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Instrumental Music

The River of Memory (2008)

Duration 12:00

Commissioned by trombonist Monique Buzzarté through the Soloist Champions project of Meet the Composer, funded by a commission/grant from the New York State Music Fund.

for Trombone and Computer Music

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Percussion Quartet (2007)

Duration

Premiered by The Bay Area Women's Percussion Troupe, directed by Sandra Noriego, on November 4, 2007 at the Festival of New American Music 2007.

for Percussion Quartet (two glockenspiels, vibraphone, and xylophone)

Kyrielle for violin and tape (2005)

Duration 12:00

Based on Gregorian chants associated with the Virgin Mary.

for Violin and Tape

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Piece for flute, viola and harp (2004)

Duration 4:00

On a traditional song in Hindi.

for Flute, Viol and Harp

Azure (2003)

Duration 10:00

Composed in Todi raga, with a metrical cycle of twelve beats. Polyphonic.

for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Computer Music on Tape

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Azure (2003)

Duration 10:00

Composed in Todi raga, with a metrical cycle of twelve beats. Polyphonic.

for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Percussion

Azure (2003)

Duration 10:00

Composed in Todi raga, with a metrical cycle of twelve beats. Polyphonic.

for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Cello

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Dance Suite (1965)

Duration 5:00

for Piccolo, Clarinet and Tuba

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Fanfare (2003)

Duration 5:00

for Two Trumpets & Two Trombones

Karate Scene (1975)

Duration 6:00

for Eight Percussionists, from the opera "Odyssey 3"

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Kirtannam No.1 (2001)

Duration 4:00

in a tala of 5 beats.

for Two Celli & Tubular Bells

for Oboe, Violin, & Percussion (1 player: tubular bells, glockenspiel & high triangle)

Kirtannam No.2 (2001)

Duration 4:00

in Todi raga, in a tala of 12 beats.

for Two Celli & Tubular Bells

for Clarinet & Bassoon

for Flute & Oboe

for Oboe & Bassoon

for Oboe, Violin, & Tubular Bells

for Clarinet, Bassoon & French Horn

for Oboe, Bassoon & French Horn

for Oboe, Bassoon, & Tubular Bells

Kirtannam No.3 (2001)

Duration 5:00

in raga Puria Dhaneshri, on traditional Sanskrit poem.

for Clarinet, Bassoon, & Small Bell

for Bass Clarinet, Contrabassoon, & Small Bell

Mioritza — Requiem for Rachel Corrie (2003)

Duration 12:00

Composed in memory of Rachel Corrie, 23, of Olympia, Washington, who was crushed to death March 16, 2003 by an Israeli forces bulldozer as she stood before it trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home in the southern Gaza strip.

for Trombone and Computer Music on Tape

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Quintet for Bass Flute, Bass Clarinet, Contrabassoon, Cello, & Small Bell (2000)

Sahityam (2000)

Duration 6:00

on the intonation pattern of a Sanskrit poem to Devi.

for solo Marimba

for solo Bassoon

Aurora (1987)

Duration 6:00

for Violin and Oboe

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