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Duets

Fantasy for Clarinet and Piano

Fantasy for Clarinet and Piano is a beautiful, flowing duet in a true modern-day Romantic style. This music will capture your heart and demand an encore! This piece is not a clarinet solo--it is a true duet, with clarinet and piano taking equal turns in the spotlight. Listen to the wonderful performance by Amy Rothstein and Nancy Genovese.


Blessed (for Alto Saxophone and Piano)

Blessed is a piece for alto saxophone and piano. The piece is an experiment--a blend of two different styles, jazz and Jewish. You can hear strains of two traditional Jewish liturgical melodies--the blessing "Baruch atah ..." and "Oseh shalom". The piece is very passionate, and should be lots of fun for both sax player and pianist! This performance was by two wonderful musicians; Susan Alexander on piano and Pamela Mason on saxophone.


Blues Appasionato (for Violin and Piano)

Blues Appassionato is a rambunctious piece intended as a virtuoso concert piece for violin. The MP3 recording is a spectacular performance by violinist Amy Beth Horman and pianist Frank Conlon. What a treat!


Ballade for Trombone and Piano

Ballade for Trombone and Piano is a beautiful, lyrical piece that will melt your heart! It is 10 minutes in duration, and is intended for an intermediate-level (4th-year) trombone player. This piece is suitable for a tenor or bass trombone.


Anticipation (for Clarinet and Piano)

The title Anticipation seems to be appropriate because the ostinato octaves played by the piano remind one of the ticking of a clock. This is a simple piece, and can be played by second-year students.


On a Lark (for Flute and Piano)

I wrote this piece for an advanced-level flautist who wanted to play something original for her solo and ensemble festival. The recorded performance was by two wonderful musicians; Amy Rothstein on piano and Michael Bowyer on flute.


Chromatic Aberrations (for Oboe and Piano)

Chromatic Aberrations is a slow, romantic-style piece for oboe and piano. I gave it this title, because of the continuous modulation in keys. You can listen to the beautiful performance by Alison Lowell and Amy Rothstein.


Evolution in 12-8-4-2 (for Oboe and Piano)

Evolution in 12-8-4-2 is in 12/8 time, and, well, it's for two performers! It starts out in a very agitated state, and becomes smoother as the music plays out. Listen to this beautiful performance by Kristy Johnson and Susan Alexander.


Caprice (for alto or tenor trombone & piano)

Caprice is a 6-minute duet for intermediate-level alto or tenor trombone and piano. It has contemporary harmonies, with a jazz-like flavor. Although written for alto trombone, Caprice can also be played by a tenor trombone with no difficulty. Therefore, the sheet music includes parts for both alto and tenor trombones. The audio recording is of a performance by two wonderful musicians; Susan Alexander on piano and James Kazik on alto trombone.