Selected Videos

Coal Seams, for clarinet and bass clarinet

Égide Duo: Joshua and Stefanie Gardner (also on their CD “Gone is Gone”)

(excerpt: “Gone is Gone” for #TakeTwoKnees)

 

 

Four Signs, for bassoon and bassoon/contrabassoon

Sam Banks, bassoon; Fraser Jackson, bassoon and contrabassoon

  1. Mind the Gap

  2. Change: Go Inside

  3. Love One Another

  4. All Places from Here

 

Fourteen Prayers, for solo trombone

Andy Malloy, trombone (from his CD “Paper Clips”)

  1. Invitation

     2. Calling on the Inner  Compass

     3. Prayer for a Grateful  Heart

     4. Declaration of Interdependence

     5. Calling on Laughter

     6. Prayer for Fun

     7. Confession of the Boundaries of Understanding

     8. Calling on Humility

     9. Prayer for Love

     10. Exhortation for All Gods to Get Along

     11. Calling for Release from Fear

     12. Prayer for Peace

     13. Reverence for Everything

     14. Benediction

 

 

Goodbye, Old Paint, for bassoon and piano

Melissa Mackey, bassoon; Yuko Kato, piano

 

 

Invocation (2020) for bassoon

three interpretations:

Stephanie Patterson, bassoon

Margaret Phillips, bassoon

Nicolasa Kuster, bassoon

 

 

Lament (Chaconne) (2020), for solo bassoon

David A. Wells, bassoon

 

     Lament (Songs and Drones) (2020), for solo bassoon

     Nicolasa Kuster, bassoon

 

          Lament (Sarabande) (2020), for solo bassoon

          Marissa Olegario, bassoon

 

               Lament (Patterns) (2020), for solo bassoon and

               Lament (Call and Response) (2020), for solo bassoon

               Maya Stone, bassoon

 

 

One Thing and Another, for clarinet and piano

  1. Daydreams

  2. Mourning, Dancing (We are all damaged, we are all radiant.)

Kelly Johnson, clarinet; Gail Novak, piano

 

 

Songs and Dances, for oboe and bassoon

Prelude; Aria/Procession; Folk Song; Dance Song

Nancy Ambrose King, oboe; Jeffrey Lyman, bassoon

 

     Songs and Dances, for soprano saxophone and bassoon

     Post-Haste Reed Duo: Sean Fredenburg, saxophone; Javier Rodriguez, bassoon

     (from their CD “Beneath a canopy of angels . . . a river of stars”)

     1. Prelude

     2. Aria/Procession

     3. Folk Song

     4. Dance Song

 

          Songs and Dances, for clarinet and bass clarinet

          Égide Duo: Joshua and Stefanie Gardner

          I. Prelude

          II. Aria/Procession

          III. Folk Song

          IV. Dance Song

 

 

Sorrow and Celebration, for reed quintet and audience

Akropolis Reed Quintet

Premiere Performance

Recording (from Akropolis CD “The Space Between US”)

 

 

Suite from an Imaginary Opera, for English horn and piano

Aria – Dance – Recitative – Aria - Apotheosis

Cristian Gautier, English horn; Xin Ben Yu, Piano

 

     Suite from an Imaginary Opera, for bassoon and piano

     Benjamin Coelho, bassoon; Alan Huckleberry, piano

     (from their CD “Dreaming in Colors”)

     Aria

     Dance

     Recitative

     Aria

     Apotheosis

 

 

Variations on “Streets of Laredo” for solo bassoon

Ann Shoemaker, bassoon (from her CD “New Standards”)

 

 

War Scrap, for violin, cello, percussion, and piano

Pacific Serenades: Belinda Broughton, violin; David Speltz, cello;

David Johnson, percussion; Antoinette Perry, piano

(from the Pacific Serenades CD “War Scrap”)

 

 

What Can I Do? (2021) for solo bassoon (playing and speaking)

Ann Shoemaker, bassoon   

 

 

What’s Going On, for wind quintet

Mill Ave Chamber Players (from their CD “Impressions”)

     I. Background Radiance

     II. Inheritance

     III. Mystery

     IV. Loss

 

 

What the Birds Said: Music by John Steinmetz

(a CD by Mill Ave Chamber Players and Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet)

Quintet

Fits and Starts (woodwind quartet)

Three Pieces (double wind quintet)