List of Works


For 12 trumpets and choreography (2013)


Dedicated to Maestro Roberto Andreoni.


For piano and female voice (2005)

Poem by Thomas Hardy

WHEN the hamlet hailed a birth

Judy used to cry:

When she heard our christening mirth

She would kneel and sigh.

She was crazed, we knew, and we

Humoured her infirmity.

When the daughters and the sons

Gathered them to wed,

And we like-intending ones

Danced till dawn was red,

She would rock and mutter, “More

Comers to this stony shore!”

When old Headsman Death laid hands

On a babe or twain,

She would feast, and by her brands

Sing her songs again.

What she liked we let her do,

Judy was insane, we knew.

Mad Judy

For organ and soprano (2004)

Proud Music of the Storm

For 12 violins (2001).

Mobile Cluster Study N. 1

For flute, alto saxophone, 2 female voices, reciting voice, and piano (2001)


These madrigals were written between the summer of 1997 and February 1999.

Primo Libro de’ Madrigali

For solo violin (1998)

Violin Part

For chorus and brass ensemble (1997)

Psalm 94

For soprano, string quartet, and string orchestra (5, 5, 3, 2, 1) (1997).

Winner Honorable Mention
BMG/Williams College
National Awards to Young Composers

Ave Maria

For Wind Symphony (S.A.T.G.M.C) (1997).

Premiered Tuesday April 15, 1997
Ruth Taylor Concert Hall
Trinity University, San Antonio TX
Anthony Barrese, conductor


For 12 piece ragtime ensemble: piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, tuba, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, drums, banjo, piano, and double-bass (1995).

The Apostolic Rag

For tenor (1995)


La Canzone Non Accompagnata

For S.A.T.B. chorus (1993).

Premiered by the Trinity University Chapel Choir, Dr. David Heller – Music Director
February 20, 1994
Margarite B. Parker Chapel
Trinity University, San Antonio TX

Text from Psalm 5:

Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider this my meditation.
Harken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God:
for unto thee will I pray.
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord;
in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee,
for thou are not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness;
neither shall evil dwell within thee.
The foolish shall not stand in thy sight:
thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

Psalm 5

Chamber opera in two acts, Libretto by Nathan Singer, based on the children's novel by Dino Buzzati (2011)

flute, oboe (doubles english horn), clarinet, bassoon, percussion (timpani, piano, snare drum, tam-tam, glockenspiel), onstage snare drum, 2 1st violins, 2 2nd violins, 2 violas, 2 violoncelli, 2 contrabbassi



Re Leonzio: baritone

Tonio: soprano

Il Granduca: tenor

Professore DeAmbrosiis: mezzo-soprano

Orso Salnitro: baritone (or mezzo-soprano)

Orso Babbone: baritone (or mezzo-soprano)

Orso Teofilo: tenor (or soprano)

Orso Smeriglio: baritone (or mezzo-soprano)

Orso Frangipane: tenor (or soprano)

Orso Gelsomino: baritone (or mezzo-soprano)

Sire di Molfetta: tenor

Un Gufo: soprano


Treble Chorus

Mixed Chorus

La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia

For string orchestra (6, 6, 4, 4, 2) (2003).

Patriot Act III

For organ, S.A.T.B. chorus, and solo soprano (2001).

And Then

For large orchestra without percussion (2000)

Read by the American Composers Orchestra—Whitaker New Music Readings, April 15, 2002.

The first rule of Project Mayhem is:
you do not ask questions.

Project Mayhem

For tenor banjo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, snare drum, 2 violins, viola, and cello (1999)

Very Dangerous Banjo

For solo tenor banjo (1998)

Dangerous Banjo

All players are required to wear headphones that provide metronome clilcks representing each individual quarter note beat. Despite the fact that each part is offset by a sixteenth note from the part above it, each player hears ONLY his or her individual quarter note beat. It is imperative that each player listens carefully to their own beat so as not to disrupt the desired hocket-like effect.

Tutti gli esecutori devono indossare cuffie, ciascuna delle quali trasmette un battito metronomico spostato di un sedicesimo rispetto a quello degli altri esecutori. Ciascun esecutore sentirà SOLO il proprio tactus di quarto. È importantissimo che ognuno ascolti attentamente il proprio click per non disturbare il voluto effetto di oquetus. (1998)

String Quartet N. 2

For mezzo-soprano and organ (1997).

Commissioned by Dr. David Heller for the 1997 Trinity University Baccalaureate Service.

Premiered by Dr. David Heller – organ,
and Dawn Padula – mezzo-soprano
May 9, 1997
Margarite B. Parker Chapel
Trinity University, San Antonio TX

Text: John 14:27


For counter-tenor, 2 sopranos, oboe, and guitar (1996)

Possente Spirito

For solo violin (1996)

Premiered by Paul Manaster
Friday, April 11, 1997
Ruth Taylor Concert Hall
Trinity University, San Antonio TX

Pezzo per Violino Solo

For S.A.T.B. chorus (1994).

Premiered by the Trinity University Chapel Choir, Dr. David Heller – Music Director
Shayna Cook, Amy Cassata, John Mixon – soloists
March 26, 1995
Margarite B. Parker Chapel
Trinity University, San Antonio TX


Text from Psalm 4:

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness.
Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress. Have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.
O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame?
How long will ye love vanity and seek after leasing?
Know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for Himself.
Stand in awe and sin not! Commune with your own heart upon your bed and be still.

(King James translation)

Psalm 4

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