Premiered in December 29, 1999, was commissioned as a part of a homage to professor Purita de la Riva by the Council of Oviedo, Spain. Refracciones Asturianas (Asturian refractions) is the personal point of view of the composer about Asturian folklore, and specially, the music of Anselmo Gonzalez del Valle, Asturian romantic composer of the beginning of […]
A short work for piano, which explores very organically the technique of repetition from the perspective of the ostinato pattern.
Concert-Etude was commissioned by flutist Mark Longo in 2001. This six-minute composition is a study of expression and tone in the flute. Two very contrasting ideas (one expressive and melancholic and one extroverted and at times furious) fight for their voice in the composition. While the expressive section interrupts at first successfully the second one, […]
The first piano sonata is a one-movement work that takes on a loose ABA form. It reflects the spirit of a poem entitled, Footprints in the Sand, which tells the story of a journey, where one is carried by another in times of trouble. The opening of the piece is an expression of a vast space, […]
Portraits from the Heartland for solo guitar was composed to honor Indiana and its 2016 Bicentennial Celebration and it is dedicated to my friend and American virtuoso guitarist Adam Levin. This work is a tribute to the spirit of the American Midwest through its vernacular. The 1897 arrangement of “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far […]
This short piece is an homage to the pioneering Asturian musicologist Eduardo Martínez Torner, who first compiled a great number of the folklore sources of Asturias on the early 20th Century. This work is based on a popular Asturian lullaby.
Magnificat is an hymn sung by the Virgin Mary in thanksgiving for the privilege of becoming the Mother of God, and for the goodness of God in redeeming Humanity. In this work for solo violin, the composer reflects three emotions of this text: rejoicing of the Mother; the pride of Man, contrasting with the humility […]
Behold the Lamb of God is a work for solo violoncello inspired in the Gospel of John. Articulated in three parts, it is a piece that elaborates on the qualities of faith and selflessness, with a very organic fabric. The work has been included on “CROSSINGS: New Music for Cello,” by cellist Kate Dillingham, available […]