Commissioned by Leslie Perrin, this portrait is similar to the one for flute. It consists of an opening and a scherzo-like ending (as much as you can get out of a tuba...) It's a dynamic piece, utilizing the amazing way a tuba can sound like a foghorn. It is 6 minutes in length. The score is 5 pages long, which can be seen entirely in the preview.
This portrait is comprised of a Prelude and Scherzo. A slow, plaintive opening, similar to the portrait for clarinet, opens for a rapid, virtuosic scherzo with lots of my favorite chord (major 7th). This was composed in Ottawa, in Sandy Hill, at a small apartment piano. It is dedicated to Jeanine, a flautist in Ottawa and good friend. It is 5 minutes or so in length, and the PDF is 7 pages. The preview features the beginning of the Prelude and also the Scherzo. This can be heard on the album "Scenes, Portraits, and Inventions".
Composed in Orford, Quebec. A very still piece, inspired by an early morning at a lake in the beautiful national park, Orford. 6 minutes in length, 2 pages (both shown in the preview). There is lots of silence in this piece. Composed for the fantastic violinist Yada Lee, and dedicated to her.
Composed in 2014, in Orford, Quebec. Similar to the '6 Scenes for Clarinet and Piano', I was trying to evoke a kind of atmosphere of frenetic activity juxtaposed with lyrical, plaintive singing in the distance. Similarly inspired by the music of Canadian composer Murray Adaskin. The whole piece is 3 minutes long, and the whole PDF score is featured in the preview.
This can be heard on the album "Scenes, Portraits, and Inventions", as well as on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O92s27Rm4MY
Composed in my last year of school. This piece explores many different extended techniques, humming included, and was my first piece for solo cello. What an amazing instrument! It is similar to the Portrait for Clarinet, in that I tried to juxtapose emotional and expressive parts with simple exploration of sound. The piece is 7 minutes long, and the PDF is 4 pages, all of which are shown in the preview. This can be found on the album "Scenes, Portraits, and Inventions".