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Seven Shorts (2007)     
15 min. ca.
for solo piano

First Workshop Performance: April 2007
Westminster Conservatory students of James Goldsworthy
(Alex, Ananya, Andres, Claire, Jerry, Renata, and Shiv)
Gill Memorial Chapel
Rider University
Lawrencevill, New Jersey

Each of these short works was inspired by a favorite story chosen by each of the seven young performers.  Commissioned by James Goldsworthy, Professor of Piano at Westminster Choir College at Rider University and director of the New Works for Young Pianists Commissioning Project (with inspired musical ideas from young dedicatees Alex, Ananya, Andres, Claire, Jerry, Renata, and Shiv)

 [score-pdf]    [note-pdf]

Christmas Bells (2005) text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
4 min. ca.
for 3-part treble chorus (SSS), treble solo, piano, and optional celesta

First performance: December 10, 2005
Children's choirs at Westminster Conservatory
Patty Thel, conductor
Briston Chapel
Westminster Choir College
Princeton, New Jersey

Composed for Patty Thel and the Schola Choir at Westminster Choir College

[Click here to hear the live recording]


(18 July 2008)

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