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Large Ensembles: Orchestra

Large Ensembles: Orchestra

Water Sings Fire for Orchestra (2018) - 12:00 (Grade 6)

3 Flutes (P), 2 Oboes (E.h), 3 Clarinets in B-flat (Bs), 2 Bassoons (C.b);
4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in C, 2 Tenor Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, Tuba;
Timpani, 3 Percussion*, Harp, Strings

* Percussion 1: Vibraphone, Triangle; 2. Tam-tam, Bongos; 3. Concert Bass Drum, Wind Gong, Triangle

Commissioned by the League of American Orchestras and Louisiana Philharmonic with generous support of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

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The Thaw - text by Artis Henderson
for Soprano, Tenor, Mixed Choir with Orchestral Winds, Brass, and Percussion (2016)

See listing under Wind Ensembles for more details (Grade 6)

Liquid Heart (นำ้ใจ NaamJai) for Orchestra (2015) - 12:00 (Grade 6)

Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in B-flat, 2 Bassoons;
4 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in C, 2 Tenor Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, Tuba;
Timpani, 2 Percussion*, Harp, Strings

* Percussion 1: Chimes, Large Bass Drum, Small Triangle; 2. Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Tambourine, Large Triangle, Suspended Cymbal

Commissioned by Albany (NY) Symphony Orchestra.

Made possible by the generous funding of the A.W. Mellon Foundation

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Lured by the Horizon for Orchestra (2005) - 15:20 (Grade 5)

  1. Growth

  2. Rust

  3. Currents

  4. Cut

  5. Return

Piccolo, Flute, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in B-flat (2nd doubles Bass Clarinet), 2 Bassoons (2nd doubles Contrabasson);
4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in C, 2 Tenor Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, Tuba;
Timpani*, 3 Percussion**, Piano (doubles Celesta); Strings

* 5 Timpani with one Inverted Suspended Cymbal

** 1. Marimba, Vibraphone, 5 Temple Blocks; 2. Glockenspiel, Crotales, Xylophone, Mark Tree, Claves, Bongos, Bass Drum; 3. Chimes, Slap Stick, Suspended Cymbal, Ratchet, Tambourine, Chine Cymbal, Congas, Tam-tam, Vibraslap

This piece was generously funded by a Predoctoral Fellowship from The University of Michigan Horace H. Rackham Graduate School. It is lovingly dedicated to my parents, Carl and Linda

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Water
Sings Fire

Water Sings Fire
for Orchestra (2018)
12:00

3(P)2(E.hn.)3(Bs)2(CB) / 4331 / timp 3perc* hp / str

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Liquid Heart (NaamJai)

NaamJai (Liquid Heart)
for Orchestra (2015)
12:00

3(p)222 / 4231 / timp 2perc* hp / str

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Lured
by the Horizon

Lured by the Horizon
for Orchestra (2005)
15:20

3(p)22(b.cl)2(C.bsn) | 4331 | timp, 3perc, pf(cel) | str

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Large Ensembles: Wind Band

Large Ensembles: Winds, Brass, and Percussion

Smoulder for Wind Ensemble (2019) - 8:40 (Grade 5)

Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 3 Clarinets in B-flat, Bass Clarinet, AATB Saxophones, 2 Bassoons; 4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in B-flat, 2 Tenor Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba; Timpani, 4 Percussion*, Piano

* Percussion 1: Glockenspiel; Percussion 2: Xylophone, Tam-tam, and Sizzle Cymbal; Percussion 3: Vibraphone, Concert Bass Drum; Percussion 4: 5 Temple Blocks, 4 Toms

Commissioned by a Consortium of Thirteen Bands, led by Brant Stai and Sherwood High School
(This work is under consortium exclusivity agreement through May 31, 2021)

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The Thaw - text by Artis Henderson
for Soprano, Tenor, Mixed Choir and Wind Ensemble (2016) - 11:20 (Grade 6)

Piccolo, 2 Flutes, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet in B-flat, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon;
2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in B-flat, 2 Tenor Trombones, Tuba;
Timpani, 4 Percussion*, Harp, Soprano, Tenor, SATB

