Music and Editions by Dean Crocker

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Compositions and Arrangements:

• Electronic. 5′35″
Flashes of brilliance?

New Editions:

Blanc—Septet, Op. 54
• Piano, flute, oboe, horn, viola, cello, bass. 30′
A new edition taken from a publication by S. Richault (Paris), ca. 1876.
Leopold Mozart—Divertimento Militare
• 2 piccolos (orig. Swegglpfeifen), 2 horns, 2 trumpets, snare drum, strings. 25′
A new performance edition based on Seiffert (ed.), Denkmäler deutscher Tonkunst, 2. Folge: Denmäler der tonkunst in Bayern; Jahrg. IX/2: Ausgewählte Werke von Leopold Mozart. Published in 1908 by Breitkopf und Härtel (Leipzig). Composed, 1756.


Compositions and Arrangements:

3 Shakespeare Sonnets
• SATB choir & piano. [English] 8′
A long-abandoned project refreshed, refined, and regenerated. (Settings of sonnets 12, 97, and 60.)
• Electronic. 3¾′
An island in Arthurian legend.
• Alto clarinet & bassoon. 4¾′
A conversation, barely derived from a French cooking show.

New Editions:

Dupont—Chansons normandes
• SA choir with soloist and piano accompaniment. [French] 10′
  1. Les Marchandes de fleurs
  2. Feuilles mortes
  3. Ronde du lilas et de la rose
Setting of three poems by Emile Blémont.
A new edition taken from a 1900 publication by Alphonse Leduc (Paris); composed 1900.
Goldmark—String Quartet, Op. 8
• 2 violins, viola, cello. 28′
New edition prepared from a publication, ca. 1870, by C. A. Spina (Vienna) and Aug. Cranz (Hamburg); composed ca. 1860
Radicati—Trio concertante, Op. 20
• Violin, viola, cello. 27½′
New edition prepared from a publication by Gio. Ricordi (Milan), ca. 1819
Rey—String Trio (11. Germinal, an IX)
• Violin, viola, cello. 5′
New edition prepared from a publication, ca. 1801, by Cousineau (Paris); composed 1801
Wailly—Wind Octet, Op. 22
• Flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, trumpet, horn. 20′
From manuscripts at IMSLP ca. 1929; probably composed ca. 1900


Compositions and Arrangements:

Eris sui generis
• Electronic 4′
A 1975 exercise in computer-assisted algorithmic composition resurfaced and turned into a nice little synthesizer ditty
• Woodwind ensemble & percussion 7′
Band piece without the brass
Marching Machine
• Electronic 9½′
Can you keep a beat? Where?
Paucity of Reason
• Electronic 4′
Abundance of fallacy?
Songs from Mortimer Collins
• Tenor voice, string trio, oboe, clarinet, bassoon. (Piano reduction provided.) [English] 13′
  1. The Village Green
  2. Salad
  3. The Positivists
  4. A Trifle
  5. Chloe, M.A.
  6. April Fools
  7. Serenade
A setting of seven poems by English novelist, journalist and poet, Mortimer Collins (1827-1876)

New Editions:

Baußnern—Quintet, F
• Clarinet, horn, violin, cello, piano. 36′
From a 1905 publication by N. Simrock (Berlin); composed, 1898
Blanc—Quintet, Op. 37
• Piano, flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn. 22′
From an 1859 publication by Richault (Paris)
Moscheles—Grand Septet, Op. 88
• Piano, violin, viola, cello, bass, clarinet (or vln II), horn (or vla II) 27′
[Originally published with optional string parts to substitute for the winds.]
Based on an 1834 publication by Maurice Schlesinger (Paris) and an 1835 publication by Fr. Kistner (Leipzig)


New Editions:

