“Of Shrapnel and Blood” has now been completed! The full score weighs in at 173 pages — that’s 40 minutes of music (my longest work yet) for four soloists, choir, and chamber orchestra. The first orchestra rehearsal is under our belt now, and I’m excited to hear the piece progress. If you’re in the area, come to the premiere: the evening of April 12 at the Moores School of Music in Houston. I’ve posted a Garritan audio mock-up of one of the movements here.
- Tony Silvestri and I are working on an opera commission from the Houston Grand Opera, and the libretto treatment has come together. He’s a genius! We can’t wait to share details of the story.
- Adding finishing touches to a sax quartet for the Iridium Quartet
- Fleshing out details for a new piece for the Liminal Space Contemporary ensemble: cello, electric guitar, marimba. Should be good.