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Selected Excerpts

Below are short excerpts from a variety of my music. These works represent a range of styles, genres and instrumentations as I believe a musical setting of The English Patient lies somewhere between a musical and an opera. I imagine a work that is primarily sung but still has clear songs and arias and the musical language will blend orchestral writing with period pieces and jazz.  The work of Sondheim (Sunday in the Park, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd) as well as West Side Story, Porgy and Bess and La Bohème are all touchstones for me.

Orchestral

Bold orchestral excerpt from Shadows & Light
Shadows & Light -
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Melodic writing from a work called Always Be True
Always Be True -
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Period

Two piano pieces from a production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia
Thomasina -
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Septimus -
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Solo violin music in the style of a Baroque Chaconne
Chaconne -
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Vocal

Aria from my opera Hannaraptor (archival recording)
First Glance -
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Song from a British Cabaret called People (archival recording)
It Used To Be Clear -
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Pop Christmas song written with singer-songwriter Eileen Laverty
Angels in the Snow -
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Some Choral Music
There is a Sound -
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Jazz

Jazz ballad (mvt II) from clarinet concerto Dreaming of the Masters I
Stranger on the Prairie -
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Classical/Jazz blend
Flying Fingers -
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Opening of mvt II from trumpet concerto Dreaming of the Masters III
Prayer -
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