Commissioned Work for CCM Concert Orchestra
A commission resulting from winning First Prize in the CCM Orchestral Composition Competition.
New work to be premiered by the CCM Concert Orchestra during their 2018-2019 season.
Details forthcoming–stay tuned!
Variations on Universi
The first fruits of my recent foray into the incredible world of Gregorian chant, and my first work for solo instrument.
Recorded in May 2018 for upcoming album
Recording by clarinetist Mikey Arbulu on Sounds of Cincinnati, an album of new music featuring 10 Cincinnati-based composers
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Traherne Song Cycle
Solo Soprano and Piano
In my undergraduate years I had a love-hate relationship with Thomas Traherne, 17th Century English poet, priest, and mystic. He said some of the most beautiful things about the human condition in relation to God – for instance, "The world is yours" – ideas which seemed to me too beautiful and naive to be true. I was a Traherne skeptic for a while and have only recently begun opening up to the possibility that he was right.
The cycle is inspired by the sublime Traherne setting of Gerald Finzi in his Dies Natalis.
Premiered by Annie Barr and Christina George at CCM View From the Edge Concert on April 10, 2018 at 8pm.