Macedonian Villages (Bb Clarinet Solo)
A piece in four movements, depicting the rustic and beautiful mountain villages of Macedonia.
Five-Sided Sphere (Five Flutes)
A chamber piece for a choir of five flutes, circling around the geometric aspects of sound.
Exhalations (Mezzo-Soprano and String Quartet)
A pair of songs, with poetry by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke. The songs explore the cosmos as a metaphor for life's uncertainties.
Justifying Existence (Baritone and Piano)
A cycle of three songs set to Emily Dickinson poems, questioning and pondering the meaning of human existence.
Tartuffe I, iv: Une Vignette d'Ironie
(Reed Trio, Two Baritones and Soprano)
A scene from the Molière play "Tartuffe" set to music in a lively operetta style, with the reed trio driving the quirky, farcical atmosphere of the play.
Insomnia (String Quartet)
A one-movement piece driven by the emotional and physical frustration of sleepless nights.
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