1. Invocation: 3 minutes. Commissioned by The American Guild of Organists for The Biennial National Convention in Boston, MA; published by E. C. Schirmer. Premiered by Lenora McCroskey at First Baptist in Newton, MA.
2. Five Chorale Preludes: 10 minutes; performed many times by Harvey Burgett: at St. Paul's Cathedral, and Marsh Chapel in Boston and The Church of The Ascension in NYC and at Corpus Christie. Selections also played by Gordon Dean and James Christi. A recording will be available soon.
1. Sonatina for Harpsichord: 3 movements in 5 minutes. Unperformed.
1. Piano Sonatina: 7 minutes, 3 movements; premiered by Eileen Feldman and "Music Now" at Paine Hall of Harvard University, in Cambridge, MA, USA; I & II are included in III/IV/2/II & V. & I/I/10.
2. Itsy Bitsy Piano Sonata: 3 minutes, 3 movements; written in Italy. Used in "This Old Man" III/IV/2/IV.
IIb. Piano Sonatas:
1. Piano Sonata #1: Two Melodies: 10 minutes. Unperformed.
2. Piano Sonata #II: Ice: 4 movements; 15 minutes. Unperformed.
IIIc. Miscellaneous Piano Pieces:
1. 20 Five-finger Etudes: 5 suites totaling 20 minutes, and consisting entirely of "five finger exercises" That is to say, each finger is assigned only one note per movement. Written while listening to a Mahler symphony, and talking on the phone with John Walsh, a pianist who looks like Richard Gere and has one blue eye and one brown one. To my best knowledge neither John nor Gustav realized that I was composing this piece at the time, and I don't think that this piece is at all influenced by Malher. I revised it in late May of 2019. It was used in the video "Grasshopper Gartside" by Robert Morris. Cablecast on BNN-TB in the primitively-computer-drawn soap opera "Dynosaur" as part of "Crazy Dinosaurs." Recorded by the composer.
Suite I: littlbabysaurus: 5 etudes; 3 minutes and 48 seconds;
Suite II: Taxes: 3 etudes; 1 minute and 45 seconds;
Suite III: Bugs: 4 etudes; 3 minutes and 53 seconds;
Suite IV: Rocks: 3 etudes: 3 minutes and 40 seconds;
Suite V: The Wedding: 5 etudes: 6 minutes and 24 seconds.
2. Two Ballads: originally "Water Death Piano Sonata" 11 minutes and 40 seconds. Premiered by Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta at The United Parish in Brookline, MA with "Music Now" and cablecast as the clay animated video "Murder Mystery" in "Crazy Dinosaurs" on BNN-TV. Separated in 2019: I now believe that they are better done as two individual pieces. I use the term "Ballad" to mean a poetic story, here told in music:
2a. Ballad I: Water Death: Faces on The Waves: The captain murders all of his mutinous crew; then he sees their faces on the waves. Stroy from a story in Fate Magazine.
2b. Ballad II: The Aztec Tomb: In the sacred space we are confronted by malevolent spirits. You can hear Ms. Rodriguez-Peralta's performances to the right:
3. Percussion Piece:
3 minutes. Premiered
by Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta at The Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, USA. Ms. Rodriguez-Peralta's performce was used for the clay animated video "The Train" as part of Crazy Dinosaurs, cablecast on BNN-TV. You can see "The Train" to the right:
4. Time: 3 minutes; see II/IIId/4c below; premiered at The University of Vermont. Performed by Eileen Feldman with "Music Now" at Holy Trinity Armenian Church in Cambridge, MA, USA.
Choreographed by Nancy Angelini, performed by Ms. Angelini with Joe Pocaro and "Music Now & Now Dance" at The Villa Victoria in South Boston, MA, USA. Ms. Feldman's recording was used in the clay animated video "Dinos in Space" as cablecast on BNN-TV. You can see "Dino's in Space" with the button to the right:
IIId. Piano versions of Orchestral Works:
1a. The Hermit in The Crystal Forest: for piano solo. See III/I/3b.
1b. The Hermit in The Crystal Forest: 5 minute piano solo version used for "Medusa Seduca" which was cablecast on BNN-TV: a gay man (the composer) on a bad hair day meets many suitors (TJ Norris) until he finds the perfect kiss. See III/I/3c.
2. III/I/6b. The Great Liberator: 33 minutes. Unperformed.
3. III/I/7c. Scrooge: 40 minutes.Unperformed in this version.
4. III/III/1c. Passacaglia: 5 minutes. Unperformed.
5. III/III/4e. Time: 3 minutes; Also see I/VIII/1 & II/IIIc/4 directly above.