Transformations for String Orchestra

This eight-movement work for string orchestra was inspired by pioneer director Alice Guy Blaché’s 1912 silent film Making an American Citizen.  Beginning as a piece for string quartet, the moods range from nostalgia to agitation to resolution.  This haunting score is...

Rhapsody Jardine for Oboe and String Orchestra

Rhapsody Jardine vividly evokes a landscape full of lush harmonies and exotic melodic perfumes, a musical vista of resonant colors and aromatic counterpoint.  The opening fantasy-like section juxtaposes a minimalistic ostinato pattern in the lower strings with the...