Title: Groovehansa
Date: 03.2010
Instruments: for small combo
Score: Lead sheet in C – Groovehansa
Note: Performed regularly with my band, Helmut & the Lampshades.
“Hansa” refers to “merchant” in German. This title is a tribute to the famous song “Groove Merchant,” although the music bares no resemblance.

Title: Syrinx
Date: 01.2010
Instruments: for small combo
Score: Lead sheet in C – Syrinx
Note: This is more of an arrangement than an original composition, but it departs greatly from Debussy’s piece for solo flute by the same name.

Title: Passacaglia
Date: 01.2010
Instruments: for small combo
Score: Score for multiple parts in C – Passacaglia
Note: “Passacaglia” translates as “walking bass,” an interesting connection between classical and jazz styles.

Title: ABACAB
Date: 12.2009
Instruments: for small combo
Score: Lead sheet in C – ABACAB
Note: The name comes from the form of the piece. In playing it, it’s important that each section and subsection brings an abrupt change to music–subito.

Title: Captain Kirk
Date: 7.2009
Instruments: for small combo
Score: Lead sheet in C – Captian Kirk
Note: Performed regularly with my band, Helmut & the Lampshades.
This is dedicated to Mark Kirk, the jazz band director and sax professor at Rutgers University while I was studying there. The first four measures are from a song he composed that I only had in my ear and don’t know the name of. The rest I composed based on that snippet. There is a very subtle reference to the theme from Star Trek in the B section of this piece.

Title: Sphere
Date: 05.2008
Instruments: for small combo
Score: Lead sheet in C – Sphere
Note: A tribute to Thelonious Monk in my own way.

Title: Mr E.S.
Date: 6.2007
Instruments: for small combo
Score: Lead sheet in C – Mr. E.S.
Note: Performed regularly with my band, Helmut & the Lampshades.
This was a gift to Endrik Schiemann for his wedding and is dedicated to him.

Title: Scrambled Eggs
Date: 9.2005
Instruments: for small combo
Score: Score + 4 parts
Note: This is an attempt to define a musical form without providing the surface, i.e. the actual notes to be played. This must be improvised. The structure is given to the players in words, and it follows typical jazz forms (head, solo 1, solo 2, solo 3, drum solo, head)

Title: Enough is Enough
Date: 2.2005
Instruments: for small combo
Score: C lead sheet (1 p.); Part in Bb (1 p.)
Note: Form – A A B C
This piece reworks themes and ideas from It’s (Never) Enough, below, but also goes in new directions. Form is similar to Bake Out.

Title: Strange Attractor II
Date: 6.2004
Instruments: for small combo
Score: C lead sheet (2 p.); Part in Bb (2 p.)
Note: Form – A A1 B B1
Cold-Sweat Beat the whole way. Should be funky and groove.

Title: Bake Out
Date: 2.2003
Instruments: for small combo
Score: C lead sheet (2 p.) ; Guitar (2 p.); parts in Bb (2 p.) + Eb (2 p.)
Note: Form – A B C with an intro and coda;
Influenced by elements and styles of John Scofield, Igor Stravinsky, Bootsy Collins, Cliff Pecota, Benny Golson and Pearl Jam.

Title: Instant Sweat
Date: 7.2002
Instruments: for small combo
Score: full score (2 p.); parts in C (2 p.) + Bb (2 p.) + Eb (2 p.)
Note: Mix of funk and rock; Inspired by John Scofield’s “Boozer”

Title: Hot Off the Press
Date: 11.2001
Instruments: for jazz quartet
Score: full score (2 p.); parts in C (2 p.) + Bb (2 p.)
Note: Blues in F

Title: Blooze
Date: 8.2001
Instruments: for jazz quartet
Score: Full score in C – Blooze (4 p.); parts in C (3 p.) + Bb (3 p.)
Note: Slow, bluesy; 32 bar form; D minor

Title: El Gato Triste
Date: 2.2001
Instruments: for jazz quartet
Score: Lead sheet in C – El Gatotriste
Note: Latin

Title: Strange Attractor
Date: 12.2000
Instruments: for jazz quartet
Score: full score (5 p.) + tenor (2 p)
+ drums (2 p.) + guitar (2 p.)
Note: Funk/rock;
name taken from Chaos theory

Title: It’s (Never) Enough
Date: 08.2000
Instruments: for jazz quartet
Score: in C (5 p.); in Bb (3 p.)
Note: Based on Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto;
originally entitled “Es ist genug”

Title: Disfunkt
Date: 05.2000
Instruments: for bass, drums, sax and guitar
Score: full C score (5 p.);
parts in Bb (5 p.) + Eb (5 p.)
Performed: Haus 3 (Hamburg) – Summer 2000; “4 on 6″ Jazz Quartet
Haus 3 (Hamburg) – Fall 2000; 4 on 6
Motte (Hamburg) – Fall 2001; 4 on 6
Note: Mixes funk, rock and swing

Title: Sponge Cake
Date: 04.2000
Instruments: for jazz quartet
Score: Lead sheet in C – Sponge Cake; parts in Bb (1 p.) and in Eb (1 p.)
Performed: Haus 3 (Hamburg)- Summer 2000, “4 on 6″ Jazz Quartet
Note: Up swing; based on “Confirmation” changes

Title: Above the Clouds
Date: 11.1999
Instruments: for jazz quartet
Score: Lead sheet in C – Above the Clouds
Note: Ballad

Title: Over the Top
Date: 10.1997
Instruments: for jazz quartet
Score: Lead sheet in C – Over the Top
Performed: 19 January 1997, Crescent Ave Preb. Church,
Quasimodo Jazz Quartet
Note: Medium up swing

Title: Guitar Piece
Date: 06.1997
Instruments: 1 guitar
Duration: 6:00 (1 mvt)
Score: 1 score (p.)

