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Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (2016)              
duration - 24:00 (3 movements)
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons;
4 horns, trumpet, 3 trombones, tuba; timpani, 2 percussion; strings; solo trumpet

Commissioned by Guy Clark and the Palo Alto Philharmonic. Premiere: April 8, 2017 by Guy Clark and the Palo Alto Philharmonic, Lee Actor conducting.

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Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra (2015)              
duration - 26:45 (3 movements)
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons;
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; timpani, 2 percussion; strings; solo piano

Commissioned by the Mission Chamber Orchestra. Premiere: May 15, 2016 by Jon Nakamatsu and the Mission Chamber Orchestra, Emily Ray conducting.

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Symphony No. 3 (2013)
duration - 34:00 (5 movements)
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons;
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; timpani, 2 percussion; strings

Commissioned by the Palo Alto Philharmonic. Premiere: December 7, 2013 by the Palo Alto Philharmonic, Thomas Shoebotham conducting.

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I. Premonition  
 - beginningListenView (p. 3)
 - 1st climaxListenView (p. 6)
 - 2nd climaxListenView (p. 12)
 - 3rd climaxListenView (p. 17)
II. Scherzo 1  
 - beginningListenView (p. 20)
 - middleListenView (p. 42)
 - endListenView (p. 52)
III. Reflections  
 - beginningListenView (p. 56)
 - endingListenView (p. 70)
IV. Scherzo 2  
 - beginningListenView (p. 74)
 - middleListenView (p. 81)
 - endListenView (p. 89)
V. Finale  
 - beginningListenView (p. 95)
 - 2nd sectionListenView (p. 101)
 - 3rd sectionListenView (p. 110)
 - Maestoso climaxListenView (p. 124)
 - codaListenView (p. 137)
 
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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (2012) 
duration - 32:30 (3 movements)
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons;
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; timpani, 2 percussion; strings; solo piano

Commissioned by the Peninsula Symphony. Premiere: May 17/18, 2013 by Daniel Glover and the Peninsula Symphony, Mitchell Sardou Klein conducting. Special Judge's Citation for the 2015 American Prize in Orchestral Composition.

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I. Allegro moderato  
 - beginningListenView (p. 3)
 - 2nd sectionListenView (p. 13)
 - 3rd sectionListenView (p. 24)
 - climaxListenView (p. 29)
 - redevelopmentListenView (p. 50)
 - climax/cadenzaListenView (p. 56)
II. Adagio  
 - beginningListenView (p. 71)
 - climaxListenView (p. 77)
III. Allegro feroce  
 - beginningListenView (p. 86)
 - 2nd themeListenView (p. 92)
 - 3rd theme/climaxListenView (p. 100)
 - codaListenView (p. 116)
 
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Premonition (2012)
duration - 10:45
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons;
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; timpani, 2 percussion; strings

Commissioned by the Palo Alto Philharmonic. Premiere: April 14, 2012 by the Palo Alto Philharmonic, the composer conducting. 1st movement of Symphony No. 3.

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beginningListenView (p. 3)
1st climaxListenView (p. 6)
2nd climaxListenView (p. 12)
3rd climaxListenView (p. 16)
 
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Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra (2011) 
duration - 23:00 (3 movements)
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons;
2 horns, 2 trumpet; timpani, 1 percussion; strings; solo guitar

Commissioned by the South Bay Guitar Society. Premiere: April 21, 2012 by the Mission Chamber Orchestra, Emily Ray conducting.

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Divertimento for Small Orchestra (2011) 
duration - 9:45
2 flutes, 1 oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons;
2 horns, 1 trumpet; timpani; strings

Commissioned by the Skaneateles Festival. Premiere: August 13, 2011 by the Skaneateles Festival Chamber Orchestra, Robert Moody conducting. Finalist for the 2016 American Prize in Orchestral Composition.

