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Chamber Music

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Opus# Title Publisher Year Duration
2a Three Pieces - flute
1) Adagio    2) March    3) Presto
The mood covers the gamut from the introspective, to the mock martial and the brilliant.
1956 6'
2b Three Pieces - flute & piano
1) Adagio    2) March    3) Presto
A version of the above but containing an accompaniment for piano.
1956/ 80 6'
2c Prelude for November - oboe & piano
Slow - Faster - Slow
An atmospheric work evoking the nature of an English November.
1958 6'
9 String Quartet in A

1961 19'
12 Sonata - 'cello & piano
1) Appassionato, ma non troppo Allegro
2) Andante Semplice
3) Allegro Ritmico
A work with a later romantic sweep, the second movement of which is an air and variations
1961 7'
17a Partita Bizarre - oboe & piano
1) Preludio "Omaggio a Vivaldi"
2) Pavana Inglese
3) Valzer Macabro
4) Sarabanda Sentimentale
5) Marcia dei Birichini
A set of five short characteristic pieces suitable for concert or teaching purposes - not difficult
[ex-Chappell] 1962/64 7'
17b Italian Notebook - oboe & piano
1) Preludio Pomposo,
2) Romanza - Le Campanelle
3) Gavotta Gaia,
4) Danza Infernale
A second set of characteristic pieces of moderate difficulty
[ex-Chappell] 1962/64 7'
17c Bagatelles for Beginners - 'cello & piano
1) Aria      2) Folk-Song    3) March
4) Waltz   5) Nocturne      6) Fugue
These short movements are suitable for those students who have had but a few lessons
[ex-Chappell] 1963/64 8'
17d Five Cameos - des. recorder & piano
1) Marche Militaire   2) The Swing
3) The Horsemen   4) The Shepherd Boy   5) The Sailor's Hornpipe
A set of five miniatures each with a distinctive character; suitable for teaching or recital use - not difficult
[Boosey & Hawkes] 1963/66 7'
20a Mobile - flute, vibraphone, celesta, harp,
   percussion & 'cello
An abstract work in Post-Webern style making use of mid-twentieth century avant-garde techniques
1963 7'
20b Movement - flute, oboe, clarinet, violin,
   viola & 'cello
This brief single movement opens quietly and gradually increases in intensity
1965 3'
20c Cinque Miniature - flute, mandolin & celeste
1) Andante  2) Lento  3) Allegretto
4) Lentissimo  5) Vivo
This set of short contrasting pieces employs expressionistic styling
1962 5'
Divisions for Brass - 2 trumpets, horn,
    trombone, tuba  
(or equivalent instruments)
I. Tema - Andante    II. Pastorale - Andantino
III. Marcia - Allegro pomposo    IV. Area - Lento
V. Waltz - Allegretto    VI. Skerzo - Allegro vivo
VII. Chorale with recitatives - Adagio molto
VIII. Finale - Allegro Spiritoso.
The colorful set of tonal variations is suitable for both educational or concert use - not difficult. The tuba part is ad lib.
[ex-Gold Branch]
1963 7'
21 Six Epigrams - violin & piano
1) Adagio con fantasia  2) Allegro Vivace
3) Lento Espressivo      4) Tempo di Valzer
5) Sarabanda               6) Allegro Spiritoso
A set of miniatures of moderate technical difficulty evoking contrasting emotions.
[ex-Franco Columbo] 1963/76 7'
26 Laudes - flute & chamber ensemble
1) Colours   2) Bells   3) Motet
This Post-Webern inspired work was written in Siena, Italy and is inspired by three images inherent to that medieval city.
1966 10'
29 Maschere - violin & piano
Fanfare
Arlecchino   Pantalone
Arlecchino   Tartaglia
Arlecchino   Columbina
A mixture of rondo & variation form inspired by characters from the commedia delĠarte. Commissioned by the Duo Notariello
1969 10'
38a Stinging - alto recorder, 'cello, harpsichord & tape
A work written in proportional notation, consists of various instrumental episodes interrupted by 'stinging' sounds on the tape.
1971 10'
38b Stinging II - violin, 'cello, piano, percussion or tape
An arrangement of the above work for piano trio with percussion or tape.