* Percussion 1: Marimba (4.3), Vibraphone, Large Tam-tam; 2: Large Concert Bass Drum, Wind Gong, Metallic Windchimes; 3: Kick Drum, 2 Toms, Bongos, Woodblocks, China Cymbal, Glass & Bamboo Windchimes; 4: 5 Temple Blocks, Sizzle Cymbal, Triangle

Commissioned by Rodney Dorsey for the University of Oregon Wind Ensemble and University Singers. 
Dedicated to the memory of: Anne Dhu McLucas, Lawrence Maves, Steven Larsen, & Charles Dowd

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Dos Danzas for Concert Band (2010) - 9:50 (Grade 5)

  1. Tangential Tango

  2. Gallo fino

Piccolo, 3 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 3 Bb Clarinets, 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Alto Sax, 1 Tenor Sax, 1 Bari. Sax

3 B-flat Trumpets, 4 Horns in F, 3 Trombones, 1 Euphonium, 1 Tuba, 1 Double Bass (Optional)

Timpani (+ Suspended Cymbal), 5 Percussion*, Piano

*Percussion: 1. Xylophone; 2. Vibraphone/Marimba (4.3); 3. Bongos, Claves; 4. Congas, Tambourine, Triangle; 5. Bass Drum, China Cymbal, Suspended Cymbal, Triangle

Commissioned by and dedicated to Miller Asbill and the Texas Tech University Concert Band

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Smoulder

Smoulder
for Wind Ensemble
(2019) - Grade 5

3(p)224(b.cl) 211 / 34311 / timp 4perc / pf

Under consortium exclusivity through May 31, 2021
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The Thaw

The Thaw for Soprano, Tenor, Mixed Choir, and Wind Ensemble (2016)
11:20 - Grade 6

3(p)2(E.hn)2(B.Cl)1 | 2221 | timp, 4perc, hp | ST SATB (div)

Text: Artis Henderson
Music: Andrea Reinkemeyer

Dos Danzas

Dos Danzas
for Concert Band (2010)
9:50 - Grade 5

3(p)24(b.cl)2 211 | 43311 c.bs | timp 5 perc, pf

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Large Ensembles: Vocal

Large Ensembles: Vocal

From Cycles of Eternity - text by Henrietta Cordelia Ray
for Treble Vocal Ensemble SSSSAA (2017) - 17:00 (Grade 6)

  1. Aspiration - 6:30

  2. Limitations - 3:30

  3. Life * - 7:00

* Commissioned by In Mulieribus in Celebration of their Tenth Concert Series. Dr. Anna Song, director

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The Thaw - text by Artis Henderson
for Soprano, Tenor, Mixed Choir and Wind Ensemble (2016) - 11:20 (Grade 6)

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When Justice Reigns - text by Janine Applegate
for Mixed Choir with Divisi SSAATTBB (2016) - 5:30 (Grade 4)

Commissioned by the Lacroute Arts Series at Linfield College for the Linfield College Concert Choir. Dr. Anna Song, director

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From Cycles
of Eternity

3. Life, From Cycles of Eternity
Text: Henrietta Cordelia Ray
Music: Andrea Reinkemeyer

In Mulieribus
Arwen Myers, soprano
Anna Song, artistic director

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Triptych:
Three Disasters

Rhymes with Opera commissioned and premiered the first three songs from the chamber opera, Triptych: Three Disasters for 2 Sopranos, Baritone, Piano, and Electronics
Libretto: Patrick Wohlmut
Music: Andrea Reinkemeyer

When Justice Reigns

When Justice Reigns
for Mixed Choir with Divisi
(2016)

Text: Janine Applegate
Music: Andrea Reinkemeyer

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Chamber Ensembles

Chamber Ensembles

Opening Up for Narrator and String Quartet (2019) - ca. 8:50

Commissioned by Fear No Music
to Christine Blasey Ford, with Gratitude

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in the speaking silence for Alto Saxophone & Bassoon (2018) - ca. 8:50

Commissioned by Post-Haste Reed Duo
in memoriam Linda Reinkemeyer

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Crisp Point Fanfare for Brass Quintet (2017) - 2:00 (Grade 4)

Commissioned by and dedicated to William Lucas for the Michigan Lighthouse Landmark Legacy Project

