Works


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Solo Piano

Atomic Power Plant

Composed 2006-2007.  Duration 3’51″.

Pianist doubles on wineglass, Swiss cowbell, and snare drum if no percussionist is available.

Premiered publicly at the WSMTA Young Composers Project conference in 2007, where it won 1st prize for 8th grade.

Barcarolle in F# minor

Composed 2005.  Duration 5’32″.

Never performed publicly, although performed at a repertoire class at pianist Barbara Roberts’ house in 2005.

Barcarolle in G minor

Composed 2004.  Duration 6’37″.

Premiered publicly at the Seafarer’s Benefit Concert in March 2005.  Also performed at the WSMTA Young Composers Project conference in 2006, where it won 1st prize for 7th grade.

Bells of Cologne Cathedral

 Composed 2011.  Duration: 2’57″.

Never performed publicly, but performed at a Music Theory class at Portland Community College in Spring 2011.

Bolero

Composed 2007.  Duration 2’32″.

Never performed publicly.

Capriccio in F# minor

Composed 2008.  Duration 9’30″.

Never performed publicly, although it won 2nd place for 10th grade in the WSMTA Young Composers Project in 2009.

Carillon

Composed 2010.  Total duration 2’56″.

Part I: Voluntary; Part II: Postlude

Never performed publicly.

Carnival Waltz

Composed 2008.  Duration 1’32″.

Commissioned for and premiered at a Charlotte’s Web play, of which this work was the main theme music.  Later performed at Clark County, WA 20th-century festival winner concert.  Also performed at the WSMTA Young Composers Project conference in 2009, where it won 1st prize for 10th grade.

Elegy in C minor

Composed 2012.  Duration .

Never performed publicly.

Heartbreak

Composed 2012.  Duration .

Never performed publicly.

Nightmare Nocturne

Composed 2007.  Duration 7’59″.

Premiered publicly at a Portland library tour in Summer 2008. Also won 2nd prize for 11th grade in the WSMTA Young Composers Project in 2010.

Piano Sonata no. 1 in G minor

Composed 2010. Total duration: 25’17″.

I. Ballade: Andante – Allegro espressivo – Presto energico; II. Lento; III. Allegro vivace – Andante triunfante

3rd movement premiered publicly at Portland Community College’s Spring 2011 concert. Listen

Piano Sonata no. 2 in C minor

Composed 2011. Total duration: 16’44″.

I. Moderato; II. Rondo: Allegro maliziato

2nd movement premiered (Audio file) at Portland Community College’s annual ArtBeat Composition Competition, where won 1st prize.

Polonaise in D minor

Composed 2011.  Duration 7’40″.

Never performed publicly.

Rumba

Composed 2012.  Duration 4’13″.

Never performed publicly.

Toccata

Composed 2011-2012.  Duration 5’45″.

Never performed publicly.

Waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge

Composed 2007-2008. Total Duration: 14’27″.

I. Wahkeena Falls; II. Ponytail Falls; III. Fairy Falls (solo celesta, if possible – played one octave higher on piano); IV. Triple Falls; V. Upper Coopey Falls; VI. Rondo: Coopey Falls

Never performed in its entirety, but all the movements have been performed.  Movements 1, 5, and 6 often performed in tandem, for example, at many Portland library tours in Summer 2008 and at the WSMTA Young Composers Project conference in 2009, where it won 1st prize for 9th grade.  The last movement won the “outstanding composition for piano” award from Portland Community College’s annual ArtBeat Composition Competition.

 

Ensemble

A Glimpse of the Enchantments

 Composed 2012.  Duration: 2″42″.

string quintet (2 violins, viola, violoncello, and double bass)

Never performed publicly, but an ensemble did a sight read through it in 2012.

Abstract Gardens

 Composed 2010.  Duration: 2’11″.

solo viola, 2 trumpets, and 2 tenor trombones

Never performed publicly, but presented as a Composition assignment at Portland Community College in Spring 2010. Listen

Alicia's Question

 Composed 2012.  Duration: 4’30″.

string quartet (2 violins, viola, and violoncello)

Premiered 7 November, 2012.

Bahamian Rhapsody

 Composed 2010. Duration: 3’04″.

trombone, tuba, steel drum, suspended cymbal, and piano

Premiered publicly at Portland Community College’s Spring 2010 concert.

Barcarolle in G minor

 Composed 2007. Duration: 6’37″.

Ensemble arrangement of the piano piece includes oboe/English horn, bassoon, violin, double bass, 1 percussionist (glockenspiel, field drum, tam-tam, tom-tom, and spring coil), and piano.

Premiered publicly at the fEARnoMUSIC Young Composers Project in May 2008.

