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Compositions

 

 

CHAMBER MUSIC: STRING INSTRUMENTS

 

String Trio, 1950 [12']

String Quartet, 1951 [17']

Suite for Violin and Cello, 1962 [9']

Dithyramb for eight Cellos, 1965 [10']

Ayre and Ground for Solo Cello, 1968 [7']

Duo for Cello and Piano, 1971 [13']

Caprice for Solo Violin, 1974 [8']

Vino for Violin and Piano, 1975 [9']

Forward, Inward, Afterward for Two guitars, 1987 [6']

Fantasia for Two Violas, 1992 [11']

Epigrams for String Quartet, 1998 [9']

 

CHAMBER MUSIC: WIND INSTRUMENTS

 

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, 1949 [12']

Five Pieces for Flute and Clarinet, 1950 [7']

Quartet for Saxophones, 1953 [8']

Quartet for Horns, 1957 [9']

Prelude and Dance for Saxophone Quartet, 1960 [6']

Quintet for Brass Instruments, 1963 [10']

Woodwind Quintet, 1964 [12']

Fanfares for Three Clarinets, 1972 [8']

Variations on a Familiar Tune for Two Bassoons, 1974 [6']

Seven Canons for Solo Clarinet, 1974 [7']

Miniatures for Unaccompanied Oboe, 1974 [5']

Bedpostludes for Bassoon Alone, 1974 [9']

Saxifrage Blue for Baritone Saxophone and Piano, 1977 [10']

Trompe L'oeil for Bass Trombone and Piano, 1978 [11']

Diversions for Six Bassoons, 1979 [12']

Trombosis for Twelve Trombones, 1979 [10']

Residuum for Bass Clarinet and Piano, 1986 [13']

Duo for Soprano Saxophone and Vibraphone, 1987 [9']

Variegations for Clarinet and Piano, 1988 [10']

Folie a Deux for Trumpet and Marimba, 1989 [8']

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (12 players), 1992 [22']

 

CHAMBER MUSIC: WINDS AND STRINGS TOGETHER

 

Adagio and Allegro for Eleven Instruments, 1951 [9']

Duo for Clarinet and Cello, 1959 [11']

Concertino for Violin and Wind Octet, 1965 [16']

Twelve, 1977 for woodwind quartet, brass trio, stg. trio, pno., perc. [25']

Serenade for Flute, Clarinet, Cello and Guitar, 1982 [9']

Splay for Flute, Alto Saxophone and Guitar, 1983 [11']

Antipasto for Clarinet and Violin, 1987 [8']

Tri-Fling for Flute, Cello and Guitar, 1992 [10']

Concerto Grosso for Oboe, Harpsichord and Strings, 1993 [18']

Quartet for Violin, Clarinet, Cello and Piano, 1996 [15']

Divertimento for Oboe, 2 Horns and String Quintet, 1996 [18']

Interventions for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello, 1997 [7']

Suite for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello, 1997 [16']

 

MUSIC FOR SOLO PIANO

 

Piano Sonata # 1, 1955 [12']

Piano Sonata # 2, 1964 [13']

Five Preludes, 1973 [10']

Lude, 1974 after Chopin Preludes [6']

Albumen for the Young, 1974; a dozen easy piano pieces [12']

Piano Variations, 1997 [9']

8tudes, 1998; eight studies [8']

 

ORGAN MUSIC

 

Toccatina, 1973

 

VOCAL MUSIC

 

Three Madrigals, 1951; poems form "Chamber Music" by James Joyce [5']

Five Children's songs, 1954; contralto with piano accompaniment [10']

Anthem of Wisdom, 1958; SATB with piano four hands [6']

Three German Folk Songs, 1959; TB with piano [4']

John Burns of Gettysburg, 1976; ballad for chorus, narrator and piano [12']

Home From the Sea, 1976; four choral pieces, SATB with piano [10']

Songs of William Blake, 1982; 10 poems from "Songs of Innocence", SATB [25']

Love Song Cycle, 1995 (SATB, piano) [25'] Version for small orchestra below

Cantata Jovialis, 1997 [26'] SATB Solo Voices, String Quartet, Harpsichord

 

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

 

Overture for Symphony Orchestra, 1952 (3333,4331, stgs., pno., hp., perc.) [10']

Anthem of Wisdom, 1958 (SATB, 2222,4331, strings, hp., perc.) Proverbs [6']

Symphony In One Movement, 1956-61 (3333,4331, stg., pno., hp., perc.) [15']

Hexameron, 1963 (score reconstructed from piano version by Liszt) [22']

Pied Piper of Hamelin, 1968 (SATB, solo Ten., Narrator, 3333,4331, stgs.) [25']

Sinfonia for String Orchestra, 1967-72 (with piano and harp) [12']

Concerto for Oboe, Horn, Percussion and String Orchestra, 1972 [18']

Fantasia for Cello and String Orchestra, 1976 [17']

Concerto for Woodwind Quartet and String Orchestra, 1982 [12']

Concerto for Piano and Symphony Orch., 1990 (3333,4331, stgs., hp., perc.) [30']

Concerto Grosso for Oboe, Harpsichord and String Orchestra, 1993 [18']

Love Song Cycle, 1995 (SATB, ob, 2 hns, bsn., stgs., pno., hp., perc.) [25']

 

SYMPHONIC WINDS

 

March of the Olympians, 1959 [5']

Concerto Grosso Trumpet, Horn, Trombone and Wind Ensemble, 1961 [10']

Elevations for Wind Orchestra, 1964 [12']

Propagula for Wind Orchestra, 1970 [17']

Concerto for Flute and Wind Orchestra, 1980 [20']

Partita for Wind Orchestra, 1980 [6']

Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble, 1985 [12']

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (12 players), 1992 [22']

 

FILM SCORE

 

The Story Tellers of the Canterbury Tales, 1952 (USC Educational Film)