The following is a chronological list of my compositions 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.
(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.
(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.
(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