Bartlett—Robert of Lincoln, Op. 250
• SSAA choir with Soprano solo, a cappella. [English] 1¾′
From a 1914 publication by G. Schirmer (New York)
Baußnern—Serenade, E-flat
• Violin, clarinet, piano. 30′
From a 1905 publication by N. Simrock (Berlin); composed ca. 1898
Bernard—Piano Trio, Op. 30
• Violin, violoncello, piano. 25′
From an 1885 publication by Ries & Erler (Berlin)
Genin—Sextet, piano & winds
• Piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn. 35′
From a 1906 publication by E. Demets (Paris), composed ca. 1906
Grund—Quartet, piano & strings, Op. 8
• Piano, violin, viola, cello. 28′
Grund—Quintet, piano & winds, Op. 8
• Oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano. 28′
Two arrangements (made by the composer) of the same composition.
New editions from two 1816-ish publications by C. F. Peters (Leipzig)
Kaun—Octet, Op. 34
• Clarinet, bassoon, horn, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass. 18′
From a publication by Kaun & Bluemel Music Co. (Milwaukee), 1891
Kelley—Ballet Episode
• Piano solo. 3¼′
From an edition by Louis R. Dressler, 1910.
Hummel—Piano Trio no. 8, E-flat, Op. 96
• Piano, violin, violoncello. 18′
From a Henry Litolff’s Verlag (Braunschweig & New York) publication, ca. 1860; composed, 1822.
Moscheles—Grand Sextet, Op. 35
• Piano, flute, 2 horns, violin, violoncello. 36′
From a publication of N. Simrock (Bonn), ca. 1816
Raff—String Sextet, Op. 178
• 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 violoncellos. 30′
From a Robert Seitz (Dresden—Weimar) publication, ca. 1872; composed, 1872
Rebikov—Tableaus for Children, Op. 37
• Piano solo. 7¾′
Published, 1906, by P. Jurgenson (Leipzig—Moscow) publication; composed, 1906
Reinecke—Sextet for winds, Op. 271
• Flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 horns, bassoon. 19′
From a 1904 publication by Jul. Heinr. Zimmerman (Leipzig)
Spohr—Grand Quintet for piano and winds, Op. 52
• Flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon, piano. 35′
From an 1820 publication by C. F. Peters (Leipzig)


Compositions and Arrangements:

3 Secular Anthems from The Sacred Harp
• TTBB Choir, a cappella. [English] 11–12′
  1. Star of Columbia
  2. The Soldier‘s Dream
  3. Ode on Science
Arrangements of early 19th-century American patriotic verses from the classic “Shape Note” tradition
• Electronic. 5′
“Stretching and stiffening one‘s self when sleepy, fatigued, or after awakening”
Requiescence Piece
• String orchestra. 6½′
An elegy for the year 2020
SONNETS to Sundry Notes of Music
• Soprano voice, string trio, oboe, clarinet, bassoon. (Piano reduction provided.) [English] 17′
  1. It Was A Lording‘s Daughter
  2. On A Day
  3. My Flocks Feed Not
  4. Come Live With Me
  5. As It Fell Upon A Day
A setting of five poems that were published in a 1599 collection entitled The Passionate Pilgrim
Tropistic Daze
• Electronic. 8′
Involuntary realignment based on external stimuli—a song for our time

New Editions:

Cramer—Piano Quartet, Op. 35
• Piano, violin, viola, violoncello. 20′
From multiple publications, ca. 1803; composed, 1803
Farrenc—Nonet, Op. 38
• Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, violoncello, contrabass. 27′
From a manuscript at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1849; composed, 1849
• SATB/SATB choir + SATB quartet, a cappella. [Latin] 45′
From the 1822 manuscript Bibliotheca Poelchaviana
Hummel—24 Etudes for piano, Op. 125 (complete)
• Piano solo. 35–40′
From a Tobias Haslinger (Vienna) edition, ca. 1834, and a publication by Universal Edition (Vienna & Leipzig), ca. 1901; composed, ca. 1834
Moscheles—Piano Trio, c minor, Op. 84
• Piano, violin, violoncello. 30′
From a publication by Probst (Leipzig), ca. 1831
Reuchsel—Sextet for piano and winds
• Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano. 21′
From a publication by Henry Lemoine & Cie (Paris—Bruxelles), ca. 1909; composed, 1908


