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Catalogue of Works

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Opus 214   Six Months After the Night for flugelhorn and piano
Opus 213   to be announced
Opus 212   to be announced
Opus 211   Seagha & Ground for violin, oboe, horn and piano
Opus 210   The Conservatory o Roses for flute, harp, viola & celloOpus 209   to be announced
Opus 208   Icy Lots
Opus 207   Pieces of Phi I (wip)
Opus 206   High / Low polytonal (wip)
Opus 205   Treegram Forrest
Opus 204   Polar Flux
Opus 203   SiSoDu (Simple Sonata Duet)
Opus 202   Earth & Moon for four players
Opus 201   I Ching Base Tones
Opus 200   I Ching Scales version 5
Opus 199a   Shopping Mall Music
Opus 199b
  Horn Concerto No. 4
Opus 198   Underground with Rays of Light for horn quartet
Opus 197   Free Quartet No. 1 "Glacier"
Opus 196   Vista No. 6 (wip)
Opus 195   Vista No. 5 (wip)
Opus 194  Elemental Fanfares (work in progress)
Opus 193  Church Suite II for Brass Trio
Opus 192  Two Fanfares
Opus 191  Fill-up-Glass for Brass Trio
Opus 190  Church Suite I for Horn and Organ
Opus 189  Unanswered Schubert
Opus 188  Infinity of Man (wip)
Opus 187  Vista No. 4 for horn with videotape
Opus 186   House Music (wip)
Opus 185   Vista No. 3 for horn with videotape
Opus 184a  Scales version 4a
Opus 184   Five Crystalline Miniatures for Horn, Cello and Bass
Opus 183   The piece without a name for waterphone & trio
Opus 182   Crystalline Sketches (work in progress)
Opus 181    Resonance I (in 2 parts) for three instruments & chimes
Opus 180   Free Trio No. 4
Opus 179   Vortex Breathing (work in progress)
Opus 178   More than 64 Quartets for horns based on the I Ching
Opus 177   Electrum Quartet No. 2 (I ching scales 14 & 25 (v.2))
Opus 176   Theme and Variations for Brass trio with organ
Opus 175   Free Trio No. 3 for alto & bass instrument and organ
Opus 174   VISTA No. 2 for horn and video tape (can be natural horn)
Opus 174a  A Crossing of Time
Opus 173   Morning Music
Opus 172   I Ching Meditation & Dance No. 41 (icmd41)
Opus 171   I Ching Meditation & Dance No. 13 (icmd13)
Opus 170   I Ching (#27) Meditation & Dance (icmd27)
Opus 169a  I Ching Rhythm No. 4
Opus 169   I Ching Rhythms - 64 short solo pieces
Opus 168   Symphony Number Free (Three) for small orchestra
Opus 167   Free Trio No. 2 for three unspecified melody instruments
Opus 166   Vista No. 1 "Frozen" for horn with video tape
Opus 165   Electrum Fanfares (No.'s 1-4) for horn, trombone & tuba
Opus 164   Electrum Quartet No. 1: Aria & Fugue for the Electrum Brass trio and Organ
Opus 163   Mandala No. 4 for horn and violin (buy sheet music)

