Quartets

A Day at the Park

A Day at the Park is an animated piece for clarinet quartet (Eb clarinet, two Bb clarinets, and bass clarinet). Imagine a day when there are no cares or worries, just a picnic in the park with some games, relaxation, a paddle-boat ride, a barbecue, and some good music.


On a Sunday Afternoon

On a Sunday Afternoon is for clarinet quartet (Eb clarinet, two Bb clarinets, and bass clarinet). I composed this happy piece for a local group of clarinetists. While composing instrumental compositions, I usually don't think of the music as programmatic in any way--they don't express stories, just moods. So, I usually give titles to these compositions after they are complete. In this case, Sunday afternoon is free time, for fun activities or just relaxing.


Bittersweet Fantasy

This piece for trombone quartet is dedicated to Daniel Baldwin, an enthusiastic trombone player who guided me through the literature of contemporary trombone music.


Mysterious Dream

Mysterious Dream is for flute quartet or flute choir. A mysterious, ethereal atmosphere invites one to an icy surreal world.