Elliptical Orbit
For Flute, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, Unpitched Percussion, 2 Electric Guitars, Violin, Violoncello. Length: ca. 7:00. (2004)

Rhythm and Movement for the Awkward
5 Movements. For solo acoustic Guitar and Dancer. Length: ca. 13 minutes. (2003)

Serrated Edges
For Solo Guitar. Length: ca. 6:30. (2003)

Fanfare for Brass Choir. For 4 Horns, 4 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, 2 Baritones, 1 Tuba, Timpani. Length: ca. 3:00. (2003)

Mind Of Winter
Three Movements. For Acoustic Guitar and Mezzo-Soprano. Length: ca. 10:00. Text: 3 Poems by Wallace Stevens. (2002)

Imaginary Landscapes #1
For Violoncello and computer generated tape. Length: 10:36. (2001)

For solo Guitar. Length: ca. 8:30. (2000)

4 Bagatelles for Guitar
For solo Guitar. Length: ca. 5:10 (2000)

next to of course god america i
For Piano and High Voice. Text by E.E. Cummings. Length: ca. 2:50. (2000)

Jade Dance 
For Piano. Length: ca 9:00

 a live performance  by Max Lifchitz,  

For Recorder, Marimba, and SATB chorus. Text compiled by the composer from speeches by Tecumseh, Chief Womankiller, and H.G. Clauder. Length: ca. 10:00. (1999, see above for new arrangement)

For computer generated tape. Text read by the composer from James Joyce’ Ulysses. Length: 4:22. (1999)

Err on 4 Strings
For Violin solo. Length: ca. 9:20. (1998)

For Fl., Ob., Va., Vc., and computer generated tape. Length: ca: 8:30. (1998)

Prayer, War Song, and Lullaby
For Baritone, Violin, Horn, Piano 4-hands, and Percussion. Text compiled by the composer from traditional Native American folk songs and poems. Length: ca. 14:20. (1997)

For Organ solo. Length: ca. 4:40 (1997)

Three Songs from “Pomes Penyeach”
3 Movements. For Tenor and computer-generated tape. Text by James Joyce. Length: ca. 10:20. (1997)

For Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello. Length: ca. 5:20. (1996)

Six Extreme Miniatures for a Small Orchestra
Six Movements. For chamber orchestra (1111 2100 66432). Length: ca. 5:40. (1996)

On the Advice of David Lang
For Guitar, Violin, Clarinet, Violoncello. Length: ca. 7:00 (1995)

Essay for Trumpet and Tape
For Trumpet in B-flat and computer generated tape. Length: ca. 9:30. (1995)

For computer generated tape. Length: 9:54 (1994)

Ding an Sich
For Percussion Trio. Length: ca. 8:00. (1994)