1971/80 10'
50 The Battle - trumpet & piano
1) March to the Battlefield   2) The Exhortation
3) The Advance & Battle   4) Last Rites
5) Triumphal March
A modern 'take' on eighteenth century battle pieces
1978 11'
51a Wood I - shackuhachi or alto recorder or flute & electronic ensemble
Both the vocal and synthesizer parts in this textless work employ proportional notation and make use of Japanese shackuhachi ornamentation devices.
1978 10'
51b Wood II - (without text) soprano & string quartet
An arrangement of 'Wood', the synthesizer parts being arranged for string quartet - uses proportional notation.
1978/81 10'
51c Wood III - alto recorder & prepared piano
An arrangement of Wood I, the synthesizer parts being arranged for prepared piano - uses proportional notation.
1978/83 10'
56 Wake-up! - harp
Variations on an Appalachian Folk Melody (Darlin' Corey)
This set of variations demands a substantial technique. Written for Susan Allen.
1979 9'
57 Siuslaw - percussion quintet
Written for Charles Dowd and the University of Oregon Percussion Ensemble, evokes the world of the pre-columbian Pacific Northwest.
1979 11'
58 Divertimento - 3 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet
1) Introduction    2) Allegro gusto    3) Canto
4) Scherzo         5) Danza
Based on a work written when a student at the Royal College of Music, London.
1955/79 14'
59a Capriccio: Matrix - any instrument
A Matrix of 27 gestures and 6 suggested pitched motives, allowing an imaginative performer to construct his own work.
1981 ?
59b Capriccio: Variant I - any solo instrument
A realization of the Matrix above but lacking a 5 line stave, allowing the performer to choose his own pitches.
1981 7'
59c Capriccio: Variant II - alto recorder or oboe
A fully notated realization of Variant I.
1981 7'
60 Sonata: Il Dottore di Bologna - bassoon & piano
Allegro spiritoso
Canto - Andante expressive
Giga - Allegro giocoso
In traditional sonata form, making use of material written in student years. Written for an eminent Musicologist and Bassoonist Peter Bergquist.
1955/81 12'
61 Sonata Barocca - soprano inst, bass baroque inst & clavier
1) 'Preludio' - andante pastorale
2) 'Burlesca' - allegro scherzoso
3) 'Omaggio a Purcell' - grave
4) 'Ritornello' - allegro vivo
This work, in traditional sonata form can be played by a wide variety of baroque instruments.
1955/81 10'
62 Sonata: Il Ritorno - horn & piano
1) Caoine   2) Scherzo
3) Antique   4) Finale a Burla
Written and dedicated for Edward Kammer, the four movements were inspired by events in Homer's Odyssey.
1955/81 17'
63a Solana Grove - wind quintet
Introduction,   Theme,   Variations (1 - 11)
This set of variations of the slave song, 'Another man done gone' was inspired by a visit to Frederick Delius's Orange Plantation near Jacksonville, Florida.
1982 23'
63b Eight Variations on a Southern Theme - wind quintet
Introduction,   Theme,   Variations (1 - 8)
A shorter version of the above work.
1982/84 12'
69 English Dances - percussion sextet
1) Processional (Wheatley Morris)
2) Cheshire Rounds (Country Dance)
3) Jenny plucks pears (Playford)
4) How d'ye do, Sir? (Headington Morris)
5) Pop goes the weasel (Lichfield Morris)
6) Sir Roger de Coverley (Country Dance)
Written for unpitched & keyed percussion with celesta; is dedicated to the University of Oregon Percussion Ensemble, director Charles Dowd.
1987 16'
72a From the West - viola
1) Fanfares   2) Kwakiutl Night
3) Capriccio-Gwawin   4) Totem Fragments
A set of four pieces making use of the traditional native music of Western Canada, particularly that of the Kwakiutl people.
1990 12'
72b From the West - viola & piano
1) Fanfares   2) Kwakiutl Night
3) Capriccio-Gwawin   4) Totem Fragments
This version of the above work contains a part for piano.
1990/02 12'
74 Shaker Set No. 1 - string quintet or string orchestra
1) Persecution and the Journey to the New Jerusalem
2) To enter the Kingdom
3) Love is little
4) The Willow
A four-movement suite introducing spirit-songs and hymns of the Shakers.
