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Solo and Chamber
Flexible Parts
(2008)
Instrumentation: viola, piano
Movements: I. Small Piece of the Story II. Proximity III. Local Dance IV. Elements V. Air VI. Viola Song VII. Further Small Piece of the Story
Duration: 10 minutes
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Lift High, Reckon—Fly Low, Come Close (2008)
Instrumentation: violin, cello, piano
Duration: 11 minutes  
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Third Quartet (2007)
Instrumentation: string quartet
Movements: I. Flank  II. Three Shouts III.
Elegy for a Fictional Character IV. Sinew
Duration: 10 minutes


The Nearness of Things (2004; revised 2007)
Instrumentation: violin solo
Duration: 12 minutes  
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What gathers, What Lingers (2003)
Instrumentation: violin, piano
Duration: 14 minutes  
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Etude (2001)
Instrumentation: piano solo

Duration: 3 minutes


Second Quartet (“Flux”) (2001; revised 2007)
Instrumentation: string quartet
Movements: Part One: tender restraint, bright fury 
Part Two: impulse and ardor
Duration: 22 minutes


Light and Stone (1999-2000)
Instrumentation: clarinet, violin, piano
Duration: 13 minutes  
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An August Rhythm (1999)
Instrumentation: guitar solo
Duration: 5 minutes


Falling In (1998)
Instrumentation: flute, trumpet, trombone, piano, percussion, violin, viola, cello, bass
Duration: 14 minutes


Sudden, Unbidden (1998)
Instrumentation: string quartet
Duration: 12 minutes


Song About Law and Light (1996)
Instrumentation: soprano and piano
Duration: 8 minutes


Possible Stories (1995, revised 2009)
Instrumentation: cello solo
Duration: 13 minutes


Five Songs on Poems by Emily Dickinson (1992-94)
Instrumentation: voice and piano
Duration: 30 minutes
(These songs can be performed singly or in varying groups.)
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Orchestra and Large Ensemble

Flexible Parts (seven short interconnected pieces for orchestra) (2010)
Instrumentation: orchestra
2 + picc, 2, 3, 2 + contra
4, 3, 3, 1
hp
pn
4 perc
strings
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Still Things Move (2002-03)
Instrumentation: string orchestra
Duration: 13 minutes

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Sometimes a Wild and Quiet Place (2001)
Instrumentation: version for orchestra


Sometimes a Wild and Quiet Place (2001)
Instrumentation: version for chamber orchestra


Ordinary Mysteries (1995)
Instrumentation:soprano and chamber orchestra
Text: an adaptation of Kate Chopin’s short story “The Story of an Hour”
Duration: approximately 30 minutes


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Vocal and Chamber

Snapshot of a Teenaged Moment When Everything Began (2010)
Scoring: SSAATTBB chorus, female soloist, male soloist, piano
Text: 3 poems by Emily Dickinson and additional text by the composer
Duration: 9 minutes
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The First Letter (2009)
Scoring: 3 soprano soloists, flute, clarinet, cello, percussion
Text: 3 poems by Emily Dickinson and additional text by the composer
Duration: 8 minutes


Distant Heart (2006)
Scoring: voice, piano
Text: poem by Jennifer Clarvoe
Duration: 3 minutes


Mother Tongues (2006)
Scoring: female voice, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano
Text: four haiku by Sonia Sanchez
Duration: 11 minutes  
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The Artist (2004)
Scoring: baritone, piano
Text: William Carlos Williams
Duration: 3 minutes


Early, After, Ever, Now Two Songs with original text (2005)
I.   Forgetting
II.  Love Song with Counterpoint
Instrumentation: soprano, flute, clarinet dbling bass clarinet, harp, percussion, violin, cello
Duration: 14 minutes (8:00 + 6:00; these songs can be performed independently)


Early, After, Ever, Now Two Songs with original text
(version with alternate instrumentation) (2005)

I.   Forgetting
II.  Love Song with Counterpoint

Instrumentation: soprano, flute or violin, cello, piano
Duration: 14 minutes (8:00 + 6:00;
these songs can be performed independently)


Five Songs on Poems by Emily Dickinson (1994)
1. Alter? when the hills do
2. Apparently with no surprise
3. I started early
4. We talked as girls do
5. How happy I was

Scoring: soprano and piano
Duration: total of 30 minutes
(songs can be performed in any number or combination)


Ordinary Mysteries (1995)
Instrumentation:soprano and chamber orchestra
Text: an adaptation of Kate Chopin’s short story “The Story of an Hour”
Duration: approximately 30 minutes


Song About Law and Light (1996)
Scoring: soprano and piano
Text: verses from Psalms 19 and 119
Duration: 8 minutes

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WORKS
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It was a pleasure to encounter Weesner, that rare contemporary composer who manifests an unshakable appreciation for the quartet format.”

—San Francisco Classical Voice,
March 27, 2001

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