Chamber Music with Cello

Escher Triptych

M.C. Escher is known for his mind-bending prints that frequently created impossible geometry or meshed perspectives in unexpected ways. I remember learning about tessellations in a middle school math class [...]

2019-06-13T03:23:30+00:00Instrumentation Violin and Cello|Work Type

Second Ballad

Commissioned by Stephanie Key for David Mollenaur's 50th Birthday.

2019-06-13T03:29:37+00:00Instrumentation Cello and Piano|Work Type

Meditation (in Memory of John Lennon)

Written shortly after John Lennon's death.

2019-06-13T03:29:23+00:00Instrumentation cello and piano|Work Type

On Distant Shores

Written for the Rioult Dance Company, the 2nd movement incorporates Air, originally for Cello and piano.

2019-06-13T03:31:55+00:00Instrumentation Solo cello, oboe, string quartet, piano|Work Type

String Quartet No. 2 “Six Faces”

Like the movements of my first string quartet, “Ars Mathematica,” the six movements of this work are inspired in part by paintings. The six paintings are Georges Braque’s "Girl with [...]

2019-06-13T03:31:39+00:00Instrumentation String Quartet|Work Type

Second Ballad

Commissioned by Stephanie Key for David Mollenaur's 50th Birthday.

2019-06-13T03:36:19+00:00Instrumentation Cello and Piano|Work Type


This duet explores the spectrum of colors found in the harmonic series. Melodies are entirely constructed from this collection of pitches and take advantage of the cello and natural horn's [...]

2019-06-13T03:34:59+00:00Instrumentation Cello and French Horn|Work Type


2019-06-13T03:44:20+00:00Instrumentation for cello and winds, perc, piano and harp|Work Type


2019-06-13T03:56:01+00:00Instrumentation for cello, piano and harp|Work Type


2019-06-13T04:00:32+00:00Instrumentation 2 cellos|Work Type

Never Found Again

'Never Found Again' takes its title from a quote by Benjamin Franklin "Lost time is never found again". The piece is for solo cello and drone. The drone part can [...]

2019-06-13T04:00:12+00:00Instrumentation solo cello and cello ensemble |Work Type


"Hush maps the concept of speech and song onto a duo for percussion and cello. Taking excerpts from Virginia Woolf's short story "The String Quartet," the performers convey the busy-ness [...]

2019-06-13T04:06:28+00:00Instrumentation Cello and Percussion|Work Type

In Bad Faith

I wrote In Bad Faith for the St. Petersburg String Quartet while they were in residence at the University of Michigan in December of 2004. The title has several dimensions [...]

2019-06-13T04:12:38+00:00Instrumentation String Quartet|Work Type

Thy Wondering Eyes

Thy Wondering Eyes takes the singing tradition of the Old Regular Baptists of central Appalachia as a point of departure. Old Regular hymnals contain words only, and so the tunes [...]

2019-06-13T04:12:29+00:00Instrumentation String Quartet|Work Type

Sons Decoupes

The title is an echo of "gouaches decoupees," the cut-out technique invented and perfected by Henri Matisse – this work was premiered at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA, and [...]

2019-06-13T04:17:14+00:00Instrumentation for Piccolo, Cello, and Harp|Work Type