Frenzy is a short and light-hearted piece for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Piano, Violin, and Cello full of energetic melodic flourishes and rhythmic outbursts. This short piece would make for a fun concert opener or closer.

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The Breeze at Dawn is a wonderful translation by Coleman Barks of the hauntingly beautiful Rumi poem. The text delicately describes the subliminal space between the sleeping world and the waking world. The singer invites the listener to live in between those two worlds. The piece would fit well for any chamber ensemble concert that includes Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, and Piano.

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Alpha Centauri is a five-movement piece for Clarinet in Bb and Piano. It was inspired by Alpha Centauri, which is the closest star system to our solar system, clocking in at a mere 4.37 light-years away. The form alternates between three nights and two day interludes. The harmonic and melodic material are reminiscent of the time of night when the world is in its deepest sleep.

This virtuosic set would be a nice addition to any chamber recital or clarinet and piano concert.

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