"The Dawn of Hope" is a composition about overcoming life's challenges, focusing on the transforming power of love and compassion, which allow us to have hope for a better future. [...]
This piece was inspired by Alpenglow, the magical pinkish or orange light that appears at the top of the Alps right before the sun goes down. The piece is sweet [...]
Limoncello is a very lyrical, light, sweet and playful piece, as the name indicates.
A fun new five-movement work in Klezmer style, chronicling King Solomon's life.
Princesa de hadas (Fairy Tale Princess) was commissioned by Argentine poet Patricio Méndez. The title of this piece refers to a verse from a poem by Méndez, where he describes [...]
Danzas Latinoamericanas (Latin American Dances) is a 10-minute suite in three movements. Its movements can be performed independently. It was originally commissioned by Mexican cellist Carlos Prieto. It is based [...]
Written especially for cellist Keith Tempest, Oligos comes from being in a place that is neither here nor there, an 'almost' period of restless waiting to transition to a new [...]
The three movements take inspiration from different aspects fiddling styles in various cultures, incorporating elements from Baroque dance forms, Irish and bluegrass techniques, and South Indian rhythmic manipulations.
Lilies, as a flower, are thought to symbolize purity and a return to innocence. In that spirit, “Lilies” is a reflective and gentle vocalise for cello and piano. The work [...]
A 4 movement work composed for cellist Brian Manker, Principal Cellist of the Montreal Symphony and pianist Andre LaPlante, and inspired by a poem of Pablo Neruda.
This is a cello sonata I have written as part of a composition portfolio exercise. This recording is by Gina Harris.
Program notes in the classical music tradition provide historical and background information on the piece, the composer, giving the audience tips for what to expect when listening to the work. [...]