Propellers in the Sun (2016)
Here Comes the Rain (2018)
knit / purl (2019)
The Sycamore and the Oak (2020)
A Flash of Teeth Before the Bite (2021)
Ease The Roads (2021)
On One Hand, On the Other (2021)
Six Sides from the Shape of Us (2021)
Instrumentation: Flute / Piccolo / 2 Oboes / 2 Clarinets in Bb / 2 Bassoons // 2 Horns in F / 2 Trumpets in C / Tenor Trombone / Bass Trombone // Percussion I (Snare Drum, Triangle, Tambourine, Kick Drum, Small Bass Drum) / Percussion II (Marimba, Large Bass Drum) / Percussion III (Vibraphone, Glockenspiel) // Harp // Strings
Propellers in the Sun is based loosely on the Icarus myth; flight in this piece is represented by coughing and hum of propellers. Premiered in 2016 by the University of Michigan's University Symphony Orchestra in Ann Arbor, MI, conducted by Victor Huls. Revised for performance by U of M’s University Symphony Orchestra with conductor Kenneth Kiesler in 2020. Recording courtesy of the University of Michigan.
Instrumentation: 2 Flutes (one dbl. Piccolo) / 2 Oboes / 2 Clarinets in Bb (one dbl. Bass Clarinet) / 2 Bassoons // 4 Horns in F / 3 Trumpets in C / 2 Trombones / Bass Trombone // Timpani // Percussion I (Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Chimes, Triangle) // Percussion II (Bass Drum) // Percussion III (Suspended Cymbal, Tam-tam, Chimes) // Harp / Piano // Strings
"Here Comes the Rain," is based on the following short poem by the same title: "Here comes the rain, clarion, / craving the taste of that weight / you’ve been carrying." This piece was premiered by the Yale Philharmonia on December 6, 2018 in New Haven, CT, with music direction by conductor Julian Pellicano. Recording courtesy of the Yale School of Music.