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beginningListenView (p. 3)
2nd sectionListenView (p. 13)
3rd sectionListenView (p. 28)
climaxListenView (p. 33)
endingListenView (p. 50)
 
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Dance Rhapsody (2010) 
duration - 16:00
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons;
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; timpani, 2 percussion; strings

Commissioned by the Palo Alto Philharmonic. Premiere: April 10/11, 2010 by the Palo Alto Philharmonic, the composer conducting. Winner of the 2016 Austin Civic Orchestra Composition Competition. Won second place in the 2011 American Prize in Orchestral Composition.

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WaltzListenView (p. 4)
Interlude 1ListenView (p. 19)
Slow TangoListenView (p. 24)
Fast TangoListenView (p. 28)
Interlude 2ListenView (p. 42)
FandangoListenView (p. 46)
Fandango climax/codaListenView (p. 59)
 
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Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (2009) 
duration - 21:30 (3 movements)
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons; 2 horns, 2 trumpets;
timpani, 1 percussion; strings; solo alto saxophone

Commissioned by the Mission Chamber Orchestra; dedicated to Ashu. Premiere: February 14, 2010 by Ashu and the Mission Chamber Orchestra, Emily Ray conducting. Finalist for the 2013 American Prize in Orchestral Composition.

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I. Andante appassionato  
 - beginningListenView (p. 3)
 - 2nd themeListenView (p. 20)
 - cadenzaListenView (p. 32)
II. Adagio  
 - beginningListenView (p. 37)
III. Allegro molto  
 - beginningListenView (p. 55)
 - 2nd themeListenView (p. 66)
 - 3rd themeListenView (p. 77)
 - codaListenView (p. 101)
 
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Opening Remarks (2009) 
duration - 6:00
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons;
2 horns, 2 trumpets; timpani; strings

Commissioned by the Saratoga Symphony. Premiere: May 3, 2009 by the Saratoga Symphony, Jason Klein conducting.

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beginningListenView (p. 3)
chorale/recapListenView (p. 13)
codaListenView (p. 31)
 
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Circus Symphonicus (2008)
duration - 5:30
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon;
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; timpani, 3 percussion; strings

3rd movement of Symphony No. 2. Premiere as standalone work: November 6, 2014 by the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Peter Rubardt conducting. Finalist in the Columbia Orchestra's 2013 American Composer Competition.

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1st/2nd themesListenView (p. 3)
3rd themeListenView (p. 12)
fugatoListenView (p. 17)
codaListenView (p. 28)
 
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Meditation for Violin and Orchestra (2008)
duration - 8:00
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons; 2 horns;
timpani, strings; solo violin

2nd movement of Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. Premiere as standalone work: December 2, 2008 by Leslie Taylor Warlick and the Clemson University Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Levin conducting. Version also available for violin and piano.

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opening themeListenView (p. 3)
restatementListenView (p. 8)
2nd themeListenView (p. 11)
endingListenView (p. 20)
 
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Celebration Overture (2007)
duration - 11:10
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon;
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; timpani, 3 percussion; strings

Commissioned by the Palo Alto Philharmonic in honor of their 20th anniversary. Premiere: October 20, 2007 by the Palo Alto Philharmonic, Thomas Shoebotham conducting.

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opening fanfareListenView (p. 3)
1st episode (misterioso)ListenView (p. 13)
2nd episode (scherzo)ListenView (p. 17)
3rd episode (march)ListenView (p. 25)
closing fanfare/codaListenView (p. 44)
 
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Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (2007)         
duration - 13:30 (3 movements)         
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons;          
timpani; strings; solo horn         

Commissioned by the Silicon Valley Symphony. Premiere: May 19, 2007 by Christophe Gillet and the Silicon Valley Symphony, Michael Paul Gibson conducting. Version also available for horn and piano. First Prize Winner of the 2007 International Horn Society Composition Contest.  See also Concerto for Horn and Band.

