Instrumental Chamber and Solo Music

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Ebb – bass clarinet and bassoon (2012) 9′
Recorded performance by Sarah Watts and Laurence Perkins.
Available on Cuillin Sound’s New Horizons album.
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Paws – bass clarinet solo (2011) 5′
Recorded performance by Sarah Watts.
Watch the score video  (performed by Farbrizio Bardelli)
Watch a live performance (performed by Sebastián Tozzola)

Duo – cello and piano (2010) 17′
I. Slow-Fast; II. Sustained; III. Scurrying
Recorded performance by Jeffrey Solow, cello; and Matthew Bengtson, piano. Available on the CD Paths.
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Because – bassoon solo (2016) 5′
Recorded performance by Nikolaus Maler
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Carla – alto flute solo (2012) 7′
Recorded performance by Carla Rees, alto flute.
Available on the CD Paths.
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Paths – alto flute and guitar (2009) 12′
I. Eager, energetic; II. Reflective, ruminating; III. Breezy, bouyant
Recorded performance by Carla Rees, alto flute; and David Black, guitar.
Available on the CD Paths.
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Three Pieces – clarinet and piano (2004) 9′
I. Statement; II. Elegy, III. Idyll
Recorded performance by Joshua Kovach, clarinet; Terry Klinefelter, piano.
Available on the CD Paths.
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Edifice – bass clarinet and piano (2008) 9′
Recorded performance by Sarah Watts, bass clarinet; and Antony Clare, piano.
Available on the CD Moment: rarescale plays David Bennett Thomas.
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Watch a live performance (Sebastián Tozzola, bass clarinet; Cecilia Frias, piano)

Sonata for Cello Solo (2005) 12′
I. Robust; II. Lament; III. Gallop, IV. Elegy, V. Vivace
Recorded performance by Jefrey Solow, cello.
Available on the CD Chamber Works.
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Short Suite – alto flute, english horn (or alto saxophone), and bass clarinet (2006) 8′
I. Fanfare, II. Study in Sevenths, III. Spring River Morning; IV. The Chase; V. Forlorn
Recorded performance by the rarescale ensemble.
Available on the CD Moment: rarescale plays David Bennett Thomas.
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Deseo – for flute, viola, and cello (2012) 14′
Recorded performance by The Dolce Suono Ensemble (Mimi Stillman, flute; Burchard Tang, viola; Priscilla Lee, cello).
Available on the CD Paths. 
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Elegy for Tu Fu – bass flute and piano (2007) 4′
Recorded performance by Carla Rees, bass flute; and Kerry Yong, piano.
Available on the CD Moment: rarescale plays David Bennett Thomas.
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Fine Tune – bass clarinet and 8 percussionists (2012) 16′
Recorded performance by Calvin Falwell (bass clarinet) and The University of South Florida Percussion Ensemble; Robert McCormick, conductor.
Available on the CD Fine Tune
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Whim – flute solo (2008) 7′
Recorded performance by Mimi Stillman.
Available on the CD Odyssey: 11 American Premieres for Flute and Piano.
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Moment – bass flute and bass clarinet (2007) 6′
Recorded performance by Carla Rees, bass flute; and Sarah Watts, bass clarinet.
Available on the CD Moment: rarescale plays David Bennett Thomas.
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Watch a live performance (Hannah Shivlock and Daniel Ephgrave)

Sketches – flute and guitar (2002) 5′
Recorded performance by Carla Rees, flute; David Black, guitar.
Available on the CD Moment: rarescale plays David Bennett Thomas.
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Recalled to Life – flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, viola, contrabass, piano, percussion (2005) 9′
Recorded performance by the rarescale ensemble.
Available on the CD Moment: rarescale plays David Bennett Thomas.

Evocations – alto flute, bass clarinet, cello, piano (2007) 16′
Recorded performance by the rarescale ensemble.
Available on the CD Moment: rarescale plays David Bennett Thomas.

Impromptus – flute and piano (2001) 6′
Recorded performance by Margaret Claudin, flute; Samuel Hsu, piano.
Available on the CD The Music of David Bennett Thomas, Vol. 1.

Steeples In My Soul – alto flute solo (2004) 5′
Recorded performance by Carla Rees, alto flute.
Available on the CD Moment: rarescale plays David Bennett Thomas.
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Syzygy – flute, bass clarinet, and bassoon (2013) 8′
Recorded performance by Cuillin Sound: Dana Morgan (flute), Sarah Watts (bass clarinet), and Laurence Perkins (bassoon).
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I Need My Space – alto flute and bassoon (2014) 9′
Recorded performance by Carla Rees (alto flute) and Ashley Myall (bassoon).
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Sleeping Lions – contrabass flute solo (2015) 6′
Recorded Performance by Carla Rees.
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Trio – flute, cello, and piano (2002) 11′
Recorded performance by Cynthia Folio, flute; Jeffrey Solow, cello; Charles Abramovic, piano.
Available on the CD Chamber Works.

Ode – alto flute, violin, cello, and guitar (2002) 9′
Recorded performance by the rarescale ensemble.

Autumn Album – clarinet quartet: Eb/Bb, Bb, Bb, Bs/Bb (2012) 15′
I. Fall In The Garden; 2. Me + My Machine; 3. Waxing Melancholy Waltz; 4. The Jester’s Gestures; 5. Adagio For The Stinkbug On My Window Screen.
Recorded performance by Ensemble 54

Drift – violin, clarinet/bass clarinet, and piano (2018) 8′
Performance by Trio Contrastes- Lara Diaz, clarinet/bass clarinet; Marco Pastor, violin; Juan F. Vicente piano
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Fear No Evil – for woodwind quintet and piano (2016) 15′
I. Valley Of The Shadow Of Death, II. Fear No Evil, III. For You Are With Me
Performed by Malvern Winds, UK
(no recording available yet)

Trioism – for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon (2017) 8′
Composed for the Cavell Trio, Alabama
(no recording available yet)

Some Rivers – for bass clarinet and piano (2017) 15′
I. Ezekiel’s River; II. Deer Leep Falls, III. Chester Creek, IV. Potomac River
Composed for Sebastián Tozzola, Argentina.
(no recording available yet)

Conversation Pieces – two bass clarinets (2009) 8′
Composed for Sarah Watts and Heather Roche
(no recording available yet)

Rondo Capriccioso – alto saxophone and piano (2002) 10′
Recorded performance by Marshall Taylor, alto saxophone; Samuel Hsu, piano.
Available on the CD “America’s Millennium Tribute to Adolphe Sax, Volume IX.”
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You Know Me – saxophone quartet (2013) 10′
Recorded performance by Ron Kerber (soprano saxophone), Joe Vettori (alto saxophone), Chris Farr (tenor saxophone), and Mark Allen (baritone saxophone).
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