Orchestra Works (select a category at right)
Snow Lion of Peace (2009)
Arranged for youth orchestra of cello, strings and Tibetan singing bowl after the Tibetan folk song by Techung. 100% of the proceeds from all sales after printing & shipping costs go directly to the charitable organization Indigenous Lenses which works with Tibetan Refugees in Pokhara.
Instrumentation: string orchestra (4:00)
First Performance: San Francisco, Ritz-Carlton, 2009
for his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. San Jose Youth Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Quartuccio, cond.
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This score is an open form one-page arrangement from the title track to the award-winning film score FATE OF THE LHAPA.
Instrumentation: 3 flutes, 1 bassoon, 2 percussion (gongs, hand drums), 1 piano, 1 accordion, Strings (4:00)
First Performance: Oakland, CA, Chapel of the Chimes, 2007
William Susman, cond.
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Zydeco Madness (2006)
To the forgotten of Hurricane Katrina.
Zydeco is Creole-based music indigenous to Louisiana. The lead instrument of a Zydeco band is accordion and the music itself over the years has integrated a wide variety of popular music forms. Rather than trying to copy the sound or instrumentation of a Zydeco band, the emphasis is on rhythm.
Instrumentation: String orchestra (11:00)
First Performance: San Jose, Le Petit Trianon, 2009
San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Barbara Day Turner, Cond.
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Angels of Light (1991)
Inspired by the Mark Helprin's novel "A Soldier of the Great War".
Instrumentation: strings, percussion, and piano (11 mins.)
First Performance: Los Angeles Bach Festival, 1992.
Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra, Marvin Neumann, Cond.
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