Three Insanities

(Viola and Harpsichord).
Total duration ca. 4 minutes (2012)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
Commissioned in 2012 by Sherwin Abrams, for Kathleen McIntosh.
One movement work. 9 pages, 8.5" x 11".


Also available as:

Transplant Transplant

Total duration ca. 4 minutes (1999)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
Commissioned in 1999 by organist Frances Nobert.
One movement work. 7 pages, 8.5" x 11".





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Having brought my ridiculously silly piece Slip to life a few years ago in a wonderful recording with violinist Robin Lorentz, harpsichordist Kathleen McIntosh felt a need for more silliness, went through my catalog, and pointed directly to a little ditty called Transplant, for organ, which can probably best be described by the suggestion, "imagine the Three Stooges performing open heart surgery." This was the piece she wanted to do with her duet partner Marlow Fisher. And, after determining that yes, it would indeed sound great with a frantic violist trying to keep up with a possessed harpsichordist, I was off and running, so that the two of them soon would be as well.





"Transplant... was playful, enterprising, and as engagingly refreshing as the composer herself... This very playful, tongue-in-cheek work has a theme which returns with scale passages that overlap in rapid-fire fashion. It was a great pleasure to hear a work that doesn't take itself too seriously and yet delivers a refreshing and unique taste while incorporating an improvisational sense of flourish."

— Carol Worthey, IAWM Journal, 2008





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