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Media on this web site, including but not limited to MP3 audio files, printed music scores, program notes and essays are registered with the United States Copyright office and are the intellectual property of the author(s).

You may download media files for personal consumption.

You may not otherwise upload, transmit, copy, rent, sell, perform, program, or translate these media files without the express written permission of the author(s).

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Audio recordings

Just A Minute

A Quickie for Paul Hindemith

Yo Tannenbaum

Play the Piano Drunk... (excerpts)

The Agony of My Heart) (excerpts)

Variations for String Quartet (excerpts)

Ramwong Loi Krathong

Second Symphony (excerpts)

The Unquestioned Answer

Drastic Measures (excerpts)

A Full Quarter Hour

Singapore Digijam

O Christmas Tree

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Printed music

Prelude to Play The Piano Drunk...

Variations for String Quartet

The Unquestioned Answer

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Photos

Personal photos 1951-1969

Personal photos 1970-1989

Personal photos 1990-

Studio Technology - Classic

Studio Technology Today (2013)

 

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Words

Creating Divided String Sections of Arbitrary Size with Garritan Personal Orchestra (rev 11/2012)

Remembering Thomas Briccetti

My Favorite Films

 

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Just A Minute (2011)

1:00

for violin and cello

Written for Zentripetal, premiered April 24, 2011, Composer's Voice Concertm New York

this version performed by Lomluka Sinfonia

Just A Minute

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A Quickie for Paul Hindemith (2010)

1:00

for orchestra (picc., flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, bassoon; 2 horns, Bb trumpet, trombone, tuba; timpani, percussion; strings)

Written for the 60x60 Orchestra Project

performed by Lomluka Sinfonia

A Quickie For Paul Hindemith

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Play the Piano Drunk... (2007-10)

62:37

Song cycle for baritone and chamber orchestra, texts by Charles Bukowski

performed by Lomluka Sinfonia

Available on "Play the Piano Drunk..." (LLM 11-1)

  Song excerpts are available here.

Prelude

for flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone, trumpet, tuba, 2 pianos (4 players), Rhodes electric piano, electric guitar, electric bass guitar, marimba, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass, plus ad libitum Latin percussion (rain tree, suspended cymbal, woodblocks, shaker congas)

pdf Prelude full score (A3 size)
The Conposer soundcloud
A Good Poem soundcloud
Fugue (Fingers Begin to Bleed) soundcloud

Media on this web site, including but not limited to MP3 audio files, printed music scores, program notes and essays are registered with the United States Copyright office and are the intellectual property of the author(s). You may download these files for personal noncommercial use only. You may not upload, transmit in electronic form, make copies, rent, sell, perform, program, or translate this media without the express written permission of the author(s).

Lomluka Music (BMI)

 

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Yo Tannenbaum! (2009)

5:10

Yo Tannenbaum!

for 4 Hammond organs, 3 Rhodes electric pianos, maracas, shaker, violin, viola

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Lomluka Music (BMI)

 

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Oh, the Agony of My Heart (2006-7)

27:30

Ballet suite for chamber orchestra, electronic score, baritone solo, chorus

performed by Lomluka Sinfonia

Available on "Oh, the Agony of My Heart" (LLM-13-1)

  Excerpt
1
2 (vocal)
3

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Variations for String Quartet (2005-6)

28:40

performed by Lomluka Sinfonia

Available on "Oh, the Agony of My Heart" (LLM-13-1)

 

  Introduction - Variation 1
  Variation 2
  Variation 4
  Variation 6
  Variation 9
  Variation 11
     

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Ramwong Loi Krathong (1987-2005)

3:23

arranged by John Charles Melcher

performed by Lomluka Sinfonia

Available on "Oh, the Agony of My Heart" (LLM-13-1)

 

Click here to read about this Thai festival and hear a traditional arrangement of the song.

soundcloud
pdf Program notes

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Second Symphony (1997-2005)

37:00

for orchestra

performed by Lomluka Sinfonia

 

  I. Excerpt 1
  I. Excerpt 2
  I. Excerpt 3
  II. Excerpt
  III. Excerpt

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The Unquestioned Answer (2004)

6:51

for jazz ensemble (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, trumpet, electric guitar, electric bass guitar, drums)

performed by Lomluka Sinfonia

Available on "Drastic Measures" (LLM 12-1)

 

Sound Cloud Listen here
pdf Score
pdf Program notes

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Drastic Measures (an electric symphony) (1977-2003)

47:47

Available on "Drastic Measures" (LLM 12-1)

 

  I. soundcloud
  II. (excerpts)
  III. (excerpts)
  IV. (excerpts)
  pdf Program notes

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A Full Quarter Hour (1981-2004)

16:09

for lots of synthesizers

Available on Drastic Measures (LLM 12-1)

pdf Program notes

Lomluka Music (BMI)

 

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Singapore Digijam 2002-2004)

5:32

for drums, synthesizers, guitars and sounds

inspired by an impromptu jam session at the Digidesign booth at Broadcast Asia.

MP3 (3.8M)
pdf Program notes

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O Christmas Tree (1972, rev. 2003-5)

8:15

for clarinet/bass clarinet, Bb trumpet, harp, piano, violin

Elliot Carter once said, "You can't write music that way!", but he was wrong! Listen and learn why.

MP3 file (5.6M)
pdf Program notes

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