Title: Klavierstück
Date: 05.1996
Instruments: 1 piano
Duration: 3:30 (1 mvt)
Score: Klavierstück

Title: Pari Delicto
Date: 02.1996
Instruments: 1 marimba, 1 violin
Duration: 11:00 (1 mvt)
Score: 1 full score
Performed: 27/4/96, Juilliard (NY, NY); Tom Fox, marimba,
Jason Pell, violin

Title: Adagio for Brass Quintet
Date: 07.1995
Instruments: 2 trumpets, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 1 tuba
Duration: 6:00 (1 mvt)
Score: 1 score + 5 parts
Performed: 10/9/95, Trenton Avant-Garde Festival

Title: Trio
Date: 05.1995
Instruments: 1 flute, 1 tuba, vibes/marimba (1 player)
Duration: 6:00 (1 mvt)
Score: Manuscript only
Note: based on same pitch material as BTU

Title: BTU
Date: 04.1995
Instruments: 1 clarinet, 1 violin, 1 piano
Duration: 6:00 (1 mvt)
Score: Manuscript only

Title: Synergy
Date: 03.1995
Instruments: 1 flute, 1 clarinet, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone
Duration: 9:00
Score: 1 score + 4 parts
Performed: 15/5/95, NYU; NYU New Music Ensemble Note: written for NJ composers competition;
submitted as Master’s thesis, accepted

Title: Fractal Piece
Date: 12.1994
Instruments: computer recording
Duration: 4:00
Score: recording
Note: composed using the Synclavier;
based on a fractal algorithm

Title: Forgetfulness
Date: 11.1994
Instruments: 1 voice (mezzo-sop) + 1 piano
Duration: 4:00 (1 mvts)
Score: 1 score ( p.) + 6 parts ( p.) for 1st mvt only
Note: text by Hart Crane

Title: Tabula Rasa
Date: 08.1994
Instruments: 1 flute, 1 horn, 1 violin, 1 cello,
1 piano, + percussion (1 player)
Duration: 15:00 (3 mvts)
Score: Full Score in C – Tabula Rasa
Performed: 25/2/95, Rutgers (NJ); HELIX! (1st mvt only)
Note: composed using extended 12-tone and fractal techniques

Title: Stars, I Have Seen Them Fall
Date: 05.1994
Instruments: 1 voice (sop) + 1 piano
Duration: 3:00 (1 mvt)
Score: Manuscript only

Title: I Have Longed to Move Away
Date: 03.1994
Instruments: 1 voice (mezzo-sop) + 1 piano
Duration: 4:00 (1 mvt)
Score: Manuscript only
Note: text by Dylan Thomas

Title: 8 Variations on a Row
Date: 02.1994
Instruments: 1 piano
Duration: 10:00 (8 mvts)
Score: Manuscript only

Title: Non Sequitur
Date: 11.1993
Instruments: 1 marimba
Duration: 10:00 (2 mvts)
Score: 17 p.
Performed: 2/94, Juilliard (NY, NY); Tom Fox, marimba;
3/94, Rutgers, Tom Fox, marimba;
2/95, Juilliard, Tom Fox, marimba

Title: Computer Pieces
Date: 11.1993 – 01.1995
Instruments: computer
Duration: varies
Score: do not exist
Note: Various short computer pieces composed using C-Music

Title: Proslambanomenos
Date: 09.1999
Instruments: 1 tuba, 1 marimba
Duration: 6:00 (1 mvt)
Score: 18 p., no parts
Note: Written for my tuba teacher, Scott Mendoker

Title: 5 Pieces for Piano
Date: 05.1993
Instruments: 1 piano
Duration: 8:00 (8 mvts)
Score: Manuscript only

Title: Fractal Quartet
Date: 03.1993
Instruments: 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello
Duration: 6:00 (1 mvt)
Score: 27 p.
Note: Makes use of fractal composing techniques;
based on an 8 pitch row

Title: 3 Pieces for Timpani
Date: 01.1993
Instruments: 5 timpani (1 player)
Duration: 11:00 (3 mvts)
Score in C – 3 Pieces for Timpani
Performed: 2/93, Juilliard (NY); Tom Fox, timp;
4/93, Rutgers (NJ); Tom Fox, timp;
3/94, Rutgers (NJ); Scott Martin, timp.
Note: Written for Tom Fox

Title: Quartet for Flute, Clarinet, Violin and Cello
Date: 12.1992
Instruments: 1 flute, 1 clarinet, 1 violin, 1 cello
Duration: 5:00 (1 mvt)
Score: Manuscript only

Title: Duo for Violin and Piano
Date: 11.1992
Instruments: 1 violin + 1 piano
Duration: 7:00 (3 mvts)
Score: Manuscript only

Title: Piece for Solo Tuba
Date: 10.1992
Instruments: 1 tuba
Duration: 2:30 (1 mvt)
Score: Manuscript only

Title: Solo Piano
Date: 8/1992
Instruments: 1 piano
Duration: 5:00 (1 mvt)
Score: Manuscript only

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