Piano Music

On this page is a collection of my works for piano. While I am primarily an organ composer, I have had the occasion to compose piano music every so often for this and that. Some of these pieces here are intended for highly accomplished performers, while some are expressly thought through with a student in mind.

Dickinson Landscape

Concert work for piano solo after a poem by Emily Dickinson (#742):
Four Trees — upon a solitary Acre —
Without Design
Or Order, or Apparent Action —
Maintain —
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Dominus Super Aquas

Piano sonata in three movements on biblical water narratives:
“…a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.”
“…by the rivers of Babylon we sat down and wept…”
“…with joy you will draw waters from the well of salvation…”
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Five Rivers: Scenes from a Ballet

A suite of dances for piano solo named for the five rivers in Hades:
Lethe: Sarabande
Phlegathon: Gigue
Kokytus: Sarabande
Styx: Courante
Acheron: Sarabande
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Frescoes on a Clay Wall

A dozen miniature works for piano solo inspired by the American Southwest:
Rain-drops and Sweet Sage
A Gecko on an Adobe Wall
Smoke Rising from a Kiva
Floating Clouds and Warming Sunshine
Mesas and Arroyos
Ants and Chamisas
Distant Thunder and Lightning
Cholla Cactus Blooms
Two Singers in a Canyon
Coachwhip
Bricks without Mortar
Desert Meadow
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frammenti di un lamento

Concert work for piano solo
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Keesling Street

Brief, abstract work for piano solo
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Psalm 12

Improvisation on a psalm text for piano solo
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