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I. Allegro moderato  
 - beginningListenView (p. 3)
 - 2nd themeListenView (p. 5)
II. Adagio  
 - beginning to climaxListenView (p. 11)
III. Allegro vivo  
 - beginningListenView (p. 15)
 - 1st episodeListenView (p. 17)
 - 2nd episodeListenView (p. 19)
 
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Symphony No. 2 (2006)
duration - 24:10 (3 movements)
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon;
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; timpani, 3 percussion; strings

Commissioned by the Palo Alto Philharmonic. Premiere: February 24, 2007 by the Palo Alto Philharmonic, the composer conducting. Finalist in the Columbia Orchestra's 2013 American Composer Competition (3rd movement).

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I. Andante maestoso  
 - opening fanfareListenView (p. 3)
 - 1st theme groupListenView (p. 8)
 - 2nd theme groupListenView (p. 15)
 - 1st climaxListenView (p. 21)
 - 2nd climaxListenView (p. 32)
II. Adagio molto  
 - beginningListenView (p. 35)
 - fugue/climaxListenView (p. 40)
III. Allegro molto vivace  
 - 1st/2nd themesListenView (p. 46)
 - 3rd themeListenView (p. 55)
 - fugatoListenView (p. 60)
 - codaListenView (p. 71)
 
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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2005)
duration - 31:00 (3 movements)
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons; 2 horns, 2 trumpets;
timpani, 1 percussion; strings; solo violin

Commissioned by the Mission Chamber Orchestra; dedicated to Pip Clarke. Premiere: April 22, 2006 by Pip Clarke and the Mission Chamber Orchestra, Emily Ray conducting. Version also available for violin and piano. 2nd movement also available separately (see Meditation for Violin and Orchestra). Finalist for the 2012 American Prize in Orchestral Composition.

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I. Proclamation  
 - beginningListenView (p. 3)
 - lyrical themeListenView (p. 15)
 - mid developmentListenView (p. 24)
 - end cadenza/codaListenView (p. 54)
II. Meditation  
 - opening themeListenView (p. 58)
 - restatementListenView (p. 63)
 - 2nd themeListenView (p. 66)
 - endingListenView (p. 75)
III. Exhilaration  
 - beginningListenView (p. 77)
 - 1st episodeListenView (p. 94)
 - 2nd episodeListenView (p. 112)
 - codaListenView (p. 130)
 
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Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra (2005)
duration - 11:00
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons; 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba;
2 percussion; strings; solo timpani

Commissioned by the Palo Alto Philharmonic; dedicated to Stuart Chafetz. Premiere: February 18, 2006 by Stuart Chafetz and the Palo Alto Philharmonic, Ann Krinitsky conducting. Finalist for the 2014 American Prize in Orchestral Composition.  Version also available for timpani and piano.  See also Concerto for Timpani and Band.

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beginningListenView (p. 3)
2nd theme groupListenView (p. 7)
slow section, pt. 1ListenView (p. 13)
slow section, pt. 2ListenView (p. 16)
end cadenza/codaListenView (p. 32)
 
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Prelude to a Tragedy (2003)
duration - 11:45
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons;
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; timpani, 2 percussion; harp; strings

Commissioned by the Palo Alto Philharmonic. Premiere: April 17/18, 2004 by the Palo Alto Philharmonic, the composer conducting. Selected for Masterworks of the New Era - Volume Five, recorded by Robert Ian Winstin and the Kiev Philharmonic. Finalist in the Columbia Orchestra's 2005 American Composer Competition.

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beginningListenView (p. 3)
1st lyrical themeListenView (p. 8)
2nd lyrical themeListenView (p. 17)
final climaxListenView (p. 25)
 
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Symphony No. 1 (2002)
duration - 33:00 (3 movements)
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons; 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba;
timpani, 2 percussion; harp; strings

Commissioned by the Palo Alto Philharmonic in honor of their 15th anniversary. Premiere: April 26, 2003 by the Palo Alto Philharmonic, the composer conducting.

