Works

Sinfonia Fantasia, Op. 1 (1972)

I Moderato
II Largo
III Moderato

 

Fanfare for Brass and Percussion, Op. 2 (1972)
First performed at Ernest Johnson Memorial concert, February 21, 1973

 

Apotheosis - Tone Poem for Orchestra , Op. 3 (1973)

 

Songs Without Words, Op. 4 (1973)
1 Lento Dolore
2 Tranquillo

 

Concert March for Band, Op. 5 (1976)
Scored for full symphonic band. First performed by University of Nevada, Reno Symphonic Winds, conducted by Dr. Roscoe Booth, December 7 1978.

 

Symphony for Band, Op. 6 (1978)

I Adagio
II Interlude
III Allegro
IV Largo

First performed by University of Nevada Reno, Symphonic Winds, condcuted by Dr. Roscoe Booth, May 10, 1979

 

Ritual Music for Flutes and Percussion, Op. 7 (1978) 
First performed at Reno Little Theater, January 6, 1979 as incidental music for the RLT Production "Royal Hunt of the Sun"

 

March for Brass, Percussion and Organ, Op. 8 (1979)

 

March for Brass and Percussion, Op. 9 (1980)

 

Symphonic Suite for Orchestra, Op. 10 (1982)
I Allegro con Brio
II Adagio e Dolore
III Allegro Furioso
IV Allegro Vivo

 

Saga - Symphonic Poem, Op. 11 (1984)
First performed by University of Nevada, Reno Orchestra, conducted by John Lenz, May 3, 1985

 

Warped (1984)
Super 8mm Film, 59 minutes
with Brenda Beck, Blair Anthony

 

Heroic Poem, Op. 12 (1985)

 

Andante and Allegro for Violin and Piano, Op. 13 (1985)

 

Remember Tomorrow (1989)
16mm Film, 84 minutes
with Michael Replogle, Brenda Beck

 

Earth and Paradise: Song-Cycle for Soprano and Orchestra, Op. 14 (1986)
1 A Birthday
2 Echo
3 My soul I awakened...
4 There is dew...
5 We do lie...
6 Paradise

Premiered at Reno Chamber Orchestra concert, Reno, Nevada 1/26/92 with Lori Trustman, Soprano, conducted by Dr. David Ehrke. First recorded 2003. New recording by Vienna Symphonic Library 2011.

 

Two Victorian Songs, Op. 15 (1986)
1 Mirage
2 Oh, I am very weary...

 

Invocation and Ritual for Orchestra, Op. 17 (1986)
First performed by Nevada Festival Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Dr. David Ehrke, March 1, 1997

 

"Remember Tomorrow" Motion Picture Score, Op. 18 (1988)

 

Symphony No. 1 "Romantic," Op. 19 (1996)
I Moderato
II Adagio Dolore
III Scherzo
IV Finale

 

Disembodied (1996)
16mm Film, 88 minutes
with Anastasia Woolverton, Hannah Cooper, Patricia Mathews, George Randolph

 

"Disembodied" Motion Picture Score, Op. 20 (1996)

 

Experimental Abstractions (1999)
16mm, Abstract Video, 12 minutes

 

March for Military Band, Op. 21 (2000)

 

Fantasia on Amazing Grace, Op. 22 (2003)
First recorded with Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band, Reno Nevada, 2003

 

The Problem of Knowledge (2003)
Video, Puppet animation, 3 minutes

 

Metaphysical Composition No. 1 (2003)
Video, Abstract/Animated Video, 10 minutes

 

Bacchanale for String Quartet, Op. 23 (2005)

 

Prospice for Tenor and Orchestra, Op. 24 (2007)
Recorded in Vienna 2010 with Tenor, Ferdinand von Plettenberg and the Vienna Symphonic Library, Michael Hula, Recording Engineer, Dietz Tinhof, Mixing Engineer

Prospice is based on the poem by Robert Browning, written after the death of his wife Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Browning's metrically complex verse forms a powerful and heroic statement of defiance in the face of death.

 

Lumia Constructions (2007-2013)
Video, Abstract Video, 9 hours

 

Metaphysical Composition No. 2 (2008)
Video, Abstract Video, 8 minutes

 

Shadows of the Soul - Nocturnes for Orchestra (2010)
1 Late Afternoon, Op. 25
2 Come Darkness, Op. 26
3 Dolore, Op. 27
4 Night Walk, Op. 28
5 Fragments, Op. 29
6 The Haunted Mind, Op. 30
7 Foreshadows, Op. 31
8 Elegy, Op. 32
9 Shadows of the Soul, Op. 33

 

"Metaphysical Toymaking" Motion Picture Score, Op. 34 (2010)

 

Metaphysical Toymaking (2010)
Video, Puppet animation, 12 minutes
Premiered at the International Surrealist Film Festival 2010, and Zero Film Festival Los Angeles 2010

 

"Age of Light" - Overture, Op. 35 (2011)
Recorded by Vienna Symphonic Library (2012)

 

Empyreum, Parts 1-4 (2012-2013)
Video, Abstract Video, 17 minutes

 

Chivalry: A Symphonic Fantasy for Orchestra (2012)
1 The Troubador, Op. 36 
2 The Quest, Op. 37
3 The Old Country, Op. 38
4 Idyll, Op. 39
5 Ride to the Castle, Op. 40
6 Dance of the Fay, Op. 41
7 Legion of Darkness, Op. 42 
8 Kingdom of Sorrows, Op. 43
9 Path to the Mountains, Op. 44
10 Temple of the Warriors, Op. 45
11 Battle Fury, Op. 46
12 Death of a Hero, Op. 47
13 Chivalry, Op. 48
14 Triumphal March, Op. 49

Recorded with Vienna Symphonic Library, 2013

 

Song of the Forest, Op. 50 (2013)
Recorded by Vienna Symphonic Library 2013.

 

Star Harbor, Op. 51 (2014)

 

Illusions of Time, Op. 52 (2015)
Analog Synthesizer Score for the Lumia Production by George Stadnik

 

Fantasia Macabre, Op. 53 (2015)
Released at Production Music Online as "Horror Toolkit"

 

Sonnet to Science Op. 54 (2016)
Released as Production Music Online as "Retro Sci-Fi Toolkit"

 

Oddlibet, Op. 55 (2016)

 

Ancient Song, Op. 56 (2017)

 

"Althyria" (2017-2018)
Feature Film 4k Digital Video, 90 minutes

 

"Althyria" Motion Picture Score Op. 57 (2018)

 

"Tomorrow" Symphonic Poem, Op. 58 (2018)

 


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