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Music involving solo or combinations of: flute(s), clarinet(s), oboe(s), bassoon(s), saxophone(s), etc.

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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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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Panta Rei (Saxophone Quartet or Clarinet Quartet)

Saxophone Quartet or Clarinet Quartet (1997, rev. 2007) One movement, ca. 8’ Premiered by the Amherst Saxophone Quartet in Buffalo, New York. “The other premiere was Charles Griffin’s Panta Rei, a pulsing, fast, free-flowing piece of tight, dense textures and

Posted in Chamber, Music, Winds

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

Posted in Chamber, Keyboard, Music, Percussion, Strings, Winds

Kusanganisa (Flute and Marimba 4-hands)

Flute and Marimba Four-Hands, one movement (2003) ca. 6’30” Commissioned by Queens Council on the Arts for the ensemble Percussia, Ingrid Gordon, director. Listen to an excerpt performed by Nicole Camacho, flute, with Chris Bonacorsa and Cesare Papetti, marimba: Kusanganisa

Posted in Chamber, Music, Percussion, Winds

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)

Posted in Chamber, Keyboard, Music, Strings, Vocal, Winds

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

Posted in Chamber, Keyboard, Music, Vocal, Winds

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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.