American Solstice for Chamber Ensemble

American Solstice is loosely based an original fiddle tune that captures something of the flavor and independence of the American frontier spirit. The second theme reflects the influence of the American hymn collection known as The Sacred Harp, yet it features...

Separately Together: Synesthesia for Chamber Ensemble

Separately Together – Synesthesia for Chamber Ensemble, a five-movement work for chamber ensemble, was inspired by pioneer director Alice Guy Blaché’s 1913 silent film A House Divided. The piece explores a variety of emotions and atmospheres that reflect the sensory...

Carondolet Caprice for Chamber Ensemble

Carondelet Caprice for Chamber Ensemble was inspired by pioneer American director Lois Weber’s 1913 silent film How Men Propose.  The moods and themes range from vibrant to nostalgic and feature a distinctly American idiom.  The whimsical interaction between the...

Echoes from Tomorrow for Chamber Ensemble

Echoes from Tomorrow was inspired by Adolf Mérei’s 1915 Hungarian-Jewish silent film Simon Judit (Judith Simon), based on the nineteenth-century ballad by Jewish poet József Kiss. Judith Simon is the sad and poignant story of a young woman who fell in love with a...

Confluencity for Bassoon and Piano

Confluencity for Bassoon and Piano begins as a fantasy-rhapsody followed by a playful imitative section where bassoon meets piano, intermingles, and then go its separate way. A calm theme enters, reminiscent of the tunes from the Sacred Harp, and provides the canvas...