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  Opera Orchestral Concert Band
  Chorus & Orchestra Large Ensembles Small Mixed Ensembles
  Small String/Pno. Ens. Small Wind/Brass Ens. 1 Wind/Brass & Piano
  Piano Music Unaccompanied Solo Instrument + Electronics
  Electronic Tape Solo Organ Choral Music
  Vocal + Piano Vocal + Guitar Vocal + Instrument(s)
 
  Title Year Instrumentation Description Price
new Concerto in B for Piano and Orchestra (3) 

Piano Solo and Orchestral Reduction
2005 Piano 1. Sonata;
2. Aria;
3. Rondo (Tormented with Three Episodes).
35 minutes, 3 movements.
$24.50
 
new Circus Fugue 2010 1, 2, or 3 Pianos 2.5 minutes, 1 movements $3.50 per score
new Ecological Preludes 1987-
2007
Solo Piano 1 "Coral Reef" (1987);
2 "Desert" (2005);
3 "Wetlands" (2007);
4 "Glacier" (2005);
5 "Grasslands" (2007);
6 "Jungle" (1990).
15 minutes, 6 movements.
$18.50
new Gateways 2007 solo Piano I. Whole-tone and Octatonic Scales Battle It Out for Possession of the French Augmented Sixth Structure !
II. Heptatonia-Secunda and Whole-tone Scales Oscillating
III. Octatonic and Heptatonia-Secunda Scales Oscillating
IV. Whole-tone, Heptatonia-Secunda, and Octatonic scales Interacting.
12.5 minutes, 4 movements.
$7.50
new Small Pieces 2006-2010 2006-
2010
solo Piano - Three Little Piano Pieces Based on a 12-tone row constructed by Travis Connor, a Student of Leonard Atherton (2008) (1. In Homage to Anton Webern and Milton Babbitt; 2. Little Waltz; 3. Little Scherzo) (2 minutes)
- Two Bagatelles (2007) (1. Slow, introspective, somewhat free; 2. Moderate, Quirky, somewhat free) (5 minutes)
- Study in Diminished Fourths (2008) (45 seconds)
- Etude in Half-Diminished Sevenths (2006) (4.25 minutes)
- Invention on Five Pitches Specified by Becky Archibald (2007) (45 seconds)
- Satin Circles (2007) (1.25 minutes)
$7.50
new Coloring 0-1-6 2002 solo Piano very inventive, and
very colorful
20.25 minutes, 13 movements.
$9.50
new Composition for Piano 2002 solo Piano One Composition, One Piano, Two Composers
(Rule: Each composer composes every other 2-3 measures, taking alternating turns.)
This piece was begun by Armando Tranquilino and Jody Nagel during the 1993-94 academic year at Ball State University, where Tranquilino taught for one year.
Measures 26-52 were added May 11, 2002 by Jody Nagel.
VERY AVANT ! ! !
3.5 minutes, 1 movement.
$7.50
  Take Thee, To Be 1994 Duet for 2 Pianos This attractive modal work was composed for Brad and Shirley Bolen
4 minutes, 1 movement.
$6.50 for two copies of the score
  Pentatonic Etudes 1993 Solo Piano 1. Moderato; 2. Allegro non troppo; 3. Fleeting; 4. Andante; 5. Very Slowly; 6. Presto; 7. Largo; 8. Fast and boisterous; 9. Andante con moto - Maestoso / Presto - Andante.
23 minutes, 9 character pieces.
$9.50
  Well-Tempered Mode, Songs from the Dorian 1976-
1996
Solo Piano 1. Breeze; 2. Restless; 3. Moderato; 4. Largo non troppo; 5. Andante; 6. Interlude; 7. Ballad; 8. Decision; 9. Tempo di valse; 10. Graceful, but sorrowful; 11. Poco maestoso; 12. Z-March; 13. Circular Reasoning.
20 minutes, 13 movements.
$9.50
  Well-Tempered Mode, Songs from the Phrygian 1998 Solo Piano 1. Yearning; 2. Powerful, but with anguish; 3. Insistent; 4. Hopeful; 5. Soaring and determined; 6. March; 7. Dying; 8. Playful; 9. Chorale; 10. Trance-like; 11. Intense; 12. With a broken spirit; 13. Maestoso
23 minutes, 13 movements.
$9.50
  Well-Tempered Mode, Songs from the Lydian 1998 Solo Piano 1. Sentimental; 2. Playful; 3. Nonchalant; 4. Wondering; 5. Bittersweet; 6. Joyful; 7. With warmth; 8. Quarky; 9. Thoughtful; 10. Fantasy; 11. Quick and buoyant; 12. Confident; 13. Dreamland
23 minutes, 13 movements.
$9.50
