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Antonio S. and the Marquis for violin

Written between December 5 and 12, 2004 for a performance on the "Marquis de Riviere" Stradivarius, I waited until I had it in my hands and played in every range before finishing a piece that would display the particularly beautiful tonal qualities of a truly fine instrument.

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Battery Park, New York Harbor for violin

is a musical portrait of my mother and myself leaning on the railing looking out across the water, lost in our solitary thoughts and grateful for the company.

about 4 minutes

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commonwealth for violin

a musical thank-you to Tison Street for continuing friendship, music and hospitality. It includes notes of thanks from Christopher Kizina ( g sharp and a sharp).

about 4 minutes

 

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Delaware for violin

written for Daniel Anderson, this is a suite of pieces about 12 minutes in length.

1a. invitation, 1b. double, 2. reflection, 3. devotion, 4. seagull chorus, 5. clean sweep

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summer phrases for violin

written for my friend, the wonderful British violinist Nathalie Shaw. (about 6 minutes)

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viola

secret device for viola

written for David Cerutti and configured in two teleports registered with the Ohio entelechron network (which "provides continuous service in all dimensions"). The opening statement of teleport a presents a vista of luxurious, troubled youth, which is gradually evened out through application of an harmonic filter. The mechanism of teleport b is unknown. about 5 minutes

 

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cello

reaching after for cello (scordatura as in the Bach Fifth cello Suite)

Commissioned by, dedicated to and written for Lawrence Stomberg, the title, reaching after , in my mind refers to (among other things) earlier works called Ricercare, the idea of researching the past through memories or objects left behind (how many passionate hands and minds have played our instruments before us?...) and the image of reaching after phantoms from the past or glimmers from the future.

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violin and piano

 

Collected shorter works for violin and piano vol. 1 

Eight short works with the emphasis on melody. Includes entelechron duo, afterimage, Strip District, twenty-one exchanges, dissolving embrace, New Year, the 20th century pulls out of the station and disappears into the mist, and Silver Lake.

Complete score - 35 pages.

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Violin part - 15 pages.
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Theatrical Set for violin (or viola or cello) and piano

seven short pieces: Pride, Patience, Justice, Love, Confidence, Joy and Devotion (Originally composed for a production of Bertolt Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle.)

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duos for stringed instruments

Collected duos for violins, volume I      Mostly short duos in a wide variety of styles and skill levels. Includes Summer Notebook, distant horizon, Clark’s Carol, Elf Dance, Shepherd’s Tune, meggies, 209 North 3rd, view towards Liberty, and  Dorian’s Way.         50 pages. 

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Collected duos for viola and cello

Includes smoldering kiss, barcarolla Teo, aria Ada and viola/cello versions of interlocking parts and Four Conventions originally for viola and trombone.

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