"Memorable." — Paul Bodine, OC Register
Three New Sonatas (2019)!
A sonata in three movements featuring a rumba, a beautiful and touching melody and a quirky and rousing finale.
A four-movement sonata with a baroque slant, with klezmer elements, a meditative second movement, rugged pastorale third movement and a finale combining pastoral themes with an intense Coplandesque ostinato finish.
This three-movement work begins with a simple nursery rhyme which develops into a full scale sonata movement. The slow movement is haunting, reminiscent of Ravel. The finale is witty, quirky, comic, energetic, fun! And not very loud!
A woodwind quintet that will become famous, eventually:
Six epigrammatic (i.e. brief) pieces in various evocative and charming styles — closing with a Mozartian hoedown (!)
Yet more from the pen of Levy:
This adorable little trio for Clarinet, Marimba and Double Bass. Has lots of ostinati, a bit of jazz influence — and exquisitely enigmatic titles.
Okay, here we go ... this completely unique (because every performance will perforce be different) piece — a "Happening" really — is a conglomerate of controlled improvisation, audience interactivity, and "lo-tech" (think boom box. And overhead projector.) Composer supervision is highly recommended for future performances!
On the other hand, this. Simple. Solo. Not too Severe.
Derived and expanded from "Rockin' Viola", aka the Quartet for Viola, Piano, Clarinet and Bassoon of 1988
Of 1988. See above.
Written for the Da Capo Chamber Players. Brief. Whimsical.
"The sound of the orchestra is one of the most magnificent musical sounds that has ever existed" — Chick Corea
This one starts perky! And then traverses a range of moods and themes. Wait for the wood block! Pardner ...
Follow the antics of this authentically ancient bird. Gulp!
A repeated "D" ostinato in the marimba starts this adventure at high speeds.
Quaint. Charming. A Renaissance quadrille, AND a fiddler on some rooftop, somewhere. Also a wedding!
Bringing Bach into the Twentieth Century (but not THAT 20thC!)
It's a fanfare, folks.
"Music ... isn’t a thing of momentary thrills, or even hourly ones. It’s a condition of eternity" — Gustav Holst
Somber tones and high-flying aerial acrobatics, spinning to a peace-filled conclusion.
"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself" — Johann Sebastian Bach
Three Haiku arr. piano solo
Five Pieces for Woodwind Quintet arr. piano solo
Piano Meditations — Book 1
Twelfth Night arr. piano solo
"A nice blend of prediction and surprise seem to be at the heart of the best art"—Wendy Carlos
It's not often that an audience will burst out laughing during an electronic music concert. It happened here.
Motor boats in the dark. That's what I hear.
Some say my best piece to date. I say that too.
"You may have the universe if I may have Italy" — Giuseppe Verdi
Period piece for 5 players + optional percussion
If I Ran The Zoo, Part II
Children's music, sponsored by Time Warner Cable, feat. Wayne Wayne, flute
"Music and Poetry have ever been acknowledged Sisters,
which walking hand in hand support each other" — Henry Purcell
Three Songs for contralto, clarinet, cello, and piano:
"Ah, Are You Digging On My Grave" (Thomas Hardy)
"Song" (Esther Mathews)
"spring is like a perhaps hand" (ee cummings)
Composed for Mary Lou Iauco-Bewley and players
A CD of spiritually healing words and original music (flute, double-bass and piano)