PUNJABI PODCAST – string quartet, 5 minutes. Premiered by All Strings Considered, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas, August 24, 2017.
BLUE PILLARS OF NIGHT – saxophone quartet, 10 minutes. Commissioned by Jon Gudmundson and the Strange Angels Quartet. Premiere pending in 2018.
LEFT-HANDED COMPLIMENT – two players: box, violin case, iPhone tone generator, guitar strings, and bird calls. Commissioned by Briana Meyers for performance with Aimée Niemann. Premiere in November 2017 at the University of Northern Colorado.
THE DOLOROUS ABYSS – two violins with graphic score, c. 10 minutes. Commissioned by Du.O, Aimée Niemann and Charlotte Munn-Wood. Premiere pending.
THREE PIECES FOR SOLO PIANO – 7 minutes. Premiere, November 25, 2017, Mireia Frutos, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
ALTERNATE CONSTELLATIONS – chamber ensemble, 10 minutes. Flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello. Premiere pending.
ÉMISSIONS TRANSPARENT (2016, in five movements)– solo electric guitar, cello, piano, iPad mellotron, and interactive electronics. Premiered at the Nuit d’hiver festival, GRIM (Groupes de recherche et d’improvisation musicale), Marseille, France, December 20, 2016, Jean-Marc Montera, soloist.
NEIGHBORS— for two-channel fixed media and silent film by Buster Keaton (1920);
premiered at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, February 1, 2016.
ÉTERNITÉ AU-DESSOUS DES MERS DE NUAGES—wind ensemble, 10 minutes. Premiere
EVENSONG EVOCATION–solo violin and two-channel electronic fixed media with
video, 9 minutes. Premiered April 17, 2016, Jubal Fulks, violin, University of Northern Colorado.
CLIMB – double concerto for violin and cello with orchestra, three movements, 20 minutes. To be premiered in 2019 by the University of Northern Colorado Symphony with Jubal Fulks, violin, and Gal Faganel, cello, Russell Guyver, conductor.
REVISED DREAMS 3.1415926 . . . (2014) – Solo bass with iPad tone generator, commissioned by Joe Pruessner, Malaysian National Orchestra, 8:00. Premiered November 3, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
SEVEN-THIRTY– violin duo, for Aimée Niemann; 9:00.
SCHOOLBOOK THERMODYNAMICS AND ASCENSCION—for Stuart Gerber, percussion, and Jan Berry Baker, saxophone, 10 minutes. Premiered April 22, 2015, University of Northern Colorado.
CLARINET AND PIANO—for Lauren Jacobson, clarinet and Futaba Niekawa, piano, 15 minutes. Premiere at the ADEC Clarinet Festival, Madrid, Spain, July 22, 2015.
PUNCHING HOLES IN SPACE – commissioned by saxophonist Jon Gudmundson, associate professor of music with the Caine College of the Arts, Utah State University, Logan, and scored for baritone and alto saxophones with trumpet and percussion for premiere at the World Saxophone Congress, Strasbourg, France, July 10, 2015.
NEW JERUSALEM– percussion ensemble, baritone soloist, spiritual choir, harp, piano, double bass; 21:00. Commissioned and premiered by the Wichita State University Percussion Ensemble, Gerald Scholl, director, with the ARISE Singers, Shawn Chastain, director, Wichita, Kansas, April 29, 2014.
TAOS JUNCTION – indeterminate instrumentation, graphic score. Premiered by Rob Voisey’s Hard Eight in New York City, Jan Hus Church, December 8, 2013
PRAIRIE ECLAT ¬– English horn, viola, and double bass, 9:30. To be premiered by Cindy Thompson, Kay Buskirk, and Daniel Racer, Wichita, Kansas, spring 2015.
LUNAR SERENGETI – wind ensemble, 9:00. Premiere by in March of 2015 in France as finalist in a competition round.
DESERT ECLAT – solo percussion, 7:00. Premiered by Daniel Moore, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, April 22, 2013.
