An early two-part
piano piece; the first part is brash, lively, and jazzy, the second
generally quiet and reflective. Written as a celebration of the birth
of the composer's son Liam and then revised in 2003.
a wild but jazzy tribute to composer/friend Richard Swift written for and published in the journal Perspectives of New Music (issue with tribute to Richard Swift). Recorded as the first of 'Three Pieces for Piano' by Blair McMillen for an Albany Records C
a freewheeling virtuosic rendition of materials from the two movements (in reverse order) of the ensemble piece CANZONA AND DANCE. The first section ('Exhiliration') is a joyful dance in 5/8. The second part is mostly quiet and meditative ('Murmurs, Whisp
a richly-textured three movement sonata commissioned by pianist Margaret Mills. The sections are titled 1. Nocturne, 2. Variations, and 3. Toccata. (This sonata is 'serene' in contrast to the earlier SONATA SERIA).