I've just completed a new work for full orchestra titled Diptych Fantasy. Commissioned by Lexington Symphony, Diptych Fantasy is a concert overture based on two themes from a work I composed over a decade ago that was never performed. The piece will be performed by Lexington Symphony on April 30, 2022 at Lexington's Cary Memorial Hall. Click to view the complete orchestral score or program notes. Click here for a synthesized audio of this single-movement work.
Great War Triptych for chorus and string quartet, setting poems written during World War I, will be performed by the Lexington Pops Chorus on May 20th and 21st, 2022. The first two movements were previously performed at the Walden School's Creative Musicians Retreat. Click here for an audio recording of that performance along with a synthesized audio of the third movement. Click here to see the piano vocal score for the complete work with program notes. Click here to see the full score for the complete work with program notes. Click here to see the texts.
I've discovered a wonderful poet, Connie K. Walle. Her book, What's Left, is full of touching, heartfelt poems. I've set one of these for solo soprano and piano in honor of my wife's sixty-fifth birthday. It's called Write Me a Love Poem. Click here for an audio recording of the song, and here to see the score. Also for my wife's birthday, I arranged Sonnet for a Major Birthday for solo voice and piano. Click here for an audio recording of the song, and here to see the score.
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