Copy Cat — Quartet for 2 Violins, Flute and Accordion is by turns lightheartedly playful, somber, and meditative. Variations touch on jazz, gypsy, and orchestral themes. The accordion provides rhythm and low register support. The violins draw out the themes often quite hauntingly but also with a section of lighthearted pizzicato. The flute part alternates between high melodies and mid-range countermelodies. This arrangement of Copy Cat is an intermediate piece that is entertaining and fun to play.
Sheet music for my duet arrangement of Mark Greathouse’s piano composition Copy Cat appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of the Northwest Accordion News. (Recording of Copy Cat.)
I arranged Clown Dance, composed by Mark Greathouse, for accordion trio. The sheet music was published in the Northwest Accordion News (Fall 2018) and was performed by a Portland, Oregon trio at the Rose City Accordion Camp.
An expanded arrangement of Copy Cat (for accordion quartet) was performed by a Portland, Oregon accordion quartet at the Rose City Accordion Club, Accordion Camp in June 2019.
I also adapted the Copy Cat Quartet for 2 violins, flute, and accordion. This arrangement was performed by a Bend Pops Orchestra ensemble at the Bowman Museum in Prineville, Oregon (October 2019).