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The Dark for Voice and Piano/Harpsichord

The Dark for Voice and Piano/Harpischord was written in 2006. Monica Filgo contributed the text from which the lyrics were based and is based on her experience being mugged. In the original text and adaptation, the author alternates between violent reality and numbing imagination. I felt the turning point in the text is when the [...]

By |2016-11-01T22:30:24-05:00November 24th, 2012|, , |0 Comments

Sonata for Oboe and Piano

Sonata for Oboe and Piano was composed in 2003. One of my first compositions, the work has three very different moods. I labeled the first movement Menacing, but the notes end there. The second movement is very slow and tranquil. The third movement is an 'long-legged' dance. There a (pivoting minor sixth) motive that exists in [...]

By |2016-11-01T22:30:24-05:00September 29th, 2012|, |0 Comments