Compositions, Arrangements, and Commissions

Occassionally I write or arrange music, and have been involved in a number of commissions and premieres. These are listed below. Eventually, I hope to post program notes and more recordings. All pieces are published by Take 53 Music (ASCAP) unless otherwise specified. Please do let me know of any performances!

 

COMPOSITIONS                                                                                                                  

 

Watson Loops for frame drum ensemble (2014)

  • Premiered December 2014 by the Wheaton College World Music Ensemble (Sheila Falls, director)

 

Fluid Space  for solo snare drum (2014)- Published by Bachovich Music Publications

  • Collects newly-edited versions of Shadow Doesn’t Like the Marimba and Q@2, plus a new second movement
  • Premiered January 2015 by Kyle Forsthoff, University of Rhode Island
  • Performed May 2015 by Brad Davis, University of Kentucky

 

Q@2  for solo snare drum (2013)

  • Premiered April 2013 by Brad Davis, University of Kentucky

 

 

Shadow Doesn’t Like the Marimba for solo snare drum (2012)

  • Premiered October 2012 by Brad Davis, University of Kentucky

 

Three Miniatures for solo snare drum (2012)

 

Riq, Roll’d for solo riq (2012)- Published by Bachovich Music Publications

  • Premiered March 2012, commissioned and premiered by Matthew Geiger, University of Kentucky
  • Performed March 2013 by Kyle Forsthoff, Morehead State University Percussion Faculty Recital

 

After Lang for solo snare drum (2011)- Published by Bachovich Music Publications

 

Dreamscape for solo dancer (2010)

  • Premiered March 2010, FIS Celebrates Dance Take 2, Frankfurt International School

 

Conversation for four dancers (2010)

  • Premiered March 2010, FIS Celebrates Dance Take 2, Frankfurt International School

 

Forest Music for dance ensemble (2009)

  • Premiered October 2009, Zeitgeist Festival, Frankfurt International School

 

Prairie Home Companion for Riq solo (2009) [I’m sorry, no score available for this piece]

  • Premiered March 2009, University of Kentucky

 

Aberikula I for 3 bata drummers (2004/2008)

  • Premiered Spring 2004, University of Kentucky
  • Performed at PASIC 2008 by UK Chamber Percussion Group

 

Parampara for solo frame drum (2004)- Published by Bachovich Music Publications

  • Premiered Spring 2004, University of Kentucky

 

Moondancer for solo marimba (2001)

 

ARRANGEMENTS                                                                                                            

 

Igor’s Boogie, Phase One by Frank Zappa, arr. Forsthoff for Percussion Ensemble

 

Ketiak by Akira Nishimura, arr. Forsthoff for Percussion Ensemble and Percussion Choir

  • Performed November 2012, Morehead State University Percussion Ensemble

 

T’Mershi Duween by Frank Zappa, arr. Forsthoff for Percussion Ensemble- Published by Bachovich Music Publications

  • Premiered  April 2016, Texas Tech University Percussion Ensemble

T’Mershi Duween MIDI 

 

G-Spot Tornado by Frank Zappa, arr. Forsthoff for the XPlorium! Chamber Ensemble

 

On Reflection by Derek Minnear, et al, arr. Forsthoff for Percussion Ensemble- Published by Bachovich Music Publications

  • Premiered April, 2012 by the University of Kentucky Percussion Ensemble

 

 

Peaches En Regalia by Frank Zappa, arr. Forsthoff for Percussion Ensemble

 

Veiled Autumn by Joseph Schwantner, arr. Forsthoff for two marimbas

 

Passacaglia Ungherese by Gyorgy Ligeti, arr. Forsthoff for two marimbas

 

Suite from Musica Ricercata by Gyorgy Ligeti, arr. Forsthoff for two marimbas (plus vibraphone and glockenspiel)

  • Movement VII premiered January 2015, University of Rhode Island

 

Jolly Roger Bay from Mario 64, by Koji Kondo, arr. Forsthoff

  • Performed by ASU Pan Devils Steel Band, Spring 2006

 

Water Night by Eric Whitacre, arr. Forsthoff

  • Performed by ASU Pan Devils Steel Band, Spring 2006

 

Suite from The Secret of Monkey Island by Michael Land, arr. Forsthoff

  • Performed by ASU Pan Devils Steel Band, Spring 2006

 

Cantina Band from Star Wars by John Williams, arr. Steve Sweigart and Kyle Forsthoff

  • Performed by ASU Pan Devils Steel Band, Spring 2006

 

COMMISSIONS, DEDICATIONS, AND PREMIERES                                                            

 

Nume, for glockenspiel by Fredrik Andersson

 

Composition Machine No. 1 for solo performer by Mark Applebaum

  • Member of commissioning consortium, premiered November 2014 by Terry Longshore
  • Performed January 2015 by Kyle Forsthoff, University of Rhode Island

 

Tajin, version for percussion trio and soundscape by James Campbell Tajin Trio

  • Premiered March 2013, Morehead State University Percussion Faculty Recital

 

Hall of the White Giant for marimba by Stephen Lias

  • Member of commissioning consortium, premiered April 2012 by Brad Meyer

 

sentimental consolations for marimba by Fredrik Andersson

sentimental consolations I 15.7.12 sentimental consolations II 15.7.12 sentimental consolations III 15.7.12

 

uncommon encounters epilogue for vibraphone by Fredrik Andersson

  • Premiered January 2015, University of Rhode Island

 

A Message from the Emperor for marimba, vibraphone, and spoken text by Martin Bresnick (Audio)

  • Member of commissioning consortium, premiered November 2010, University of Kentucky
  • Performed at Red Note New Music Festival, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 2012

 

La Deluge et la Secheresse for marimba by Ricky Blaquiere

  • Premiered April 2010, Frankfurt International School

 

Pines Long Slept in Sunshine for percussion quintet by Christopher Adler

  • Premiered by the University of Kentucky Percussion Ensemble, April 2009

 

Journey for marimba and percussion by Tylla Ovezova

  • Premiered March 2009, University of Kentucky

 

Motetus, version for solo glockenspiel by Christopher Adler

  • Premiered March 2009, University of Kentucky

 

 

Signals Intelligence (Revised) for solo percussion by Christopher Adler

  • Premiered March 2009, University of Kentucky

 

Alternate Route for Bb Clarinet and Marimba (2003) by Brett William Dietz

  • Premiered March 2008, University of Kentucky with Natalie Lehr

 

Conservation of Mass for vibraphone by Beth Ratay

  • Premiered August 2007, University of Kentucky

 

Blending Colors for clarinet and percussion by James Woodward

  • Premiered December 2006, Arizona State University with Josh Gardner

 

CrashBang for clarinet, bass trombone, and percussion by Beth Ratay

  • Premiered January 2006, Arizona State University with Josh Gardner and Seth Vatt

 

Unmanned Terrain for solo percussion by Michael Aukofer

  • Premiered March 2004, University of Kentucky

 

Background Noise for solo percussion by Beth Ratay

  • Premiered January 2004, University of Kentucky