This page is basically here for me to express my feelings about music and what as well as who are inspiring me to write music. Right now, my favorite composer is William Bolcom (b. 1938). I also am endeared to the music of Maurice Ravel, Sergei Prokoffief, Francis Poulenc, Benjamin Britten, Silvestre Revueltas, Alberto Ginastera, and others. I am also enchanted by "exotica" of the 1950s and early 60s as well as Filipino love songs as exemplified in Ryan Cayabyab's album One.

Besides outlining my general musical tastes, I have some midi files that you might be interested in hearing. Here they are:

Mantra and Ascension (1999) for woodwind quintet

  1. Mantra
  2. Ascension

Five Bagatelles (1998) for clarinet and 'cello

  1. Moderato
  2. Adagio e molto espressivo
  3. Presto
  4. Andante
  5. Allegro con moto

Passacaglia (1998) for solo piano

Here are some mp3 files from my song cycle of poems by Federico Garcia-Lorca entitled Canciones Celestiales. You need an .mp3 player to view this file. Download one here.

Canciones Celestiales

  1. Una
  2. Hospicio
  3. Cancion de Jinete
  4. Recuerdo

performed by Marcela Pan, mezzo-soprano and Abraham Fabella, harpsichord. This piece was premiered at UC Riverside on May 20, 2001.

Current Projects

Concerto for Oboe and Strings for my friend, Robert Presler

Sonata for violin and piano

commissioned by Sherwin Thia

Tremors for large orchestra

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