Orchestral Music

For whatever reason, as of late, writing music for orchestra has become far more of a focus of my work than it had been in the past. Whenever I head out for a walk, it is the sounds of orchestral instruments that I hear - choruses of horns coming out of the sky, whispering of woodwinds in the leaves of the trees, high strings in the wind. The music that springs from that is a necessary antidote, for me, to the increasing fractiousness in our world today. Music intended to invoke thoughts of peace and wonder for the natural world around us.

Year Title Instruments Duration
2021 Gaia's Song piano & chamber orchestra 21 minutes
2021 We Will Not Forget duduk & string orchestra 13 minutes
2021 1918 (Ellen Bryant Voigt) mezzo soprano & string orchestra 20 minutes
2021 Ahimsa orchestral ensemble 22 minutes
2021 Canzoni d'Amore (Cavalcanti, Petrarca, Stampa, Tasso) soprano & string orchestra 22 minutes
2021 28 october 1945 (Nazim Hikmat) soprano & string orchestra 4 minutes
2021 24 september 1945 (Nazim Hikmat) soprano & string orchestra 3 minutes
2021 The Mystic Trumpeter trumpet & string orchestra 24 minutes
2020 Die Erste Elegie (R.M. Rilke) soprano & orchestra 39 minutes
2020 Fantasy piano and string orchestra 15 minutes
2020 The Bridge (a symphonic fantasy) viola & orchestra 70 minutes
2020 The Silence of Winter 3 flutes & string orchestra 13 minutes
2019 Serenade oboe & string orchestra 13 minutes
2019 Gaia's Lament violin & orchestra 21 minutes
2019 Everything Passes (Poems by Peter Levitt, William Blake and Basho) soprano, chamber orchestra 16 minutes
2019 Declaration of Peace chamber orchestra 12 minutes
2018 Summer (a symphony) orchestra 43 minutes
2018 Season of Rain (a symphony) orchestra 38 minutes
2018 Against War (various poets) soprano & orchestra 23 minutes
2001 Morning Music cl, string orchestra 22 minutes
2002 Two Sad Songs (W.B. Yeats) sop, string orchestra 15 minutes
2003 Invisible Ballet strings & diverse instruments 33 minutes
2005 Pluto orchestra 15 minutes
2005 Ophelia Songs (Shakespeare) sop, harp, string orchestra 12 minutes
2008 Love's Little Pleasures (various poets) sop, string orchestra 15 minutes
2009 The Four Elements viola, string orchestra 22 minutes
2009 Mystical Songs (Fernando Rielo) sop, viola, string orchestra 18 minutes
2012 In Praise of Reason cello, 2 horns, string orchestra 13 minutes