Opus 162   Cantaria, for student horn quartet (buy sheet music)
 Opus 161   Sinfonia No. 5 & TX1 for Horn Quartet
Opus 160   Free Trio No. 1 (buy sheet music)
Opus 159   Waves and Particles for 6 & 8 unspecified microtunable instruments
Opus 158   Accuracy Studies for the French Hornist (buy sheet music)
Opus 157   Four Accompanied Etudes for horn and piano
Opus 156   Twenty-Two trios for horns
Opus 155a   Music for Horn and Organ (wip)
Opus 155b  September Summer, 2013 for flute, clarinet and horn
Opus 154   Five Anonymous Pieces No. 2 for brass trio
Opus 153   Jazz Horn Sonata horn and piano
Opus 152   Happy Music for the RSO chamber players (strings with 1111 1100) (buy sheet music)
Opus 151   Gateway Through Stillness for violin solo with flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 bassoons, trumpet and horn. (buy sheet music) Opus 150   We Give Thanks for six unspecified instruments
Opus 149   Amram visits Copland's Tomb for horn quartet
Opus 148  One-hundred-twenty-eight Amens for two or more unspecified instruments that are micro-tunable
Opus 147   Variations on a Fragment by Beethoven for flute, 3 natural horns & bassoon (2007)
Opus 146   Skitso for chamber orchestra
Opus 145b  Five anonymous pieces No. 1 for brass quintet
Opus 144   Pierot de Dance sextet for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola & 'cello
Opus 143   Symphony No. 2 "From Spectrum to Hipster and Beyond"
Opus 142   Student Horn Quartet for horn quartet
Opus 142a  Almost Square and other short pieces for solo piano
work in progress
Opus 142b  Duet No. 4 for horn & oboe
available here free
Opus 141   Avant Garde Pieces
--A (1/3/6)B   Concerto for any instrument
--B   Nice Notes . . .
--C   Car Radio written instructions for these are available for free
Opus 140   Chamber Symphony No. 9 version 1: for wind quintet and piano with optional trumpet version 2: for wind quintet and strings with optional trumpet
Opus 139  More than 64 Solos for solo horn (buy sheet music)
Opus 138   Chamber symphony No. 8 "Raga & Tao: Views of Spiral Galaxies" written for the Regina Symphony Chamber Players of 12 -3111 1111 1100
Opus 137   Five songs for soprano, horn & ‘cello
Opus 136   “Quaratet” for four horn on CD7
Opus 135   VISTA No. 7 "Gates" for clarinet, horn and videotape
Opus 134   Flowering Love Falling for two horns and Wind chimes, tubular bells or tape in five movements
Opus 133a  Two Fragments for solo horn
Opus 133   Chamber Symphony No. 7 for clarinet, horn, piano, bass and tape
Opus 132   Sixty-four Duets for two horn (buy sheet music)
Opus 131   Grace & Harmony for natural horn, ‘cello and piano
Opus 130c  Evolution for solo piano (work in progress)
Opus 130b  The Test of Time for chamber orchestra
Opus 130a  Octet for unspecified instruments
Opus 129   Preponderance of the Great for horn, ‘cello, piano and tape
Opus 128a Homage No, 1 & 2 for strings
Opus 128   Sextet No. 2 "Lake" for horn and strings
Opus 127   Chamber Symphony No. 6 for clarinet, horn, piano, bass and tape
Opus 126   Trio Sonata for horn, cello and piano (work in progress)
Opus 125   Three Trios and a quartet in G for horns
Opus 124   Chamber Symphony No. 5 for 12 players
Opus 123   Medieval Blues Trio for brass trio
Opus 122a  Choices I for solo horn
Opus 122   Color Contrasts for solo horn (buy sheet music)
Opus 121   St. Patrick’s Breast Plate for bass voice, horn, piano & organ
Opus 120   Trio No. 5 for horn ‘cello & piano
Opus 120b  Draft Piece in IC 36/37 for horn & organ
Opus 120a  Going underground for horn & organ
Opus 119   Finding the Mandala for two horns
Opus 118   Horn Concerto No. 3 for horn with brass quintet (buy sheet music)
Opus 117   Sonata for horn & piano
Opus 116   Short Fanfare for two trumpets or trumpet and horn available here free
Opus 115   Brass trio in Two Movements
Opus 114   Four scherzi for brass quintet
Opus 113   Sinfonia No. 4 for horn & piano on CD1
Opus 112   Sinfonia No. 3 for flute & piano in sort of a baroque style 3 short movements
Opus 111a  Sinfonia No. 2 for violin, horn & piano
Opus 111b  Sinfonia No. 2 version for clarinet, violoncello & piano
Opus 111c  Sinfonia No. 2 version for horn quartet
Opus 110   Trumpet Sonata (Spring 1998)
Opus 109  Symphony No. 1 in five movements,
which includes the stand-alone work "Sinfonia No. 1"  
Opus 108   Duet No. 3 "Rupavati" for flute and horn
Opus 107c   Fission for horn w/ three string quartets or horn w/ tape
Opus 107b   Horn Quintet No. 2 for horn with strings
Opus 107a   Horn Quintet No. 1 for horn with strings
Opus 106   Ramaprya for Woodwind Quintet