  Well-Tempered Mode, Songs from the Mixolydian 1998 Solo Piano 1. With a singing spirit; 2. Confidently; 3. Minuet; 4. Victorious; 5. Magic spell; 6. With kindness; 7. Adagio con moto; 8. Waltz; 9. With reverence; 10. Powerful; 11. Bells on the wind; 12. Rhythmic and playful; 13. Pleased with oneself
20 minutes, 13 movements.
$9.50
  Well-Tempered Mode, Songs from the Aeolian 1998 Solo Piano 1. Hymn to the death of Balder; 2. An idle moment; 3. Feeling sorry; 4. Riding on a stormy night; 5. Wishing; 6. Bubbles settling; 7. Sonatina miniature; 8. Fleeting and Shimmering; 9. Solemn; 10. Fantasy on Dies Irae; 11. Furious; 12. Searching; 13. Melancholy
20 minutes, 13 movements.
$9.50
  Well-Tempered Mode, Songs from the Locrian 1998 Solo Piano 1. Dark Etude; 2. Fleeing quickly; 3. Angry march; 4. Slow and simple; 5. Allegro non troppo; 6. Bleak; 7. Brutal; 8. Weird waltz; 9. Forlorn 10. Frantic; 11. Mechanistic; 12. Blue swing; 13. Powerful, with conviction
19 minutes, 13 movements.
$9.50
  Well-Tempered Mode, Songs from the Ionian 1999 Solo Piano 1. Graceful and somewhat sentimental; 2. Sparkling; 3. Blusteringly; 4. Curious Waltz; 5. Whimsical; 6. Aire; 7. With good-natured humor; 8. Crazy feeling; 9. Simplicity; 10. Fresh; 11. Arrival; 12. Marching 'round the triangle; 13. Impromtu
23 minutes, 13 movements.
$9.50
  Primary Colors
24 Monochromes for Solo Piano
1996 Solo Piano Each "Monochrome" is a short two-chord study, showing all 24 major and/or minor triad relationships. 1. Simple, Graceful; 2. Restless; 3. Breezy; 4. Gigue, at a relaxed pace; 5. Flowing, increasingly powerful; 6. Very Slowly; 7. Fast march; 8. Tango, sensual and hypnotic; 9. Waltz, not too fast; 10. Intense; 11. Aire; 12a Brightly; 12b. Very simple and expressive, and with adoration; 13. Fast and irreverent!; 14. Quasi-scherzo: very fast; 15. Trustingly, not at all fast; 16. Moderately fast and disturbed; 17. Slow and very expressive; 18. Unhurried, but not too slow; 19. Exotic, highly accented; 20. Gently rolling along; 21. Other-worldly, and rather slowly; 22. Like a magical wind; 23. Powerful; 24. Grandiose - Extremely fast.
27 minutes, 24 Monochromes.
$12.50
  Seven Modes of Wonder 1990 Solo Piano Seven character pieces in the "Heptatonia Secunda" Modes: 1. The Big Ferris Wheel; 2. Circus Crowds; 3. Baby Blues; 4. Lullaby; 5. Monster Rock; 6. Balloon Ride; 7. The Haunted Castle (In the spirit of Paul Dukas' L'Apprenti Sorcier.)
24 minutes, 7 character pieces.
$9.50
  Twelve Easy Little Pieces in Twelve Different Modes 1990 Solo Piano These beginner-level pieces are each in one of the twelve 7-note modes that contain a perfect fifth above the tonic note: 1. Ghost March; 2. Moon Gigue; 3. Roman Parade; 4. Waltz of the Roosters; 5. Minuet for a Rainy Day; 6. Russian Dance; 7. March of the Toy Horses; 8. The Playful Penguin Prominade; 9. Scottish Lullaby; 10. Autumn's Late Evening Aire; 11. Springtime Pastorale; 12. Simple Duet for a Sad Day.
20 minutes, 12 character pieces.
$7.50
  Rhapsody 1995 Solo Piano A beautiful virtuosic Neo-Romantic work
10 minutes, 1 movement.
$9.50
  Fields of Sevenths 1989 Solo Piano Click to hear a "Real Audio" file of pianist Brad Bolen playing Fields of Sevenths. A very intense toccata for solo piano.
7 minutes, 1 movement.
$9.50
  Sonata No. 1
(in 1 movement)
1995 Solo Piano Begun in 1987, this is a very intense piece for solo piano.
7 minutes, 1 movement.
$9.50
  Sonata No. 2
(in 1 movement)
2010 Solo Piano Also begun in 1987, this is another very intense piece for solo piano.
8.5 minutes, 1 movement.
$9.50
  Water Grokking 1992 Piano and Computer-Generated Tape Click to hear a "Real Audio" playback of Water Grokking. The electronic part was generated using "MUSIC360."
4 minutes, 1 movement.
Piano Score,
CD:

