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July 3, 2017

Chamber and orchestral


Boogaloo clarinet, cello & piano
The Heart Grows Fonder violin & viola
Guru chamber orchestra
Ich Habe Genug (J.S. Bach) cello and piano / or viola and piano
Sic Semper Nobis orchestra
Initial Ascent orchestra / or two pianos
Skitter violin, viola, and cello
Sarabande guitar sextet / or solo piano
Only the piano will give us our peace flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola, & cello
Running at the Sunshine percussion ensemble and actors
You are always distracted by something flute, cello, and piano
Francine St. Claire's Mail jazz combo - film score
Incubator saxophone quartet
Shabu Shabu two flutes / or flute and clarinet
Violin Duets
String Quartet
Whims and Wisps flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello, & contrabass
& Chamber Music for Young Performers

Solo instrumental


Heirlooms guitar solo
Prelude Miniatures guitar solo 
Swan Lake Fantasy Suite for Piano on Themes from Tchaikovsky's Op.20
Sparkle Epoxiplast 2000 piano solo 
Sunspots piano solo 
Songs of Stephen Foster violin and piano
Up, Up and Up violin and piano / or string orchestra 
Dal Dosai Sonata for Flute and Piano
Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano


July 3, 2017

Choral


Among the Redwoods Mixed chorus (SATB) a cappella
Lull the Solemn Night Mixed Chorus (SATB) a cappella
Be Music, Night Mixed Chorus (SATB) a cappella
White, Those that Stayed Still Mixed Chorus (SATBB) a cappella
The Lower Leaves of Trees Mixed Chorus (SATB) a cappella
Hashkiveinu Mixed Chorus (SATB) a cappella
They Disappear Mixed Chorus (SATB) & Violin
Honeycombs Mixed Chorus (SAT) & piano / or Treble Chorus (SAA) & piano
More Dappled Than Color Treble Chorus (SSA) & piano
& Choral music for young performers


July 3, 2017

Vocal


Arietta: Music & Moonlight cello & mezzo-soprano
Kiss the Stars Goodnight song cycle for voice(s) and chamber ensemble
Take the Burden Upon You mezzo-soprano, flute, cello & harp / or mezzo-soprano & piano
Wasn't That Something? lyrics by Charlie Sohne, music by Matt Van Brink
& Musicals for young audiences and young performers


April 16, 2015

Choral music for young performers


Hello & Goodbye Song Treble Chorus (Unison) & Piano
Follow the Leader Treble Chorus (3-part) & Piano

February 3, 2014

Chamber music for young performers


Mischief flute, clarinet & piano
Chimes saxophone quartet
Photo Album saxophone quartet
Janus alto saxophone & piano
Chase violin, cello & piano
Empty Nest cello & piano
Copycats guitar quartet
Roller Skates 4-hands piano
Thick and Thin 4-hands piano
Around the House 6-hands piano
Temper Tantrum violin, cello & piano
Flopitopitot strings & percussion
Road Trip string quartet / or violin ensemble
Toy Soldiers two violins & piano

July 31, 2010

Musicals for young audiences and young performers


Helplessly Lost (2013)
Animal Estates (2008)


July 3, 2017

Arrangements


Swan Lake Fantasy (Tchaikovsky) Suite for Piano on Themes from Tchaikovsky's Op.20
Songs of Stephen Foster violin and piano
A medley of Stephen Foster tunes
Arrangements for Polkastra on "I Do: The Wedding Album"
violin, trumpet, horn, contrabassoon, accordion and percussion
- Flumpet Voluntary (Jeremiah Clarke's "Trumpet Voluntary")
- Bridle Chorus (Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" arranged in equine fashion)
- J.S. Bachelor Party (A quodlibet of Bach's "Wachet Auf" & "Jesu Joy")
- Canon in D, Mostly (Bluegrass arrangement of Pachelbel's "Canon in D")
- Shotgun Wedding March (Mendelssohn's "Wedding March")
Arrangements for Polkastra on "Apolkalypse Now!"
violin, trumpet, horn, contrabassoon, accordion and percussion
- Light as a Feather Polka (J. Strauss's Op.319 "Leichtes Blut")
- Ludwig van Polka (A medley of Beethoven tunes)
- Allegro a la polka (Smetana's String Quartet, "II. Allegro a la polka")
- The Hora! The Hora! (Charles Prouché's J. Strauss's "Rumanian Song and Kolo")
Ride of the Polkyries (Wagner)violin, trumpet, horn, contrabassoon, accordion and percussion
A polka medley of tunes from Siegfried, Tannhauser, Lohengrin, and Die Walküre for Polkastra
Turceasca (Perapaskero)
string quintet
Ich Habe Genug (J.S. Bach) cello & piano / or viola & piano
Le Tombeau de Couperin (Ravel) violin and piano / or violin, cello, and piano
Bowfire Sabre Dance (Khatchaturian) 10 violins, piano, guitar, bass & drums
Arrangement of Khatchaturian's Sabre Dance for Bowfire