Compositions

LARGE ENSEMBLE

Kid Tao Mammal, for chamber orchestra and jazz trio, commissioned by Alarm Will Sound and Medeski, Martin, and Wood, (2014), 20’

Lifeboat No. 6, for string quartet, children’s chorus, and percussion, commissioned by Newman Center for Performing Arts and Molly Brown House (2012), 25’

METADRUM, for chamber orchestra, commissioned by Alarm Will Sound (2011), 21’

People Coming Together, commissioned by Bloomingdale School of Music (2010), 12’

Concerto for Quintet, Orchestra, and Audience, commissioned by Maryland Classic Youth Symphony and Classical Jam (2010), 14’

Samsara,for Wind Ensemble, commissioned by McGill University Wind Ensemble (2008), 13’

Cowboy Tabla/Cowboy Raga  for Percussion and Chamber Orchestra, commissioned by Alarm Will Sound (2005–2006), 20’


PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

Glen, for percussion ensemble and frame drum soloist, commissioned by New Jersey Percussion Ensemble and Glen Velez (2016) 10′

Monolithics, for percussion ensemble and french horn, commissioned by New Jersey Percussion Ensemble and John Clark (2016) 5′

70, for percussion ensemble and accordion soloist, commissioned by New Jersey Percussion Ensemble and Bill Schimmel (2016) 7′

Rudra, for percussion quartet (2013), 6’

Marwa, Concerto for vibraphone and Percussion Sextet, commissioned by Peter Jarvis and the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble (2014) 12′

Rohan, Concerto for Mridangam and Percussion Quartet, commissioned by Rohan Krishnamurthy (2013) 10’

4th Concerto for Tabla and Percussion Quartet, commissioned by Shawn Mativetsky and Neeraj Mehta (2013), 11’

Kids, for steel band, commissioned by NYU Steel Band (2011), 11’

Xati, for five tambourines (2007), 8′

3rd Concerto, for solo tabla and percussion quartet, commissioned by Shawn Mativetsky (2003), 13’

2nd Concerto, for solo tabla and percussion quartet, commissioned by Shawn Mativetsky (2003), 14’

1st Concerto, for solo tabla and percussion quartet, commissioned by Igor Lesnik (2003), 10’

Gdetretr I, for percussion ensemble, bass trombones, and piano, commissioned by John Beck and the Eastman School of Music Percussion Ensemble, (2002) 12′

Kepala Terbelah, for gamelan anklung, (2001) 7′


CHORAL MUSIC

Sri Ganesh, for SATB choir and optional percussion, commissioned by Lauren Fowler-Calisto and the William Paterson University Chamber Singers (2017) 8′

Have Mercy on Me, O God for SATB choir and piano (2001) 3′

Do Not Fear the Wicked, for SATB choir and piano (2001) 3′


MIXED CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Trio for Flute, Saxophone, and Piano, commissioned by the Harlow Trio (2013), 7’

Radha, for string quaret, commissioned by the JACK Quartet (2012), 7’

Tongues in Trees, for string quartet and percussion, commissioned by U. of Iowa department of Dance and JACK Quartet (2011), 18’

Nhandu Chromatus, for oboe, bassoon, and piano, commissioned by Mike Harley (2008), 8’

Farmaishi, for Quintet (2004), commissioned by Shawn Mativetsky

Farmaishi (2003), for flute and tabla

Ikky Gober, for flute and tabla, (2002)

Prelude #4 for Flute and Marimba, (2001)

Prelude #3 for Flute and Marimba, (2001)

Prelude #2 for Flute and Marimba, (2000)

Prelude #1 for Flute and Marimba, (1997)

Devil Dance, for flute and hand drums, (1996)

Elegy for Viola and Chamber Orchestra, (2000–2001)


SOLO OR DUO PERCUSSION MUSIC

Messengers from the Mystery, for marimba and vibraphone (2018), 7′

Saraswati, for solo marimba (2017), 25′

Aruna’s Bells, for marimba and vibraphone (2014), 9′

To See, for marimba solo (2013), 7’

Tri-alaap, for solo multiple percussion, commissioned by Mark Berry and Living Sound Publications (2013), 7’

Jugalbandi 2, commissioned by the To Hit Percussion Duo (2012), 11’

Jugalbandi, for tabla and marimba, commissioned by Shawn Mativetsky (2007), 10’

Jhala, for solo tabla, commissioned by Shawn Mativetsky (2004), 6’

Jor, for solo tabla, commissioned by Shawn Mativetsky (2004), 7’

Alap, for solo tabla, commissioned by Shawn Mativetsky (2003), 8’

Music for Two Marimbas (1999)

Pan, for Solo Pan and CD (2000)


OTHER SOLO MUSIC

Mak III, for solo guitar, commissioned by Mak Grgic (guitar virtuoso) (2010), 10’

Piano, for Solo Piano 2000


ARRANGEMENTS

Graceful Ghost Rag (composed by Bill Bolcom, arranged by Payton MacDonald), for two guitars and orchestra, commissioned by Eliot Fisk and Zaria Meneses and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra (2013), 5’

Adagio for Strings (composed by Samuel Barber, arranged by Payton MacDonald), for solo guitar, commissioned by Mak Grgic (2013), 10’

Sinking of the Titanic (composed by Gavin Bryars, arranged by Payton MacDonald), for children’s chorus, percussion, string quartet, trombone, and clarinet, commissioned by the Newman Center for Performing Arts, Denver, CO (2012), 35’

O King (composed by Luciano Berio, arranged by Payton MacDonald), for chamber orchestra, commissioned by Alarm Will Sound (2008), 5’

Salterello, for chamber orchestra, commissioned by Alarm Will Sound (2006), 4’

Four, for chamber orchestra, commissioned by Alarm Will Sound (2005), 4’

Meltphace, for chamber orchestra, commissioned by Alarm Will Sound (2005), 6’

Melphace (composed by Richard D. James, arranged by Payton MacDonald), for chamber orchestra, commissioned by Alarm Will Sound (2005), 6’

Four (composed by Richard D. James, arranged by Payton MacDonald and Jessica Johnson), for chamber orchestra, commissioned by Alarm Will Sound (2004), 4′

Freedom II. Jazz Dance for Big Band, (1999)