Compositions

Compositions

 

(c) = Commission (Details at the bottom of this page.)

Large Ensemble 

Orchestra
Sentiments for Piccolo – Solo Piccolo and Orchestra (c)

String Orchestra
Polyphonic Portrait (c)

Wind Ensemble and Band
Air and Space – Band with 3 Celli
Contemplation – Wind Ensemble
Festival of Joy – Hanukkah Medley
Movement for Wind Ensemble and Percussion
Northeasterly Winds with a High of 8 – Piccolo Trumpet and Wind Ensemble (c)

Quartal Spaces – Solo Trumpet and Band (c)
Sentiments for Piccolo – Solo Piccolo and Wind Ensemble (c)

Young Band
Grand Journey – Middle School Band (c)
Musical Formations – Beginning Band (c)

Choir
Now I Who Saw – SA and Piano (c)
Moon Reader – Children’s Choir (c)

Big Band Jazz Ensemble
Absolutely!
Fascinating Rhythm (arrangement)
Mint
Time In! – Big Band, Strings and Vocals (c)

Vocal Jazz Ensemble
My Funny Valentine (arrangement)

Chamber Music

Woodwinds
AB-SENSE – Woodwind Quintet with Solo Cello
First Fruits – Clarinet and Violin

LOVE – Spoken Poetry with Woodwind and String Ensemble (c)
Pathway to Clarity – Clarinet Ensemble (Eb, 2Bb, Bass, Bb Contrabass) (c)
Sentiments for Piccolo – Solo Piccolo and Piano (c)

Brass
Ayla and Jondalar – Trumpet Duet
Fanfare for 8 Trombones – 6 Tenor and 2 Bass Trombones (c)
Interleague Action – Trombone and Tuba Baseball Duet
Perspectives – Piccolo Trumpet with Brass Trio (c)
Wisdom – Tenor Voice and Tenor Trombone Duet

Strings
AB-SENSE – Woodwind Quintet with Solo Cello
Artistry in Viola – Solo Viola

David’s Niggun – Variations for Solo Violin (c)
First Fruits – Violin and Clarinet

Kosha – String Quartet
LOVE – Spoken Poetry with Woodwind and String Ensemble (c)
Phenomenal Woman – Alto Voice and Guitar
Tree of Life – Solo Violin

Piano
A Quiet Moment – Inspired by a Nina Weiss Pastel

Vocal
Wisdom – Tenor Voice and Tenor Trombone Duet
Phenomenal Woman – Alto Voice and Guitar
A Palace in Time (song) – Voice and Piano

Commissioned Orchestra, Band, Choir, Jazz and Chamber Works

Perspectives – Brass Quartet, commissioned by the Northeastern Illinois University Alumni
Fanfare for 8 Trombones – commissioned by the Atlanta Trombone Ensemble
David’s Niggun – Variations for Solo Violin, commissioned by Stephanie Meis
Northeasterly Winds with a High of 8 – commissioned by Director Dr. R. Shayne Cofer and Soloist Dr. Travis Heath
Quartal Spaces – Solo Trumpet and Symphonic Band – commissioned by The COMMISSION Project
Pathway to Clarity – Clarinet Quintet, commissioned by Vandoren Artist Rose Sperrazza
Polyphonic Portrait – commissioned by the Highland Park Strings
Now I Who Saw – commissioned by the Michigan State University Children’s Choir
Sentiments for Piccolo – commissioned by the Elgin Symphony Orchestra with Nancy Estrin  Perlman, piccolo soloist
LOVE – Electronic – commissioned by David A. Cohen
Grand Journey – commissioned by Illinois School District 74
Time In! – commissioned by Illinois School District 202
Musical Formations
– commissioned by Illinois School District 28

Commissioned Documentary Works

Telling Truths (Holocaust)
Inclusion for Educators (Special Education)
The Active Intellect (Northwestern University promotional film)