Selected Works

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Orchestra
Takuminartut for violin and orchestra
  • 2016
  • (12')
Mantle of Stars for string orchestra or 13 solo strings
  • 2013
  • (5')
Ossuary Cross for string orchestra or 13 solo strings
Icons for string orchestra or 13 solo strings (2011 and 2013, 12') - consisting of Ossuary Cross and Mantle of Stars
  • 2011 and 2013
  • (12')
Double Concerto (Chamber Concerto no. 3) for flute, bassoon and chamber orchestra
  • 2005
  • (20')
Black Fugatos (Symphony No. 2 in two movements)
  • 2000
  • (24')
Painted Words
  • 1996
  • (14')
Goyescas Negras: Scenes from the Deaf Man’s Villa (Symphony in three movements after Goya)
  • 1986-87
  • (20')
Akhmatova , opera in 3 acts (libretto by Don Mager)
  • 2000-01
  • (3 hours)
Takuminartut for violin and orchestra
  • 2016
  • (12')
Double Concerto (Chamber Concerto no. 3) for flute, bassoon and chamber orchestra
  • 2005
  • (20')
Concertino for bassoon and wind ensemble
  • 1999
  • (16')
The Enchanted Horn for four actor/instrumentalists and orchestra
  • 1998
  • (45')
Painting for the Blind (Kevin Elmore) for tenor and orchestra
  • 1993
  • (20')
Chamber Concerto No. 2 for alto trombone and chamber orchestra
  • 1987-88
  • (16')
Chamber Concerto No. 1 for oboe, 2 multi-percussion, harp, piano and string quintet
  • 1984-85
  • (20')
A Bouquet for Rabbie Burns for symphonic band
  • 2009, band version 2014-15
  • (13')
Garden of Exile for symphonic band
  • 2005
  • (20')
Concertino for bassoon and wind ensemble
  • 1999
  • (16')
Fallen, fallen all the works of light for symphonic band
  • 1997
  • (10')
Llanto por Cristina Gómez for symphonic band
Mantle of Stars for string orchestra or 13 solo strings
  • 2013
  • (5')
Ossuary Cross for string orchestra or 13 solo strings
Icons for string orchestra or 13 solo strings (2011 and 2013, 12') - consisting of Ossuary Cross and Mantle of Stars
  • 2011 and 2013
  • (12')
A Bouquet for Rabbie Burns for double reed choir
  • 2009
  • (13')
Grass/Roots for saxophone orchestra (11 players, or multiples thereof)
  • 2008
  • (11')
Bigaku for flute, doubling alto flute and piccolo, Bb clarinet doubling Bb bass clarinet, violin, cello, percussion (1 player) and piano
  • 2006
  • (15')
Four Postcards from Ancient Nihon for percussion sextet
  • 2002
  • (20')
Silence Spoken Here / Fun with Hieroglyphs for solo alto trombone and trombone choir
  • 2001
  • (10')
Winter Light for eight trumpets
  • 1996
  • (4')
Lumens for large mixed ensemble
  • 1995
  • (13')
La luz es como el agua for 26 brass instruments
  • 1994-95
  • (8')
La belle captive (after Magritte) for low brass ensemble
  • 1994
  • (8')
Ave de plumas férreas for ten trumpets
  • 1991
  • (7')
Canyon Music for brass choir
  • 1986
  • (15')
Chamber Concerto No. 1 for oboe, 2 multi-percussion, harp, piano and string quintet
  • 1984-85
  • (20')
Lamento for soprano, male speaking voice, solo double bass and ten double basses (Pedro Geoffroy Rivas)
  • 1983
  • (9')
Versos del alma for cello quartet
  • 2017
  • (8')
Two for Chihuly for Bb clarinet and Bb bass clarinet
  • 2017
  • (9')
Triosatz after Brahms op. 101 for piano trio
  • 2016
  • (8')
Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane for mixed flute quartet
  • 2016
  • (11')
Druimionn Dubh (Humlet on a Scottish Tune) for variable woodwind duo
  • 2016
  • (2')
For John Eaton three versions: for bass flute and bass clarinet, for two bass clarinets, and for Bb clarinet and bass clarinet
  • 2016
  • (5')
Ritos Elementales for speaking voice and percussion (1 or 2 performers)
  • 2016
  • (15')
Stardust and Vaporous Light for guitar quartet
  • 2015
  • (9')
Trombone Sermons (after James Weldon Johnson) for trombone quartet
  • 2015
  • (13')
Falconry 101 for flute/piccolo, bassoon, percussion (1 player) and piano
  • 2014
  • (13')
Kaamos (Polar Night) for six players on three marimbas
  • 2012
  • (7')
Yötön Yö (Nightless Night) for flute and guitar
  • 2012
  • (9')
A Strong Law Bids Us Dance for trumpet, trombone and piano
  • 2011-12
  • (8')
Two Rhapsodies on Found Titles for mixed clarinet quartet
  • 2009
  • (14')
Cenotaph for saxophone quartet
  • 2009
  • (8-9')
Lines from Samson for brass quintet
  • 2009
  • (14')
I Wonder as I Wander: Five Songs of J.J. Niles arranged for cello and double bass
  • 2006
  • (12')
Stolen Song Titles (Three Pieces for Trumpet, Alto Saxophone and Piano)
  • 2006
  • (15')
Monorail to Atomland (A Dystopian Toccata for Trumpet, Alto Saxophone and Piano)
  • 2005
  • (4')
Cancionero Vasco (Five Basque Songs Arranged for Four Double Basses)
  • 2005
  • (13')
Nazca Lines for percussion duo
  • 2004
  • (11')
Cantigas: Quodlibet on Medieval Iberian Tunes for flute (doubling piccolo and tambourine), oboe (doubling English horn) and piano
