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Orchestral Works

"...lyrical, exuberant and delightfully contemporary... modernized and
indigenous... the key to its success is its compelling thematic material."
- C.R. Gazette on the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

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TWO CZECH FOLK SONGS.  2014. Duration:  8:30.  Chamber Orchestra of woodwind quintet, strings, and harp.  "I Shall Buy A Black Horse" and "Bagpipes Playing In The Village."  Indian Hill Road Music IHRM 1402-3.  Both availabble for string orchestra.

ACCOLADE: in memoriam Steve Colton. 2007. Duration: 5'30". String orchestra and piano. Grade 3+. Commissioned by Linn-Mar High School Orchestra, Joshua Reznicow, Director. Premiere date: December 17, 2007, Marion, Iowa, the Lin-Mar High School String Orchestra, Joshua Reznicow, conducting, on the occasion of the dedication of The Colton Center performing arts addition to Linn-Mar High School. Indian Hill Road Music IHRM 0704.

FLIGHT OF THE HAWK. 2006. Duration: 8'. 2(II picc.)-2-2-1/4-2-3-1/timp.-3 perc./strings. Grade 3+. Commissioned by and premiered May 18, 2007 by Marty Clancey and the Thomas A. Jefferson High School Orchestra, Cedar Rapids, IA on the occasion of the celebration of the school's 50th anniversary. Indian Hill Road Music IHRM 0602.

GLISTEN! A Seasonal Overture for full orchestra. 2006. Duration: 7'15". 3(pic)-2-3(bass)-2/4-2-3-1/timp.-6 perc.-harp (opt. pno.)-strings. Commissioned jointly by The Symphony School of the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra and the Iowa String Teachers Association. Premiere: May 12, 2006, ISTA Honor Orchestra, Des Moines, IA, Jerry Owen, conducting. Indian Hill Road Music IHRM 0601 .

SUITE FROM GRANT WOOD COUNTRY for string orchestra. 2004. Three movements: 1. Indian Creek, Summer 2. Stone City 3. American Gothic. Duration: 12'. Strings with optional harp (piano) in the first movement. Premiered by the Linn-Mar High School String Orchestra, May, 2004. Commissioned by the Linn-Mar High School Orchestra, Joshua Reznicow, Director. Indian Hill Road Music IHRM 0401-3 .

DUO CONCERTANT (MVT. 1) (MVT. 2) for Flute & Guitar with Small Orchestra. 1997. Duration: 14'.1-1-1-1/1-0-0-0/ strings. Commissioned by the Boland-Dowdall Duo. Indian Hill Road Music IHRM 9801-2.

TANGO for String Orchestra. 1996. Duration: 8'. Premiere: Coe College Orchestra, May 5, 1997, Owen cond. Indian Hill Road Music IHRM 0303ork.

"One of the top ten cultural events in eastern Iowa this year!" [1992]
- DeeAnne Rexroat in the C.R. Gazette on the Piano Concerto

CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA. 1990. Duration: 24'. 2-2-2-2/4-2-3-1/2 perc., timp., strgs., piano solo. Premiere: Jan. 25, 1992. Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Tiemeyer, cond. Brubaker, piano. Commissioned: Dr. James Stickley. Indian Hill Road Music IHRM 9001-3.

CELEBRATION AND RENEWAL. 1988. Strings (no violas), brass and percussion. Duration: 8'. Premiere: June, 1988, Civic Center Concert Hall, Des Moines, IA. Premiere:  The composer conducting members of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra at the 75th anniversary convention, per commission. of the International City Managers' Association. Indian Hill Road Music IHRM 8801 . Also for concert band.

DANCES OF THE MIND. 1985. A short symphony in three movements. Duration: 23'30". 3-3-3-3/4-2-3-1/3 perc., timp/strgs. Premiere: Dec. 5, 1985, Cedar Rapids Symphony Orch., Christian Tiemeyer, cond. Indian Hill Road Music IHRM 8501-3 .

"He knows how to write music that is brimming with elation and carefreeness."
Les Zacheis in the C.R. Gazette on Glee

GLEE. 1984. A concert overture. Duration: 4'30" 2-2-2-2/4-2-3-1/2 perc., xylo. solo, timp. /strgs. Premiere: Feb.3, 1984, Cedar Rapids Symphony Orch., Christian Tiemeyer, cond. Commissioned: CRSO. Indian Hill Road Music IHRM 8401.

IOWA. 1979. Symphonic poem. Duration: 13'. Premiere: Feb., 1979. Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Richard Williams, cond.

MUSIC FOR STRING ORCHESTRA. 1968. String essay in 2 parts. Div. a6. Duration: 13'. Premiere: March, 1969, Eastman-Rochester S.O., Howard Hanson, cond.

SYMPHON. 1967. Symphonic essay. 2-2-2-2/4-2-3-1/1 perc., timp./strgs. Duration:13'. Premiere: May, 1968, Indianapolis Symphony Orch., Izler Solomon, cond.

 

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