Compositions and Arrangements:

De Rerum Natura
• Orchestra, baritone voice, SATB choir. [Latin] 31′
A setting of selected texts from the poem by Lucretius.
Precipitous Perambulation
• Electronic. 7½′
This all began one day walking home from the dentist…

New Editions:

d’Albert—Piano Sonata, Op. 10
• Piano solo. 25′
From a publication by Ed. Bote & G. Bock (Berlin), ca. 1893; composed, 1887
Kelley—Piano Quintet, Op. 20
• Piano, 2 violins, viola, violoncello. 42′
From a 1907 Albert Stahl (Berlin)/G. Schirmer publication


Compositions and Arrangements:

• Electronic. 7′
The worm turns.


New Editions:

d’Albert—String Quartet no. 1, Op. 7
• 2 violins, viola, violoncello. 38′
From a publication by Ed. Bote & G. Bock (Berlin), ca. 1888; composed, 1887
d’Albert—String Quartet no. 2, Op. 11
• 2 violins, viola, violoncello. 32′
From a publication by Ed. Bote & G. Bock (Berlin), ca. 1893; composed, 1893
Arensky—Two Quartets, Op. 55
• SATB quartet [or choir?], a cappella. [Russian/German] 4′
  1. Устало все кругом
  2. Они любили друг друга
Settings of two short Russian poems by Fet and by Lermontov.
Based on a publication by Jurgenson (Moscow) from about 1900
Arensky—Three Quartets, Op. 57
• SATB quartet with cello. [Russian/German] 7′
  1. Серенада
  2. Угасшим звёздам
  3. Горячий ключ
Settings of three short Russian poems by Afanasy Fet.
Based on a publication by Jurgenson (Moscow) from about 1902
Fuhrmeister—Gavotte and Tarantella, Op. 6
• Piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn. 7′
From a Carl Giessel junior (Bayreuth) publication, 1902; composed, 1901
Hummel—Piano Trio no. 7 in E-flat, Op. 93
•Piano, violin, violoncello. 20′
Published, ca. 1822, by C.F. Peters (Leipzig)
Kalkbrenner—Septet, Op. 132
• Oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violoncello, contrabass, piano. 26′
Published ca. 1835 by Breitkopf & Härtel (Leipzig)
Rubinstein—Quintet for Piano and Winds, Op. 55
• Piano, flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn. 37′
From publications by E. Gerard et Cie (Paris) and J. Schuberth & Co. (Leipzig), ca. 1861; composed 1855
Three Tennyson Songs
  1. J. Francis Barnett, The Sea-Fairies
    • SA choir and piano. [English] 4½′
  2. Wm. G. Cusins, The Song of King Arthur‘s Knights
    • TTBB choir, a cappella. [English] 3′
  3. H. David Leslie, The Golden Year
    • SATB choir, optional piano. [English] 3¾′
Three choral works with texts by Alfred Tennyson.
Previously published, 1880, by Harper & Brothers (New York)


Compositions and Arrangements:

A Rare and Curious Phenomenon (Phenomenological Pentiments)
• Orchestra. 11′
Orchestral version of a 1993 piece for synthesizer
• Piano solo. 8′
Elegy for friends no longer here
Donnybrook Fair
• Electronic. 10′
A bit of a free-for-all
I Believe In An America
• 3 equal voices (or choir), a cappella. [English] 1′
A short Round (or canon) based on one of Mitt Romney‘s more circuitous statements.
The Late Heavy Bombardment
• Electronic. 8′
Very early music?
Handel—Hallelujah from Messiah
• SSATTB choir, a cappella. [English] 3½′
The Hallelujah Chorus arranged for 6-part a cappella choir (or sextet?).
Inspired by an anonymous arrangement published in The Singing School Companion (1856).

