The arc of improving compositional quality control begins in 1992 and continues to this day. Music listed prior to that date should be reviewed with a grain of salt. Make that two grains.


Chamber Music // Duets // Flute Ensembles // Orchestral // Playback // Light Entertainments // Solo // Strings // Theater Music // Theater Pieces // Vocal (Unaccompanied) // Vocal (with Instruments) // Music That Distressed My College Teachers


A Conversation Piece
10 performers in a living room tableau with a piano and numerous other props (1976)

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)

A-Round
12-part chorus (1986)

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

Alice’s Music Box
harp, piano, xylophone, marinba (2017)

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

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

And Dymn the Welkin
tenor solo, SATB chorus, piano, 2 electric guitars, percussion (1976)

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

Autumn Attic
2 pianos (2004)

Bassooner or Later
bassoon quartet (2003)

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)

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

Champagne and Other Spirits
2 alto voices (1993)

Circe
four-track tape (1975)

ContraDiction
double bass (2003)

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

Cowbellies (vocal arrangement)
SATB chorus (1995)

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

Crapsody For Orchestra
pick-up chamber orchestra (1970)

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

Dandelion Wine incidental music
Midi instruments (2007)

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

Earwigs
SAATB chorus (1998, rev. 2017)

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

Forbidden Flute
flute, piano (2004, revised 2012)

Forbidden Kitchen
full orchestra (2006/2008)

Fossick
B-flat clarinet, violin (1995)

Fred
string quartet (2006)

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

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

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

Grande Oeuvreture to Snoratorio
pick-up chamber orchestra (1970)

Green Town incidental music
(midi instruments (2007)

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

Hunting Tuna
brass quintet (1994)

In the forest, 400 owls discover a giant badger; it’s raining
B-flat clarinet, piano (2003, revised 2013)

In-a-Gadda-da-Babylon
SATB chorus with drum machine (1992)

Incandescendence
string quartet (2003, revised 2013)

Incubus
4 overdubbed recorders (1974)

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

Katmandon’t
B-flat clarinet, baritone sax, B-flat trumpet, marimba, harpsichord, piano (1997)

Khartoumaraca
B-flat clarinet, marimba, cello (1994)

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

Leviathan ’99 incidental music
midi instruments (2007)

Lois
two-channel tape (2006)

Lucille
string quartet (2007, revised 2014)

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

Mice
soprano, tenor, piano, harpsichord, mousetraps (1989)

Misery Loves Accompaniment
singer, spinning chorus of 6, piano, playback (1979)

O Solo Violo
viola + playback (2013)

Old
SATB chorus (1995)

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)

Phonographic Memories
seven-part flute choir [piccolo, 4 C flutes, alto, bass, with optional contrabass] (2015)

Pianomadic
piano (2005, revised 2013)

Pillar of Fire incidental music
midi instruments (2006)

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.

Redoubt
3 automatous readers (1976)

Ricercarturo
violin, piano (2018)

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

Shebango
B-flat clarinet, violin, piano (1998)

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

Streams of Conscience
flute, piano (2017)

Suspenders
SATB voices, soprano and alto recorders, alto and tenor krummhorns, mandolin, concertina, acoustic guitar, castanets, 2 Pakastani autohorns, Niederhorn, kitharette, p’tang (1978)

Tannerka
Bb clarinet, violin, cello, piano (2002, revised 2017)

Tempest Fugit
SATB chorus with solo (2004)

The Fifth Universal Principle of Alignment
eight-part flute choir [piccolo, 4 C flutes, alto, bass, contrabass] (2012)

The Help Me Rondo
Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, cello, gong, piano (1995)

The Mass of Mercury
chamber orchestra augmented with tenor sax and drum kit, SATB chorus (1999)

The Missing Inn March
B-flat clarinet, alto sax, bass clarinet, B-flat trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba, percussion (1996)

The Third Highway
concert and alto flutes, violin, piano (2014)

The View from Six Windows
flute, B-flat clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello (2016)

TM2D
string quartet (2005)

Totalitoccata
Midi instruments (2007)

Transcendental Medication
alto sax, bass clarinet, cello, piano (2001)

Two Old Crows
2 alto voices (1994)

Urban Renewaltz
full orchestra (2001)

Utopiano
piano (2004)

Wagadoo
2 alto voices (1994)