These works are finished! They're just waiting on my shelf for the phone to ring!
This is a ten-minute work, scored for under-rated symphony
orchestra in which all the traditional rolls are reversed. Yes,
those first violins and oboes learn to count and accompany! After
you've experienced this piece, you'll never feel the same about
the back stands of second violins and violas, the timpani and
many other unsung heroes of the orchestra. It is quite challenging
in that both advanced technical facility and listening ability
are required. But the music is expressive, with recurring haunting
melodies that offer the listeners an unforgettable emotional experience!
(Note: Score available for your perusal! Individual parts not yet copied.)
This is a 45-minute song cycle, scored for alto and string
quartet. It contains five songs whose titles include: I Am a Twin,
For the Mothers of Twins, For the Lovers of Twins, If Everyone
Had a Twin, and For My Twin. These are complex, but emotional
songs; some funny, some educational and the rest sentimental.
And yes, I am a twin! There are people who really should hear
this music! When you've heard it, if you don't have a twin, believe
me, you'll want one!
This song cycle is definitely looking for professional performers! (Note: Score needs transcribing into print!)
This is a three-movement work scored for soprano and three
tenors! Yes, acappella! It is challenging for the singers and
tremendous fun for the listeners. It has been performed several
times, including the 1993 Cabrillo Music Festival, receiving great
reviews. The movements are as follows:
(Note: Limited number of scores available because performers don't seem to want to part with them.)
This three-movement work, for two violas, pokes musical fun at a couple of drunks! All three performances of this work netted the desired responses from the audiences; yes, laughter in all the right places! The movements are titled: First Draft, Droning My Sorrows and Another Round. The individual parts are not overly difficult technically, but good teamwork is required. The unusual modern melodic style and special affects give the audience a good chuckle and about ten very entertaining minutes. (Note: Scores and program notes available)
This is a sweet, simple song, written for my twin sister's first guide dog, a German Shepherd named Josie. It is arranged for 3-part women's chorus with guitar accompaniment in chord form provided. It is available in both German and English. This tonal folksy song is a great ending for a nice concert. You don't have to know my sister or any guide dog to appreciate the gorgeous lyrics, melody and choral arrangement. It lasts only a few minutes, but its powerful affect on each listener will last for years! (Scores and program notes available)
If you're interested in performing any of these, oh, just let
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