The Whistleblower Complaint



September 27, 2019

You will be able to find a PDF on this page of the IMSLP, and you can also get one here. You can listen to a computer-generated recording here.

I would love to post recordings of actual flutists playing this piece (which is pretty cathartic to play). If you make one, please send it to me!

The Salley Gardens for String Orchestra


September 16, 2019

The score and parts are available, along with a computer-generated recording, on this page of the IMSLP.

Transcription: Eccles G minor Sonata (Sonata Undecimo) for String Orchestra


August 29, 2019

This piece was probably not written by Henri (or Henry) Eccles (you can read about it here). This is my contribution to the array of arrangements.

You can listen to a recording of this arrangement here, and get the score and parts here.

The music is also available on this page of the IMSLP.

Nuit de Vielle for Flute and Cello


August 16, 2019

You can find the score and parts on this page of the IMSLP. And you can listen to a computer-generated recording here. (The percussive flute sounds are only an approximation.)

Four Visits to Brügge for Bass-Baritone and Piano


June 3, 2019

You can find the music as well as computer-generated audio files on this page of the IMSLP.

You can hear all four songs strung together here.

Ravel Kaddish Universal Transcription



The Ravel Kaddish is a very appropriate piece to sing or play for occasions of mourning, and I feel honored that my transcription for voice and string quartet has been used for Holocaust memorials all over the world. After hearing it performed by a solo cellist with string orchestra, I decided to make a transcription that can be played on any instrument that fits the range. This transcription, which is available on this page of the IMSLP has solo parts for transposing instruments as well as solo parts in native clefs for C instruments. You can also find it here.

The Kaddish can be played as a piece for violin and strings, viola and strings, cello and strings, bass and strings, flute and strings, alto flute and strings, English horn and strings, clarinet and strings, bass clarinet and strings, bassoon and strings, saxophone and strings, trumpet and strings, trombone and strings, French horn and strings, euphonium and strings, or tuba and strings, as well as be sung by tenor or soprano with strings.

Here is a performance by by Yuri Karavayev and the Belarusian State Philharmonic with solo cellist Ivan Renansky playing the vocal part from their International Holocaust Remembrance Day concert on January 21, 2018:

Transcription: In the Bleak Midwinter for String Orchestra


August 12, 2019

You can find the score and parts on this page of the IMSLP.
(You will also find an arrangement for string quartet or saxophone quartet on that page that was made by my brother, Marshall Fine.)

Transcription: Ravel Kaddish for tenor and string quartet



You can find the music on this page of the IMSLP.

My arrangement for an array of solo instruments and string orchestra can be found on this page of the IMSLP as well.

This transcription was performed by Clemence Poussin and the Quatuor Girard at the opening of the European Parliament on Holocaust Remembrance day in 2019, but the video is no longer available.

New Year's Greeting for Three

As is my custom, I have been spending this earlier part of New Year's Eve writing a short piece to greet the new year. This one is a bit austere, but it really can't be helped.


[December 31, 2018]

You can listen to a recording here, and you can get a PDF of the score and parts on this page of the IMSLP.

Transcription: The March of the Women by Ethel Smyth arranged for Solo Viola



You can find the music on this page of the IMSLP.

Rhum Baba for Five Violas


[August 15, 2018]

You can find the score and parts and a computer-generated recording on this page of the IMSLP.

Four Tunes


September 26, 2018

You can find the music on this page of the IMSLP, and you can also listen to a computer-generated recording here.

Obsequy for Trombone and Piano


September 4, 2018

You can listen to a computer-generated recording here, and you can find the score and part on this page of the IMSLP.

Red Hot Dots for Five Violas or Four Violas and Bass (and now for string orchestra!)


August 13, 2018

UPDATE! Now for string orchestra!


August 15, 2019

You can get a PDF of both versions on this page of the IMSLP.

You can also listen to the version for five violas here, and the version for four violas and bass here.

And here is a real performance!

Sleep Thou for Flute and Soprano


August 6, 2018

You can listen to a recording here, and you can find a PDF on this page of the IMSLP.

Mary Jane Waltz


August 4, 2018

The Mary Jane, a peanut-butter and molasses taffy, was invented by the Boston-based candy maker Charles N. Miller in 1914. In 1989 the Miller candy company was sold to Stark Candy, and the recipe and rights for the Mary Jane were sold to the NECCO candy company. NECCO made the candy in Revere, Massachusetts until the factory closed abruptly in July of 2018. This "Boston" waltz (with its slight hesitations) seems appropriate to celebrate the Boston-based treat.

You can listen to a performance of this piece here.

The score and parts are available on this page of the IMSLP.