$19.50
  Through the Lens 1984
(rev. 1986)
Solo Piano 1. Constellations; 2. Solar Flare; 3. Process 1; 4. Nebula; 5. Double Star; 6. Process 2; 7. The Black Hole. (Originally titled "Puzzle Pieces" with movements entitled 1. Dream; 2. Reality; 3. Activity-1; 4. Reflection; 5. Response; 6. Activity-2; 7. Decision.)
8 minutes, 7 movements.
$9.50
  Three Movements Using Five Pitch Classes 1982
(rev. 1996)
Solo Piano I. Expressionistic;
II. Presto;
III. Largo - Allegro marcato
5 minutes, 3 movements.
$7.50
  Life Sentence 1982 Solo Piano Evocative, serial pieces:
1. The Execution; 2. The Journey; 3. Rebirth.
4.5 minutes, 3 movements.
$7.50
  Tatiana's Song 2000 Solo Piano Click to hear a "Real Audio" file of an electronic realization of Tatiana's Song (627K, 2:40). A very pretty short work written for Tatiana Daub, daughter of pianist Eric Daub
3 minutes, 1 movement.
$5.50
  Final Episode 1996 Solo Piano, Left-hand Only Composed for Annemarie Schuessler.
3 minutes, 1 movement.
$5.50
  Little Preludes and Other Small Pieces 1999- 2006 Solo Piano - Four Little Preludes (1. Moderato; 2. Allegretto; 3. Flowing; 4. Strange) (1999);
- Z-Dorian Aire (2001);
- Little Two-Part Invention: "Lullaby" (2000)
- Little Waltz in C (2006)
- Tatiana's Song (2000)
- Invention on Two Motives by Athena Gretchen (2002)
- Athena's Infant Theme (1998)
- Barney Moonlights (In the manner of Beethoven's Op. 27, No. 2, I.) (2001)
- "Daddy and Athena" (2003)
14 minutes, 12 pieces.
$7.50
  Twelve Little Twelve-Tone Etudes
1997 Solo Piano 1. Moderato; 2. Andante con moto; 3. Espressivo, molto rubato; 4. Allegretto; 5. Maestoso; 6. Andante; 7. Moderately, with power; 8. Fast; 9. Chorale: Largo; 10. Presto; 11. Andante moderato; 12. Jagged and intense.
13.5 minutes, 12 movements.
$7.50
  Eleven Small Pieces
1984- 1996 Solo Piano This assorted collection contains pieces of varying levels of difficulty: 1. Aire (1996); 2. Song of Isolation (1995); 3. Prelude, with fond thoughts of F. Chopin's 1st Prelude (1994); 4. Fast Fantasy with Three Fifths (1992); 5. Self-Indulgence (1996); 6. Two-Part Study (1995); 7. The "Modal-Z" Rondo (1992); 8. Parisian Twilight (1984); 9. A Missed Friend (1984); 10. Cool Dude! (1985); 11. Assertive, angry (1995.)
20 minutes, 11 pieces.
$7.50
  Speed 1989
arr. 2000
Solo Piano This piece was originally for electronic sounds, using C-Sound, and was later arranged for solo piano.
4 minutes, 1 movement.
$5.50
  Invention in C in the style of J. S. Bach
1989 Solo Piano This keyboard work can also be played by harpsichord; or as a duet for [clarinet or violin] and [cello or bassoon.]
2 minutes, 1 movement.
$5.50
  Three Fugues
1980- 1981 Solo Piano
or solo Organ
1. in C minor;
2. in G minor;
3. in D major.
6 minutes, 3 movements.
$5.50
  Twleve-Tone Composition for Solo Piano
1990 Solo Piano This was a doctoral exam composition; the first two measures were written by Dan Welcher, and the composer had to complete the work.
2 minutes, 1 movement.
$5.50
  Four Short Pieces for Piano
1983 Solo Piano 1. Andante-Moderato (Quasi-March); 2. Sostenuto; 3. Allegro assai; 4. Vivace.
5.5 minutes, 4 movements.
$7.50
  Attack of the Killer Insects
1981 Solo Piano A fun, image-filled, somewhat difficult piece, from the composer's youth.
4 minutes, 1 movement.
$7.50
  Sonatina in a Classical and Romantic Style
1981 Solo Piano An early work by the composer.
8 minutes, 3 movements.
$5.50
  Four Early Pieces for Piano
1976-
1977
(rev. 1996)
Solo Piano 1. Fantasy, 2. Ambiance, 3. Minuet, 4. Fugatina. The piece, "Fugatina," won 2nd prize in the Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) Piano Teachers Association Composition Contest while the composer was still in high school. These are very early works by the composer.
7 minutes, 4 movements.
$5.50
  Seventeen Early Works and Exercises
1977-
1985
(rev. 1996)
Solo Piano 1. Impressionistic Prelude: "Water Flowing in the Crystal Cavern"; 2. Octatonn; 3. Little Twelve-Tone Melody; 4. Twelve-Tone Waltz; 5. Little Twelve-Tone Composition; 6. Melody Using Only Thirds and Sixths; 7. Little Ballad; 8. Dance Rondo; 9. Dance; 10. Alone; 11. A Carefree Quarky Day; 12. Unpredictable; 13. An Arrangement of The Carpenters' "Say Goodbye to Love"; 14. Harmonic Etude; 15. Theme and Variations; 16. Dorian Sonata; 17. Variations on "Father, I Adore You" These are very early works by the composer.
about 40 minutes, 17 movements.
$14.50
  Barney Moonlights
2001 Solo Piano Click to hear a "Real Audio" playback of Barney Moonlights. At the request of pianist Lori Rhoden, this single verse of "Barney's Song" (i.e. "This Old Man") was arranged in the style of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" (1st movement). It is amusing!
about 42 seconds, 1 movement.
$1.50
 
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