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In a State of Patterns (2018)

This piece draws on California's diverse and beautiful natural landscape with dazzling computer-generated art images by mathematician and artist Frank Farris. The orchestra performs with these fantastical symmetric creations projected overhead in a fusion of music and vibrant animated mathematical imagery. Commissioned by the San Jose Chamber Orchestra

Instrumentation: String Orchestra (7:00)
First Performance: March 25, 2018, Le Petit Trianon, San Jose, CA
San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Barbara Day Turner, Cond.

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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Fate (2007)

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: Le Petit Trianon, San Jose, CA 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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Uprising (1988)

based on the piano work of the same name.

Instrumentation: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn, 4 hn, 2 trpt, 2 tbn, timp, strings. (14:00)
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