Opus 105   Trio No. 4 for Clarinet, Horn & Bassoon Trios premiered April 1997 in Sacramento.
Opus 104   Great & Small for Natural horn, Bassoon and Harpsichord
Opus 103   Trio No. 3 for Clarinet, Horn & Bassoon Trios premiered April 1997in Sacramento.  
Opus 102   Planetary Ripples for 16 similar instruments. Fall 1996
Opus 101   Arpegionne for mandolin & piano  September-1996
Opus 100   Spicer Portrait for orchestra  August-1996 (buy sheet music)
Opus 99 Books:   
          The 64 I Ching Scales, Op. 99a (buy sheet music)
          The 64 I Ching Arpeggios, Op. 99b
          I ching Interval studies in 16 volumes (Op. 99c- 99r)
Opus 98   The Star for violin, oboe, natural horn andhHarpsichord (1996) (buy sheet music)
Opus 97   Gamut & Hay for flute, violin and horn and harpsichord (Spring 1996)
Opus 96   Double Concerto for horn & violin  and orchestra (Spring 1996)
Opus 95.1   Universal Rhythm for solo tape (winter 1996).
Opus 95.2.1   Chromatic universal rhythm solo & piano version 
Opus 95.2.2  Chromatic universal rhythm trumpet & organ version
Opus 95.2.3  C major Universal Rhythm 
Opus 95.3.1  Intonation study on no. 10 D major (winter 1996). 
Opus 95.3.2  Intonation study on no. 26 in Gb
Opus 95.3.3  Intonation study on no. 41
Opus 95.4     Grand duo for violin and horn
Opus 94  Symphony for Band (Summer 1992 - Fall 1995)
Opus 93a   Natural / Artificial for horn & computer generated tape
Opus 93   Sextet No. 1 for two natural horns and string quartet (winter 1995-6) (buy sheet music)
Opus 92  Artifice for symphony brass (4231) (October 1995) (buy sheet music)
Opus 91a  Ms. Owl for English horn, horn, timpani and strings (1995)
Opus 91   Night Hawk for trumpet and organ. (summer 1995)
Opus 90   Calypso for symphony brass ensemble (summer 1997) (buy sheet music)
Opus 89   Timpani Concerto for Stan Lunetta
(oboe/english horn, horn, bass clarinet, percussion, and strings or tape with the solo) (3/1994-4/1995)
Opus 88d  Infinite for solo horn (alone) this is included on CD 6 (buy sheet music)
Opus 88a  Trio No. 2 for horn cello and piano
Opus 88   Infinite for solo horn with tape loop 
(work in progress forever)
Opus 87   Music of Rocks for Guitar and Viola (1993)    
Opus 86   Wailing for horn, piano and computer realized tape (Nov. - Dec. 1994) this is includes music on CD 1   (buy sheet music)
Opus 85   The Waltz for Orchestra (Sept.- Oct. 1994)   (buy sheet music)
Opus 84   Khrushchev Portrait for narrator, solo Bass Clarinet, solo English horn and two chamber orchestras.
Opus 83a  Etude
Opus 83   Minuet, Trio and Finale for violin, horn and piano. (buy sheet music)
Opus 82   The Peacock for flute, horn, vibraphone and bass. (April 1994) (buy sheet music)
Opus 81   Variation on a Theme for horn quartet (original Star Trek theme) (1/1994) (buy sheet music)
Opus 80   We Need More Love (Gospel) for orchestra (1/1994)
Opus 79   Cat Music for clarinet and piano (11/1993)
Opus 78a  Music From a Coffee House No. 2 for off-stage chamber orchestra, pipe organ and 10 percussionists (Fall 1980)
Opus 78b Music From a Coffee House No. 1 for orchestra and 17 actors (Spring 1993)
subtitle: "Shadows Do Breath" alternate title: "Halloween Music" (buy sheet music)  
Opus 77d
 Returning to the Source for solo hand horn in e  (buy sheet music)
Opus 77   Baroque Shapes and Space Music for solo viola and tape 13 min.  on CD6
Opus 76   QuadRhumba for flute, xylophone,  2 horns and timpani (buy sheet music)          
Opus 75   Seven Haiku for horn quartet (2/1993) (buy sheet music) 
Opus 74   Horn Concerto No. 2 for horn with clarinet, harp, 4 percussion and strings  (1/1993)   (buy sheet music)
Opus 73   Blue Straw in Sky for C melody instrument (flute, oboe or recorder), harpsichord and strings   February 1993 
Opus 72   Suite in D for violin and horn (6/1992) (buy sheet music)
Opus 71   Sonatina for two horns in F   (currently incomplete)
Opus 70   Full Circle for horn and timpani (11/1992)
Opus 69a  Weed Trio (theme and variations) for flute and two horns. 
Opus 69   Pentagonal Palastrina for trombone quintet Commissioned by UC Davis trombone ensemble  
Opus 68   Mocking Bird Sonata for  horn and piano  on CD1
Opus 67   Astral Waves III violin, horn, percussion & tape 
Opus 66  The Hunt for woodwind octet (0222 2000) (buy sheet music)
Opus 65   Flowing Lines of Silence  for violin, horn and bass Clarinet (Nov. - Dec. 1991)
Opus 64   Astral Waves II  for violin, horn and tape
Opus 63   Little G minor Fanfare  for brass choir (4231)
Opus 62   Astral Waves I for horn and tape (buy sheet music)
