Goldfish Songs - for solo Flute/Alto Flute+ (2008)
These four solo movements look at four different types of fancy goldfish, including Pearlscale, Celestial, Ryukin, and Lionhead. (JB 117)
The three movements tell of the symbiotic relationships found in the harsh desert environment, from Joshua trees found in the Mojave Desert and the Yucca moth, to the Ocotillo and the Bee, and the chuckwalla and the rock. (JB125)
*Recorded by Laura Medisky on the CD "Personalities" - Centaur Records (CRC 3163)
In The City At Night - for solo English Horn
This solo piece explores the quiet at dusk, the lights blinking on once dark has fallen, and the adventures at night in a city. (JB 116)
*Recorded by Ryan Zwahlen on his CD "In the City at Night"
Pleistocene Epoch: The Great Ice Age for solo bass clarine
Composed during the composer's residency with the Vientos Trio in Los Angeles, this piece tells the story of the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles and the extinct animals found that roamed the area over 10,000 years ago. Four movements. (JB 121)
The Dreams of Birds – for alto flute and piano (2011)*
This piece explores what birds might dream and the journey into their world of flying. (JB 128)
*Recorded by Jenni Olson- alto flute and Bryan Pezzone-piano on the CD "The Dreams of Birds" on the Delos label (2012)
On Holt Avenue - for oboe and piano+ (2006)
Four movements (I. Morning Coffee II. The Lemon Tree III. That Mockingbird…
IV. Daisies) about daily life on Holt Avenue in Los Angeles. (JB 113)
The Lemon Lily Waltz - for oboe and piano (2011)
Duration 5 minutes
A simple a beautiful waltz that tells the story of the Lemon Lily that grows in the mountains of Idyllwild, California.
The story of the cumulonimbus cloud - the biggest cloud of all..
*Recorded by Rebecca Henderson-oboe, Kristin Wolfe Jensen-bassoon, and Robert Freeman-piano on Rebecca Henderson's CD "Gobo" on Longhorn Music lable (2012)
The Sequoia Trio
for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon+ (2008)
Duration 13 minutes
Composed during the composer's residency with the Vientos Trio in Los Angeles, this six-movement work tells the stories of the giant Sequoia Trees as inspired by the words of John Muir. (JB 119)
Spider Suite – for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon (2009)
Duration 13 minutes
Commissioned by the California Association of Professional Music Teachers for the February 2010 State Conference, this piece takes the listener through the life and adventures of a spider. Five movements about spinning webs, capturing prey, and starting the cycle all over again the next day. (JB 122)
Sea Quartet for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and piano+ (2009)
Commissioned by the L.A. Musical Salon in 2009, this piece captures the beauty of the sea as inspired by the Pacific Ocean and trips to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. (JB 120)
Commissioned by the Central4 Piano Quartet, this work draws inspiration from Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Five Movements.
Five Frogs for woodwind quintet+ (2003)
Duration 15 minutes
This delightful woodwind quintet gives each player the chance to portray part of a frog's daily routine, from swimming to lazing on the lily pad to catching bugs. Five Frogs is light-hearted but challenging and musically rich.
Windependence Chamber Ensemble, Master Level. This edition: M051801954. Boosey & Hawkes Chamber Music. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48018979).
Quintet with Narrator
The Woman with the Unfathomable Eyes for narrator, flute, clarinet (Bb and A), violin, cello, and piano (2010)
Mystery. Intrigue. Murder…A 1940’s Los Angeles detective and the woman with the unfathomable eyes. It's only a matter of time before he finds out her true motives in this noir-style piece, but will it be too late?(JB 129)