Oil and Water

Oil and Water is a trio for trombone, euphonium, and vibraphone and – as the title suggests – explores the way sounds mix together, whether well or not at all. The similarity of the instruments (all metallic) is contrasted with the clash in their musical lines. All of the lines have been written together contrapuntally, but as the piece progresses, the musical elements become more and more out of sync. The vibraphone provides an anchor, but ultimately the instruments cannot agree on anything other than their central pitches.

Download a sample score

Buy the score:

This entry was posted in Recordings. Bookmark the permalink. Comments are closed, but you can leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

    Latest News

    Feature-length Film Score

    I composed the score and conducted a live chamber orchestra for the film Of Fortune […]

    Alchemy completed!

    My album Alchemy has been recorded and mastered! Now begins the process of trying to […]

    Published!

    I am thrilled to share that my spiritual “Galilee” is now being published by Santa […]