Archive for April, 2024

Tufts University Recital – 4/26

On Friday April 26, I return to Tufts University for the third time this semester for a recital that will complete an Arts Residency.

The recital, Altered Worlds, is on Friday April 26 at 12pm.

In the beautiful Distler Hall at Tufts University, it is free to attend and will stream online at:

Except for a short arrangement by Somerville native Alan Hovhaness, that was recently published (read about it), the concert features all living composers, the Boston premiere of the Richard Cameron-Wolfe micro-opera Heretic, three new lullabies, the world premiere two new works written by Tufts students, and the world premiere of a piano piece by yours truly played by John McDonald.


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New Publication – Mystic Flute by Alan Hovhaness, Edition Peters

Latest publication: Mystic Flute by Alan Hovhaness
Now published by Edition Peters

Aaron’s 4th Publication with Edition Peters

A sweet miniature and and wonderful encore, Mystic Flute was composed for solo piano in 1937. It consists of two voices: a simple melody in the harmonic minor scale balanced by an ostinato accompaniment in 7/8 meter that gives the work a hypnotic and ceremonial spirit.

The melodic line begins in the top voice, before moving to the bass voice, and returning to the top voice with small ornamentation.

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As I tend to do, no notes were removed from the piano score, and all dynamic and phrase markings follow the original score as well. There are probably a couple of places where a player could adjust it more, but that is up to each of as individuals. 

This arrangement was premiered on July 29, 2018 at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

This is my fourth publication with Edition Peters and first that is not John Cage.

Special thanks to Gene Caprioglio, Owen Summers, and everyone at Edition Peters.

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