New Cello Works2018-06-13T12:43:30+00:00

On Distant Shores

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

2017-10-21T03:12:17+00:00Composed By |Instrumentation By 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 [...]

2017-10-21T02:59:53+00:00Composed By |Instrumentation By String Quartet|Work Type

There Was, and There Was Not

The Russian folklorist Vladimir Propp published his celebrated work Morphology of the Folktale in 1928. In the book, he presented a structural analysis of the Russian folktale, arguing that representatives [...]

2017-10-21T02:57:09+00:00Composed By |Instrumentation By Cello and Full Orchestra|Work Type


"Soe" is titled after one of the Maenads of Greek mythology, the wild women who were followers of the god of wine, Bacchus. The work uses three harmonic/melodic ideas, each [...]

2017-10-21T02:59:06+00:00Composed By |Instrumentation By Solo cello|Work Type


1. Floating Dreamsongs 2. Kora Song Written for Joshua Roman.

2017-02-17T11:30:35+00:00Composed By |Instrumentation By Cello and Chamber Orchestra|Work Type

Second Ballad

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

2017-02-17T11:21:51+00:00Composed By |Instrumentation By 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 [...]

2017-01-20T14:23:56+00:00Composed By |Instrumentation By Cello and French Horn|Work Type


The chameleon is a somewhat mysterious lizard noted for its ability to change color. Some believe the color changes help to camouflage the lizards, but more recent evidence suggests that [...]

2017-01-20T14:27:08+00:00Composed By |Instrumentation By Cello sextet|Work Type

In Memoriam (September 11, 2001)

I wrote these sketches while watching the horror of the attacks of September 11, 2001: the collapse of the World Trade Center, the attack on the Pentagon, the plane-crash in [...]

2017-01-20T14:28:11+00:00Composed By |Instrumentation By Cello and Piano|Work Type

Tangle Eye

Dan Visconti has written a new cello concerto for cellist Inbal Segev, to be premiered by the California Symphony, where Dan is currently in his final year as Young American [...]

2017-01-20T14:29:34+00:00Composed By |Instrumentation By Cello and Orchestra 2222 4331 + timp, 3 percussion, strings|Work Type