New Editions:

Danzi—Quintet for piano and winds, Op. 41
• Oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano. 30′
From a Breitkopf & Härtel (Leipzig) publication, ca. 1821; composed, ca. 1820
Hummel—Piano Trio no. 5, G, Op. 65
• Piano, violin, violoncello. 16′
From a Prilipp (Paris) publication, ca. 1839; composed, ca. 1814
Kalkbrenner—24 Preludes, Op. 88
• Piano solo. 40‒45′
Published by Pleyel (Paris), ca. 1812
Lachner—Octet for Winds, Op. 156
• Flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns. 30′
From a Fr. Kistner (Leipzig) publication, 1872; composed, ca. 1850
Read—An Anthem (“Down steers the bass”)
• SATB choir, a cappella. [English] 3½′
Previously published, 1786, by Daniel Read (New Haven) in The American Singing Book (second edition)
Sayve—Grand Quintet, piano and strings, E-flat, Op. 15
• Piano, violin, viola, violoncello, contrabass. 28′
Sayve—Grand Quintet, piano and winds, E-flat, Op. 15
• Piano, flute (or oboe), clarinet, bassoon, horn. 28′
Two arrangements (by the composer) of the same composition.
From two Richault (Paris) publications, ca. 1830; composed ca. 1830
Stevens—Crabbed Age and Youth
• TTBB choir or quartet. [English] 2′
Previously published, 1844, in The People’s Music Book, Vol. 3 by George Virtue (London) and in The British Minstrel, and Musical and Literary Miscellany by William Hamilton (Glasgow), n.d.


Compositions and Arrangements:

3 Haiku
• String quartet. 7½′
Three short pieces for string quartet.
• 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, alto clarinet or basset horn, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons. 13′
“Reconstitution, restitution, or restoration to the original or primordial condition.”
Orpheus ∶ Morpheus
• Electronic. 5′
When the musicians need a nap…
Three Wisconsin Sonnets
• SATB choir, a cappella. [English] 6½′
  1. Wisconsin
  2. Milwaukee Bay
  3. Socialism
Texts from Wisconsin Sonnets by Charles H. Winke (1917)

New Editions:

Bartlett—Grand Polka de Concert no. 1, Op. 1
• Piano solo. 6′
Published 1867 by Wm. A. Pond and Co.
Bartlett—Grand Polka de Concert no. 2 (“El Dorado”), Op. 14
• Piano solo. 5′
Copyright 1876 & 1904 by Wm. A. Pond & Co.
Bernard—Divertissement, Op. 36
• Double wind quintet (2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons). 21′
From a publication by A. Durand & Fils (Paris), ca. 1890
Lachner—Psalm 133, Op. 91
• SSAA choir, a cappella. [German] 3′
Originally published in 1849 by B. Schott’s Sohnen (Mainz)
Lachner—Psalm 134
• SATB/SATB choir, a cappella. [German] 4′
First published, 1842, by J. P. Spehr (Braunschweig) in Mozart-Album (Erste Abtheilung), August Pott, ed.
Moriacchi—Salve Regina
• SATB choir, a cappella. [Latin] 4′
First published, 1842, by J. P. Spehr (Braunschweig) in Mozart-Album (Erste Abtheilung), August Pott, ed.
• SATB choir and organ. [Latin] 7′
First published, 1842, by J. P. Spehr (Braunschweig) in Mozart-Album (Erste Abtheilung), August Pott, ed.
Seyfried—Tantum ergo
• SATB choir, a cappella. [Latin] 1½′
First published, 1842, by J. P. Spehr (Braunschweig) in Mozart-Album (Erste Abtheilung), August Pott, ed.


Compositions and Arrangements:

Droplets in the Cloud
• Electronic. 2½′
It’s almost a memory…
Snowball Earth
• Electronic. 30′
The original chill.

