A BOTTLE OF NOTES AND SOME VOYAGES (1988)
1st playing was during a reading in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall. The work was selected by John Corigliano, Sir Georg Solti and Michael Morgan for a reading by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Simultaneously, “A Bottle of Notes and Some Voyages” was selected by Donald Erb and Leonard Slatkin for a reading by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra during a regional tour. Then, Donald Erb and Michael Tilson Thomas selected the piece for performance in the American Symphony Orchestra League’s (League of American Orchestras) American Repertoire Concert by the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, September 1991.
For String Orchestra. (shown below for String Quintet)
CONCERT MUSIC FOR STRINGS (1992)
For String Orchestra in 3 movements. Written with the support of the Indiana Arts Commission and on commission from the Indianapolis Museum of Art in honor of the Jackie Ferrara Exhibit. Concert Music also received an American Music Center Jory Grant, The Dean’s Award for Excellence in orchestral composition from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Commissioned by Maestro Christopher Russell, The Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra and the City of Pasadena Arts Council.
ANIA’S SONG: A PAVANE FOR STRINGS (2004)
For String Orchestra. Commissioned by Thomas Beczkiewicz, co-founder of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, for his dear wife, Ania.
TEMPUS FUGIT (2008)
Commissioned by Nan Washburn and the Michigan Philharmonic.
TRIPTYCH: MUSICAL MOMENTUM (2013)
In 3 Movements. Written for the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Kirk Trevor, Music Director and Conductor, while Composer-in-Residence with the ICO.
Soloist & orchestra
WEDDING SONGS FOR VOICE(S) AND ORCHESTRA (1998)
In 4 movements.
VIOLIN CONCERTO: LINES IN MOTION (2009)
In 3 movements. Naxos American Classics.
CONCERTO FOR SAXOPHONE AND ORCHESTRA (2010)
In 3 movements. Naxos.
CONCERTO FOR VIOLA AND ORCHESTRA (2017-2018)
In 3 movements. ICO commission.
chorus & orchestra
SOME THINGS I LOVE (2007)
A song cycle on seven poems by Jimmy Carter.
PEACEMAKERS: A FILMIC ORATORIO (2014-2016)
Videography by Mike Halerz. Composed for the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Kraemer, Music Director and Conductor. 94 Minutes in duration, a multi-movement work in tribute to the great peacemakers of the 20th Century: Mahatma Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, Anwar Sadat, Yitzhak Rabin, Nelson Mandela, and Jimmy Carter. For Narrators, Videos of Speeches by JFK and RFK, Sitar, Piano soloist, Mezzo-Soprano, Soprano Saxophone, Children’s Chorus, Mixed Chorale, and Chamber Orchestra. Indiana Arts Commission Masterpiece Grant, Indiana Bicentennial Commission Legacy Project. A documentary by WFYI (PBS) was created featuring Peacemakers’ premiere, produced by Jim Simmons. Peacemakers received multiple regional 2017 Special Event Emmy® Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.