2007 – 5 Movements – Duration: 15 minutes
Minimum orchestra required: harp, strings, solo clarinet
Description: Five movements. A misty, romantic piece about going to a tiny carnival in a small town at night. The movements are based loosely on the experiences of the attractions at the carnival: Ferris Wheel, Shooting Gallery, etc. Ben Redwine plays this piece really well and would certainly be available to perform this again. (a shameless plug)
From Istanbul: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
2007 – 3 Movements – Duration: 18 minutes
Minimum orchestra required: 2 fl(picc), 2 ob (EH), 2 cl, bsn, 3 trp, 4 hrn, 3 trb, tba, 2 perc, timp, harp, strings, solo viola
Description: I wrote this for Osman Kivrak, who is Turkish. And although each movement is named after a town in Turkey the music itself is more of a western tourist’s look at the sights and sounds of Turkey. A postcard, if you will. The middle movement is one of the prettiest pieces of music I have ever written.
The Far Tortoogas
2007 – 1 Movement – Duration: 15 minutes
Minimum orchestra required: 2 fl(picc), 2 ob (EH), 2 cl(bs cl), 2bsn (contra), 3 trp, 4 hrn, 3 trb, tba, 3-4 perc, timp, harp, strings
Description: I have always wanted only two things in my film music career: 1. to write a Sweeping Western and 2. to score a pirate movie. This is the pirate movie… without the visuals. It is programmatic, although I have yet to determine how much of that information to share with the audience?