New Editions:

Briccialdi—Wind quintet, D, Op. 124
• Flute, oboe, clarinet in A, horn, bassoon. 15′
Based on a B. Schott‘s Söhne (Mainz–Leipzig) publication, ca. 1875
Hummel—Piano Trio no. 4, G, Op. 35
• Piano, violin, violoncello. 15′
From a Pleyel et Fils (Paris) publication, ca. 1811; composed, ca. 1808
Sobeck—Wind quintet no. 1, F, Op. 9
• Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon. 19′
Published, ca. 1879, by Ed. Bote & G. Bock (Berlin)
Sobeck—Wind quintet no. 2, E-flat, Op. 11
• Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon. 22′
Published, 1891, by Bosworth & Co. (London—Leipzig—Paris—Wien)
Sobeck—Wind quintet no. 3, g minor, Op. 14
• Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon. 24′
Published, ca. 1891, by Bosworth & Co. (London—Leipzig—Paris—Wien)
Sobeck—Wind quintet no. 4, B-flat, Op. 23
• Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon. 20′
Published, 1897, by Lehne & Komp. (Hannover)
Täglichsbeck—Six Sacred Songs (6 Geistliche Lieder), Op. 45
• SATB choir, a cappella. [German] 15‒26′, depending on how many verses you sing…
Texts by Albert Knapp
Previously published, 1863, by Falter & Sohn (Munich)


Compositions and Arrangements:

At Midnight
• Voice and piano. 8½′
  1. Eight O‘Clock
  2. Moonlight
  3. June Night
  4. At Midnight
  5. In The End
Short settings of five poems by Sara Teasdale.
Even Bedford Falls Has A Potter’s Field
• Electronic. 3′
A little macédoine before you jump back on that bridge?

New Editions:

Fibich—Piano trio, f minor, H. 174
• Piano, violin, violoncello. 13′
From a F. A. Urbánek (Prague) publication, ca. 1908; composed, 1872
Fibich—Quintet, H. 308 [Op. 42]
• Violin, clarinet, horn, violoncello, piano. 35′
Published 1896 by F. A. Urbánek (Prague), composed 1895
Hummel—Piano Trio no. 3, F, Op. 22
• Piano, violin, violoncello. 15′
From a Chez Jouve (Paris) publication, 1807; composed, ca. 1799
MacDowell—Woodland Sketches, Op. 51
• Piano solo. 17½′
Copyright 1898, P. L. Jung (New York); Published 1899, Arthur P. Schmidt (Boston—Leipzig—New York)
Täglichsbeck—Piano Trio, Op. 26
• Piano, violin, violoncello. 27′
From a publication, 1847, by J. Schuberth & Co. (Leipzig)
Täglichsbeck—Five Choral Anthems (Fünf Chor-Gesänge), Op. 29
• SATB choir, SATB soloists, brass ensemble (2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba) or piano. 16′
Published, 1847, by Falter & Sohn (Munich)
Täglichsbeck—Quintet, Op. 44
• Clarinet, 2 violins, viola, violoncello. 23′
From a publication by Trautwein (Berlin), 1863


Compositions and Arrangements:

Arion Rides the Dolphin
• Electronic. 4′
A dolphin carried a poet from Lesbos safely back to shore.

New Editions:

Brahms—Three Sacred Choruses, Op. 37
This edition is now published by Mark Foster.
• Treble choir (SSAA), two soloists, a cappella. [Latin] 5¼′
  1. O bone Jesu
  2. Adoramus te, Christe
  3. Regina coeli laetare
Previously published 1865 by J. Rieter-Biedermann (Leipzig & Winterthur)
Foster—Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming
• SATB quartet, a cappella. [English] 2½′
Published ca. 1893 by Wm. A. Pond & Co. (New York)
Foster—The Old Folks At Home
• SATB choir with piano. 2½′
1904 arrangement by J. M. McLaughlin of Stephen Foster’s famous song.
Published 1904 by Ginn & Co. (New York)
MacDowell—Piano Sonata no. 1 (“Tragica”), Op. 45
• Piano solo. 25′
Copyright 1893, Breitkopf & Härtel; Copyright 1922, G. Schirmer (New York)
Pleyel—Septet, B. 251
• 2 violins, viola, violoncello, contrabass, 2 horns. 21′
Published, ca. 1787, by Jean André (Offenbach am Main)