(This work is under consortium exclusivity agreement through the completion of the recording project)

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Saturation for Soprano Saxophone & Piano (2017) - 8:45 (Grade 6)

Commissioned by and dedicated to Idit Shner
Made possible by a University of Oregon Faculty Excellence Award

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Wrought Iron for Flute & Percussion* (2012) - 5:30 (Grade 6)

* Percussion: Vibraphone, Bongos, Tambourine, China Cymbal, Splash Cymbal, Triangle

Commissioned by and dedicated to the Albany (NY) Symphony Orchestra

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Wild Silk for Baritone Saxophone, Percussion & Piano (2009) - 10:00 (Grade 6)

* Percussion: Glockenspiel, 4.3 Marimba, Large Concert Bass Drum, Bongos, 2 Temple Blocks, China & Sizzle Cymbals

Commissioned by Jeffrey Heisler for the Primary Colors Trio

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Half Moon Nocturne for Mixed Octet (2007) - 8:45 (Grade 5)

Clarinet in B-flat, Bassoon, Horn in F, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Piano

Commissioned by and dedicated to H. Robert Reynolds and The Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

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#@&%!* (expletive deleted) for Percussion Quartet (2000) - 6:35 (Grade 5)

Percussion 1. Timpani, Roto-toms, Bass Drum, Bongos, Small Cowbell, Mounted Tambourine, Suspended Cymbal; 2. Marimba, Bass Drum with Pedal, Mounted Tambourine, Temple Blocks, Large Cowbell, Hand Chimes, China Cymbal, Sizzle Cymbal, Chinese Gong, Hi-hat, Suspended Cymbal; 3. Timbales, Cowbell, Xylophone; 4. Floor Toms, Congas, Wood Block, Triangle

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Four Poems for Robin - text by Gary Snyder
for Soprano & Viola (1999) - 11:20 (Grade 5)

  1. Siwashing it out once in Siuslaw Forest

  2. A spring night in Shokoku-ji

  3. An autumn morning in Shokoku-ji

  4. December at Yase

Commissioned by and dedicated to Kathryn Hallor, soprano

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Saturation

Saturation
for Soprano Saxophone & Piano
(2018) - 12:00

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in the speaking silence

in the speaking silence
for Alto Saxophone & Bassoon
(2018) - 8:50

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Wild Silk

Wild Silk for Baritone Saxophone, Percussion, & Piano
(2009) - 10:00

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Photo: Luna Moth (Actias luna) - McCaffry

Opening Up

Opening Up
for Narrator and String Quartet
(2019) - 8:50

Text: Written testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to the Senate Judiciary Committee

Four Poems
for Robin

Four Poems for Robin
for Soprano and Viola
(1999) - 11:20

Text: Gary Snyder
Music: Andrea Reinkemeyer

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Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron
for Flute and Percussion
(2012) - 5:30

Vib, Bongos, Tambourine, Szl Cym, China Cym, Triangle

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#@&%!*
(expletive deleted)

#@&%!* (expletive deleted)
for Percussion Quartet
(2000) - 6:35

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Half Moon Nocturne

Half Moon Nocturne
for Mixed Octet
(2007) - 8:45

Cl - Bsn - Hn - Vn - Va - Vc - Cb - Pf

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"Galileo Images the Moon," NASA (PIA00130 - 1992)

Electroacoustic, Incidental, and Dramatic Works

Electroacoustic

Bricolage for Toy Piano, Percussion & Interactive Electronics (2013) - 4:17 (Grade 4)

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Through Leaves
for Percussion & for 2-, 4-, or 8-Channel Fixed Media with Optional Live Processing (2004) - 10:00 (Grade 5)

Percussion: Bass drum, O-daiko, Bongos, 3 Temple Blocks, Suspended Cymbal, Sizzle Cymbal, Wind Gong, Marimba, F-2 Nipple Gong, Timpanum (28") - Substitutions may be made in collaboration with the composer

Commissioned by and dedicated to Jay Bordeleau, percussion

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Elegy for Viola & 2-Channel Fixed Media (2001) - (Grade 4)

Commissioned by Tayva Turner in memoriam of her grandfather, D. C. “Doc” Renno

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Over the Moon for 2-Channel Fixed Media (2000) - 4:15