Opus 61   Dust Off (healing the wounds) for W. W. quintet  Summer 1991 written for David Granger (Solo Bassoon) Dedicated to Medical Aviators who served in the Vietnam conflict.  
Opus 60   Concerto for two horns March - July 1991
Opus 59   King of Birds for Narrator, Flute, Violin and Harpsichord written for Trinity Chamber Concerts children's concerts. (buy sheet music)
Opus 58   Mandala No. 3 for horn and violin
Opus 57   Music for Organ (five pieces)  
Opus 56a   Horn Concerto No. 1 for horn and strings with timpani and marimba (July-October 1990)  (buy sheet music)
Opus 56b  Horn Concerto No. 1 for horn and band
Opus 55   Romance No. 2 for horn (or Bassoon) and piano (buy sheet music)
Opus 54   Duo "The Holy Fountain" for horn and doube bass.
Opus 53   The Hermit for horn and organ 
Opus 52   Cantata for string orchestra  
Opus 51   Quartet in Bb for hand horns
Opus 50b November for Two oboes
Opus 50   Duet No. 2 for two horns 
Opus49c  Sculpture III for violin and piano
Opus 49b Sculpture III XX1985 for solo horn
Opus 49   Sculpture V "Dream in light blue" for solo horn On CD6 (buy sheet music) 
Opus 48   Sculpture IV for solo (multiphonic) horn and two slide projectors.(12/1988) On CD6   (buy sheet music)
Opus 47   Suite #2 for Woodwind Quintet (1988) Opus 46   Pastoral for wind quintet (buy sheet music)
Opus 45  The Outer Ring for brass trio (1983 Rev. 2/1988)
Opus 44   "Moments When We See. . . " for horn and tape (12/1987) On CD6   (buy sheet music)
Opus 44a  Birds for solo tape On CD6  
Opus 43 "Sculpture I-III" for solo (multiphonic) horn (1980-12/1987) (buy sheet music)
Opus 42   Sonata for Horn and Organ (9/1988)
Opus 41   Andante “Victoria” for horn and organ  
Opus 40   Twelve Duets for two horns 
Opus 39b "346" Three Moments for Six Horns
Opus 39a  Short horn solo
Opus 39   Quartet for Horns (1987) (buy sheet music)
Opus 38   Suite No. 1 in Six Movements for woodwind quintet (1987)
Opus 37   Sonata for Woodwind Quintet and Piano (1987) (buy sheet music)
Opus 36   Trios for horns; (1/1987)
Opus 35   Duet No. 1 for clarinet and horn, (1/1987) (buy sheet music)
Opus 34a  PHOSPHOR for solo horn, an Echo space (buy sheet music)
Opus 34  Angelic Vision for solo piano
Opus 33  Chamber Symphony # 4 for viola, ‘cello, bass piano & woodwind quintet.
Opus 32  Romance No. 1 for violin, horn and piano
(1986, revision 1994)
Opus 31  Trio No. 1 for Violin, Horn and Piano  
(1986 rev. 1994)  
Opus 30 Let Me Out” an electronic tape sound collage (1982) This is my 5th CD
Opus 29b Fanfare for four winds; Woodwinds or brass  
Opus 29a The Long and the Short for solo instrument (1987)
Opus 29  Horn Sonata No. 2 for horn and piano (buy sheet music) Opus 28  Tuba Sonata November (1985 Rev. 1994)
Opus 27  Trombone Sonata
Opus 26  Phoenix for violin, ‘cello and woodwind quintet
Opus 25  The Ocean for tenor, horn, percussion and organ
Opus 24  ABRACADABRA for flute, English horn, ‘cello, and piano  
Opus 23  Horn Sonata No. 1 for horn and piano (buy sheet music)Opus 22  Chamber Symphony No. 3 “Luxor” for twelve winds (0333 3000)
Opus 21   Luxor sketches for two horns
Opus 20  The Pivot Point for oboe, English horn, 2 horns, & 2 bassoons (buy sheet music)
Opus 19a  Cosmic Order No. 2 for solo horn
Opus 19   The Planets for solo horn (buy sheet music) Opus 18   Seraphic Meditation for soprano or english horn, horn & organ
Opus 17   A Puff of Smoke for flute, horn and drum set(1983 rev. 1993 & 2013)
Opus 16  Polaris Overture for flute, oboe, trumpet, clarinet, horn, violin, ‘cello and organ.
Opus 15   Chamber Symphony No. 2 “Pan” for Woodwind Quintet, Brass Quintet & Strings
Opus 14  Six Medieval Fragments for Orchestra (1983
Winner Kensington Symphony composition contest.
Opus 13  SerenadeNo. 2 for oboe, clarinet, 2 horns , cello & bass (1983)
Opus 12  Serenade No. 1 for brass trio (1983) 
Opus 11   Blue Stone Fantasy for flute, horn, ‘cello and harp  
Opus 10b  Mars for horn quartet (1983)  (buy sheet music)
Opus 10   The Middle Ring for brass quintet
Opus 9a   The Inner Ring for woodwind quintet (1982)
Opus 9   The Inner Ring for bell choir
Opus 8   Pluto, for flute, horn, ‘cello and harp (summer 1983)  
Opus 7   Symmetry I & II for wind quintet (1982)
Opus 6   Chamber Symphony No. 1”Jupiter” (1982)
Opus 5   Season Suite for woodwind octet (1982)
Opus 5a  Autumn from the Season Suite arranged for woodwind quintet  
Opus 4   Trinitization for flute, oboe, horn, piano and strings (Spring 1981)  
Opus 3   Bacchus for solo oboe (1980)
Opus 2a  Collected Early Works for two horns (1978-83)
Opus 2   Spectrum for Organ and Strings (1978-9)
Opus 1   Five Bagatelles for brass trio (1110) 1978 (buy sheet music)

