Listen: "Lampshades", from Contrapictions for flute, violin, cello
music for solo flute
A Song for dusk unfolding, for solo flute, $14.99
"A Song for Dusk Unfolding" is a tonal work which uses multiphonics to project harmony, as well as a sense of fragility. This fragility serves to underline the mood of the piece, which invites the changing of light to darkness with some trepidation--but also enjoys the warmth of last light.
Crossing Yam Suph, for flute with reverb
Crossing Yam Suph is an evocative piece for solo flute accompanied by a gentle reverb. The piece uses a variety of extended techniques to celebrate a haunting journey across the Sea of Reeds. Because it includes singing, the piece should be performed by a flutist with a vocal (singing) range from B3 to G5. May the birds and the winds sing you forward on this strange and difficult journey!
Healing Story, for solo flute
"Healing Story" was requested as healing music in commemoration of the anniversary of the global pandemic of 2020-2021. The piece was composed during late winter hiking, when the year’s many layers of snowfall were just beginning to melt. Streams of melting ice and snow were beginning to form—underneath the snow! The water could be heard burbling down the mountain, deep beneath the surface of the snow. The ice caverns that formed these conduits also acted as resonance chambers for the journeying groundwater, and much of Healing Story aims to capture the strange and beautiful resonance that such a cavern provides for a burbling stream. When a stream’s passageway inevitably melts to the ground, the stream escapes into open air and continues its descent above a saturated stream bed. In these places, an unbelievably iridescent green algae comes to line the path of the stream and escort it down the mountain.
Wayfaring Stranger, for solo flute
A multiphonic piece for solo flute based on the folk song of the same name. I know dark clouds will gather 'round me I know my way is hard and steep But beauteous fields arise before me Where God's redeemed, their vigils keep
Cherry Blossom, for solo flute
Cherry Blossom is a haunting piece for solo flutist based on the Japanese folk song, Sakura. The folk song celebrates the beauty, joy, and grief that is sparked by transience: the cherry blossom tree’s bloom lasts for only two weeks out of every year.
Little Christmas, Part 1, for solo flute
Part of the compilation, "Little Christmas", this is an arrangement of Gloria Shayne Baker and Noel Regney's "Do you hear what I hear?" for solo multiphonic flute. Part 2 of "Little Christmas" is The Little Drummer Boy, which is sold separately, due to copyright law.
Little Christmas, Part 2
for solo flute
Part of the compilation "Little Chirstmas", this is an arrangement of Katherine Kendicott Davis' "Carol of the Drum" for solo multiphonic flute. The other part of Little Christmas, "Do You Hear What I Hear?" is sold separately due to copyright law.
Silent Night, for solo flute
A traditional carol, arranged for solo multiphonic flute.
Parallel Transformations, for solo flute
The original! Parallel Transformations is a highly unique work, in that it uses multiphonics in an entirely tonal context.
Transforming Parallels, for solo flute
Transforming Parallels is the second in the "Parallel Transformations" series. A work for solo multiphonic flute, Transforming Parallels uses the same multiphonic fingerings as the earlier work entitled Parallel Transformation (2015). However, the fingerings are used in a wholly different harmonic context.
music for flute and piano/piccolo and piano
Branches Reaching, for flute and piano
Branches Reaching (2016) is a set of miniatures for flute and piano based on photographs. Each miniature draws a photograph out of its transience and tries to recreate its living state. The experiment fails however; it is found that transience is in fact, the only thing that is permanent.
Bear Mountain, for flute and piano
Bear Mountain is the story of a bear, who is also a mountain. Written for flute and piano, the story recounts the adventures of a magnificent becoming, in five movements which connect attacca: I.Hibernation > Tectonic Shift II.Cadenza III.Tectonic Volition > Structural Disturbance IV.Perspectives V.Thrust and Upheaval
Climbing Nissequogue's Shadows, for glissando flute and piano
The Nissequogue State Park Trail is set on a hilly terrain that runs along, between, and up and down the bluffs of the Long Island Sound and Nissequogue River in New York State, USA. The land upon which it is established has a rich and dark history; Climbing Nissequogue’s Shadows is the story of discovering joy in the climbing of its shadows. Climbing Nissequogue’s Shadows is written for a B foot, open-hole flute fitted with a glissando headjoint, and a piano.
The Sunken Forest, for flute and piano
The Sunken Forest is a duo for flute and piano that was composed at the Fire Island National Seashore, a small, nationally- protected segment of the thirty-two-mile-long barrier beach island called Fire Island, NY. "The most constant thing about life on Fire Island is change. Natural forces continuously reshape the 32-mile long barrier island. Only the most stable structures, natural or man-made, can withstand this dynamic environment. The Sunken Forest supports several ecosystems—each with its own distinct climate, soil and vegetation. Sometimes the ecosystems closely interrelate, such as the freshwater bogs which dot the maritime forest. In other cases, the boundaries between ecosystems are more sharply defined, as between the swale and the forest."
Little Pieces, for piccolo and piano
Little Pieces for Piccolo and Piano is a set of motivically-connected miniatures. Each miniature evokes a vivid and not uncomplicated vignette of the vulnerabilities of childhood. The fifth miniature, Christmas 1924, is based on the poem of the same title by Thomas Hardy.