VESPERS FOR MR. ALLEN – alto and tenor saxophones with fixed-media playback, 9:15. Premiered by Julia Nolan and Jon Gudmundson, July 10, 2012, World Saxophone Congress, St. Andrews, Scotland.
THE IMNAGE [SIC] OF GIRL-CLOUD PENSIVE – tuba and piano, 7:30. Premiered by Jason Byrnes at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference, Linz, Austria, June 28, 2012.
ASTRAL SILENCE – large chamber ensemble (winds, brass, piano, harp, harpsichord, and strings), 25:00. Premiered April 22, 2013, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.
ANGELUS – symphonic winds, 12:00. Premiere by the University of Northern Colorado Wind Ensemble, Kenneth Singleton, director, February 14, 2012.
CLEAN CUT – for solo cello, percussion ensemble, and power tools, 15:00. Premiered by soloist Gal Faganel with the University of Northern Colorado Percussion Ensemble, Gray Barrier, director, April 5, 2011.
TONUS PEREGRINUS, 7:45 ¬ cello and piano, 7:45. Premiere date with cellist Gal Faganel in spring 2015, University of Northern Colorado.
UNDER THE TABLE, 10:30 – soprano, flute, cello, banjo; composition based on auctioneer’s patter. Premiere by the Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury, director, New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts, February 29, 2012
DRY AND DUSTY, 14:00 – string quartet, piano, banjo, Bulgarian tambura. Premiere by the composer on banjo, Valerie Dimchev, tamboura, and a student ensemble, AmBul Festival of American and Bulgarian music, Sofia, Bulgaria, October 5, 2010.
STRANGE ANGELS: Exploring the Paranormal. An evening-length collection of works for electronics and chamber ensemble with dance including MARFA LIGHTS for two flutes, played by Nancy Laupheimer and Jessi Rozinsky; THE FOURTH DIMENSION OF MEMORY for ten players; and two fixed-media electronic works, STRANGE ANGELS I and II. Premiered at the Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico, June 24, 2010.
DEIRDRE’S LAMENT, 50:00 – flute, two percussion, piano, two violins, cello, and banjo. Ballet commissioned and choreographed by Monte Black; premiered by a faculty and student ensemble, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, March 22-25, 2010,
CAPRICIOUS APPARITIONS, 17:00 – two violas and bowed banjo. Premiered by Elwood on banjo, and Juliet White-Smith and Timothy Deighton, violas, International Viola Congress, Stellenbosch, South Africa, August 1, 2009. Commissioned by White-Smith.
ARKANSAS POWER SURGE, 13:00 – alto and baritone saxophones. Premiered by Jon Gudmundson and Mark Watkins, World Saxophone Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2009. Commissioned by Gudmundson.
A FORTY-FOUR SMOKELESS, 25:00 – banjo, clarinet, piano, two percussion, premiered by Zeitgeist with the composer on banjo, St. Paul, Minnesota, May 29, 2009. Commissioned by Zeitgeist with support from the American Composers Forum and the Jerome Foundation.
CUT, 9:00 – multiple percussion and fixed electronic media. Premiered by Patti Cudd, September 12, 2010, University of Wisconsin, River Falls.
LA PLANETE TERRE, 8:30 – flugelhorn and English horn. Commissioned and premiered by Robert Murray, flugelhorn and Lauren Murray, English horn, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, April 13, 2009.
DARK WOOD, 5:00 – solo snare drum. Premiered by Patti Cudd, September 12, 2010, University of Wisconsin, River Falls.
KILLER’S KISS, 8:00 – for solo Bb clarinetist/tap-dancer (player tap-dances while performing). Premiered and commissioned by by Jaime Askvig, the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, January 20, 2009.
DID IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE? (2008), 4:00 – oboe and bassoon, premiere by Lauren Murray and Charles Hansen, Greeley, Colorado, September 17, 2008.
I ASKED IF IT MADE ANY DIFFERENCE (2008), 7:30 – solo piano and electronics, commissioned and premiered by Rose Chancler, Pianorondack Festival, Elizabethtown, New York, September 7, 2008.
