A Minor Inconvenience

A Song, a Dance and a Spizder
B-flat clarinet, alto sax, violin, cello, piano, finger cymbals, speaker, soprano, cicadas (1992)

A Suite of Piano Pieces for Unruly Children
piano, playback, butterfly net, tear gas (diluted!), cream pie, plus a handful of other appropriate props (1970)

A Tangoed Web
chamber orchestra with solo percussion (2002)

12-part chorus (1986)

Ahmed Lives in Istanbul and Drives a Taxi
SATB chorus with tenor solo (1995)

Along the Karakash
flute, B-flat clarinet, cello, piano (2016)

Alt Basalt
alto, alto, and bass flutes (2012)

And by and by a cloud takes all away
flute and string quartet (2022)

Armies Of Mice
2 narrators, SATB chorus, juggler, harmonicas, recorder, flute, piano, rhythmatron, mousetraps (1982)

Baby Alice
alto voice, harp, harpsichord, piano, cello, tam-tam (2016)

Best of the Bazaar
sound collages (1995-2006)

Big Sister
SATB actors, piano, synthesizer, cello, drum kit (1987)

Billions of Brazilians
flute, alto sax, trumpet, French horn, trombone, marimba, string bass, percussion (billions of ’em) (1989)

two performers on water glasses, analog synthesizers and voices augmented by taped water glasses and small percussion instruments (1975)

Boss à Nova
synthesizer, guitar, piano, bass guitar, drum kit (2006)

Cesta domov
B-flat clarinet and string quartet

Champagne and Other Spirits
2 alto voices (1993)

four-track tape (1975)

Comfort Me, Ye Yak
SAB chorus with F sharp, C, and D flat harmonicas (1979)

B-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, cello (1995)

Cowbellies (vocal arrangement)
SATB chorus (1995)

Cowbellies [arranged for string quartet]
string quartet (1995-2008)

crasta nation
3 rappers, SATB chorus, boombox with drum and bass tracks (2007)

Custom Mary
solo violin (2008)

Cyan Aura
flute-piccolo, B-flat clarinet, violin, cello, piano (2005, revised 2012)

des fourmis dans mes pantalons (ants in my pantaloons)
overdubbed two-track tape (2008)

Docteur Guillotin

SAATB chorus (1998, rev. 2017)

Einfalt Basalt
alto flute, bass flute, contrabass flute (2018)


flute, B-flat clarinet, violin, cello (2018)

Euphonicum Tangenturis
flute, clarinet, piano (2010; revised 2013)

Eventful Heroics
seven-part flute choir [piccolo, 4 C flutes, alto, bass] (2014)

Fall In Arches
seven-part flute choir [piccolo, 4 C flutes, alto, bass] (2012)

faux pastiche
B-flat clarinet, violin, cello, piano (2001)

Fifty Birds
B-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, cello (1999)

Flutes of our Labours
2 flutes, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass [also 2 flutes + piano] (2011)

solo piano [but not really] (1997)

synthesizer, piano, violin, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum kit, extra percussion (2008)

Forbidden Flute
flute, piano (2004, revised 2012)

B-flat clarinet, violin (1995)

Fugue State
flute, flute + piccolo, B-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons (2009, revised 2012)

Further Afield
flute and string orchestra (first + second violins, viola, cello, double bass) (2020)

Gestalt Basalt
alto flute, bass flute, contrabass flute (2018)

Going Like Sixty
B-flat clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion (1997)

Green Town incidental music
(midi instruments (2007)

full orchestra


5 French horns (2006); brass quintet (2010)

Hunting Tuna
brass quintet (1994)

In Search of Clarity
violin, cello, piano (2020)

SATB chorus with drum machine (1992)

string quartet (2003, revised 2013)

Inside the Box

It’s always ourselves we find in the sea
piccolo, 2 violins, viola, cello (2017)

B-flat clarinet, baritone sax, B-flat trumpet, marimba, harpsichord, piano (1997)

B-flat clarinet, marimba, cello (1994)

La Morenada Meadowbrook
2 guitars, harp, piano, harpsichord, drum kit (2015)

Les visions de Bellimar
flute, viola, piano (2013)

Leviathan ’99 incidental music
midi instruments (2007)

flute, B-flat clarinet, alto sax, bassoon (2012)

Little Twinkly Flutes
alto flute + three C flutes (2024)

Locomotives Stalking a Leopard
five percussionists playing instruments of their choosing plus playback (2007)

oboe, guitar, chimes, kalimba, harp, piano, 2 synthesizers, cello, double bass (2013)

two-channel tape (2006)

string quartet (2007, revised 2014)

Lullaby of Birdland

Lunar Mural 1
alto flute + playback (2009)

Lunar Mural 2
bass flute + playback (2011)

L’histoire du clarinette
B-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, narrator, slide projector and screen, box of saltine crackers, foam core clarinet, and other props (1997)

Maison le soûlard

McGuffy’s Diner
tolerant waitress and 5 raucous customers armed (admittedly not well) with percussion instruments (1975)

marimba, piano, harp, guitar, bass, drum kit, cowbell (2007)

O Solo Violo
viola + playback (2013)

SATB chorus (1995)

On Mercury

Opera Hat

Out Back
SAT recorders or other family of woodwinds (1985)

Out of Cahoots
2 pianos (1996, revised 2004)

Out of the Dark
B-flat clarinet, violin, keyboard synthesizer (1994)

Pecos Lil deVille
2 alto voices (1995)

Peppy Podium

Phonographic Memories
piccolo, 4 C flutes, alto flute, bass flute, + optional contrabass flute (2015)

piano (2005, revised 2013)

Pillar of Fire incidental music
midi instruments (2006)

oboe, B-flat clarinet, bassoon, harp, keyboard, synthesizer, violin, double bass (2009)

Pox Vobiscum
tenor, chorus, viola, cello, piano (1991)

Quibbling With Quokkas
B-flat clarinet, bassoon, marimba, cello, piano (2000) Essential Music commissioned this fine tune but disbanded before performing it. That’s too bad because it really deserves a chance to be heard outside of its midi universe.

Reality vs. Realty

3 automatous readers (1976)


violin, piano (2018)

Running Lights
B-flat clarinet, soprano sax, B-flat trumpet, marimba, violin, piano (1994)

B-flat clarinet, violin, piano (1998)

Shoe Man

Somewhere East of Topeka
B-flat clarinet, calliope (synthesizer) (1994)

Sonaga for 2nd French Horn, Piano and Page Turner
French horn, piano, page turner, string bass, trumpet, clarinet, another French horn, tuba (1970)

Sounds Like “Mir”