TRIOS, QUARTETS, AND QUINTETS  

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
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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
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“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…”

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Serenade

for oboe, cello, and piano

1. Chaconne

2. Last Spring

3. Sleeping Dalias

4. Murmurations

SerenadeLazarus
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

Night

for oboe, cello, and piano

NightNew World School Ensemble
00:00 / 09:48