·Original theme, written in 1980; new variations added periodically for the next 20 years!
·Completely fingered by the composer
·Performed by Sylvie Proulx
·Click here to listen to piano version of theme (from 11 Short Pno Pieces)
·#3, 4, and 7 commissioned by Frederick Harris Music Company for RCM Graded Piano Albums
·#9 commissioned by Barbara Pritchard through the Canada Council
·Can be performed as a set (in any order), or individually
·Range of difficulty from easy/intermediate level to advanced
·Variety of styles
Trumpet, Drum Kit, Piano, Bass (electric or acoustic)
·Jazz idiom, all notated, except for drum kit part
·First performers included composers James Rolfe and Omar Daniel
Space, Earth, Water, Wind
·Realized at Stanford U. [C.C.R.M.A.] using "PLA" programming language
·Uses original FM sounds, triggered through MIDI
Dialogues for Ten Players
fl/picc, ob, cl/b-cl, bn, tpt, hn, 2 perc, pno, db
Genesis: Chapters One to Three
Clarinet, Viola, Piano
·A musical depiction of the creation story
Four Pieces for Woodwind Trio
4. At the Beach
Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon
·Student work; probably the most performed of my early works
·Early performers included Shannon Peet and Katherine Carleton, who subsequently became very successful music administrators. Coincidence?
Dialogues for Orchestra
2 -3-3-2, 4-2-3-1, cel./pno., hp., 3 perc., str.
·Student work (Master's thesis)
2-2-2-2, 4-2-3-1, 2 perc., str.
Prelude and Scherzo for Chamber Orchestra
fl., cl, b-cl, bn, hn, perc, pno, str.
·Student work with a Webernesque Scherzo
Divertimento for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra
fl., ob, cl, bn, hn, perc, pno, str.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
·A student work, but the first composition with which I was reasonably pleased (at the time)
Vivaldi: Sonata for Two Violins and Continuo, Op. 1 No. 8[Transcription]
·Commissioned by Hamilton/Bradley Guitar Duo