An End is a multi-movement a cappella SSATBB setting of Christina Rossetti’s poem by the same name. I was captivated by a literal interpretation of this poem: the tragic death of a baby born in Spring, and the awful emotional turmoil for those left behind. The music I wrote explores the complex facets of such a loss.
“At every moment there is a potent direction, a flow that informs the listener that something interesting is happening now…”
ACDA NW 2018(March 6, 2018)I will see you at the Northwest ACDA conference in Portland, March 7, 8, and 9, 2018! I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to my music, or to catching up with you since I saw you last! [...]
Kyrie premiere Saturday, 7-Apr-2018–Vox16 will present my new Kyrie (part of a new mass setting, F. 174) during their Locally Sourced concert on April 7, 2018 at 7:30pm at Trinity Parish Church, Seattle. [...]
New Recording: Vox16(February 10, 2018)Vox16 latest CD, Locally Sourced, contains my newly composed Kyrie (part of a new mass setting I’m still working on, F. 174). [...]
Missa Brevis performance 22-Oct-2017 in Chicago–The Church of the Ascension (Episcopal) will being using Missa Brevis as part of their services, sung by a 14-voice professional choir, directed by Benjamin Rivera. [...]
Premiere of Reminiscence and He was born in spring, 22 & 23-Apr-2017–Cascadian Chorale will present Reminiscence and "2. He was born in Spring" (from An End) during their Cascadian Composers concert on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Church of the Holy Cross, Redmond, and on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm at St. Thomas Episcopal, Medina. Several other [...]
Recorded live at Fraley’s 2003 recital, Paintings of Song, is an idea born of the desire to paint images with music, intermixing art song with instrumental music, using the unique expressiveness of each to enhance the other. Over 50 minutes of music featuring Kevin Krentz (cello), Kwan Bin Park (violin), Karen Janes (string bass), Stuart Lutzenhiser (tenor), and others. Track List includes: String Quartet No. 2 (“Love Quartet”), Piano Trio No. 1 (“Fish Trio”), Eire’s Call (Tone Poem No. 3), Piano Preludes No. 1 and No. 4, The Crossing, Only You, Perceptions, A Thought for Your Penny.CD