He Said She Said​

for violin, cello, and piano​

Composed for Neave Trio in 2017-18, He Said She Said is an entertaining yet serious 12-minute single-movement piece inspired by the sound and emotion of male/female conversations and their friendly disagreements. The piece progresses as a set of free variations on these materials in a variety of textures, moods, and tempi, coming to agreement in the end.  

He Said She Said (rehearsal)Neave
00:00 / 12:01

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Starry Messenger: Fanfare for Brass Quintet


Starry Messenger, an eight-minute showcase for brass quintet, was inspired by the title of Galileo Galilei’s first book of astronomical observations, The Starry Messenger (Sidereus Nuncius, 1610), in which Galileo wrote:

Starry Mess. (excerpt)B. Lazarus
00:00 / 00:00

“I have seen stars in myriads, which have never been seen before, and which surpass the old, previously known, stars in number more than ten times…”


for oboe, cello, and piano

1. Chaconne

2. Last Spring

3. Sleeping Dalias

4. Murmurations

00:00 / 01:04

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Trio ("Un ange passe")

for oboe, violin, and cello


​“My oboe trio is comprised of three movements: Un ange passe, Without Words, and Patter Song. Un ange passe is a French expression which describes sudden, unexpected breaks in conversation. I embrace this passing angel as a metaphor for my interest in silence as a welcome structural and motivic device, the multiple pauses which let in air and light.”

Un ange passeB. Lazarus
00:00 / 04:13

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Quintet (2005)​

for violin, cello, flute, clarinet, and piano

1. Stratagem

2. Meditation

3. Indiscretion

Quintet (2005)Lazarus
00:00 / 04:26

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Alpha Centuri

for flute, oboe, cello, and harpsichord

Alpha Centuri I Storm King
00:00 / 03:41


for oboe, cello, and piano

NightNew World School Ensemble
00:00 / 09:48