Duos

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American Folk Suite

soprano and flute

Flute version written in 2012 for Michelle Stanley.

Arrangements of five American Folk Songs.

2014 BMO Merit Award.

~15 min

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American Folk Suite

soprano and clarinet

Flute version written in 2012 for Michelle Stanley.

Arrangements of five American Folk Songs.

2014 BMO Merit Award.

~15 min

American Folk Suite, Movement 1Whistling Hens
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American Folk Suite, Movement 2Whistling Hens
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American Folk Suite, Movement 3Whistling Hens
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American Folk Suite, Movement 4Whistling Hens
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Capers

trombone and piano

Commissioned by Dr. Michelle Stanley in 2008.

A five movement work.

~11 min

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Chroma

flute/alto flute and cello

Written in 2012 for the Sonora Duo.

A three movement work based on the colors of Colorado.

Finalist in the 2014 Flute New Music Competition.

~9 min

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Derivations from Handel's "Ombra mai fu"

piano four-hand

Co-composed with Leanna Kirchoff in 2005.

A theme and 7 variations.

~15 min

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Eve's Diary

soprano and clarinet

Commissioned by Whistling Hens in 2019.

A setting of 'Saturday' from Eve's Diary by Mark Twain.

~12 min

Eve's DiaryWhistling Hens
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From Pen and Ink

clarinet/bass clarinet and piano

Written in 2011.

1. Machiniac

2. Off-spun

3. Expedition in color

~12 min

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Sylvan Sketches

flute/alto flute and cello

Commissioned by Jano Duo (Naomi Seidman, flute and Jonathan Dexter, cello) in 2019.

A three movement work based on lines from poems by Robert Frost.

~11 min

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Vignettes

flute and alto flute

Commissioned by Naomi Seidman and Cristina Ballatori in 2017.

A three movement work.

1. and then I said...and then she said...

2. Sunday on the Couch

3. The Wallflower

~6 min

Trios

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Distant Shadows

soprano, oboe, and piano

Written in 2002 for Leslie Odom.

A vocalise.

~5'30''

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The Life in a Day

flute/alto flute, guitar, cello

Commissioned by CSMTA and MTNA in 2004.

A three movement work based on different times in a typical day.

Winner of the 2017 Flute New Music Chamber Competition.

~18 min

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Trio Cerulean

flute, viola or cello, and piano

Commissioned by the Arbor Ensemble in 2018.

Also uses hand-held percussion.

~8'30'' min

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Trio No. 1 "Frog"

flute, violin, cello

Written in 2003.

A three movement work in the typical fast/slow/fast format. (The nickname has nothing to do with programmatic elements, but comes from lapel pins given to me: three frogs playing the flute, violin, and cello.)

~17'20'' min

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Chamber Ensembles

Bassoon Quartet No. 1 "Fleet"

bassoon quartet, optional contra

Commissioned by Harvey Fleet and the Bassooner and the Better Quartet.

1. Prelude

2. Dance

3. Interlude

4. Finale

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Prelude and Fugue

flute choir: piccolo, 4 flutes, and alto flute

Written in 2011.

~7'15'' min

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Quintessence

oboe d'amore, English horn, 2 bassoons, and piano

Commissioned by Harvey Fleet in 2007.

~6'30'' min

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Sacred Harmony

flute choir: piccolo, 5 flutes, alto flute, optional bass flute

Written in 2017.

~7 min

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Compositions are delivered as PDF through email manually by Cherise. Please allow two business days for delivery. 

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