Early Works:

PRE -A My very first work "A Piece for solo Horn" (12/76)
PRE-D The Dragon Descends for solo cello (1983)
PRE-Ec: Echo Space (c. 1980) for Brass choir (maybe with organ) no copy available
PRE-ES: Essay for horn and Bassoon currently lost
PRE-ExExistences for six unspecified instruments and voice improvisatory and dark. c. 1979
PRE-F One pages of a horn solo which I wrote for my first solo recital of August 1981, it is full of multi-phonics and goes section by section though my first version I Ching scales, Written for horn in F in Alto clef. I .am still looking for the rest of this piece! I think it’s very significant. My first recital August 1981 was a landmark day for me.
PRE- H Horn duet "The red breaks the Blue of Night, Rising, order housing the turmoil of change, bring whiteness showing us the violet way."
PRE-Ha Happy late Birthday to Elizabeth Sorenson Burdick May 1978
PRE-MwM : Mind without Mater for 7 instruments
PRE-Hu: Huber Suite for Horn and violoncello (1978)
Pre-opus-P Picture Music
PRE-(Picture) (title is a picture, like a Mayan glipf) Woodwind quintet in graphic notation
PREs-Si Similarities for solo horn (14 short movements like my Haiku)
PRE-S-H Horn Sonata for horn and piano (1977) unperformed
PRE-S-FL Sonata for Flute and Piano 1978
PRE-T "The Piute Flutes' . . ." written 4-27-1978 for Mary Gray
PREs-Tr a very promising sketch "Triangles in Pentagonal space" c. 1981
CD35 Twenty-Two Trios
for Horns

CD35 Twenty-two Trios
for Horn, Op. 156

Nothing else like it for horn ensemble! These trios are full of memorable tunes interwoven in fascinating ways, with wonderful twists and turns.

CD34 Natural Horn Music FOUND

Thanks to IMSLP a number of works have come to my attention from moderately obscure composers, which I'm happy to present here performed on the Natural horn. Nineteenth Century composers Du Puy, Comte de Champigny, Alexandre Javault, Johann Peter Heuschekel. Released February 2013.

CD32 American Horn Music
American Horn Music
of the 40's & 50's

“This CD proves that what may have sounded weird sixty years ago now sounds normal and often beautiful.”

There are many lesser-known 20th century composers, who have great worth!

Let’s not forget the music of:
Wendell Otey
Alan Hovhaness
Henry Cowell
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Gunther Schuller.