Compositions and Arrangements:

Coruscating Ephemerons
• Flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, trumpet in C, trombone. 11′
A flash in the pan? (Look—something shiny!)
• Electronic. 6′
An elaborately wrought fantasia; or mayhap, studious rantings.
• Electronic. 4½′
A setting of Le Dormeur du val by Arthur Rimbaud.

New Editions:

Josquin—Absolon fili mi
• SATB choir, a cappella. 3′
A classic. A masterpiece. Probably not written by Josquin after all.
Modern performance edition based on a scholarly edition, Publikation älterer praktischer und theoretischer Music-Werke, published in 1877 by Leo Liepmannssohn (Berlin)
Lack—Le chant du ruisseau, Op. 92
• Piano solo. 2′
Published, copyright 1897, by Theo. Presser
Paderewski—Humoresques de Concert, Op. 14
• Piano solo. 17′
From a publication by Ed. Bote & G. Bock (Berlin), ca. 1887
Raff—String octet, Op. 176
• 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 violoncellos. 23′
From a F. Ries Verlag (Dresden) publication, ca. 1880; composed, 1872


Compositions and Arrangements:

Quartets vignettes
• Saxophone quartet. 19′
A “reimagining” of my 2003 string quartet.

New Editions:

Cramer—Quintet in E (“Amicitia”), Op. 69
• Piano, violin, viola, violoncello, contrabass. 30′
From a H. A. Probst (Leipzig) publication, ca. 1827; composed, 1824


Compositions and Arrangements:

• SATB choir with piano. [Latin] 3½′
Choral setting of Horace’s Ode I:32.

New Editions:

Costa—Damascus [Triumphal March from Naaman]
• SSATTB choir and piano. [English] 6¾′
Special Edition for the Sacred Harmonic Society published 1865, Addison and Lucas (London)
Published as No. 38 of The Standhope Edition Copyright 1908 by White-Smith Music Publishing Co. (Boston—New York—Chicago)
Hummel—Piano Trio no. 2, E-flat, Op. 12
• Piano, violin, violoncello. 18‒20′
From a C. F. Peters (Leipzig) publication, ca. 1870; composed, ca. 1803
Hummel—Piano Trio no. 6 (Grand Trio Concertant), E, Op. 83
• Piano, violin, violoncello. 25‒30′
Published, ca. 1819, by Richault (Paris)
Palestrina—Sitivit anima mea
• SATB choir, a cappella. [Latin] 2½′
The rarely heard ’Part 2’ of the popular 16th century masterpiece, Sicut cervus
Raff—“Grand” Piano Quintet, Op. 107
• Piano, 2 violins, viola, violoncello. 35‒40′
Published, ca. 1862, by J. Schuberth & Co. (Leipzig)


Compositions and Arrangements:

Cognitive Dissonance
• Electronic. 3½′
Dick Cheney was never impeached.
Collective Effervescence
• Electronic. 4′
The energy of the people creates the beliefs of the people?
Cultural Dissonance
• Electronic. 2¾′
Sometimes things just don’t seem to make sense anymore (see above).
Hawthorne—Whispering Hope
• Solo voice (or unison choir) with string quartet, oboe and piano. [English] 3¼′
A fresh look at the popular 1868 hit by Alice Hawthorne, who was actually a man named Septimus Winner

New Editions:

