Large Ensemble

Music for orchestra, wind ensemble, and choir.

Faded White: Overture for String Orchestra

Faded White:  Overture for String Orchestra
This piece actually came out of an unexpected sound file from my undergrad.  I was still using Finale 2000 at the time, which hardly had any playback capabilities worth noting, and I was given an assignment for an orchestration class I was in, taught by Dr. David Crumb, to write an etude for cello.  The specifications for the assignment was to utilize three different types of techniques common t ...

Kýrie

Kýrie
Countless composers for a variety of different reasons have set the Kýrie text to music.  My reason?  I find that the text is so simple in nature, but holds such a powerful meaning to so popular dating sites many people that I could not help but create my own setting.  This setting of the Kýrie is used more as a declamation of sorts, in that the text is asking for forgiveness, but is begging ...

Now, Innumerable

Now, Innumerable
This piece came out of a previously failed collaboration with Arizona poet Leah Soderberg.  We were supposed to work together on a piece for string quartet and text for a concert held at the Phoenix Art Museum, but, due to a series of unfortunate events, we both ended up working on individual projects for the concert, where they were both presented. Realizing that Leah is not only a very talented ...

Supernal Dragonfly

Supernal Dragonfly
Supernal Dragonfly is the culmination of two years of study during my masters at Arizona State University.  It is a single-movement work that captures the duality of personae within a single being by the means of contrasting articulations and uniformed harmonic motion.  The first persona is a more agitated and twitchy creature, bouncing back and forth between its various surroundings.  The se ...