Scarborough Fair Fantasy for String Quartet


July 17, 2018
This is a string quartet adaptation (and expansion) of a piece I wrote for string orchestra and harp.

You can listen to a computer-generated recording of it here, and download the score and parts here.

The music can be found in the transcription tab on this page of the IMSLP.

Adaptation: Bach Prelude in E flat major BWV 1010 for String Quartet



This final installment in my series of six string quartet settings of the Preludes from the Bach Cello Suites will soon appear on this page of the IMSLP.

You can also download a PDF of the score and parts for this Prelude here, and listen to a computer-generated recording here.

Here are links to entries for the other Preludes:

#1, BWV 1007 in G major
#2, BWV 1008 in D minor
#3, BWV 1009 in C major
#5, BWV 1011 in C minor
#6, BWV 1012 in D major

UPDATE: The whole set is now "bound" together, so you can download the whole "book" through this link.

Adaptation: Bach Prelude in D minor, BWV 1008 for String Quartet



You can listen here, and get the music here.

You will also find the score and parts on this page of the IMSLP.

UPDATE: The whole set is now "bound" together, so you can download the whole "book" through this link.

Adaptation: Bach Prelude in C minor, BWV 1011 for String Quartet



You can find the score and parts here, and listen to a computer-generated recording here.

The music is also available on this page of the IMSLP.

UPDATE: The whole set is now "bound" together, so you can download the whole "book" through this link.

Adaptation: Bach Prelude in D major, BWV 1012 for String Quartet



This installment in my Bach Prelude Project can be found on this page of the IMSLP, and can also be downloaded directly through this link.

You can listen to a computer-generated recording here.

UPDATE: The whole set is now "bound" together, so you can download the whole "book" through this link.

Adaptation: Bach Prelude in C major, BWV 1009 for String Quartet



You can listen to a computer-generated recording here, and you can get the music here.

You can also find it on this page of the IMSLP.

This is part of an ongoing transcription project. You can find my string quartet transcription of the G-major Prelude, BWV 1007 here.

Adaptation: Bach Prelude in G major, BWV 1007 for String Quartet

These are two settings, one with the original cello solo for the cello, and with the original an octave up for viola. Here's a link to the score and parts for the cello-dominant version, and here's a link to the score and parts for the viola-dominant version. You can also listen to computer-generated recordings of both versions (the cello-dominant version is first, and the viola-dominant version, which is set at a slower tempo, is second).


June 10, 2010

UPDATE: The whole set of all six Bach Cello Suites arranged for string quartet is now "bound" together, and you can download the whole "book" through this link.

Transcription: Pachelbel Canon for Viola Solo or Violin Solo

It is always useful to have a solo version of the Pachelbel Canon, particularly during wedding season. This G-major transcription sounds best on the viola, but it works on the violin as well (in the original key).






You can find a PDF for both versions here. You can also find it on this page of the IMSLP (look all the way at the bottom of the transcriptions).

Scarborough Fair Fantasy for Strings and Harp


December 31, 2017

This can be played as a chamber piece or as an orchestral piece, and there is a second cello part, in case a bass player is not available.

You can listen here, and the music is on this page of the IMSLP.

Transcription: Maria Theresia von Paradis Siciliene for String Quartet


May 20, 2018

This is the piece that cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason played at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018. It is definitely not by Maria Theresa von Paradis (those Kreisler-like early 20th-century harmonies give it away). The piece was "discovered" by the violinist Samuel Dushkin, and published in 1924. I imagine that it will become an often-requested wedding piece, so, inspired by Kanneh-Mason's beautiful playing, I made this arrangement for string quartet.

You can find the music here, and on this page of the IMSLP.

Pasticcio for Four Violas and Bass, or for Five Violas

Through the magic of invertible counterpoint, this pastiche has two viol-consort-like settings:


May 6, 2018

You can listen to a performance of the above version here.


May 6, 2018

You can listen to the five-viola version here.

You can find the music on this page of the IMSLP. There is also a set of treble clef parts there for people who aren't comfortable reading the alto clef (i.e. non-violists).

Birthday Piece No. 10 for Viola d'amore and Piano


April 16, 2018
Updated November 21, 2018 (with a real viola d'amore part, now that my instrument is back from the shop!)

Fifty-nine measures for fifty-nine years. Around the time of my birthday my viola d'amore was in the shop getting some repairs done, so this year's birthday piece can be played on either viola or viola d'amore. You can get the music on this page of the IMSLP.

Leap Frog for Two Violas




March 23, 2018

This piece, commissioned by Robin Kearton, is available on this page of the IMSLP. You can also listen to Robin and me play a rollicking game of leap frog here.

Here is a performance by the Slapin-Solomon Duo (followed by "New Year's Greeting):