Concertino

Composed 2013. Duration: 15’45″.

flute (doubling piccolo), Bb clarinet (doubling Eb clarinet), bassoon (doubling contrabassoon), horn, trumpet, trombone, 1 percussionist (xylophone, vibraphone, musical glass, 3 woodblocks, suspended cymbal, tam-tam, and field drum), violin, viola, and double bass

Never performed publicly.

Death on Silver Star

Composed 2013. Duration: 3’40″.

brass quintet (2 trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba)

Sight-read by an Oregon brass quintet.

Dithyramb

 Composed 2009. Duration: 3’51″.

violin, viola, violoncello, 1 percussionist (marimba, triangle, suspended cymbal, bass drum, and tam-tam), and piano

Premiered publicly at the fEARnoMUSIC Young Composers Project in April 2009.

Elegy

Composed 2010-2011.  Duration 3’51″.

Bb clarinet, violin, double bass, 1 percussionist (marimba, spring drum, tam-tam, and suspended cymbal), and piano

Premiered publicly at the fEARnoMUSIC Young Composers Project in May 2011.

Excursion on Snowclad Yeon Mountain

Composed 2013. Duration: 3’55″.

Similar to Stravinsky’s “L’histoire du Soldat” septet: Bb clarinet, bassoon, Bb trumpet, trombone, percussion, violin, and double bass

Premiered on March 18th during Music Moderne in Portland alongside the works of Stravinsky, Marsalis, Dr. John Paul, andtwo  other great Marylhurst student composers.

Five Scenes

Composed 2013. Duration: 20’48″.

1 percussionist (glockenspiel, flexatone, triangle, claves, suspended cymbal, and small tam-tam) and violoncello

Premiered on December 9th, 2013 by Florian Conzetti (percussion) and Diane Chaplin (violoncello).

Humoresque in B minor

 Composed 2010. Duration: 7’01″.

violin and piano

Premired publicly at Portland Community College’s Winter 2010 concert.

Mazurka in A minor

 Composed 2011. Duration: 1’37″.

Bb clarinet, violin, guitar, and piano

Premired publicly on violin, guitar, and piano at Portland Community College’s Winter 2011 concert.

Nocturne

 Composed 2009. Duration: 2’55″.

piano four hands

Premiered publicly at Portland Community College’s Fall 2009 concert.

Passacaglia and Fugue in F minor

 Composed 2010.  Duration: 4’01″.

string quartet (2 violins, viola, and violoncello)

Never performed publicly, but presented at a Composition final at Portland Community College in Winter 2010.

Piano Trio no. 1 in C major

 Composed 2013.  Duration: 4’55″.

piano trio (violin, violoncello, and piano)

Premiered by Marylhurst’s piano trio (Seong Gyung Kim, violin; Ivan Caluya, violoncello; Ian Guthrie, piano) on May 29th, 2013.

Salsa Habañero

Composed 2014. Duration: 12’59″.

flute (doubling piccolo), Bb clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), violin, violoncello, and piano

premiered by members of Oregon Symphony and Portland State University School of Music (Jessica Sindell, flute/piccolo; David Hattner, clarinet/bass clarinet; Fumino Ando, violin; Valdine Mishkin, violoncello; Janet Coleman, piano; Ken Selden, conductor) alongside Pierrot Lunaire on May 25th, 2014.

Searching in a Dark World

Composed 2012. Duration: 7’40″.

woodwind quartet (flute, oboe, Bb/Eb clarinets, and bassoon)

Premiered by the Oregon Chamber Players in November 2012 in a program which also featured the great composers Dr. John Paul and Dr. Matt Doran.

Sunrise on Mount Ashland

Composed 2013. Duration: 8’30″.

flute, oboe, alto saxophone, flugelhorn, 1 percussionist (glockenspiel, xylophone, marimba, small and large tam-tams, and suspended cymbal), 2 violins, and viola

Commissioned by and written for M3 of Ashland, OR and scheduled to be recorded in early 2014.

The Blast Zone

 Composed 2013.  Duration: 6’00″.

two double basses and piano

Premiered at the 2013 Oregon Bach Festival with Brian Coughlin (from Fireworks Ensemble) playing 1st double bass, Milo Fultz playing 2nd double bass, and Ian Guthrie playing piano.

Themes from Nightmare Nocturne

 Composed 2008.  Duration: 2’10″.

concert band consisting of flutes parts I and II, oboes, clarinets; trumpets parts I and II, 2 trombones, tuba; 4 kettledrums (2 players), glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, cymbals, and tam-tam.

Arranged the three main themes from the piano piece for Portland’s Metropolitan Youth Symphony ensemble Sousa Band.

Premiered publicly by the Sousa Band at the Metropolitan Youth Symphony’s “Sounds of Spring” concert in June 2008.

The Spring of Life

Composed 2012. Duration: 2’10″.

woodwind quartet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon)

Never performed publicly.

