Leaving My Thoughts (condensed)

This piece was written in response to naviarhaiku 199.

    Going forth…
    Leaving my thoughts
    In a sasanqua flower.

This short piece for three instruments works on the idea of expansion and contraction, introduction and consolidation. The sasanqua flower is a Camellia, which in Japan symbolizes the divine, and is used in religious and sacred ceremonies. I tried to offer a set of ideas and then encapsulate them within something less fleeting.

I added (condensed) to the title because this short piece is the seed of an idea for a much larger piece, which I hope to be able to offer by the end of the year.

It was written for two horns and trombone.

Leaving My Thoughts (condensed)
Leaving My Thoughts (condensed) – Score

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Week’s End

Our lives are surrounded by memories and anticipation. This is why we love Fridays and refer to it as TGIF. The same can be said for me with Sundays, where the anticipation is always that tomorrow has always been either a school or work day.

Week’s End deals with Sunday, the last day of the week. It is a day most of us do not work or deal with school, and while it is enjoyable, there is always that anticipation of the dreaded Monday.

This piece was written for String Orchestra, Clarinet, Flute and Vibraphone.

Week’s End
Week’s End – Score

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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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