First prize winner of the 1987 Festival of New American Music composition contest. Lydeka is a medium-difficult three-movement solo marimba work that uses many of the new techniques such as one-handed rolls, playing on the nodes and sequential sticking patterns.
Composed for and premiered by noted marimbist Katarzyna Mycka, "Hurricane's Eye" is a challenging and dramatic solo work that should find its way into the standard repertoire for advancing students and professionals.
This work is an unsung hero of the marimba quartet literature. It has not gotten its well-deserved circulation through the percussion community because it was unavailable for so long.Now available in a clearly engraved edition with single sheet 11 x 17 inch parts with a spiral-bound score.
A beautiful to berserk theme and variations, Variations is a large scale work in four sections that has advanced technical challenges, but is within the reach of a good four mallet player. Lyrical use of the one-handed roll in octaves for a principal melody.
An unusually lyrical work with a minimalistic influence. Based on Irish folk themes, "Tune for Mary 0." is a fine recital work that uses a blend of lateral sticking techniques to create melodic and accompanimental patterns.