THE ETERNAL SKY (2008), 9:30 – flute and piano, commissioned by flutist Jessi Rozinski, premiered by Rozinski and pianist Yukiko Takagi, Boston, Massachusetts, September 17, 2009.
A FOOTBRIDGE OVER THE ABYSS, 7:30 – bowed banjo, Japanese rin bells, and interactive electronics (Max/MSP). Premiered by Elwood, the University of Wollongong, Australia, Voltage Festival, June 2, 2007.
WELL, MAYBE I DID, 6:30, – vibraphone, three marimbas and drum set. Premiered by Elwood (bass marimba), Kevin Bobo, Kevin Findley, and Daniel Moore with Matt Wilson, drums, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, April 22, 2007.
BORDER RADIO X, 9:00 – for five-string banjo, voice, and interactive electronics. Premiered by the composer, Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, New Mexico, January 6, 2006.
PUNJABI SALI ANN, 9:30 – choir (SAT). Commissioned by Les Polyphonies Bourlingueuses. Premiered in Aix-en-Provence, France, June 2007.
ALLEGHENIES OF DREAMS, 10:00 ¬– cello and five-string banjo; premiere by Elwood on banjo and Nan Kimberling on cello at Georgia State University on a neoPhonia concert, Atlanta, Georgia, November 13, 2007.
IN BLUE SPACES, 9:30 – commissioned by Roger Landes for solo bouzouki and chamber ensemble. Premiere by Landes and the newEar Ensemble, Kansas City, Missouri, November 1, 2008.
OVER LOOKING GLASS FALLS, 6:00– orchestra, commissioned by the North Carolina Symphony premiered with William Henry Curry conducting, Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh, North Carolina, February 8, 2007.
SONG WITHOUT FORGIVENESS, 7:00 – soprano and piano, on a text by David St. John, commissioned by Amanda Gardner and premiered in Asheville, North Carolina, July 24, 2005.
LE SPENDIDE-HOTEL ET THE CHAOS DE GLACES, 6:00 – solo orchestra bells, commissioned and published by Smith Publications, 2005.
BRIDGES, 7:30 – solo piano. Premiered by Barry Salwen, soloist, Wilmington, North Carolina, June 5, 2005.
JEWISH POETS OF ARABIC SPAIN (10th & 13th CENTURIES) WITH CHINESE POETS PIPING OUT OF THE CLOUDS (AND ONCE AN IRISHMAN), 11:00, soprano and piano, text by Albert Goldbarth. Premiered by Julia Broxholm, soprano, Christopher Harding, piano, Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina, January 30, 2004.
JOHN HARTFORD’S CADILLAC, 9:00 – banjo, 2-channel recording, and processed clogging. Premiered by the composer, Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina, February 4, 2004.
THE INEVITABLE DESCENT OF HEAVEN, 7:30 – solo glockenspiel with high metals and electric fan. Premiered by Stuart Gerber, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, September 23, 2003. Published by Smith Publications, 2005.
ALBRECHT DURER 2: MELENCOLIA I, 10:00 – alto saxophone, guitar, and percussion. Premiered by Jon Gudmundson, saxophone; Roger Cope, guitar; Paul Elwood, percussion, World Saxophone Congress, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 12, 2003.
ROAD OF DARKNESS, DISTANT MOON, 11:00 – double bass, flute/piccolo, percussion, five-string banjo. Premiered by bassist Bertram Turetzky, Nancy Turetzky, flute, Nicholas Hennies, percussion and the composer on banjo, University of California, San Diego, January 15, 2003.
ALBRECHT DURER 1: ST. JEROME IN HIS CELL, 10:00 – two pianos. Premiered by Stephen Drury and Yukiko Takagi, New England Conservatory of Music, Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice, Boston, Massachusetts, June 23, 2003.
AMONG VANISHED AVIATORS, 8:30. – two channel, MAX/MSP-generated electronic playback with solo banjo. Premiered by the composer at the Cold Alternativa Festival, Dom Cultural Center, Moscow, Russia, January 13, 2001.