Barnby—Voice of the Western Wind
• SSA choir with piano. [English] 3¼′
Lyrics by Stedman
Published as No. 29 in series The Coda: Supplementary Music for Public Schools
Copyright 1887 Ginn & Co.
Bullard—The Pigtail
• SATB choir with piano. [English] 2½′
Lyrics by Thackeray
Published as No. 12 in The Laurel Octavo, first series
Copyright 1901 by C. C. Birchard & Company (Boston)
• SATB choir with piano. [English] 4½′
Some Americans of a certain age thought the lyrics were “My beer is Rheingold, the dry beer.”
Arrangement by Dr. S. Austin Pierce, published as No. 58 in the Octavo Choruses for Mixed Voices series
Copyright 1887, G. Schirmer (New York); composed 1881
Miessner—Our High School
• SSA choir with piano. [English] 4½′
Published as No. 4586 in the Octavo Choruses for Women’s Voices series
Copyright 1905, G. Schirmer (New York)
Raff—Cachoucha Caprice, Op. 79
• Piano solo. 5¼′
From an old volume with no title or copyright notice; composed 1858
Rubinstein—Etude, Op. 23, no. 2
• Piano solo. 3¾′
From an old volume with no title or copyright notice.
Thalberg—Andante, Op. 32
• Piano solo. 4½′
Published 1856, by Henry Talman & Co. (Boston)


Compositions and Arrangements:

Chasing the Horizon
• Electronic. 26½′
Inspired partly by Stephen Crane‘s poem I saw a man pursuing the horizon and partly by some very particular horizon-chasing by friends, this piece could use a good choreographer. Anyone interested?
Suite Nothings
• Electronic. 10¾′
Perhaps you would like a little after-dinner suite?

New Editions:

Chaminade—The Flatterer (La Lisonjera), Op. 50
• Piano solo. 2¼′
New edition of an 1897 publication by Theo. Presser
Lange—Pure As Snow, Op. 34
• Piano solo. 3¼′
Published by C. C. Church and Company (Hartford), no date or copyright notice
MacDowell—March Wind, Op. 46, no. 10
• Piano solo. 1′
Copyright 1894, Breitkopf & Härtel; Copyright 1917, Breitkopf & Härtel (New York)
Pennington—Japanese Dance, Op. 12, no. 2
• Piano solo. 3′
From Two Pianoforte Pieces
Published as B. F. W. 3769-4; Copyright 1910, The B. F. Wood Music Co.
• Piano solo. 4′
Uncredited arrangement of Popper’s Gavotte No. 3, Op. 27
From an old volume with no title or copyright notice
Raff—La fileuse (The Spinner), Op. 157, no. 2
• Piano solo. 3′
From an old volume with no title or copyright notice; composed, 1871
Schütt—A la bien aimeé, Op. 59, no. 2
• Piano solo. 4′
From Papillons d’amour
Published, copyright 1900, by N. Simrock
Stcherbatcheff—Clair de lune, Op. 25
• Piano solo. 4′
Published, copyright 1900, by J. B. Millet Co. (Boston)
Stcherbatcheff—Orientale, Op. 15
• Piano solo. 4′
Published, copyright 1900, by J. B. Millet Co. (Boston)


Compositions and Arrangements:

The Walrus and the Carpenter
• SATB choir, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano. [English] 9½′
A jolly (yet dramatic!) setting of Lewis Carroll‘s famous poem.
from Hamlet
• SATB choir with flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano. [English] 4′
Originally written in 1976; greatly revised in 2005 to provide an interesting counterpart to The Walrus and the Carpenter.


Quartet vignettes
• String quartet. 18¾′
Subtitled “Daughters of Mnemosyne,” this is a suite with one movement for each of the Muses.


Mahler—Symphony no. 1
• Arrangement for small concert band or wind ensemble. Picc, fl, ob (opt), bn (opt), cl 1/2, bs cl, a sx 1/2, t sx, b sx, hp (opt), cnt 1/2, hn 1/2, tbn 1/2, euph, tuba, timp, 2 perc.
  1. Slow. Dragging. Like a sound of nature. 15′
  2. Robust, animated. 7′
  3. Solemn and measured [funeral march]. 10′
  4. Turbulent, agitated. 18′
(Well, I guess someone had to do it.)
New edition (2013) adds several corrections, cleaned-up percussion parts, and new, optional parts for oboe, bassoon, and harp.