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I. Prelude  
 - introductionListenView (p. 3)
 - main theme groupListenView (p. 10)
 - 2nd theme groupListenView (p. 16)
II. Lament  
 - beginningListenView (p. 43)
 - climaxListenView (p. 51)
III. Finale  
 - introductionListenView (p. 59)
 - main themeListenView (p. 64)
 - march themeListenView (p. 67)
 - coda, 1st sectionListenView (p. 93)
 - endingListenView (p. 99)
 
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Redwood Fanfare (2002)          
duration - 3:00     
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons; 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba;
timpani, 2 percussion; strings     

Commissioned by the Redwood Symphony. Premiere: November 24, 2002 by the Redwood Symphony, Eric Kujawsky conducting. Winner of the 2009 Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra Fanfare Competition.

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beginningListenView (p. 3)
trumpets' canonListenView (p. 5)
endingListenView (p. 9)
 
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Variations and Fugue for Orchestra (2001)
duration - 9:00
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons; 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba;
timpani; strings

Commissioned by the Palo Alto Philharmonic. Premiere: April 27, 2002 by the Palo Alto Philharmonic, the composer conducting. Finalist in the Holyoke Civic Symphony's 2005 Composition Competition. Finalist in the Columbia Orchestra's 2007 American Composer Competition.

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beginningListenView (p. 3)
middle variationsListenView (p. 11)
1st fugue themeListenView (p. 20)
double fugue - codaListenView (p. 25)
 
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Kaleidoscopic Overture (2014)              
duration - 6:30
piccolo, flutes 1/2, oboes 1/2, Bb clarinets 1/2/3, Eb alto clarinet,
bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, bassoons 1/2;
alto sax 1/2, tenor sax, bari sax; Bb trumpets 1/2/3, horns 1/2/3/4, trombones 1/2/3, euphonium, tuba;
double bass, timpani, 3 percussion

Commissioned anonymously for the Green Valley Concert Band. Premiere: April 12, 2015 by the Green Valley Concert Band, John Snavely conducting.

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Concerto for Horn and Band (2009)
duration - 13:30 (3 movements)
piccolo, flutes 1/2, oboes 1/2, Eb clarinet, Bb clarinets 1/2/3, bass clarinet, bassoons 1/2;
alto sax 1/2, tenor sax, baritone sax; Bb trumpets 1/2, trombones 1/2/3, tuba;
double bass, timpani, solo horn

Band version of Concerto for Horn and Orchestra. Commissioned by the University of South Dakota. Premiere: March 23, 2009 by Bernhard Scully and the University of South Dakota Symphonic Band, Dr. Kenneth Drobnak conducting. Version also available for horn and piano.

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Concerto for Timpani and Band (2007)
duration - 11:00
piccolo, flutes 1/2, oboes 1/2, Eb clarinet, Bb clarinets 1/2/3, bass clarinet, bassoons 1/2;
alto sax 1/2, tenor sax, bari sax; Bb trumpets 1/2/3, horns 1/2/3/4, trombones 1/2/3, euphonium, tuba;
double bass, 2 percussion, solo timpani

Band version of Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra. Premiere: February 16, 2009 by Wen-Ting Huang and the National Taiwan Normal University Symphonic Band, Professor Shu-Han Yeh conducting. Version also available for timpani and piano.

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Fanfare for 8 Horns (2015)            
duration - 2:00
8 horns

Premiere: August 4, 2015 at the 2015 International Horn Symposium, conducted by Daniel Baldwin.

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String Quartet No. 1 (1980)
duration - 13:40
2 violins, viola, cello

Premiere: 4/30/82 by the San Jose String Quartet. Finalist for the 2014 American Prize in Chamber Music Composition.

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Duo for Violin and Cello (1978)
duration - 6:25
violin, cello

Winner of 1979 Eva Thompson Phillips Award for Composition, San Jose State University.

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Movement for Brass Sextet (1978)
duration - 4:30
2 trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones

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