1993 16'
76 Shaker Set No. 2 - string quintet or string orchestra
1) Mother's Mantle
2) Scherso: I-ne vi-ne Violet
3) Spirit Song: Co-lo-vinh
4) Mother Lucy's Birthday Song
A second suite introducing spirit-songs and hymns of the Shakers.
1993 14'
77 Shaker Set No. 3 - string quintet or string orchestra
1) Solemn Song
2) Spirit Song - The Bugle
3) Shaker High
This third suite introduces spirit-songs and hymns of the Shakers.
1993 12'
89d Four Preludes on Latino Religious Songs - violin & organ
1) Ofertorio Nicaraguanse (Nicaragua)
2) Un Mandamiento Nuevo (Spain)
3) Buenos Dias, Paloma Blanca (Mexico)
4) Como El Rey David (Mexico)
Four 'accessible' pieces arranged from the original set of organ preludes.
2000 8' 10"
89e Cuatro Alabanzas - flute, clarinet, trombone, percussion,
    piano, violin & 'cello

1) Fanfare - Gloria a Dios
2) Son - Senor, Proclamamos La Fe
3) Arioso - Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe
4) Cancon - Tu eres, Senor, el Pan de Vida
Four pieces arranged from the original set of organ preludes.
1999/02 9' 30"
89f Ocho Alabanzas - flute, violin, viola & piano
1) Fanfare - Gloria a Dios
2) Son - Senor, Proclamamos La Fe
3) Aria - un Mandamiento Nuevo
4) Cancion - Ofertorio Nicaraguense
5) Vals - Pueblo Libre
6) Arioso y Coro - viva la Virgen de Guadalupe
7) Danzon - un Mandamiento Nuevo
8) Salida - Come, Christians, Join and Sing (Spanish Chant)
Two sets of preludes arranged from the original work for organ.
1999/02 16' 20"
89g Four Preludes on Latino Religious Songs - violin & piano
1) Ofertorio Nicaraguanse (Nicaragua)
2) Un Mandamiento Nuevo (Spain)
3) Buenos Dias, Paloma Blanca (Mexico)
4) Como El Rey David (Mexico)
An arrangement of the preludes for violin & organ.
1999/02 8' 10"
94 A Sonata for Virginia - violin & organ
1) Virginia Dare: Her Pavan
2) Jig
3) Fantasy: Croatoan
4) Finale: a debt repaid
The first three movements were inspired by Sir Walter Raleigh's expedition to form a colony in North America in 1584 & 1587. The finale was written as a closing work for a concert. Dedicated to the Murray/Lohuis Duo.
2004 20'
98 Two Pieces for Four Trombones
4 trombones
1) Chorale
2) Tarantella
Two Pieces for Four Trombones, intended for college students, utilizes some ethnic music devices.
[ex-Gold Branch] 2005 7' 40"
99 Strange Dialogue - 2 euphoniums
A virtuoso fantasy piece exploiting the full range of the euphonium.
2005 8' 15"
101 Cinco Preludios - clarinet, violin, viola, & piano
1) Paean: Un Mandamiento Nuevo (II)
2) Cancion de Cuaresma: Perdon, Senor
3) Villancico: Alegria
4) Arietta: Un Mandamiento Nuevo (V)
5) Salida: Te den Gracias
Five characteristic preludes based on hymn melodies from Spain, Mexico & Puerto Rico.
2005 10' 10"
102 Northern Landscapes
soprano saxophone & organ
1) Nature enduring
2) Raftsman's Song
3) Quiet Autumn
4) Tumbling River
5) Below Freezing
6) High Summer
Six short colorful movements inspired by paintings of the 'Group of Seven'
2006 15' 15"
104 Larus goes to Far Rockaway - solo alto saxophone
An advanced phantasy piece built on cries of the Herring Gull.
2006 6' 35"
105 A Northern Phantasy - clarinet, viola & piano
Inspired by a trip to Thunder Bay, Ontario. In 3 sections:
Quasi Allegro
un po'meno mosso, ma molto cantabile
Allegro non troppo (Dance)
2006 9' 55"
106 Eight Variations on a Original Theme - Chinese Instrumental Ensemble
A set of variations on an original theme written for traditional Chinese instruments.
