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Aspen Duet for Eb Alto Sax and Piano

This work is 2024 arrangement of my Aspen Quartet.

Support for the composition of Aspen Quartet was provided by the Institute for
Advanced Compositional Studies at the Aspen Music Festival.

This work was funded in part by the Composers Assistance Program of the
American Music Center.

Aspen Quartet won First Prize in the Lee Ettelson Composition Contest of Composers, Inc.

Aspen Quartet is recorded by the Arditti Quartet on  California Composers,
Albany Records Troy 159

Double click scores


Movement II, ver.2

Movement I

music starts at :17

Aspen Septet

flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 2 percussionists

MIDI realization by composer

A short piece originally composed for the Aspen Music Festival, working under Jacob Druckman. Performed by Xtet at the Japan America Theater as part of the L.A. Olympic Arts Festival, Peter Sellars, director, and at the University of Judaism Gindi Auditorium as a Pacific Composers Forum winner and elsewhere.

Revised 2024 to add a percussionist and edited.

Sisyphus, for large ensemble (2024) Mvts. I and II

    winds, brass, strings, 3 pianos, 3 percussionists

MIDI realization by composer

In the time of Covid, let us reread the Greeks! They understood what it is to have a curse on the City-State! 

As covid wanes, the restrictions (imperfectly followed!) lift - prematurely.

As the restrictions lift, covid waxes back!

Other burdens America rolls up the mountain, only to dodge them falling back down on us:

- After we elect the lst black President , we elect a President who praises Hitler and his generals.

- As we elevate the lst black woman to the Supreme Court,

SCOTUS reverses 50 years of precedent protecting women's freedom to choose.

Sisyphus is tired of rolling the rock up the mountain!

Civil War is being threatened to protect the 'freedom'...from the Health Department!

Typhoid Mary walks among us - as a heroine!

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Time for Every Body - Burton Goldstein
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Two Pieces for Piano Quintet - Burton Goldstein
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Time for Every Body (2018)

     for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano & percussion (vibes, glock, xyl)

  MIDI realization by composer


Two Pieces for Piano Quintet (2015 rev. 2018)

  for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano

1. Time Again

2. Time's Up

  MIDI realization by composer

Premiere: March 28, 2015 • Iowa Composers Forum New Music Festival

Perfomed May 2, 2015 • Hear Now Music Festival, Venice, CA

Amy Tatum - flute; Stuart Clark - clarinet; Maia Jasper - violin;

Ira Glansbeck - cello; Todd Moellenberg - piano

Two Pieces arr. for Piano Trio (violin, cello, piano)

Not yet performed.

Scrolling score of Time's Up (MIDI recording) on YouTube:

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