Ballet scores, Strings


This is a ballet score I wrote for a short choreography project with the Dance Department at Shenandoah Conservatory. The theme is light on water, in three movements, in the minimalist style, as requested by the choreographers:

  1. “Sun on Water”
  2. “Bioluminescent Waves”
  3. “Moon on Water”

It is scored for orchestral string section (violins, violas, cellos, basses).


Ballet scores, Live recordings, Strings

Renaissance – Live

This is a composition for three cellos, written for a ballet choreographed by Courtney Bechamin entitled Split. The theme is “rebirth,” although Courtney extended this to “osmosis.” The title, Renaissance, is the French word for “rebirth.”

The music follows the emotion of the ballet, and uses resolved dissonances to get the sense of splitting cells. Just for fun, each movement is in a different mode, but the whole piece is in a single key.

This performance was recorded live in concert on 21 April 2014, with cellists Alexander Scheetz, Robert Rohr, and Sydney Bennett, at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia.

(remastered 11 Oct 2017)

Ballet scores


This is a baseball-themed score for a short ballet by Sarah Mawyer entitled “The Closer.” You’ll hear “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” as a round, as well a hot-dog vendors, fans with trumpets, and… well you get the idea.

There is no real beginning, middle, or end to this piece, only a continual stream of stadium cacophony.

(remastered 11 Oct 2017)