Music for Full and Chamber Orchestra

OrchestraThe following abbreviations will be used:

  • STRINGS:  The four instruments (violin, viola, cello and double bass) will be designated as STRS=strings. The number of string players for a full or chamber orchestra is not specified and is left to the discretion of the music director.
  • WOODWINDS:  PICC=Piccolo   FL=Flute   CL=Clarinet   BCL=Bass Clarinet   OB=Oboe   EH=English Horn   BSN=Bassoon   CBSN=Contra-bassoon   AS=Alto Saxophone   TS=Tenor Saxophone   BSX=Baritone Saxophone
  • BRASS:  TPT=Trumpet   FH=French Horn   TB=Trombone   TBA=Tuba
  • PERCUSSION:  TYM=Tympani   XYLO=Xylophone   MAR=Marimba   VIB=Vibraphone   PNO=Piano   CEL=Celeste   GLK=Glockenspiel   TUBBLS=Tubular Bells   SD=Snare Drum   TDR=Tenor Drum   BDR=Bass Drum   CYMS=Cymbals   GNG=Gong   TAMB=Tambourine   TRI=Triangle
  • VOICES:  TENVCE=Tenor Voice   TTBBCH=Men’s Choir
Concertino for Saxophone Quartet
(3 movements, full orchestra)
Soloists: AS / 2TS / BSX
Orch: STRS / 2FL / 2OB / 2CL / 2BSN / 2FH / 4TPT / 3TB / TBA / TYM / SD / SUSCYM
The Angel of the Flowing Light1STRS / PICC / 2FL / 2OB / EH / 2CL / 2BSN / 3FH / 3TPT / 3TB / TYM / GNG / TUBBLS / GLKSApprox­imately
The Festival of Attis and Cybele
(symphonic suite in 5 movements)2
STRS / 2FL / 2OB / 2CL / 2BSN / CBSN / 4FH / 3TPT / 3TB / TBA / TYM / CYMS / TDR / XYLO / MAR / VIB / TAMBApprox­imately
The Sign of Jonas:
In Memoriam Thomas Merton
(chamber orchestra)3
STRS / 2FL / 2OB / 2CL / BSN / 2FH / PNO / TTBBCHApprox­imately
Peter Quince at the Klavier
(vocal work; chamber orchestra)4
TENVCE / STRS / FL / OB / CL / FH / BSN / CEL / TYM / TRI / GLK / BDR / CYMS / VIB / GNG / XYLO / TAMB / TDRApprox­imately
  1. This work is an orchestration of one of the movements of The Great Happiness Suite originally conceived for synthesizer. See Music for Keyboard Instruments.
  2. This suite would be suitable as a ballet score. The titles of the movements are:  I. Prologue  II. Day of Mourning  III. Festival of Joy  IV. Day of Repose  V. Processional to the Almo and Epilogue
  3. The title is taken from the journal of the same name by the writer and Trappist monk Thomas Merton (1915-1968). It requires a narrator who reads passages from the journal during the course of the piece. The central section, which is the composer’s plainsong setting of parts of the Mass for a men’s choir, may be omitted.
  4. The text for the work is a poem by the American writer Wallace Stevens (1879-1956).