Chamber & Electronic Music

Tuned In for unaccompanied bass tuba (2014)

Free Air for trombone and organ (2014)

Commissioned by Eileen Meyer Russell and Southwestern University

World premiere: October 9, 2014, Southwestern University Chapel, Georgetown, Texas, USA

** Score and part available in 2016 **  


Toccata for flute and piano (in progress)

Heavy Metal Lullaby for music box, glockenspiel, and celesta (2009)

In honor of the birth of the composer's nephew, Quinn Murphy

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Jubilee for euphonium and piano (2005)

In honor of the 75th birthday of the composer's mother, Carolyn R. Gaines

* Selection, semifinal round, student division, 2010 25th Annual Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Competition *

"A very short and fun work for euphonium and piano....very lighthearted and rhythmic." -- Adam Frey, euphonium soloist; Yamaha Performing Artist; euphonium instructor, Georgia State University

Hard Copy
Full score + euphonium part, $5.99
Also available at Hickey's Music Center and (prices at these outlets may vary)

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Saluton! (an electro-acoustic overture) for amplified flute, amplified cello, and Kurzweil K2000 sampling keyboard (1995)

World premiere: 4/27/1995, Alison Potter, flute/Erica Wise, cello/Forrest Tobey, Kurzweil K2000, Friedberg Hall, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore MD

Spring Suite for unaccompanied violin (1984 for flute; revised 1993)

World premiere: 3/5/1994, Darel Stark, violin/Shih-yu Cheng, piano, Frank Fine Arts Center, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown WV

Lyric Fanfare for trombone and piano (1993)

Winner, First Prize, 1997 College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter Student Composers Competition

World premiere: 1/26/1994, Kuang-Ching Sung, trombone/Joanna Ting, piano, Leakin Hall, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore MD

"A good piece that I will certainly add to my repertoire. I would also like to use it with my advanced students." --Dr. Karl Hinterbichler, professor of trombone, University of New Mexico; former principal trombone, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra

"I really enjoy your Lyric Fanfare. It is absolutely the perfect way to begin my recital....I like the formal organization of the fanfare and the energy. I know my accompanist will love his part as well." --Dr. Eileen Meyer Russell, trombonist & associate professor of music, Southwestern University

Hard Copy
SC001....full score + trombone part, $12

Mozaiko de Vintro for electronic tape (1993)

World premiere: 5/6/1993, North Hall, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore MD

Duo for flute and tuba (1993)

* Nominee, 2008-09 Just Plain Folks Music Awards - Contemporary Classical category *

World premiere: 4/14/1993, Elizabeth Sadilek, flute/Mark Cox, tuba, Friedberg Hall, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore MD

"Finally, a new addition for this starved duet combination!" -- Flute World

Hard Copy
SC014....full score, $12
Also available at and Carolyn Nussbaum Music Co.

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Full score, $6.99 (PDF format - click on icon below)

 Suite of Changes for viola and mallet percussion (1992/93)

 ** Score available in 2016 **

"What an imaginative work! I particularly enjoy the interplay and extensive kinetic activity."
Dr. Michael Hall, violist and faculty member, Illinois Wesleyan University

Quartet No. 3 for alto flute, english horn, viola and bass clarinet (1992)

World premiere: 10/28/1992, Elizabeth Sadilek, alto flute/Mary Ann Fasold, english horn/Woon-Ju Chung, viola/Claudia Freedlander, bass clarinet, Leakin Hall, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore MD

American Spring for euphonium and guitar (1990)

In honor of the 20th anniversary of WETA-FM, Washington, DC

World premiere: 4/21/1990, David Gaines, euphonium/Roger Rutti, guitar, American University Alumni Reunion, Washington DC

** Score available in 2017 **

 Scenes from a Little One's Dreams for jazz/third stream piano (1985)

World premiere: 4/17/1994, John Wickelgren, piano, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore MD

SC009....score, $7

Five Miniatures for flute and euphonium (1983)

"A very interesting work for this unusual combo!" --Flute World

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Full score, $12
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