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Incidental, Film, Collaboration, Other Projects:

Triptych: Three Disasters -

a Ten-Minute Opera Scene for Two Sopranos, Baritone, and Piano (in progress for 2020)

  1. Gales Creek

  2. Vanport

  3. Manzanita

Commissioned by Rhymes with Opera for New Music Gathering 2020
Patrick Wohlmut, libretto ; Andrea Reinkemeyer, music

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Incidental Music for Musicians of the Sun
for Flute (Piccolo), Clarinet (Bass), Trumpet, Percussion, & String Quartet (2005)

Commissioned by The Wild Swan Theater

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Soundtrack for Censorious -
- a Nonprofit Documentary Project (2005)

Commissioned by Carol Jacobsen, artist

A film about women artists who have been censored, including controversial projects funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Where All Life Dies for 2-Channel Fixed Media (2002)

Commissioned by Patricia Olynyk, artist
Included within Patricia Olynyk Artist’s Book, Patterns of Expression for the Humanbird

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Senior Composition Recital (1999)

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Elegy

Elegy
for Viola and Fixed Media

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Through Leaves

Through Leaves
for Percussion and Fixed Media with Optional Live Processing

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Triptych:
Three Disasters

Triptych: Three Disasters
for 2 Sopranos, Baritone, Piano, and Electronics
Libretto: Patrick Wohlmut
Music: Andrea Reinkemeyer
(2020)

Rhymes with Opera commissioned and premiered the first three songs from the chamber opera

Solo Works

Solo

Wings to Air for Flute Solo (2013, rev. 2018) - 10:00 (Grade 5)

  1. What did you say?

  2. Sleep. Rest. Quiet.

  3. Caged

  4. Touching Sky

Commissioned by Natalie Haworth-Liu

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Things Heard, Misunderstood for Alto Saxophone (2012) - 10:00 (Grade 6)

Commissioned by Wisuwat George Pruksavanich

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Souvenirs for Piano (2006) a graduated set of pieces for young people (Grades 1-4)

  • Mementos:

    1. Passacaglia for a Sunny Day

    2. Cold, Rainy Day

    3. Samba!

  • Miniatures:

    1. Floating

    2. Nocturne

    3. Haunted House

    4. Sorrow

  • Dance Suite:

    1. Prelude

    2. Dance for the Sun

    3. Tangential Tango

    4. Hydroelectric Slide

The 2006 commissioned work is funded by: Music Teachers’ National Association (MTNA) and the Iowa MTA.

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Three Pieces for Children for Piano (2002) - (Grade 1)

  1. Traffic *

  2. Night Music *

  3. Main Street Boogie (1988)

* Commissioned by and dedicated to Alan Huckleberry, piano

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Souvenirs

Souvenirs
for Piano (2006)
a graduated set of piano pieces

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Things Heard, Misunderstood

Things Heard, Misunderstood for Soprano Saxophone

Retired Works

Retired Works

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  • Sleep. Rest. Quietly. for Soprano & Clarinet (2012) - Notes

  • Variations on a Tune for Kaisa for String Quartet (2011) - Notes

  • A World of Sighs for Mixed Choir (2010) - Notes

  • Miniatures for Vibraphone & Marimba (2006) - Notes

  • Gazing Skyward for Chamber Orchestra (2001) - Notes

  • Pure Love at Prime Time for Soprano & Violin (2000) - Notes

  • Ten Arrows for Soprano & Piano (2000) - Notes

  • The Lee Shore for Gamelan (1999) - Notes

  • Four Pieces for Horn & Clarinet (1999) - Notes

  • Three Pieces for Woodwind Quintet (1999) - Notes

  • Cluster No. 1 for Chamber Ensemble (1999) - Notes

  • Piano Suite (1998) - Notes

  • A Child’s World for String Quartet (1998) - Notes

  • Doorstop for Violin & Gamelan (1998) - Notes

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  • Bio: Google doc

  • Formal Headshot: Color, B&W (Photo: Frank Miller, Copyright © 2015)

  • Informal Headshot: Laughing (Photo: Dana Linnane, Copyright © 2009)