  • 2004
  • (12')
Clarinet Quintet for Bb clarinet/bass clarinet and string quartet
Epitafio for English horn or alto saxophone and percussion (1 player)
Spiky Epiphanies for piano trio
Sabi for violin and percussion (1 player)
  • 2000
  • (5')
Memento Mori 3: Ribbons on the Memory Wall for violin, clarinet and piano
Imagined Rituals for flute (doubling bass flute) and percussion (1 player)
  • 1999
  • (15')
Three Inventions for Three Brass Instruments
  • 1998-99
  • (9')
Eupraxophy for woodwind quintet
  • 1998
  • (10')
Two Shape-Note Hymns for double bass quartet
  • 1998
  • (3')
And What Rough Beast…? for tuba and percussion (1 player)
Concertino à Tre for flute, bassoon and piano
Memento Mori 2: Hope Chest Full of Sand for string quartet
Memento Mori 1: Red Carnations in White Lace Curtains for cello, percussion and piano
night by silent sailing night-in memoriam john cage for string quartet
  • 1993
  • (4'33")
Músico en la nada (Meditations on a photograph by Flor Garduño) for trumpet and bass drum
  • 1992
  • (5')
Amentecáyatl for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and piano
…un arco iris negro sobre la noche azul (nocturne after garcía lorca) for oboe/English horn, horn, cello, percussion (1) and two pianos
  • 1988, revised 1990
  • (7')
Absolutely Just a Reminder … for bassoon quartet
  • 1988
  • (3'30")
9 aphorisms for 3 saxes
  • 1983
  • (7')
Imágenes al atardecer (Dichos de luz y amor III) for alto flute, cello, marimba, ceramic bells and rainstick
  • 1983
  • (6')
Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones for violin, clarinet, and piano
Five Strong Winds for Bb clarinet and piano
  • 2016
  • (14-15')
Second Sonata for Double Bass and Piano
  • 2012
  • (20')
August Evening with Corno da Caccia for corno di caccia (or flugelhorn or cornet) and piano
The Stolen Child (Two Pieces After the Poem by William Butler Yeats) for cello and piano
  • 2010
  • (10')
Singing the Sorrow for alto saxophone and piano
  • 2004
  • (10')
Sonata for Violin and Piano
Las viudas de Calama-after a poem by Marjorie Agosín for contrabassoon (or bassoon or bass clarinet) and piano
Sorrow is nearly violet for trumpet or cornet in Eb and piano
This hard, gem-like flame…this ecstasy for Eb trumpet and piano
  • 1995
  • (7')
aprilmourningmusic (in memoriam charlou thomas satterwhite) for tenor saxophone and prepared piano
  • 1985
  • (12')
Seven Folksongs for oboe or Bb clarinet and piano
  • 1979, revised 1983
  • (9')
Ritos Elementales for speaking voice and percussion (1 or 2 performers)
  • 2016
  • (15')
For Dallas for solo Bb or A clarinet
Sensemayá la culebra (Homenaje a Revueltas) for solo percussionist (cajón with other instruments)
  • 2015
  • (7')
For Michael for solo trumpet
  • 2015
  • (4')
Victor Jara’s Hands for solo guitar
  • 2014
  • (12')
For Virginia for solo double bass
  • 2013
  • (7')
Nightmare Fantasies (On Hearing that Solfeggietto by C.P.E. Bach One Time Too Many) for piano
  • 2010
  • (5')
Bravismos for harp
  • 2009
  • (17')
The Low Hum of Melancholy—Lament for Ritchie for trombone
  • 2007
  • (4')
The Five Rivers of Hades for piano
  • 2007
  • (32')
Voyaging Through Strange Seas of Thought, Alone for piano
  • 2004
  • (9')
Witnesses of Time (Four studies on photographs by Flor Garduño) for solo cello
Piano Flamboyant for solo piano
Ethnic Sketches for solo double bass
  • 1998
  • (13-15')
Character Sketches for solo clarinet
Hyn (This) for mixed voices a cappella (Euros Bowen)
  • 2010
  • (7')
Agnus Dei for mixed voices, children's voices (optional) and organ
  • 1998
  • (4')
Five Miniatures for mixed voices, soli, string quintet and harp (poems by May Swenson)
  • 1973
  • (10')
Lluvia en el desierto (Rain in the Desert) Four songs for baritone and piano on poems by Marjorie Agosín
  • 2017
  • (20')
Van Gogh’s Flowers for tenor, horn and piano (poems by Marjorie Agosín)
  • 2008
  • (17')
Las desaparecidas for high voice and guitar (poems by Marjorie Agosín)
  • 2000
  • (18')
Passagework for high voice, clarinet and piano
  • 1997
  • (15')
Suffer Even the Least for speaking voice and double bass (poems by Don Mager)
  • 1995
  • (21')
Líneas de piedra y piedad for soprano, double bass and piano (on texts from Mexican and Guatemalan cemetery inscriptions)
  • 1994
  • (16')
Two Points of No Return for baritone, flute, percussion and cello (poems by Robert Nosow)
  • 1985
  • (10')
Lluvia en el desierto (Rain in the Desert) Four songs for baritone and piano on poems by Marjorie Agosín
  • 2017
  • (20')
Watching You Sleep for high voice and piano (poem by Margaret Atwood)
  • 2011
  • (8')
Las desaparecidas for high voice and guitar (poems by Marjorie Agosín)
  • 2000
  • (18')
Deathsongs for high voice and piano (poems by Henley, Dickinson and Colby)
  • 1984
  • (7')