Movable Home for String Orchestra
Instrumentation: string orchestra (188.8.131.52.0 solo, plus 184.108.40.206.1 absolute minimum, more preferred – see below)
Duration: 18 minutes
Excerpt 1 (click here): Bright and energetic: The opening. A fast, energetic, and in-your-face introduction to the piece’s basic material: descending scales and a syncopated rhythm. (Mm. 1-33)
Excerpt 2 (click here): Ethereal (un poco rubato): A final distillation of the descending scales mixed with nostalgic melodic fragments from earlier variations. (Mm. 314-335)
Excerpt 3 (click here): Tenderly (poco rubato): Part of the expressive “central core“ of the piece as thematic bits coalesce into long melodic lines… which are then abruptly undercut by an unpredictable jazzy treatment of the scalar material (Mm. 177-225)
Excerpt 4 (click here): A tempo, intense: A further development of the opening rhythms plus an important expressive secondary theme appears for the 1st time. (Mm. 37-71)
Tomorrow Never Knows is an arrangement of the landmark Lennon & McCartney song (from their 1966 Revolver album ).
Instrumentation: mixed septet & electronics/pre-recorded sound.
Duration: ca. 5 minutes
Fallings (work-in-progress) – A multi-media chamber music theater piece residing in the realm between opera and musical theater. Seth Friedman libretto
Instrumentation: 6 person cast (3 women, 3 men), solo violinist, mixed ensemble, and pre-recorded sound
Duration: projected as a one act
Concerto (In the Form Of Variations) for Viola and Orchestra
Instrumentation: viola and orchestra
Duration: 21 minutes
Elastic Band – An edgy, playful work that fuses jazz, rock, funk, and classical idioms.
Instrumentation: now in 3 “flavors” 1. Sextet (clarinet, string quartet, and percussion); 2. Septet (clarinet, string quintet, and percussion); 3. Chamber Orchestra (clarinet, strings, and 2 percussion) – now out on CD at iTunes and Amazon!!
Duration: 16 minutes
Pas de Deux – This virtuosic and programmatic single-movement work is a portrait of an evolving partnership beginning with youthful exuberance, passing through rumination on loss, and culminating in a state of complex yearning: the desire to make ephemeral love timeless and permanent.
The score is available through Grey Bird Music. To see a perusal score click here.
Instrumentation: Cello and Piano
Duration: 23 minutes
You can purchase a 10×13″ PDF copy of the score below: