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C29 A Time For War, A Time For Peace (2003)
Scored for marimba and violoncello.
Commissioned by Dennis Plies for himself as marimbist and Jane Day as cellist. A meditation on the second war in Iraq fought by the United States and allied nations in early 2003. Duration: 7′. Price: $11.95.

C02 Advent (1988) 
Scored for clarinet, marimba and piano.
A meditation in three movements on the Christmas event: 1) Prayer for the coming of Emmanuel, 2) The Mystery of His Appearance, and 3) Dance for Joy. The last movement has also been arranged for concert band. Published by Pioneer Percussion. Duration: 19′. Price: $24.95.

Prayer for the Coming of Emmanuel
The Mystery of His Appearance
Dance for Joy

C28 Audrey Et Nicholas (2002)
Scored for violoncello and piano.
Two pieces for my niece Audrey (cellist) and nephew Nicholas (pianist). They are intended as short musical sketches of these two youths I have not yet met. Duration: 5′. Price: $9.95.

C19 Cetacea (1995)
Scored for tuba and piano.
A musical depiction of whales, the favorite animals of Dr. Arthur Kelly, Provost of Warner Pacific College. This piece was written to honor him on the occasion of his farewell from the college, and was commissioned by Daniel Cole-McCullough. Published by TUBA Press. Duration: 4′. Price: $5.95.

C31 Come, Amazing Grace (2004)
Scored for alto flute or flute alone.
Commissioned by flutist Tadeu Coelho. A meditation on the tune of Amazing Grace. Duration: 3′. Price: $3.95.

C04 De Profundis (1983)
Scored for tuba and piano.
This work takes its name from the Latin title of Psalm 130 “Out of the Depths.” The tuba’s full range and expressive qualities are exploited in this prayer from the depths of despair unto a listening God. Published by TUBA Press. Duration: 8′. Price: $7.95.

C15 Divertimento (1979)
Scored for 4 trumpets, 4 horns in F, 3 trombones, tuba, and 2 pianos.
In three movements. It opens with a concise and lively Intrada, which features fugal writing for all instruments. The second movement is a monumental Adagio starting off with just the two pianos and building to a climax with all the instruments, then ending with muted trumpets and pianos. After a stirring Vivace introduction, the third movement closes with a theme and variations. Published by MMB Music. Duration: 13′. Price: $39.95.

Intrada
Adagio
Vivace

C05 Emmaus (1990) Listen to this piece on the “Out of Darkness” CD.
Scored for flute and marimba.
A tone-poem based on the Luke 24:13-35 narrative on the disciples’ walk to Emmaus and their encounter with the risen Lord enroute. The slow opening section gives way to a rousing fugue celebrating the newfound joy of the disciples in seeing Jesus Christ again and running back to Jerusalem to tell the good news. Published by Pioneer Percussion. Duration: 6′. Price: $8.95. To hear a sample of this piece, go to the Out of Darkness CD on the Recordings Page.

C24 Exaltations (1998)
Scored for 2 flutes.
A lively celebration of the joy in Jesus Christ, written for my daughters, Charity and Mary Anne. Duration: 3′. Price: $2.95.

C14 Fantasy (1974)
Scored for violoncello and piano.
A single movement in several tempos. Winner of Duke University Henry Schuman Music Prize. Duration: 8′. Price: $8.95.

C20 Four Holy Places (1995) 
Scored for flute and guitar.
In this work, musical portraits of Ararat (where Noah’s Ark landed), Bethel (where Jacob wrestled with the angel), Bethlehem (where King David and Jesus Christ were born), and Zion (the site of Solomon’s Temple) are painted. This work was commissioned by flutist Jane Shelly. Duration: 14′. Price: $24.95.

Ararat
Bethel
Bethlehem
Zion

C22 Four Holy Places (flute & Piano) (1997)
Scored for flute and piano.
In this work, musical portraits of Ararat (where Noah’s Ark landed), Bethel (where Jacob wrestled with the angel), Bethlehem (where King David and Jesus Christ were born), and Zion (the site of Solomon’s Temple) are painted. This work and this new arrangement for piano was commissioned by flutist Jane Shelly. Duration: 14′. Price: $24.95.

C34 French Fanfare For Fresno (2005)
Scored for 2 horns.
For Jenn McCarty and Richard Kunz. Duration: 3′. Price: $3.95.

C39 Gracefully (2009) 
Scored for 4 timpani and piano.
This three-movement work is dedicated to my friend Chris Lamb, percussionist with the New York Philharmonic, on the occasion of his 50th birthday. Three movements, Boldly, Contritely, and Joyfully, trace the path of repentance and reconciliation with God Duration: 12′. Price: $25.

Boldly
Contritely

Joyfully

C47 He Gives Strength to the Weary (2012)
Scored for timpani and organ.
Commissioned by Margaret Licon for a festival by the American Guild of Organists, in this work the organ and timpani combine old and new elements to convey this unchanging message of hope, joy, peace, and love from Is. 40:28-31. Published by Tarsus Music. Duration: 5′. Price: $15.00.

C12 Images (1973)
Scored for 2 trumpets, horn, 2 trombones, and tuba.
A single fantasia-like movement of many different moods. Duration: 6′. Price: $20.95.

C06 In Memory And Hope Of Mt. St. Helens (1987)
Scored for vibraphone and piano.
Inspired by a family visit to Mt. St. Helens National Monument, this work is in three movements: I. Nuees ardentes, II. Ashes, and III. Rebirth. Published by Pioneer Percussion. Duration: 13′. Price: $24.95.

C01 In The Name Of The Lord (1989)
Scored for marimba and piano.
This work is a set of nine variations in meditation on nine different names for the Lord Jesus Christ. The names describe His life from before the beginning of creation (Alpha) to beyond the end of all time (Omega). Published by Pioneer Percussion. Duration: 18′. Price: $18.95.

C42 Jerusalem (2010)
Chamber. For: trombone. Duration: 3′. Published by Tarsus Music. Description: Jerusalem was written for my younger brother Joshua to celebrate his 51st birthday. It complements two other trombone solos, Joshua (2004) and Jubilee (2009) that I have written for him.

C11 Jesus Of Nazareth The King Of The Jews (1976)
Scored for viola and piano.
A meditation, in three movements, on the Passion and Resurrection of our Lord. Duration: 19′. Price: $35.95.

C26 Jesus Of Nazareth The King Of The Jews (marimba) (2000)
Scored for marimba and piano.
A meditation, in three movements, on the Passion and Resurrection of our Lord. Originally scored for viola and piano in 1976. Duration: 19′. Price: $36.95.

C33 Joshua (2004)
Scored for trombone.
A trombone solo composed for my brother Joshua. Duration: 3′. Price: $2.95.

C38 Jubilee (2009)
Scored for trombone.
Jubilee was written for my younger brother Joshua to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Besides marking this important milestone, Jubilee also points to the great festival to be observed every 50 years in Israel (Leviticus 25:8-55) that forgave debts, freed slaves and returned each family to its ancestral property. Duration: 3′. Price: $2.95.

C13 Movement For Chamber String Orchestra (1968)
Scored for chamber string orchestra.
An early work. Has multiple division of the strings, with three violin, two viola, and three violoncello parts. Duration: 8′. Price: $50.95.

C25 My Soul Longs For Thee (1998)
Scored for flute alone.
A meditation on Psalm 63:1-2, dedicated to my older daughter, Charity. Duration: 3′. Price: $2.95.

C07 On The Day Of Pentecost (1987)
Scored for harp and percussion.
This work is inspired by the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the waiting disciples as described in Acts 2. There are five scenes, from the “rush of the mighty wind” to the picture of the unity of the church in Jesus Christ. Published by HoneyRock. Duration: 9′. Price: $16.95.

C16 Piano Trio (1979)
Scored for violin, violoncello, and piano.
An early version of Advent. The last two movements are basically parallel, but the first was substantially changed. Duration: 18′. Price: $37.95.

C37 Praise The Lord In The Dance (2008)
Scored for violin and violoncello.
A suite of Baroque dances for the Emerald Duo: Susan Doering, violinist, and Dieter Wulfhorst, cellist. Duration: 18′. Price: $35.95.

Overture
Allemande

Courante

Sarabande

Minuet and Trio

Two Gavottes

Gigue

C17 Presto For Two Flutes (1969)
Scored for 2 flutes.
A lively flute duet written when the composer was fourteen. Duration: 3′. Price: $3.95.

C46 Processional for Brass and Organ (2012)     
Scored for brass quintet and organ.
In honor of Dr. Pete Menjares, 11th president of Fresno Pacific University. Published by Tarsus Music. Duration: 7′. Price: $50.00.

C23 Rainforest (1998)
Scored for flute and piano.
Representing all of God’s creation, the rainforest and its riches of life are celebrated in this work, which also mourns the wanton destruction of the rainforest by mankind and envisions its recreation by God through the Cross of Jesus Christ. Written in the serial technique, with the twelve tones representing the holiness and completeness of God’s creation and recreation. Duration: 14′. Price: $24.95.

C38 Servant Song (2011)
Scored for violin and piano.
In this five-movement work, a meditation on Isaiah 52:13-53:12, the violin takes on the role of the Servant, while the piano represents the world, including the Holy Land and its people. Published by Tarsus Music. Duration: 16′. Price: $35.00.

Exalted Yet Repugnant
A Shoot out of Dry Ground

To each His Own Way

The Silence of the Lamb

A Portion Among the Great

C39 Servant Song (Trumpet & Piano) (2011)
Scored for trumpet and piano.
In this five-movement work, a meditation on Isaiah 52:13-53:12, the trumpet takes on the role of the Servant, while the piano represents the world, including the Holy Land and its people. Published by Tarsus Music. Duration: 16′. Price: $35.00.

C45 Sonatina for Harp (2012)
Scored for Harp.
A classical miniature in three movements for Fresno harpist Laura Porter. Published by Tarsus Music. Duration: 11′. Price: $12.50.

C18 Street Music (1994) 
Scored for flute, clarinet in Bb, euphonium.
A humorous, three-movement work, written for D.C. Street Music, a group of street musicians in Washington, DC. The last movement is a spoof of the famous fairy tale “The Bremertown Musicians.” Duration: 10′. Price: $35.95.

Street Music 1
Street Music 2

Street Music 3

C30 String Quartet #1 (2004)
Scored for 2 violins, viola, and violoncello.
In four movements: Allegro molto, Adagio, Vivace (scherzo), and Largo-vivace. Duration: 22′. Price: $52.95.

C03 The Day After Trinity (1984) Listen to this piece on the “Out of Darkness” CD.
Scored for flute and piano.
A threnody named for the code name of the first atomic bomb developed and tested July 16, 1945, shortly before it was used on Hiroshima. It ends as a testimony to the true Trinity, Who alone can grant peace. Duration: 7′. Price: $6.95.

C27 There Is A New Creation (2000)
Scored for 2 trumpets, F horn, and 2 trombones.
Dedicated to Duane Hamlin in recognition of his honorary doctorate granted by Warner Pacific College on May 6, 2000. The title is from I Corinthians 5:17. Duration: 3′. Price: $9.95.

C35 Three Family Portraits (2006)
Scored for alto saxophone and guitar.
Commissioned by Alan Durst, saxophonist, and Corey Whitehead, guitarist, this suite consists of musical portraits of three women from the Biblical Book of Genesis: Leah, Rachel, and Tamar. Duration: 11′. Price: $50.

C40 Three Family Portraits-flute & guitar (2010)
Scored for flute and guitar.
Commissioned by Alan Durst, saxophonist, and Corey Whitehead, guitarist, this suite consists of musical portraits of three women from the Biblical Book of Genesis: Leah, Rachel, and Tamar. New arrangement for Jane Shelly, flutist Duration: 11′. Price: $50.

C41 Three Family Portraits-flute & piano (2010) 
Scored for flute and piano.
Commissioned by Alan Durst, saxophonist, and Corey Whitehead, guitarist, this suite consists of musical portraits of three women from the Biblical Book of Genesis: Leah, Rachel, and Tamar. New arrangement for Jane Shelly, flutist Duration: 11′. Price: $50.

Leah
Rachel

Tamar

 

C09 Three Nocturnes (chamber) (1977)
Scored for flute, oboe, viola, cello, and harp.
These short pieces evoke the mystery of the night, featuring the harp throughout and the oboe in the second movement. The last movement is a requiem for Thomas Harte Candon, a friend of the composer’s brother. Duration: 6′. Price: $28.95.

C21 Toccata In C (1996) Listen to this piece on the “Out of Darkness” CD.
Scored for marimba and piano.
A virtuoso work written in celebration of the presidency of Marshall Christensen at Warner Pacific College. Published by HoneyRock. Duration: 6′. Price: $16.95.

C10 Trio For Flute, Clarinet, & Cello (1973)
Scored for flute, clarinet, and violoncello.
Three short movements. Winner of the Duke University Henry Schuman Music Prize. Duration: 6′. Price: $15.95.

C36 Two Gavottes (2006)
Scored for violin and contrabass.
A short duet written for the Eran Metzger family Duration: 4′. Price: $3.95.

C08 Wedding March (1982)
C08 Wedding March (1982)
A fanfare-like work, written for the wedding of a family friend.
Duration: 3′. Price: $3.95.

C32 Wings Of The Dawn (2004)
Scored for flute choir plus bass clarinet, harp, and double bass.
Commissioned by Janette Erickson for the Fresno Pacific University flute choir Flautas Pacifica. A meditation on Psalm 139:9-10. Duration: 4′. Price: $35.95.

 

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