Chorizinho for String Quartet
String Qt. "O Campeão" Mvmt 2 pt.1
String Qt. "O Campeão" Mvmt 2 pt.2
String Qt. "O Campeão" Mvmt 1 pt.1
String Qt. "O Campeão" Mvmt 1 pt.2
Choro Sinfônia for String Qt. (Agitato)
Trio Nordestino (Marimba,Cello,Guitar)
Por do Sol for Flute and String Qt.
Sinceramente for Saxophone Qt.
Choro Ricercare for Saxophone Qt.
ChoroBop for Mandolin Qt.
ChoroBop for Brass Quintet
ChoroBop for Four Winds and Bass
ChoroBop for Mandolin and String Orchestra
Chamber Music Compositions
faculty, Queens College, Aaron Copland School of Music
Chamber Music Excerpts
Some pieces (or movements from larger works) represent an organic synergy of Brazilian forms, contemporary contrapuntal writing and extended jazz harmonies.
Choro Sinfônia, ChoroBop, Choro Ricercare, and Sinceramente are based in the Brazilian choro tradition, while Trio Nordestino for Marimba, Violoncello and Guitar is rooted in the seminal baião from Brazil's northeast. The String Quartet "O Campeão" dedicated to Brazilian master musician Hermeto Pascoal is featured in the first four excerpts. The work defines its own vocabulary based on the initial materials, from the southern Brazilian guarânia to non-tonal writing.
Scores and parts for these and other works listed on this page are available from the STORE Chamber Music subpage
Established ensembles seeking to publicly perform and/or record a work may contact the composer directly for complementary artist copies.
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GUITAR and SOLO INSTRUMENT
CHORAL and VOCAL MUSIC
Major works by instrumentation
for Diálogos Duo
Uma Dúzia de Choros-Homenagens (A Dozen Choro Tributes) (2018) (47:00)
Século for Clarinet and Guitar (2018) eight movements (34:00)
Impressões de Minas (Impressions of Minas) in progress, ten movements
Diálogos for Clarinet and Guitar (2017) seven movements (29:00)
Diálogos for Bass Clarinet and Guitar (2017) seven movements (31:00)
Serenata for Violoncello and Guitar (2011) (4:30)
Marcha das Sombras for Clarinet and Piano (2007) (5:00)
Intrépido for Tambura and Guitar** (2013) (6:00)
(composed for Novosel-Boukas Duo)
Trio Nordestino for Marimba, Violoncello and Guitar (2011) (10:00)
Feiticeiro for Marimba, Violoncello and Guitar (2011) (8:00)
**also available in versions for Violoncello and Clarinet
QUARTETS, STRINGS, WOODWINDS
Chorizinho for String Quartet**
commissioned by La Catrina String Quartet (2015) (5:24)
String Quartet "O Campeão" (the Champion) (2012)
two movements (15:00)
dedicated to Hermeto Pascoal
Commissioned by PUBLIQuartet
String Quartet “Choro Sinfônia” (2004) seven movements
(also available for mandolin quartet)
Embolada for Flute Quartet (2017) (8:00)
Chorizinho for Guitar Quartet (2015) (6:00)
works commissioned by
Berklee World String Ensemble, Berklee School of Music, Boston
Expansão for String Orchestra (2013) (6:30)
ChoroBop for Mandolin and String Orchestra (2013) (5:00)
ChoroBop for Four Winds and Bass (2012) (4:25)
commissioned by Morningside Chamber Ensemble
Pôr do Sol for Flute and String Quartet** (2010) (6:00)
Jacob Suite for Mandolin Quartet (1995)
three movements (12:00)
dedicated to Jacob do Bandolim
composed for Modern Mandolin Quartet
(can also be performed as string quartet)
works commissioned by Lamont Saxophone Quartet:
Pôr do Sol for Saxophone Quartet (2008) (5:00)
Choro Ricercare for Saxophone Quartet (2008) (6:30)
(also avaliable for mandolin quartet)
Sinceramente for Saxophone Quartet (2008) (4:00)
(also available for mandolin (requinto) and three guitars)
Baiãotude for Guitar Quartet (2008) (9:00)
Guarânia Coxé for Flute and Three Guitars (2008) (6:00)
Choro Bela Época for Flute and Three Guitars (2006) (6:00)
ChoroBop for Brass Quintet (2002) (5:00)
(composed for Atlantic Brass Quintet)
ChoroBop for Four Winds and Double Bass (2011)
Scores and parts of the above pieces are now available at the CHAMBER MUSIC SCORE STORE
SCORES are spiral-bound, printed on-demand on 24-lb. paper, with clear plastic front and black leather back for durability.
PARTS (if ordered) accompany scores unbound or are e mailed to purchaser by PDF.
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