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Composer of Concert and Stage Music

Mr. Jones studied composition at the Peabody Conservatory where he was a student of Nicholas Maw. He has also studied at the Bowdoin International Music festival where his teachers included Dalit Warshaw, Robert Xavier Rodriguez and Dr. Samuel Adler. His compositions have been performed in the United States and Europe at venues including the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.

The following list of works is categorized by ensemble. Works for sale are linked and performance material for other works is available upon request.
 

 

 

Composition Catalog

 

Full Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and String Orchestra

Op. 2: Symphony for String Orchestra, 31’ Purchase

Op. 6: Fanfare for Martin Luther King, Jr., for orchestra (4.4.4.4-4.4.4.1-T+3-Pno-2HP), 3’

Op. 8b: Nocturnes for Chamber Orchestra (1.1.1.1-1.0.0.0-Str), 9'

Op. 11: Essay No. 1 for Orchestra (2.2.2.2-2.2.0.0-Str), 9.5’

Op. 12: Essay No. 2 for Orchestra (2.2.2.2-2.2.0.0-Str), 12’ Purchase (score and parts)

Op. 14: Symphonic Variations (3.2*.2.3-4.3.3.1-T-Hp-Str), 37'

Op. 36: Lend Me Your Ears! (3*.3*.3*.2-4.3.3.1-T-Str), 12'

Op. 37: Sound and Fury: A symphonic poem on Shakespeare's Scottish Play (3*.3*.3*.2-4.3.3.1-T+3-Str), 45'

Op. 47a: Second Symphony for String Orchestra, 34' Purchase

Op. 62: Sinfonietta for Orchestra, 2.2.2.2-4.3.3.0-T-Str, 16’

Op. 79: Symphony No. 1, 2*.2.2.2-4.3.3.0.T-Str, 53’

Op. 89: Meditation after ‘Wanderer high above the sea of Fog,’ 2-2-2-2/2-2-0-0-Str, 9’

Op. 91: Meditation No. 2, 2-2-2-2/4-2-0-0-Str, 12’

Op. 108: Lyric Suite for String Orchestra, 14’

Op. 116: Tragic Suite for String Orchestra, 16’

Op. 118: Comic Suite for String Orchestra (str.), 12’

Op. 121: Symphony No. 2, 2-2-2-2/4-2-3-0-T-Str, 40’

 

 

Concerto and Concertante

Op. 53: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2.2.2.2.-2.2.0.0.T-Str), 26'

Op. 55: Elegy for English Horn and String Orchestra, (English Horn, Str) 10'

Op. 60: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (2.2.2.2-4.2.0.0.T-Str), 28’

Op. 95: Duo Concertante (Solo ob-hn, Str.), 19’

 

 

Chamber music

Op. 3: Divertimento for 2 violins, double bass and timpani, 6’

Op. 7: Miniatures for Woodwind Quintet, 15’ Purchase

Op. 38: String Quartet no. 1, 23'

Op. 39: Clarinet Quintet (Clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello), 32' Purchase

Op. 46: Autumn Serenade (flute, English horn, viola, harp), 11'

Op. 47: String Quartet No. 2, 34'

Op. 48: Three Miniature Meditations (Clarinet, Violin, Marimba/Glockenspiel), 8'

Op. 57: Fragments for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Cello, 8’

Op. 58: Orations No. 1 for Horn Quartet, 8’

Op. 66: Three Duos for clarinet and viola, 10’ Purchase

Op. 66a: Three Duos for bassoon and cello, 10’

Op. 69: String trio (Vln/Vla/VC), 24’

Op. 71: Three Duets for Clarinet and Viola, 10’

Op. 80: Piano Trio No. 1 (Vln-Vc-Pno), 20’ Purchase

Op. 81: Bassoon and Horn duos, 8’

Op. 83: Sextet for Strings (2 violin, 2 viola, 2 cellos), 32’

