| ||I haven’t had time for classical composition in recent years, unfortunately. But the following is a chronological list of all my compositions in a classical vein to date; it starts with a solo guitar piece, and the rest are for various orchestral instruments.|
|(1995) Theme and Variations for Guitar|
Written for myself, there is a canonic section which is particularly demanding on the left hand.
|(1997) Wind Trio in G Major for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet|
My first multi-movement composition, it has three movements.
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-CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF 2ND MOVEMENT
-CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF 3RD MOVEMENT-
|(1998) Fugue in B minor for String Trio|
|(1998) Bagatelle for Solo Violin|
This is an atonal piece, my first to utilize twelve-tone serial techniques.
|(1998) Concert Overture in D Major for Orchestra|
Written for strings, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, snare drum and cymbals.
|(2000) 20 Dances for String Quartet “Kalkhorst” |
This set of dances is in an overtly traditional classical style. I wrote them specifically for a friend's wedding. They are comprised of: 5 Ländler, 5 Contredanses, 5 Minuets and 5 Waltzes.
-CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF 5 LANDLER-
-CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF 5 CONTREDANSES-
-CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF 5 WALTZES-
|(2003) March of the Twelve Tones for String Orchestra|
I wrote this piece for a high school string orchestra. The aim I had was to expose high school students to the sound world of atonal music. I kept the individual parts as simple as possible so that the students could focus completely on pitch.
|(2003) Duo Concertante for Flute and Clarinet|
This is an atonal piece. I used “concertante” in the title to indicate the equal nature of the parts. So much so that, in fact, after an 11 measure middle section, the last 31 measures are the same as the first 31 measures, but the flute is playing the clarinet part an octave higher and the clarinet is playing the flute part an octave lower.
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|(2004) Scherzo in F Major for Marimba|
|(2008) Wind Trio #2 for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon|
This is my most extended atonal piece to date. It is in four movements, each of which are based on variations of the same twelve-tone row.