Compositions

Many of these tunes are available on recordings - check the "Recordings" page.

At the bottom I have included the chart I use to map letters to pitches to form musical "words", which I then use as the basic melodic and harmonic material for the piece. 90% of what I compose is then based on various Baroque counterpoint forms with improvisitory passages added where free material would usually be used.

If you wish to purchase copies of any of these compositions, please contact me here.

Year

Title

Instrumentation

1990 "Impatience"
2 part invention w/ drums
Guitar, Bass, Drums
1990 "Funk Canon"
2 voice canon w/ drums
Guitar, Bass, Drums
1990 "Meatbelly Goes West"
just a tune
Guitar, Bass, Drums
1990 "Chorale"
Chorale variations
Guitar, Bass, Drums
1990 "Verity, Mom and Two Dads'
4 voice double fugue for my daughter Verity
Guitar, Sax, Trombone, Bass, Drums
1991 "Prelude for Peter Thomas Paul Woitach"
Prelude employing contour ajacency series
Guitar, Sax, Trombone, Bass, Drums
1991 - 1999 "The Big Sleep"
Vocal piece using as text the penultimate paragraph from "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler
Voice, Guitar, Bass, Drums
1991 "Jeanne"
a tune
Guitar, Bass, Drums or solo Guitar
1994 "I need You"
2  part invention w/drums
Guitar, Bass, Drums
1997 "Bellingham"
Suite with all sorts of stuff
Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums
1998 "Cho Oyu"
Suite with all sorts of stuff
Guitar & Kotoloa, Cello, Sax, Trombone, Bass, Drums
1998 "Susanne on the Moore"
Suite with all sorts of stuff
Guitar, Cello, Sax, Bass, Drums
1998 "Twa Sisters"
Suite featuring a four voice fugue
Guitar, Sax, Trombone, Bass, Drums
1999 "A Martini From Richard"
Vocal elegy with ensemble
Soprano, Guitar, Clarinet, Cello, Bass
1999 "A Pall Mall for John"
Vocal elegy for John Huggler, featuring sections based on his "Ecce Homo"
Soprano, Guitar, Clarinet, Trumpet, Cello, Bass, Snare drum
2001 "Calumet"
Impressionist piece for a bar
Guitar, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bass, Drums
2001 "GP vs Sunset"
Impressionist piece for a factory
Guitar, Baritone Sax, Bass, Drums
2001 "The Jazz Project"
Written for The Jazz Project in WA, features 2 part invention for 2 drumsets
Guitar, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bass, Drums, Drums
2001 "H and Logan"
Written for Nicholas Hoffman, Debra Chang, and Jasmine Chang
Guitar, Bass, Drums
2001 "Walt"
Written for Walt Burkett - a waltz
Guitar, Bass, Drums
2001 "Prelude, Fugue and Funk for the Guitar Guys"
Just what it says......
Guitar, Alto Sax & Flute, Tenor Sax, Bass, Drums
2003 "Basement Bounce"
A little bop tune
Guitar, Bass, Drums
2003 "da Girlz Part 2"
For my stepdaughters
Solo Guitar
2003 "Pestercakes"
For my love Pati "Pestercakes" Seitz
Solo Guitar
2004 "Yamil Abaya"
An Iraqi folksong adapted
Guitar, Sopranino Sax, Tenor sax, Bass, Drums
2004 "Silence on the GWB"
A chorale for Maestro Richard Woitach
Guitar, Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax, Bass, Drums
2004 "Oil"
For George W. Bush - a "war" song
Guitar, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bass, Drums
2004 "NY's Finest"
A funk tune for the Police and Fire Departments of NYC
Guitar, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, Bass, Drums
2004 "Hands of a Thief"
A chorale for George W. Bush
Guitar, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax
2004 "Two Towers"
An impressionist piece for the World Trade Center
Guitar, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bass, Drums
2004 "Never Hate Again"
A hopeful samba-like tune
Guitar, Bass Sax, Tenor Sax, Bass, Drums
2005 "Calypso"
A odd but appealing tune
Guitar, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Bass, Drums
2005 "The Big Sleep"
Vocal piece using as text the penultimate paragraph from "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler - rewritten completely
Vocal 1, Vocal 2, Guitar, Alto Sax, Baritone Sax, Trombone, Bass, Drums
2005 "Dames"
Uses Fibonacci, spoken word, alphabet...
Guitar, Alto Sax, Bass Clarinet, Trombone, Bass, Drums
2005 "Marlowe's Roscoe"
A canon, of course
Guitar, Alto Sax, Bass, Drums

Alphabet Mapping Chart

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
A
#/b
B
C
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D
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E
F
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G
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A
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B
C
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D
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E
F
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G
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A
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