Category Archives: Friday’s Soundings

Friday’s Sounding #21

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Last Friday I posted the first movement of my reed trio and today, as promised, I am posting the second movement, Song. The second movement is ten minutes long. However, this sound file only contains the first 4:30 of the … Continue reading

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Friday’s Sounding #20: Predictably Unpredictable

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In 1994 I composed a work for oboe, clarinet and bassoon (known as a reed trio). The piece is in two parts. This sound file is the first part with a duration of five and one half minutes. This movement … Continue reading

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Friday’s Sounding #19

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I Will not Lament Over Lament When I undertook this self-inflicted project, it occurred to me that composing a work that involved  theatrical elements would be difficult or even impossible to get performed (as if composing a chamber work of … Continue reading

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Friday’s Sounding #18

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This clip is the opening of a piece I am working on for clarinet and piano. Mostly, the two parts are in separate meters, occasionally coming together. I don’t even have a title. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] … Continue reading

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Friday’s Sounding #17

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This is a midi realization of a fragment of a piece (2:00) I began working on in 2001 but is unfinished. Since then I have worked out this idea in different ways. The catalyst for this particular piece for violin … Continue reading

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Friday’s Sounding #16

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The Emperor’s Music was composed for the brass section of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra. It is an antiphonal piece comprised of four groups: I. trumpet, horn, trombone; II. trumpet, horn, trombone; III. trumpet, horn, bass trombone; and IV. trumpet, horn, … Continue reading

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Friday’s Sounding #15

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Good Morning. I just shuffled off my daughter to the bus stop on this cold and still morning. We may call it Fall but by the feel of it nature has hunkered down for winter. The deer’s coats are gray, … Continue reading

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Friday’s Sounding #14

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This is a midi realization of the first one minute of Wheel of Fortune for hi hat and contrabass. The piece is ten minutes in duration. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Friday’s Sounding #13 (Turkey Ringtone)

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Friday’s Sounding #12

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I composed this one minute piece in 2002 for Chinary Ung’s 60th birthday concert. The piece is titled for chinary and it is for clarinet and percussionist (marimba and vibes). It’s  really a study but I would like one day to … Continue reading

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