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Gaudeamus REMIX

Click on the blue VOTE button to support my entry in this unique Remix competition hosted by Indaba Music. This embedded player features both my remix and the original track by the Early Music male vocal quartet New York Polyphony.

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Hold the Mayo premieres at Dances with Films Festival in Los Angeles, June 4

Dances with Films Festival Saturday, June 4 · 12:30pm – 2:00pm Laemmle Sunset 5 8000 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90046 WRITER/DIR/PROD: Jeffrey Williams CAST: Saul Herckis, Damian Samuels ORIGINAL SCORE: Charles Griffin Sam is a beleaguered sandwich store clerk

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Emergence (for Flute Quartet, with prerecorded audio and video projection)

for four flutists, prerecorded audio and video projection (2010) ca. 28′ Commissioned by the Latvian Culture Capital Fund for the Riga-based Flute Quartet 4-tune. Premiered at the Ave Sol Concert Hall in Riga, Latvia, on April 7, 2010. Flutes: Dace

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Ana Cervantes to premiere …Like Water Dashed From Flowers… at the 38th Annual Festival Internacional Cervantino 2010, October 19

Following on the success of her Juan Rulfo project, pianist Ana Cervantes has put together another multi-composer themed commissioning project entitled Song of the Monarch: Women in Mexico. Nearly 20 composers from around the world were commissioned to respond to

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Hashkivenu (SATTBB, a cappella)

A setting of the traditional prayer in Hebrew and English for SATTBB, a cappella, with Tenor solo (2003), ca. 3’20”. Commissioned as part of a Faith Partners Residency, sponsored by the American Composers Forum and the Wolfensohn Family Foundation. Premiered

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El Paso de la Siguiriya

I just received a recording from the Milwaukee Choral Artists‘ February 14 performance, directed by Sharon Hansen, of my El Paso de la Siguiriya, a flamenco-inflected setting for women’s voices of the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca. Here’s an MP3.

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San José Chamber Orchestra performs Weaving Olden Dances: Concerto for Chamber Orchestra, August 29 & 30

The San José Chamber Orchestra’s Season Opening Concerts will feature pianist Jon Nakamatsu playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto #21 in C major, and the West Coast premiere of my Weaving Olden Dances: Concerto for Chamber Orchestra. These performances, led by conductor

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Ook Pik Waltz – Arrangement for Violin, Cello and Guitar

An arrangement for Violin, Cello, and Guitar of a fiddle melody by Canadian Frankie Rodgers. (2008) ca. 4″ Purchase a PDF of the score and parts for $5 per copy via PayPal: Live performance by Uncle Joe members Iveta Dejus,

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Fischiettando – Arrangement for Piccolo, Violin, Cello, and Tambourine (optional)

An arrangement for Piccolo, Violin, Cello, and optional Tambourine of a traditional Sicilian melody. (2008) ca. 1’30” Purchase a PDF of the score and parts for $5 per copy via PayPal: Live performance by Uncle Joe members Liene Denisjuka, piccolo,

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Habañera/Carmen Fantasy – Arrangement for Flute (Optional),Viola and Cello

An arrangement for Flute (Optional),Viola and Cello of the Habañera from Bizet’s opera, Carmen, using Pablo Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Piano as a starting point. (2008) ca. 3’30” Purchase a PDF of the score and parts for $8

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Instant Audio

Most pieces can be auditioned on their post pages. But you can sample some audio here.

Quick Bio

CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

Read more in the biography section.