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Solo Piano

Atomic Power Plant (2006-07)

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 (2005)

Duration: 5’32”.

Performed at one of pianist Dr. Barbara Roberts’ private concerts in 2005.

 

Barcarolle in G minor (2004)

Duration: 6’37”.

Premiered in Southern California at a private concert in 2004. Subsequently performed 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 (2011)

Duration: 2’57”.

Performed at Portland Community College in Spring 2011.

 

Bolero (2007)

Duration: 2’32”.

 

Capriccio in F# minor (2008)

Duration: 9’30”.

Won 2nd prize for 10th grade in the WSMTA Young Composers Project in 2009.

 

Carillon (2010)

Total duration: 2’56”.

Part I: Voluntary; Part II: Postlude

 

Carnival Waltz (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 (2012)

Duration: 3’45”.

 

Heartbreak (2012)

Duration: 5’15”.

 

Nightmare Nocturne (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 (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.

 

Piano Sonata no. 2 in C minor (2011)

Total duration: 16’44”.

I. Moderato; II. Rondo: Allegro maliziato

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

 

Polonaise in D minor (2011)

Duration: 7’40”.

 

Rumba (2012)

Duration: 4’13”.

 

Toccata (2011-12)

Duration: 5’45”.

 

Waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge (2007-08)

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

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.

 

Wy’east (2014)

Duration: 4’30”.

Premiered on November 5th, 2014 in Pepsico Hall with the composer at the piano.

 

 

Miscellaneous Solo

Alpenglow

Duration: 5’12”.

contrabass clarinet

Performed by Jonathan Carmichael in 2015.

 

Ensemble

A Glimpse of the Enchantments (2012)

Duration: 2″42″.

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

Recorded by the Delphini String Quartet in 2012.

 

Abstract Gardens (2010)

Duration: 2’11”.

solo viola, 2 trumpets, and 2 tenor trombones

Presented at Portland Community College in Spring 2010. Listen

 

Alicia’s Question (2012)

Duration: 4’30”.

string quartet (2 violins, viola, and violoncello)

Premiered 7 November, 2012.

 

Bahamian Rhapsody (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 (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 (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

 

Death on Silver Star (2013)

Duration: 3’40”.

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

Recorded at Marylhurst University in 2013.

 

Dithyramb (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 (2010-11)

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 (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 Portland’s Music Moderne.

 

Five Scenes (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 (2010)

Duration: 7’01”.

violin and piano

Premired publicly in 2010 at Portland Community College. Subsequently performed by fEARnoMUSIC.

 

Mazurka in A minor (2011)

Duration: 1’37”.

Bb clarinet, violin, guitar, and piano

Premired publicly on violin, guitar, and piano in 2011 at Portland Community College.

 

Nocturne (2009)

Duration: 2’55”.

piano four hands

Premiered publicly in 2009 at Portland Community College.

 

Passacaglia and Fugue in F minor (2010)

Duration: 4’01”.

string quartet (2 violins, viola, and violoncello)

Presented at Portland Community College in Winter 2010.

 

Piano Trio no. 1 in C major (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 (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) on May 25th, 2014.

 

Searching in a Dark World (2012)

Duration: 7’40”.

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

Premiered by the Oregon Chamber Players in November 2012.

 

Sunrise on Mount Ashland (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.

 

The Blast Zone (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 (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 (2012)

Duration: 2’10”.

woodwind quartet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon)

 

Waterfalls Suite (2006-07)

Total 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. Subsequently 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 (2006-07)

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 strings.

 

Danzón Fuego (2014)

Duration 8’45”.

Scored for piccolo and 2 flutes, 2 oboes and English horn, Eb clarinet and 2 Bb clarinets, 2 bassoons and contrabassoon; 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; kettledrums, 3 percussionists (glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam-tam, bass drum); and strings.

 

Dithyramb (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 strings.

Presented at Portland Community College in Spring 2010. Listen

 

Lost Mine of the Cauche-la-Poudre (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 strings.

Never performed publicly. Listen

 

The Spunky Girl (2012-13)

Total duration: 13’10”.

I. Tenebrous Night Alone at the Beach; II. A Joyous Time Together; III. The Betrayal; 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 strings.

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 (2014)

(text by Edgar Allan Poe)

Duration: 3’44”.

solo song for mezzo-soprano and piano

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

Winning composition of SCI Region VI annual composer’s competition.

 

Adventure Fantastical (2015)

(text by Edward Woodley Bowling)

Duration: 6’55”.

song for baritone, bass clarinet, trumpet, and trombone

Commissioned by New York City ensemble Loadbang for the 2015 Charlotte New Music Festival.

 

How I Thought I Knew You (2012)

(text by Ian Evans Guthrie)

Duration: 3’45”.

SATB choir with piano accompaniment

Premiered by the Marylhurst University Chorale on March 21st, 2013. Subsequently recorded by the Marylhurst University Chorale.

 

Journey Through Cascadia (2014-15)

Total duration: 25’19”.

song cycle for soprano and piano commissioned and premiered by soprano Sarah Dunham.

I. Legend of Eldorado (text by Edgar Allen Poe)

II. Dreamland (text by Edgar Allen Poe)

III. Misty Gorge (text by Henry David Thoreau)

IV. Late Wildflowers (text by Madison Julius Cawein)

V. In the Mountains (text by William Cullen Bryant)

VI. Tsunami (text by Madison Julius Cawein)

VII. At the Ocean (text by Ralph Waldo Emerson)

VIII. The Bell (text by Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Sarah Dunham and Ian Guthrie premiered “Late Wildflowers” on July 10th, 2014 at the Clear Creek Music Festival in Halfway, OR by Sarah Dunham (soprano) and Ian Guthrie (piano).  They premiered “Misty Gorge,”  “At the Ocean,” and “The Bell” alongside “Late Wildflowers” on December 7th, 2014 in PepsiCo Hall.  Entire cycle premiered on April 1st, 2015 in PepsiCo Hall.

 

Ocean Breeze (2013)

(text 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 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. Subsequently recorded by the Marylhurst Chorale.

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Still Lead On (2014)

(text 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 (2013)

(text 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 (2012)

Duration: 38’38”.

Created to accompany a special slideshow.