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Music for solo piano, piano duo, piano 4-hands, and piano in other chamber combinations. Also works that include organ.

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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Shifting Coastlines (Medium High Voice and Piano)

Medium High Voice and Piano. (2000/2007) 20’ Texts by Charles Simic; (John Sokol); Ralph Burns; Howard Nemerov; Albert Goldbarth; Ronald Wallace
 In 2000, inspired by our mutual love of science, the amazing artist Karen Fitzgerald and I collaborated on a

Posted in Chamber, Keyboard, Music, Vocal

Die Freudenkrone: Ehrerbietung zu J.S. Bach (Organ, Timpani, SATB Choir)

Organ, Timpani and SATB Choir (2007) ca. 11’ Commissioned by the City of Liepāja for organist Lotars Džeriņš to premiere at the VI International Organ Music Festival in Liepāja, Latvia. Premiered September 8, 2007. With Normunds Everts, Timpani and the

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Weaving Olden Dances (Clarinet, String Quartet, Piano and Bodhrán)

Clarinet, String Quartet, Piano and Bodhrán (2007) 6’30” Premiered by the Griffin Ensemble at the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall in Liepaja, Latvia. Purchase a PDF of the score and parts via PayPal for $30: Tweet

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From the Faraway Nearby (Piano Four-Hands)

Piano Four Hands, Six Movements, (2006) ca. 20’ Premiered by Hugh Sung and Walter Cosand, at Arizona State University, November 2006. Purchase a PDF of the score via PayPal for $15: This suite is inspired by paintings by the American

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Murmuring in Comala (Piano solo)

Piano solo, one movement, ca. 4′ Commissioned by Ana Cervantes as part of a multi-composer project celebrating the work of Mexican author Juan Rulfo. Premiere at 34th Festival Internacional Cervantino, October 2006. Purchase a PDF of the score via PayPal

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Cambiando Paisajes (Piano Trio)

Cambiando Paisajes (Shifting Landscapes) (2003, rev. 2005) 9’ Piano Trio – Violin, Cello, Piano. Commissioned for pianist Teresa McCollough by Santa Clara University. Premiered April 25, 2003 at Santa Clara University, California. Purchase a PDF of the score and parts

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How Do I Love Thee? (High Voice, Clarinet or Violin & Piano)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, text. High Voice, Clarinet or Violin & Piano. (2000) 4’30” A co-commission and premiere by The Lark Ascending, Nancy Bogen, director, and the Lyric Arts Trio. Listen to a performance by Marcelle Duarte (Soprano), Dennis Jospeh (Clarinet)

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So, We’ll Go No More A-Roving (High Voice & Piano, opt. Clarinet)

Lord Byron, text. for High Voice & Piano, with or without Clarinet (1999), ca. 3’30” Commissioned and premiered by The Lark Ascending, Nancy Bogen, director. Listen to a performance by Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano) & Peter Vinograde (Piano): Roving Purchase a

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The Far Field (High Voice, Clarinet & Piano)

Theodore Roethke, text. High Voice, Clarinet & Piano (1997), ca. 22′ Premiered by Elizabeth Farnum, Dennis Joseph & Charles Tauber at NYU. Purchase a PDF of the score and parts via PayPal for $12: Listen to excerpts from a live

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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.