For solo flute. Dedicated to Elena Cecconi. It was inspired by the tenets of the Space Renaissance Initiative, which is dedicated to influencing world opinion to support space travel and to “lift humanity from the cradle of the Earth.” The 4 movements: Through the Portal, Alien Storm, Introspection and Reaching Beyond address the intriguing opposing mental capacities that allow a human being to tap into his/her inner self to connect with the universe, and also to kindle the desire to reach outward to new adventures and exploration. Grade 5-6. Duration: 7'45".
The Asphalt Blanket is reflective and laments what is lost in the name of “progress” in the modern world. The title and poem refers to a new highway, what good it brings, and what it covers up. For C flute or alto flute and narrator. Grade 5. Duration: 3'10"
For solo flute. This "tour de force" , dedicated to Elena Cecconi. is based on the composer's experiences in Venice, it is divided into 3 programmatic movements: "PrimoMattino (Early Morning), "Scene di Strada (Sidewalk Scenes)" and "Il Treno del Ritorno (The Train Ride Home)." The character of the music coupled with the inclusion of numerous mini-quotes from Italian folk songs and composers such as Offenbach, Paganini, Palestrina, Rossini, and Vivaldi make this an entertaining, audience-friendly work. Grade 6. Duration 12'.
For flute and piano. The interaction of the lyrical melodies in this beautiful and frequently performed work is reminiscent of the patterns created by intermingling waves on the surface of water. Grade 4-5. Duration: 6'15".
For flute & piano. A composition inspired by the composer's sister for her marriage. Delicately "classical," this meditation captures the loving couple's "base" make-up - that material, sweet and innocent and the forthcoming challenges that lie ahead.