Op. 84: Trio for Woodwinds (oboe, clarinet, bassoon), 11’

Op. 86: Little Suite for Oboe and Cello, 10’

Op. 87: Woodwind Quintet (fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn), 17’

Op. 88: Four Duos for violin and cello, 12’

Op. 96: Octet (fl, ob, cl, hn, vn, vla, vc, cb), 24’

Op. 98: String Quartet No. 3, 22’

Op. 105: String Trio No. 2 (violin, viola, cello), 25’

Op. 107: Woodwind Trio No. 2 (oboe, clarinet, bassoon), 10’

Op. 109: Greta and Gregor (b. cl, violin), 9’

Op. 111: Oration No. 8 (Cor Anglais, trumpet), 6’

Op. 115: Fragments No. 2, fl.cl.bsn.vn.vla.vc, 11’

Op. 117: String Trio No. 3, 18’

Op. 119: Fragments No. 3, cl, vla, pno, 10’

Op. 120: Oration No. 9, brass quintet (2tp, hn, trb, tba), 5’30”

Op. 122: Two Miniatures for flute and trombone, 7’

Op. 123: Duo Sonata for Violin and Viola, 16’

Op. 124: Oration No. 10, cl, hn, bsn, 9’30”

Op. 125: Three Duets for Clarinet and Viola, 12’

Op. 126: Oration No. 11, fl, tpt, vc, 5’30”

Op. 127: Nonet, 1.1.1.1-0.1.1.0-vln.vla.vc, 12.30”

Op. 128: Quartet for oboe, clarinet, cello, and harp, 10’30”

Op. 129: Oration No. 12 for flute and trombone,

Op. 132: Fragments No. 4 (ob, cl, hn, vc, 10’30”)

Op. 134: Oboe Trio (2 ob, EH), 14’

 

 

 

Solo Instrument (unaccompanied)

Op. 1: Old World Dances for Piano, 9’

Op. 8: Nocturnes for Piano, 15’ Purchase

Op. 9: Essay for Solo Timpani, 2’

Op. 15: Miniature for Solo Flute, 3' Purchase

Op. 16: Three Preludes (Solo French horn), 6' Purchase

Op. 20: A Neighborhood Stroll (Solo clarinet), 3' Purchase

Op. 22: Soliloquy (Solo Flute) 4'

Op. 23: Soliloquy (Solo bassoon) 10' Purchase

Op. 24: Partita (Solo violin) 10' Purchase

Op. 26: Lyric Suite (Solo cello or viola), 12' Purchase

Op. 35: Miniature for Solo Piccolo, 3'

Op. 40: Yachts and Prayers for Solo Tuba, 3' Purchase

Op. 42: Little Lyric Suite for Solo Clarinet, 11'

Op. 44: Tragic Suite for Solo Cello, 15' (also available for viola) Purchase

Op. 45: Comic Suite for Solo Cello, 12' (also available for viola) Purchase

Op. 49: Sonata for Solo Viola, 15' Purchase

Op. 51: Four Little Preludes for Solo Piano, 8'

Op. 52: Psalm 33 (Solo violin), 5'

Op. 59: Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin, 12’

Op. 64: Sonata for Solo Bassoon, 16’

Op. 65: Orations No. 2 for bass clarinet, 6’

Op. 68: Oration No. 3 for oboe, 6’

Op. 70: Sonata for Solo Cello (also viola), 15’

Op. 72: Oration No. 4, Solo Violin, 6’

Op. 74: Piano Sonata No. 1, 26’

Op. 75: Oration No. 5, solo French Horn, 5’

Op. 77: Piano Sonata No. 2, 20’

Op. 85: Partita No. 3 (solo violin), 8’

Op. 90: Hot Air Bassoon, solo bassoon, 4’

Op. 92: Miniatures for Trumpet, solo trumpet, 5’

Op. 94: Three Preludes for guitar, 8’

