Civil-Civility for Chamber Orchestra

Civil-Civility (2016) depicts the acts and writings of courageous women who defied all odds to help women and humanity.  Women have historically struggled to achieve their rights in patriarchal societies even from the time of 9th-century Kassia, born in Constantinople...

Two Renaissance Motets for Double Brass Quartet

For Four Trumpets and Four Trombones Sulpitia Lodovica Cesis (1577-c. 1619) came from Modena, the daughter of nobility.  She entered the convent of San Geminiano in 1593.  The convent was known for its excellent music.  Cesis played the lute well, and she composed an...

Emanations of the Scared Harp for Tuba and Piano

Emanations of the Sacred Harp is a two-movement work for tuba and piano. The first movement, I. Morning Fantasy, is an eloquent fantasy beginning and ending with a quasi-improvisatory setting for the central hymn tune “The Morning Trumpet.” The second movement, II....

Confluencity for Bassoon and Piano

Confluencity is inspired by the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers near St. Louis – the fluidity and separateness of the bassoon and piano co-mingle to produce a strong and dynamic whole.  Melodies with an early American flavor give rise to imitation,...