“A Moment of Calm in a Time of Anxiety” is a short composition scored for piano, harp, cello and strings. It is a quiet, meditative work composed to honor the doctors, nurses, medical workers, journalists, truck and delivery drivers, grocery store and government employees who continue to bravely and unselfishly work to serve people around the globe in this time of tragedy and anxiety.
I composed “Stonehenge” for Flute, Percussion and Synthesizers in 1982. It was first performed in Japan and later recorded on EMI Angel Records by Ransom Wilson and Tom Raney on the album “Glass Reich Becker”. The 2019 scores have updated electronic elements and exists in three versions – one for solo flute and recorded accompaniment; a second for flute, percussion and recorded accompaniment; and a third for a quintet (flute, violin, clarinet and piano [four hands] plus recorded accompaniment).
“Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra” is a three-movement work featuring two solo pianos accompanied by a full symphonic orchestra. Each movement is a contrapuntal dialogue between two solo pianos. The first and third movements are Allegros while the second is an Adagio (Pas de deux). The new work was completed in May 2018.
The studio recording of the Concerto was performed, recorded and mixed on MOTU’s Digital Performer 9.5 Sequencer, Native Instruments Kontakt 5 plugin, Audio Ease’s Altiverb 7 Convolution Reverb and Izotope’s Ozone 8 Mastering Suite.
The solo piano parts were performed on two Synthogy Steinway Pianos while the orchestra parts were recorded on Cinesamples’ Woodwinds and Brass instruments, Native Instruments Orchestral Percussion and Cinematic Studio Strings.