Waterfalls Suite

 Composed 2006-2007.  Duration: 12’10″.

flute/piccolo, Bb/Eb clarinets, violoncello, 1 percussionist (marimba, boobams, triangle, suspended cymbal, tam-tam, snare drum, and tom-tom), and piano

I. Niagara Falls; II. Shoshone Falls; III. Triple Falls; IV. Finale: Angel Falls

Premiered publicly at the fEARnoMUSIC Young Composers Project in May 2007.  Movements 1, 3, and 4 performed at Webster University’s Young Composers Competition in 2008, where it won 3rd prize in Level I (ages 12-16).

 

Orchestra

Barcarolle in G minor

Composed 2006-2007. Duration: 6’37″.

Orchestral arrangement of the piano piece includes piccolo and 2 flutes, 2 oboes, Eb clarinet and 2 Bb clarinets, 2 bassoons and contrabassoon; 4 horns, 3 trumpets (3rd offstage), 3 trombones, tuba; kettledrums, 3 percussionists (glockenspiel, low bell in G, low Swiss cowbell, wind chimes, triangle, mark tree, cabaza, suspended cymbal, cymbals, chains, high and low tam-tams, field drum, bass drum, 3 roto-toms, and 3 tom-toms); 2 harps; piano; and a string section.

Never performed publicly, although considered for performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestral, WA.

Dithyramb

Composed 2010.  Duration 3’51″.

Orchestral arrangement of the ensemble piece includes piccolo and 2 flutes, 2 oboes and English horn, 2 Bb clarinets and bass clarinet, 2 bassoons and contrabassoon; 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; kettledrums, 3 percussionists (xylophone, glockenspiel, triangle, cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam-tam, lion’s roar, bass drum); and a string section.

Never performed publicly, but presented at a Composition final at Portland Community College in Spring 2010. Listen

Lost Mine of the Cauche-la-Poudre

Composed 2013. Duration 8’20″.

Scored for 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling English horn), 2 Bb clarinet, 2 bassoons; 2 horns, 2 trumpets; kettledrums, 1 percussionist (glockenspiel, high and low woodblocks, field drum, lion’s roar, small and large triangles, suspended cymbal, and tam-tam); and a string section.

Never performed publicly. Listen

The Spunky Girl

Composed 2012.

I. Tenebrous Night Alone at the Beach; IV. Salsa: The Allurement

Orchestral arrangement of the ensemble piece includes 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons; 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; kettledrums, 1 percussionist (glockenspiel, tam-tam, cymbals, suspended cymbal, bass drum); piano; and a string section.

Salsa Premiered by the Northwest Symphony Orchestra on February 14th, 2014; the entire suite premiered by the Moore Philharmonic Orchestra on April 24th, 2014. Listen

 

Vocal

A Dream Within a Dream

Composed 2014 to a poem by Edgar Allen Poe. Duration: 3’44″.

solo song for mezzo-soprano and piano

Premiered June 4th by Shannon Anderson (mezzo-soprano) and Ian Guthrie (piano).

How I Thought I Knew You

Composed 2012 to a poem by the composer. Duration: 3’45″.

SATB choir with piano accompaniment

Premiered by the Marylhurst University Chorale on March 21st in a concert also featuring the work of composers Dr. John Paul and Dr. Gwyneth Walker.

Journey through Cascadia (in progress)

Composed 2014. Total duration: .

song cycle for soprano and piano

I. Prelude (Emily Elizabeth Dickenson)*

II. Eldorado (Edgar Allen Poe)*

III. Dreamland (Edgar Allen Poe)*

IV. Mist (Henry David Thoreau)*

V. Late Wildflowers (Madison Julius Cawein)*

VI. In the Basin (Robert William Service)

VII. The Storm (Madison Julius Cawein)*

VIII. Waves (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

IX. The Bell (Ralph Waldo Emerson)*

* Not yet finished.

To be performed in Spring 2015. 

Ocean Breeze

Composed 2013 to a poem by Lewis Guthrie. Duration: 4’49″.

SATB choir with piano accompaniment

Premiered on November 22nd at Marylhurst’s St. Anne’s Chapel by the Marylhurst University Chorale, conducted by Dr. Justin Smith; soloists Shannon Anderson (soprano), Sheila McGrane (alto 1), Katherine Lee (alto 2), Laura Myers (tenor), and Owen Hoffmann-Smith (bass); and Ian Guthrie, piano.

Still Lead On

Composed 2014 to a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. Duration: 5’23″.

solo song for mezzo-soprano and piano

Premiered on May 21st by Sheila McGrane (mezzo-soprano) and Ian Guthrie (piano).

The Lake

Composed 2013 to a poem by Edgar Allen Poe. Duration: 6’11″.

solo song for baritone and piano

Recorded June 6th by Gary Ritter (baritone) and Ian Guthrie (piano).

 

Film Scores

Dog Adventure

 Composed 2012.  Duration: 38’38″.

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Personal use only at this point.  Samples may be sent upon request.