STANLEY KUBRICK’S MOUNTAIN HOME, 25:00 – soprano, Appalachian instruments (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar), flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello. Premiered by Deborah Baxter, soprano, Stephen Drury, piano, Matthew Combs, fiddle, Elwood on banjo, KNOB Festival in Wichita, Kansas, October 20, 2001.
CIRCO DE MONTES, TEATRO DE LAS NUBES, 9:30 – flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, 9.5’. Commissioned by Ensemble Signos, a new music ensemble in Mexico City. Premiered by Signos, April 21, 2001, Mexico City; recorded on Espejo, a CD of works commissioned by Signos.
ETUDES FROM SHADOW RED WITH SUN FOR SOLO PIANO , 25:00 – Etudes 1-3 premiered Jodi Gandolfi, Djerassi Artist Resident Program, Woodside, California, July 2000; Etudes 6 and 9 premiered at the Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano and Performance by pianists Yukiko Takagi and Shannon Wettstein, New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts, June 21, 2001.
THE GOLDEN ROAD, 11:00 – pipa, five-string banjo, and piano. Premiered by pipa player Min Xiao-Fen, pianist Stephen Drury, and banjoist Paul Elwood at the New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts, February 2000.
MEADOWS OF FLAME, 6:00 – MAX programmed MIDI keyboard and solo piano. Premiered by pianist Christopher Harding at Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina, October 14, 1999.
A VAST OCEAN OF PROMISE, 18:00 – solo bassoon with flute, clarinet, piano, two violins, viola, and five-string banjo. Premiered by soloist Joshua Hood with the chamber ensemble of Summerfest, Kansas City, Missouri, July 10, 1999.
JOHN HENRY VARIATIONS, 12:00 – saxophone quartet, five-string banjo, and two-channel fixed-media. Premiered by the Brevard College Saxophone Quartet at the Congrès Mondial du Saxophone, Montreal, Quebec, July 5, 2000.
LE REPOS ECLAIRE, 1:30 – for solo piano. Premiered by Donald Berman, American Academy in Rome, October 30, 1998.
ALTARS ALTERED, 6:00 – flute and piano. Premiered by Donald Berman, piano, and Lauren Weiss, American Academy in Rome, November 23, 1998.
TWO EXTREMITIES, 7:30 – soprano, piano, bowed five-string banjo, flute, violin, and wine glasses. Premiered by Amy Brown, soprano; Lauren Weiss, flute; Paul Elwood, banjo; Anna Lim, violin; and Chris Theofanidis, piano, American Academy in Rome, November 23, 1998.
VIGILS, 8:30 – solo piano. Winner of the Sigma Alpha Iota Inter-American Music Awards and published by C.F. Peters. Premiered by Harold Martina, at the Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention, Dallas, Texas, August 6, 2000.
CELESTIAL FORESTS, 11:00 – two percussion. Premiered by Ricardo Gallardo and Kirk Brundage in Buffalo, New York, May 4, 1997.
A LANDSCAPE OF DREAMS, 15:00 – for string quartet. Premiered by the Dehler String Quartet, the German National Theater, Weimar, Germany, February 1998.
A BOWL OF LIGHT, 9:30 – four percussion. Premiered by the Brevard College
Percussion Ensemble, Diane Cash, conductor, Brevard, North Carolina, April 1, 1997
IN THE ZONE, 12:00 – solo banjo with string orchestra, percussion, and piano.
Premiered by the Brevard Chamber Orchestra, Virginia Tillotson conducting, Elwood as soloist, Brevard, North Carolina, November 10, 1996
SOUTHERN HARMONY, 13:00 ¬- clarinet, percussion, and piano. Premiered by David Kirby, clarinet; Diane Cash, percussion and Katherine Palmer, piano, Brevard, North Carolina, September 11, 1997
AIR, 6:30 – piano and percussion. Premiered by Sandra Brown, piano and Patti Cudd, percussion at the University of California, May 12, 1996.
