July 15, 2023

On September 4, 2022, I was diagnosed with colon cancer that had spread to the liver and a few lymph nodes. Since that time, I have gone through four rounds of chemo and major surgery, followed by eight more rounds of chemo, the last round on June 1st, 2023. The works here are an attempt to convey the “trip” I experienced over the past year. In many ways, they are dedicated to friends and medical professionals who guided and helped me, and continue to do so.


Two pieces for solo Classical Guitar composed while undergoing treatments.

I. From September thru eleven…

II. Just before twelve…


A four movement work for Classical Guitar, Piano, and Wind/String Octet. This work was composed during recovery.

I. Evocation

II. Not fare well, but fare forward, voyagers. 

Title from T.S. Eliot The Dry Salvages III
Dedicated to Gregg Threlkeld for his admiration for the number 5.

III. The Dance Of Wayward Dreams

IV. When all is said and done…