Small Ensembles

Where I’ve done some of my best work, especially, though not exclusively, in small ensembles that include string quartet.

 

“Erik has something to say, and his music touches listeners and communicates elegantly.”

Troy Peters, Music Director, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio

 

That Silent Land (for string quartet) (2001) (a work in one movement) 14′

We Must Always Have a Song (2001) (a work for clarinet, violin, cello and piano in one movement)  6′

Quintet for Clarinet and Strings (2002) (a work for clarinet and string quartet in four movements) 21′

We Travel the Road with Heart (2004) (a work for clarinet and string quartet in one movement) 6′  (see also Weddings)

Quartet for Horn, Viola, Cello and Piano (2006) (a work in four movements) 23′

Quartet #2 for Strings (2007) (a work for string quartet in 5 movements) 25′

Cinque Amici (2008) (a work for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano in five movements) 15′

Metallurgy (2009) (a work for brass quintet in three movements) 10′

Recessional Reel (with a little jig thrown in) (2009) (a work for string quartet in one movement) 2’30” (see also Weddings)

Stay In/Break Out (2009) (a work for woodwind quintet in three movements) 10′

The Journey Begins (2009) (a work for string quartet in one movement) 6′  (see also Weddings)

Two Moods (2009) (a work for saxophone quartet in two movements) 11’30”

Some Lonesome Valley (2010) (a work for clarinet, viola and piano in four movements) 20′

Bridges (2011) (a work for string quartet in one movement) 3′

Six Chorales (for trombone quartet or bassoon quartet) (2011) 9′

Taking Wing (2012) (a work for string quartet in one movement) 6′  (see also Weddings)

If Not for Joy (2012) (three songs for soprano, flute, violin, contrabass and harpsichord/orharp/or piano, settings of poems by Jean L. Connor)

The Bend in the River (2013) (a work for clarinet, bassoon, vibraphone, harp, cello and piano in one movement) 9’20”