Chamber Music

I basically create two different kinds of chamber music:  pieces that feature harp (usually electric harp – and sometimes with voice)  – and dramatic works: song cycles,  micro-operas.

A lot of the chamber music I write is also work I perform with symphony – so it often exists in both forms: Chamber Ensemble & full orchestra.

One of my early goals was to create a catalog of pieces for harp that could be programmed alongside the Ravel “Introduction & Allegro” and/or Debussy Dances – so the ensemble I generally use is the same as the Ravel – with added percussion: Flute, Clarinet, String Quartet, Bass and percussion – with harp soloist.  These are videos of some of the pieces.

I usually premiere the pieces myself, and then publish them and often coach or conduct other harp soloists in playing them – so you’ll see both me and other soloists performing in these videos.

Soñando en Español

Chamber Concerto for Harp & Flute, Clarinet, String Quartet, Bass & Percussion.

Harp soloist: Eleanor Turner – with the World Harp Congress Chamber Ensemble, conductor: Deborah Henson-Conant

The Nightingale

For Solo Harp & Voice, flute, clarinet, string quartet & bass with the Bechtler Chamber Ensemble and Alan Yamamoto, conductor

Mythic Women Project: Persephone Lost

A one-woman micro-opera for soprano, clarinet, harp & cello – at Boston University, in celebration of Chamber Music Month – with Jeila Irdmusa: Soprano ~ Szu-Ning Tai: Harp ~ Yun-Yun Lin: Cello ~ Celine Ferro: Clarinet

Mythic Women Project: Songs of the Pyre

Song cycle for soprano, harp, cello & piano at Boston University, in celebration of Chamber Music Month – with Jeila Irdmusa: Soprano ~ Szu-Ning Tai: Harp ~ Yun-Yun Lin: Cello ~ Ling Lo: Piano

996 

(David Lockington & Deborah Henson-Conant featured soloists ~ Emily Senturia conducting)

Chamber Music for Harp & Cello Features – with Flute, Clarinet, String Quartet, Bass & Percussion

996 

Eleanor Turner & Lucy Simmonds featured soloists ~with the Mavron String Quartet
Deborah Henson-Conant conducting

Chamber Music for Harp & Cello Features – with Flute, Clarinet, String Quartet, Bass & Percussion

New Blues  for Chamber Ensemble & 2 Harps

with featured harpists Eleanor Turner & Deborah Henson-Conant with the World Harp Congress Chamber Ensemble

Upbeat boogie with Blues variations for two harps (lever or pedal harps) and chamber ensemble: Flute, Clarinet, String Quartet, Bass & Percussion.

Catcher in the Rye

Chamber Music for Harp & Cello Features – with Flute, Clarinet, String Quartet, Bass & Percussion

Baroque Flamenco

Harp soloist: Eleanor Turner – with the World Harp Congress Chamber Ensemble, conductor: Deborah Henson-Conant

This is the 3rd movement of “Soñando en Español” – it’s often programmed as a stand-alone piece with harp soloist & orchestra or chamber ensemble: Flute, Clarinet, String Quartet, Bass & Percussion.

Belinda

For voice, lever harp, flute, clarinet, string quartet, bass & percussion

I Love My Garbageman

For voice, lever harp, flute, clarinet, string quartet, bass & percussion

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