THINK MUSIC

Read about The Armed Man 2016 production 

Most Recent Works 

Commissioned Works

The Armed Man, 2004, (a reflection on the police shooting of Timothy Thomas in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2001) for woodwinds, brass, percussion and double bass, a multi-media work with newly commissioned paintings and poetry. Commissioned by the School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati Ohio

Loadin’ the Truck, 2005, for Orchestra, Steel Drums, Drum Set, Alto Sax and Piano with breaks for Latin Dancing and Instrumental Improvisations. Commissioned by the Lima, Ohio Symphony Orchestra for their Pops Concert

Three Spiritual Reflection a Multi-Media Work, 2003, for Vocal Quartet, piano, Horn in F and Alto Flute. A contemporary and political/Lenten themed and semi staged opera. Performed at Xavier University, April 5, 2003

Caribbean Voyage: Suite for Orchestra and Pans, 2002, commissioned by Clark Montessori School and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Performance on the March 1, 2002 Education Concerts and the Lollipop Series March, 2002

Classical Callaloo, 2002, commissioned by Clark Montessori School and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, for steel drums, orchestra, and audience. Performance on the March 1, 2002 Education Concerts and the Lollipop Series March, 2002

Blue Ash Youth Overture: Forever Freedom, 2001, commissioned by the Blue Ash Youth Orchestra, Performances December 2001, Feb. and March 2002

Many Tongues, One Spirit, 1997, commissioned by Knox Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio for children’s chorus, mezzo soprano, alto, baritone, percussion, double bass, piano, and narrator. Performed May 18, 1997 and again May 23, 1999 at Knox Presbyterian Church

Voices from the Mountain, 2001, commissioned by Knox Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, antiphonal anthem for double choirs, brass choir, organ and narrator. Scheduled for performance in the fall of 2001 in Cincinnati, Ohio

Two Songs of Love, Arise and Our Celestial Song, 2001, performed at Xavier University’s High Tea and Poetry, “verses of love,” February 13, 2001 under the auspices of Academic Affairs, Office of the Academic Vice President

Rhapsody to a Rose for piano and two flutes, 1989, song for soprano and alto flute, Fantasia-Postlude for piano and flute and piccolo, Performed June 23, 1989, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Hollow Men, 1983, for piano and reciter, reviewed by the Cincinnati Composers Guild and selected for inclusion on their October 21, 1983 public concert, also performed at Alliance College, Spring, 1983

The Laconic Variations, 1982, for piano, Spring concert tour of Ohio colleges and universities including Univ. of Toledo, Walsh College, & Kent State Univ., 1982 (Revised 2008)

Bishop Street Notebook, 1981-82, a collection of short programmatic piano solos (easy to advanced), performed on student recitals in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1981 and 1982

Dialogues for Alto Flute and Chamber Orchestra, 2005, premiered at Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church as part of their 2005 fall series of concerts

Rockaby, 2008, for piano, Incidental music to the play by Samuel Beckett of the same name. Performed at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, Spring Showcase, 2008

La Quercia, 2010, for SATB choir with solos, two vibraphones, percussion, harp and two synthesizers patched to de-tuned samples played through stage monitors facing the choir, performed as part of the Xavier University, Music Department Spring Festival, 2010. Commissioned by the Xavier University Concert Choir

Other Compositions

Contemplations, 2002, Duet for Horn in F and Violoncello

Edward, 2005, Duet for Violin and Violoncello

An Invisible Pastel, 19962008, Trio for Two Harps and Ato Saxophone also arranged for piano flute and clarinet

Sunday Eve’n Rag, 1976, piano solo

There Is, 2014 for voice (alto or mezzo soprano), temple bell and piano, lyrics by Gillian Ahlgren, based upon Teresa of Avila”s Interior Castle

So Grace-ful, 2011/2014, for voice (alto or mezzo soprano) and piano, lyrics by Nancy Bertaux

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