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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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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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Set Fire to Have Light (String Quartet)

String Quartet (2004) ca. 10+’ Originally written as a quintet, this was premiered by the Barbad Chamber Orchestra, Ramin Heydarbeygi, director. It was also performed by string orchestra before I rearranged it for quartet in 2006. Purchase a PDF of

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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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for the straight way was lost

Viola or Cello with Clarinet or Bass Clarinet or Alto Saxophone, 1 movement, (2002) ca. 8’
Commissioned and premiered by the Darkwood Consort, Boise, Idaho. Purchase a PDF of the score and parts via PayPal for $10: Select Instrumentaion Version Viola-Bass ClarinetViola-Alto

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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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Nightsongs (Clarinet Quintet – Clar. & String Quartet)

Clarinet and String Quartet (2007), One Movement, 9’ Premiered by The Griffin Ensemble at Liepāja Symphony Concert Hall, May 2007. Purchase a PDF of the score and parts via PayPal for $10: Here’s a video with Uldis Lipskis (clarinet), Baiba

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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.