About Concordia

Instrumental Music

All Creatures of Our God and King

                Two hymn accompaniments scored for flute, clarinet, soprano sax, horn in F, two trumpets, two trombones and organ.  For Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Delmar NY.

Christmas Mosaic

                For chamber orchestra

                Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn in F, trumpet, trombone, strings, timpani and percussion.

                Commissioned by the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, a professional chamber orchestra.

                The group produced a CD. The angel who supported the project requested the carols:

                                “Masters in This Hall”

                                “Angels We Have Heard on High”

                                “Lo

                                How a Rose E’er Blooming”

                                “Deck the Hall”

                                “The Snow Lay on the Ground”

                                “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

                                “The Holly and the Ivy”

                                “Silent Night”

                                “Joy to the World.”

                Written and recorded in 2001.

                As the composer was finishing up details, the recording engineer called and said, “Turn on the TV.” The date was September 11th, 2001.

Cry Wisdom in the Streets

                Music for a dramatic production written by Robert Clausen for the 1962 national convention of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, held in Cleveland OH.

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

                Flute, oboe, two clarinets, bassoon, string bass, trumpet, Horn in F, baritone, two trombones.

                Written ca. 1955.

Manhattan Suite

                A collection of miniatures for chamber orchestra.

                Includes a re-working of several earlier piano pieces, e.g. “Trains”.

Manhattan Miniatures

                Violin and piano

                Four movements from the Manhattan Suite.

                Recording included.

Toboe

                Sonata for Oboe and Piano

                Three movements

                Written in 2000 for son Timothy who earned a DMA.

                Unpublished

Train Fantasie

                Piano

                Written when the composer was 12 or 13 years old, inspired by Gershwin’s “Concerto in F”. (See repetition of 5ths in the bass). Some ideas were later incorporated in the “Manhattan Suite.”