Symphonic music with virtual instruments
Symphonic & Dance Compositions
Musica Sacra Nuova - Thirteen Urban Rituals
You start your day with making French-host, followed by shaving grace and the absolution of cavities. Then come rush-hour penance and waiting in Limbo on the phone, or for your holy orders at Starbucks - these are the new sacraments of our life on the run.
Concerto for Bagpipe & Orchestra (2010)
The haunting sounds of the highland bagpipe have rarely been associated with a symphony orchestra. This short concerto may introduce the piper as a valid soloist to symphony audiences at Pops concerts, youth concerts, and Celtic programming. (Duration 8 min.)
World-premiere - Michigan Philharmonic, November 2013
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Soloist: Nancy Tunnicliffe
Symphony No. 1 - "The Berkshires" (2011)
Four seasons and four landmarks in the bucolic Berkshires of Massachusetts inspired this work, from Tanglewood concerts in August to the hunters on October Mountain in the fall, the ice encrusted rocks of Ice Glen and the placid mirror surface of Woods Pond in the spring. (duration 21 min.)
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Concerto for Steel-pan and symphony orchestra
This short two-movement concerto combines two Caribbean staples, the steel drum and Reggae, and brings them both into the rarefied atmosphere of symphony hall. Bob Marley meets Edward Elgar.
(Duration 9 min.)
Vocal and Stage Works
Fibonacci- A mathematical opera in 3 acts (2008)
The Fibonacci numbers are both the musical source and the subject matter of this three-act opera. When a mathematician discovers the magical powers hidden in the Fibonacci series all hell breaks loose on earth...
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Eve of Life - An Oratorio (2009)
The story of the Garden of Eden told from the perspective of Eve and the snake. Based on the mystical texts of the Gnostic Gospels, it recasts God as the source of evil, and Eve as representing eternal Spirit, humanity's only salvation.
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