Frank’s Gronkytonk

This piece was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0302: Gronkytonk.

I imagine Gronkytonk as the music one hears down the street coming from an – at best – sketchy bar. Going inside the music reminds one of the poem Jaberwocky – it’s understandable but occasionally falls into the realm of confusion.

Frank’s Gronkytonk was written for Bassoon, Clarinet, Horn, Oboe, String Bass, Cymbals, Drum Set, Timpani and Wood Blocks.

Frank’s Gronkytonk
Frank’s Gronkytonk – Score

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Gratitude!

This piece was written in response to naviarhaiku 197.

  Gratitude!
  tears melting into
  mountain snow

It was written for string orchestra, chorus and piano.

Gratitude!
Gratitude! – Score

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Rosevere Parts

This piece was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0301: Parts > Sum.

Sections from each of Lee Rosevere’s ten 5 Minute Meditations were combined into an electronic file and accompaniment by string orchestra was added.

The piece is written for Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass.

Rosevere Parts
Rosevere Parts – Score

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From Before We Were Born

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 196.

  the waves charge and crash,
  then they return, again and
  again — and again

My idea was not to replicate the ocean, but more to replicate the feeling of the ocean. When I have a chance to watch it do what it has been doing for millions of years, I think of how small I am.

The piece was written for Clarinet, Cello, Flute and Violin.

From Before We Were Born
From Before We Were Born – Score

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Room To Sky

This piece was written in response to naviarhaiku 195.

  leaving the hospital room
  autumn mountains
  breathing

The piece was written for string orchestra.

Room To Sky
Room To Sky – Score

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Thinking Of You

Thinking of John Luther Adams’ “Among Red Mountains” when putting together this miniature for Disquiet 300.

Thinking Of You
Thinking Of You – Score

This piece was written for Piano, Organ and Vibraphone.

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Pampas Faces

This piece was written in response to naviarhaiku 194.

  Lightning flash–
  what I thought were faces
  plumes of pampas grass

The piece is written for wind quintet and vibraphone.

Pampas Faces
Pampas Faces – Score

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