L’ETUDE DES ASTRES, 8:00 – solo multiple percussion. Premiered by Kirk Brundage on tour in Holland, December 1995
THE VAULT OF HEAVEN, THE CRYSTAL SEA, 20:00 – solo cello with flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, and violin. Doctoral dissertation. Premiered with Jonathan Golove, solo cello and The Instrumental Factor, Erik Oña, conducting, Buffalo, New York, February 1995.
THE PERFUMED AND BLUE ABYSS, 6:00 – solo bass marimba, 1994. Commissioned by percussionist Daniel Moore. Premiered in Lexington, Kentucky, January 1995.
AEOLIAN SQUALLS (for Myles Crawford), 5:00 – piano with Velcro tap-dance soloist. Premiered by Paul Elwood as soloist and Helena Bugallo, piano, at WBFO Radio, Buffalo, New York, February 10, 1994.
OCEANO, 1936, 7:00 – solo piano. Premiered at June In Buffalo by Luk Vaes, Buffalo, New York, June 1993.
ALONG THE MYSTIC THRUWAY, 9:00 – flute, piano, cello. Premiered by Trio Phoenix, Musée des beaux-arts, on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Ottawa, Ontario, November 3, 1996.
FOUR/EIGHT, 15:00 – five-string banjo and cello, co-composed with cellist Hank Roberts. Premiered March 10, 1993 by the composers on a live concert broadcast, WBFO Radio, Buffalo, New York
IRISH WAKE FOR JOHN CAGE, 15:00 – Irish harp, five-string banjo, and miscellaneous Irish folk instruments with tapes of James Joyce reading from Ulysses and Finnegan’s Wake. Premiered by harpist Beth Ann Breneman and banjo player Paul Elwood, WBFO Radio, Allen Hall, Buffalo, New York, March 15, 1993
GLASS HORIZON, 16:00 – solo harp, five percussion, and piano. Premiered by harpist Ann Roush with the Wichita State University Percussion Ensemble under J. C. Combs in Wichita, Kansas, November 1993.
CANDLE OF THE SALE, 4:20 – string quartet. Premiered by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra String Quartet, Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, as part of Peter Maxwell Davies’ Hoy Course for Young Composers, August 6, 1992.
DISBANDED HORIZONS, 15:30 – string quartet. Premiered at June In Buffalo by the June In Buffalo String Quartet, Buffalo, New York, June 1992
BIG SKY, 7:30 – Bb clarinet, piano, percussion, and violin. Premiered at June In Buffalo, with conductor Harvey Sollberger, Buffalo, New York, June 1991
FOUR DIRECTIONS, 6:00 – flute soloist wearing Velcro-soled shoes. Written for and premiered by Rachel Rudich, Los Angeles, California, October 1991
RISING FROM UNSPEAKABLE PLAINS, 9:00 – solo piano. Performed by Heydée Schvartz at the State University of New York at Buffalo, November 1990.
RING OF FIRE, 15:00 – commissioned by the Salina, Kansas, Arts and Humanities Commission, 15:00. Four percussionists with 20 amateur musicians playing instruments designed by Kansas artist Matt Kirby with choreography by Michelle D. Brown. Installation created by Paul Elwood and Matt Kirby. Performed at the Smoky Hill River Festival, Salina, Kansas, June 1990.
ENTRE IRSE Y QUEDARSE, 13:00 – flute, Bb clarinet, piano, violin and ‘cello.
Premiered at the Salina, Kansas, Arts Center by the Wichita New Music Ensemble, Wichita, Kansas, May 1990.
BLUE PRAIRIE, 15:00 – yodeler with flute, Bb clarinet, piano, violin, and cello. Performed with yodeler Randy Erwin and the Wichita New Music Ensemble at the Wichita Art Association, Wichita, Kansas, January 20, 1990.
SAINT JOAN, 45:00 – electronic tape and synthesizer, commissioned by the Wichita Art Association as incidental music for a production of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan. Premiered at the Wichita Art Association, Wichita, Kansas, November 1989.