A Rare and Curious Phenomenon
• Electronic. 10½′
Put together with Finale® and a Roland Sound Canvas, this piece eventually became orchestral.
• Clarinet, violoncello, piano. 4½′
Traditional, middle-of-the-road 20th century lyricism.


Harvest Home
• TTBB choir with strings. [English] 2′
Based on Henry Purcell‘s Your Hay It Is Mow’d, this piece is well suited for Thanksgiving or harvest-time. Very traditional, rousing male glee club number.


Beethoven—Hallelujah from Christ on the Mount of Olives
• Orchestration for 10-piece ensemble [Fl, Ob, Cl, Bsn, Hn, Tpt, String quartet]. 6′
Useful for festive church performances on a budget, this arrangement is to be used with the normal choir editions.
Choral scores are NOT provided.


9/4 Ground
• Electronic. 4¾′
Improvisation over a bass line.
Brooklyn Rain
• Electronic. 23′
A slow rain in Brooklyn provides a lesson in English bell-ringing.
3 Hansenlieder
• Solo voice and piano. [English] 5′
  1. Coppertone
  2. Ice Swan
  3. A Young Duffer‘s Duet with the Furnace Gong
Settings of three slightly surreal poems by David C. Hansen. Fairly easy.
Slow Spring Sprung
• Electronic. 2¼′
Quick little number with no particular purpose.
Study (1987)
• Electronic. 3½′
A little number exploring the many possibilities of a Casio CZ-5000, if you can believe that!


Raoul 1986
• Electronic. 22¾′
This was an attempt to write “New Age Music.” I was told it was too interesting…
Synthesizer Madness
• Electronic. 4½′
Some people hate synthesizers. Could this be why?


Goodbye My Friend
• Solo voice (or unison choir) and piano—English. 3′
Christmas ballad, originally written for a musical for children.


As the Living Father Sent Me
• SATB choir and organ. [English] 2′
Communion meditation or anthem for church use. Fairly easy.


Magnum nomen Domini
• 2-part choir and organ. [Latin] 1½′
Arrangement of a 14th century Christmas carol. Very easy.


Raoul 1977
• Electronic. 6½′
Ah, the mighty Moog! ☺


Drinking Music
• Electronic. 9¼′
Three cheers for that big, old Moog sequencer!
Theme for 4 Clarinets
• Quartet for clarinets. 4′
I think it would be wonderful played on four basset horns, but sometimes I’m a bit less practical than others.


Music Film
• Electronic. 4′
A disturbing student score for a disturbing student film.
Raoul 1975a
• Electronic. 1¼′
Bleeps, bloops and blops quickly move from one speaker to another!
Raoul 1975b
• Electronic. 3¼′
I have always found this little piece to be suprisingly relaxing. Maybe you will too.


The Way Lies Before Us
• Flute/piccolo, acoustic guitar, prepared piano. 8½′
A very quiet piece for a very live room.


Thus spake Arjuna…
• Organ solo. 5–6′
Very spacious piece which makes use of the organ‘s ability to hold notes forever, its tendency to be slightly out of tune, and its affinity for large, reverberant halls.


Dance for Cathy
• Flute, alto sax, trumpet in C, horn, trombone, vibraphone, piano. 4¼′
Very slow and serene without implied movement.


Dichtung und Wahrheit
• Tenor voice and flute. [German] 6′
Setting of four short poems by Goethe. Rather difficult.
Ornamenta Rationalia
• Oboe and piano. 3′
Basic mid-20th century, lyrical, student serialism.


• Horn, percussion, piano. 6½′
A little bit Hindemith; a little bit rock’n’roll. Revised and sanity-checked in 2002.


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