Theme ('Seated alone')
Variation 1 - Antiphon,
      Var. 2 - Canon in Blue
Var. 3 - Night Music,
      Var. 4 - Galloping
Var. 5 - Mountains of Mist,
      Var. 6 - Zephyr
Var. 7 - Solemn Procession,
      Var. 8 - Finale in five
2006 14' 00"
109 Three Characteristic Pieces - saxophone octet
Three virtuoso movements for double saxophone quartet.
1) Fanfares
2) Ancient Rite
3) Humoresque
2007 12' 52"
110 Quartet for Saxophones - soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones
(movements 2 & 3)
The two middle movements of an incomplete quartet - difficult.
2007 10' 14"
112 Toccata per l'Elevazione: Homage to Frescobaldi - Saxophone octet
A short fantasy piece built on units from an organ work of Frescobaldi
2007 4' 40"
118 Antiphon: The Wild Echoes - 2 alto saxophones
An echo piece - the performers to be separated by some distance. May also be performed as a solo piece, when it should be re-named 'Monodia'
2009 6' 50"
127 Poste-Haste (a Caprice) - Violin and organ
A virtuosic movement - suitable as a finale to a concert
2011 4' 40'
128 The Coast of Oregon - A Dramatic Monologue
Text: Norman Newton (mezzo-soprano, flute, 'cello, piano and percussion)
An extended work telling of an Aztec expedition in search of their place oforigin; may also be staged as a dance drama.
2011 30' 40"
129 Morgenstern Lieder
(Christian Morgenstern) (Contralto, alto saxophone & piano)
An extended group of colorful songs set to emotionally varied texts of the great early twentieth century German "absurdist" poet
       1) Im Tierkostum 2) Das Nasobem 3) Die Tagnachtlampe
       4) Leise Lieder 5) Mowenlied 6) Die unmogliche Tatsache
       7) Winternacht 8) Das grosse Lalula        9) Der Traum der Magd
       10) Fisches Nachtgesang        11) Die beiden Esel
2011 25' 30"
131 Overture: Il Capitan Scaramuccia
(Instruments: Soprano Saxophone and Guitar)
      A lively overture using Neapolitan Baroque and folk music stylings.
2012 6' 12"
131b Overture: Il Capitan Scaramucia
Arranged for flute and piano
2013 6' 12"
Two Pieces
oboe and mandolin
      1) Interrupted Aria
      2) Barocco
1961-2013 5' 30"
133 from the Spanish: 7 Preludes on Latino Hymns
trumpet (or alto saxophone) and organ
A set of preludes based on fresh and beautiful melodies, little known outside Latino communities. Suitable for liturgical or concert use.
      1) Cuando fue Jesus (The Raising of Lazarus)
      2) Saludo, saludo (Christmas)
      3) Recibe, Padre Eterno (Communion)
      4) Ven, Oh Santo Espiritu (Pentecost)
      5) La Navidad ha llegado (Christmas)
      6) Mananitas a la Virgen de Guadalupe (The Virgin Mary)
      7) Sin pecado original (The Virgin Mary)
2013 13'
138 Tokkata: a Homage to Dietrich Buxtehude
saxophone octet or saxophone orchestra
The second homage to a Baroque composer, this one inspired by the imaginative organ works of this North German composer.
2014 6' 50"
143 Contredanse
Violin (or soprano sax) & Baritone Sax
      A triple jig, written for a birthday celebration.
March 2015 3' 52"
147 Twelve Vignettes
guitar solo
       1) Introduzione    2) Scherzetto
       3) The 4th strings Song    4) Fives
       5) Border Ballad    6) Night Chant
       7) Folk Dance    8) Distant Bugles
       9) Dreams of Ancient Battles   10) Liu Xijun and the King of Wusan
       11) Un Rituale con Incenso   12) Toccatina
Oct. 2015 21' 15"
148 Restoration: a Homage to Henry Purcell
Saxophone octet or saxophone orchestra
Dec. 2015 7' 45"
149 Sonatina for Four Instruments
recorder quartet
Feb. 2016 7' 15"






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