Compositions

composing closeupCOMPOSITIONS (* = arrangement)

LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE (5/4/4/GPBD)

  • Kangwondo Arirang*.  12′. 2013. Korean folk song.
  • Jeonpyeo Huimun*.  12′. 2013.  From an ancient Korean court ceremony.
  • Nanaori*. 10′. 2012. (comp. Shogo Samata, for Sohdaiko)
  • Cumberland Gap.  11′. 2011.   Commissioned by the West Point Band’s Jazz Knights.
  • Milyang Arirang*. 5′. 2011. Korean folk song.
  • Mulberry Street Suite (in 4 parts).  24′ total.  2009. Commissioned by the BMI/NY Jazz Orchestra.  Awarded USAF Sammy Nestico Composer Award.
  • Hoping for Hope.  11′.  2009
  • Bi Bim Bop.  9′.  2008.  Awarded BMI Foundation Charlie Parker Composition Prize.  Also awarded “Best Jazz Song”, 2012 Independent Music Awards.
  • Woodside Story.  10′.  2007
  • Rain Dance.  10′.  2006
  • Boiling Point.  10′.  2006
  • Nor’easter Suite (in 3 parts).  15′ total.  2005. Awarded ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award
  • For the Chancellor.  5′.  2004
  • Joy Everlasting.  9′.  2003
  • What’s Cookin’.  6′.  2002
  • Lloraras*.  5′
  • Minuano*.  10′
  • San Ma Da*.  7′
  • I Love You, Lord*.  4′
  • I Have Decided to Follow Jesus*.  4′
  • My Funny Valentine*.  5′
  • Spanish Moon*
  • Misty*
  • Isle of San Lorenzo*
  • Sonata Pathetique*.  3′

EASTERN INSTRUMENTS/ENSEMBLES

  • Mulberry Street, part II. 7′. Large Chinese orchestra.  Arr. 2015
  • Woodside Story. 8′. Large Chinese orchestra.  Arr. 2015
  • Kangwondo Fantasy / 강원도 판타지아. 8′. Large gugak (Korean traditional) orchestra.  Arr. 2014
  • Duduk. 5′. For solo piri 피리 (Korean oboe)
  • Sangjo Sanjo. 4′. For solo piri.
  • Sleet. 4′. For solo taepyeongso 태평소 (Korean shawm)

SMALL JAZZ ENSEMBLE (various)

  • Refilling (tp, sax, tb, rhythm) 2003. Awarded ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, Honorable Mention
  • San Ma Da* (tp, sax, tb, rhythm)
  • Celebrate the Lord of Love* (tp, sax, tb, rhythm)
  • Medium Brown (tp, sax, 2 tb, rhythm) 2003
  • Precipice (tp, sax, tb, rhythm) 2005
  • Manteca* (tp, 3 sxs, 4 tb, rhythm)
  • Alone Together* (tp, 5 sxs, rhythm)
  • Alice in Wonderland* (tp, 5 sxs, rhythm)
  • Jesus, Lover of My Soul* (vocal, tp, sax, tb, rhythm)
  • This is My Destiny* (vocal, tp, sax, tb, rhythm)
  • Sa Myeong* (vocal, tp, sax, tb, rhythm)

STREET BEAT BRASS BAND (tp, alto, tb, sousaphone, drm)

  • ORIGINALS: LIC Funk, Get in the Beat, Praise Break, El Hatillo
  • ARRANGEMENTS: 60+, in various styles (Nola, Latin, Klezmer, Funk, Polka, Gospel, etc.)

TROMBONE BAND (3 tb, b tb, rhythm)

  • Tex Mex.  2002
  • Moanin’*
  • Precipice
  • Joy Everlasting
  • Manteca*

BRASS

  • Three Dances (in 3 parts).  11′.  Commissioned by the Hora Decima Brass Ensemble.  For large brass ensemble (4 tp, 4 hn, 2 tb, bass tb, euph, tuba, 3 percussion).  2010

STRINGS

  • Sanjo for Violin (in 3 parts).  10′.  Commissioned by violinist JongEun Lee.  Violin Solo with Piano accompaniment.  Based on Arirang and other Korean traditional melodies.  2011
  • Evgenya’s Dessert.  5′.  String quartet.  2005

Flexible string ensemble (2-4 strings).  Commissioned by violinist Christian Howes.  Available at christianhowes.com:

  • Turkish March*
  • The Way You Look Tonight*
  • It Never Entered My Mind*
  • Groove Merchant*
  • Maria, Maria*
  • The Oracle*

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Farewell to a Pine.  For solo cello with Jazz trio accompaniment.  2002
  • Descent. 4′.  Western percussion ensemble.  2001
  • Pastorale. 5′.  Mixed chamber ensemble (fl, cl, bs, 2 vln, vlc).  2001
  • Fly Me To The Moon*.  5′.  Salsa band (2 tp, as, tb, rhythm).
  • A Christmas Song*.  5′.  Salsa band (2 tp, as, tb, rhythm).