My setting of the famous Latin hymn, Stabat mater dolorosa, was my first large-ensemble work that I got to hear out loud. I was in the choir (USC’s Concert Choir under Cristian Grases) singing tenor during this recording — but I was so nervous and excited, I don’t remember if I sang a single syllable. The work is scored for full sections of violins, viola, and cello, but this chamber setting gives it a different intimacy. Recorded spring 2014 at Parish of St. Matthews in the Pacific Palisades.
The world premiere of the first movement of my Second Piano Concerto in F Minor. Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto had been the last piece I studied under Edwin Deveny before his death in 2010. He didn’t live to see me play it with Chadwick School’s orchestra. Since that experience, I wanted to write a piano concerto that would have made him proud. Recorded spring 2014 with USC’s Concerto Chamber Orchestra under conductor Ryan Tani. Myself as soloist.