LES FLEUVES DU PRINTEMPS, 11:00 – five percussion, keyboards and harp with amplified shower stalls and audience chorus. Commissioned and performed by the Wichita State University Percussion Ensemble, J.C. Combs, director, Wichita, Kansas, April 1989
THE VOID BENEATH THE COFFEE TABLE, 15:00 – solo banjo, flute, Bb clarinet, piano, violin and cello. Re-scoring of a 1986 percussion ensemble composition with solo banjo. Premiered at the Wichita Art Association by the Wichita New Music Ensemble with Paul Elwood as banjo soloist, Wichita, Kansas, November 1989.
FUNERAL MUSIC (on the Death of a Chinese President), 8:30 – five-string banjo and tape. Premiered by Paul Elwood with dancers from the Wichita State University School of Performing Arts/Dance at the Wichita Art Association, Wichita, Kansas, October 1988
USHER, 40:00 – flute, Bb clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and ‘cello with the 1929 silent film “The Fall of the House of Usher,” 40:00. Performed by the Wichita New Music Ensemble at the Wichita Art Association, Wichita, Kansas, May 20, 1988.
JACK PIE JOHNSON MEETS THE TOOTHPASTE MONSTER – orchestra with narrator, 6:00. Commissioned by the Wichita Symphony Orchestra with the Wichita Public Schools USD 259, Wichita, Kansas, January 1988
THE AIR-CONDITIONED NIGHTMARE, 5:00 – marching band drum line with supportive percussion, 5:00. Commissioned and premiered by the Wichita State University Marching Band Drum Line, Wichita, Kansas, October 1987
PILOT JACK KNIGHT: AVIATOR, 4:30 – flute, bass clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, and ‘cello, 4:30. Performed on tour in the Wichita Public Schools by the Wichita New Music Ensemble, Wichita, Kansas, February 1987.
PASSING THINGS (Doppler Shifts), 5:00 – solo cello. Premiered by Susan Mayo, on tour in the Wichita Public Schools, Wichita, Kansas, February 1987.
QUADRALOGUE, 3:00 – string quartet. Premiered by the Wichita State University Graduate String Quartet on tour in the Wichita Public Schools, Wichita, Kansas, spring 1986.
THE VOID BENEATH THE COFFEE TABLE, 23:00 – five-string solo banjo, percussion ensemble, keyboards and harp, 23:00. Performed by the Wichita State University Percussion Ensemble under J.C. Combs with banjo soloist Tony Trischka, Wichita, Kansas, November 23, 1986.
ECHOES, 4:00 – solo B-flat bass clarinet. Premiered by Michael Unruh on tour in the Wichita Public Schools, Wichita, Kansas, February 1986.
DISTANCES, 4:50 – orchestra. Commissioned by the Wichita Public Schools
USD 259 and by the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Premiered at the Wichita Symphony Young People’s Concerts, Michael Palmer, director, Wichita, Kansas, March 1986.
VERBUM SALUTIS, 8:00 – flute, bass clarinet, ‘cello, percussion and hand signer
with a text of translations by Thomas Merton. Written for percussionist Daniel Moore and performed at Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, February 1985.
UPON WAKING IN THE REAR ARBOR, 7:00 – brass quintet and solo percussion. Performed at Wichita State University by percussionist Gary Gibson, Wichita, Kansas, April 1985.
UNDER THE EVENING MOON – five percussionists, string quartet, keyboards
and folk clog-dancing soloist, 20:00. Performed by Wichita State University Percussion Ensemble with clogger Beverly Cotten, Wichita, Kansas, November 1984.
ON THE EXISTENCE OF ANGELS, 7:00 – analog tape.
SNOW FALLS CEASELESSLY – flute, ‘cello, percussion, piano, and audience
players, 15:00. Performed by the Southern Methodist University Perspectives New Music Ensemble with Japanese movement and hand sign, Dallas, Texas, February 1984.
RETURN TO THE CIRCLING WINDS, 15:00 – orchestra. Masters thesis at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, May 1984
EDGARD VARESE IN THE GOBI DESERT, 17:00 – Velcro tap-dance soloist, percussion ensemble, and harp. Premiered by the Southern Methodist University Percussion Ensemble in Dallas, Texas, with Kelly Werts as soloist, April 20, 1983.