Op. 97: Three Cupid Dances for solo English Horn, 6’

Op. 100: Piano Sonata No. 3, 20’

Op. 101: Oration No. 3 for solo trombone, 3’

Op. 102: Partita for double bass, 10’

Op. 104: Oration No. 7 for solo clarinet, 6’

Op. 130: Oration No. 13 for oboe, 8’

Op. 133: Two Preludes for solo horn, 9’

Op. 136: Three Pieces for Bass Clarinet, 6’

 

 

Solo instrument with piano

Op. 10: Sonata for Violin and Piano, 17'

Op. 33: Viola Sonata (viola and piano), 21' Purchase

Op. 34: Clarinet Sonata (clarinet and piano), 22' Purchase

Op. 41: Sonatina for Horn and Piano, 8' Purchase

Op. 43: Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, 17'

Op. 93: Avian Suite (bassoon and piano), 12

Op. 99: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2, 12’ Purchase

Op. 106: Lamentation for cello and piano, 9’

Op. 114: Sonata for Oboe and Piano, 14’

Op. 131: Meditations for Flute and Piano, 13’

 

 

Solo Voice (chamber and piano)

Op. 4, No. 1: May, for voice and piano/Duration: 3’, English

Op. 4, No. 2: River, for voice and piano/Duration: 3.5’, English

Op. 5: The Vagabond, for Baritone and Chamber orchestra (S. Bar, 1.1.1.1-1.0.0.0-Hp.-Str) 26’, English

Op. 24: Anew (Christina Ramirez; soprano), 3’, English

Op. 27: My Paramour was Loneliness (Med. Voice), 3', English

Op. 28: Death (Med. voice), 2' English

Op. 29: The Metropolitan Tower (Med. voice), 3' English

Op. 30: Professor Noctutus (baritone and piano), 7' English

Op. 31: Creation (medium voice), 5' English

Op. 32: He wishes for the cloths of Heaven (med. voice), 2'15" English

Op. 50: A Book for the King (high voice), 4' English

Op. 54: Depart (high voice), 4', French

Op. 61: The Hill Wife (Robert Frost), Voice/Clarinet/Violin/Cello, 24’ English

Op. 73: A Young Wife (tenor; DH Lawrence), 5’ English

Op. 76: Winter Stars (tenor, Teasdale), 4’ English

Op. 78: Klage, (Rilke), Tenor, Fl-Ob-Cl-Bsn-Hn, 17’ German

Op. 82: Alone (Teasdale), 5’ English

Op. 110: Five Farewells (DH Lawrence), MzS, Cor Anglais, horn, viola, 18’ English

Op. 112: O Captain! My Captain! (Whitman), tenor and French horn, 8’, English

Op. 113: Who Shall Deliver me? (Rossetti), soprano and cello, 6’, English

Op. 135: Keeping (Christina Ramirez; soprano), 5’, English

 

 

Choral

Op. 17: Ave Maria (SATB chorus), 10' Latin Purchase

Op. 18: Salve Regina (SATB chorus), 12' Latin Purchase

Op. 19: Regina Coeli (SATB chorus), 2'30" Latin Purchase

 

Chorus and Orchestra

Op. 21: Missa pro Defunctis (2*.2*.2*2*-4.4.3.0-T+5-Str/SATB solo/SATB chorus), 90’ Latin

Op. 63: Images Cantata; poems by Rilke; Chorus/Mz.T.B/3.3.3.3-4.3.3.0-T-Str, 97’ German

 

Opera

Op. 56: The Nameless Gentleman, Mz.T.3Bar/2.2.2.2-4.2.3.0-T+1-Str, 180’ English

 

Ballet

Op. 67: Cupid and Psyche, 3*.3*.3*.3*/4.3.3.0-T-Str, 95’

Op. 103: Metamorphosis, ballet, 2-2*-2*-2/4-3-3-0-T-Str, 51’

 

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