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  1. Chamber Music
  2. Solo with Orchestra (Concerti)
  3. Orchestra Music
  4. Theatre
  5. Music for Wind Ensembles
  6. Music for the Pops
  7. Music for Young People
  8. Reviews - Printed Music and Performances
  9. Reviews - Compact Discs and DVDs
  10. Program Notes

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    1. Chamber Music

    Afro-American Fragments - for Bass clarinet, Cello and Double Bass after Langston Hughes (1996)
    Audition 1/26/87 for Solo Double Bass (1987)
    Cadenza and Dance for Solo Double Bass (1986)
    Caprice for Solo Double Bass (1981)
    Capriccio di Nicciolo for Euphonium and Piano (2012)
    Capriccio di Nicciolo for Trumpet and Piano (1995)
    A Carmen Fantasy for Double Bass and Piano (1991)
    A Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Piano with optional double bass and percussion (1995)
    The Creatures in Room 642 (1998)

    Duo for Viola and Double Bass (2007)
    Duo No. 1 for Violin and Double Bass (1967)

    Duo No. 2 for Violin and Double Bass (2005)
    Death of Desdemona for Double Bass and Stereo Tape (1987)
    Duets for Double Basses (1966)
    Etude for Brass Quintet and Trumpet Ensemble (1991)
    Fantasy for Double Bass and Piano (1996)
    Five Divertimenti for Solo Violin (2002)
    Four Rogues - A Mystery for Double Bass and Piano (1989)
    Games of October for Oboe and Double Bass (1993)
    Lessons for Solo Double Bass (2002)
    Little Suite for the Big Bassoon (2007)

    Mingus - Live in the Underworld for Solo Double Bass and Narrator (1995)
    Nebula - for Piano, Double Bass & Tape (1975)
    Nine Variants on Paganini for Double Bass and Piano (2001)
    Ode to a Giant for Solo Double Bass and Narrator (1993)

    Quartet for Double Basses (1964)
    Quartet for Piano and Strings (2003)
    Quintet for Piano and Strings (1983)

    Quintet for Brass 77-01 (1977-2001)

    Reflections - Music for Viola, Double Bass and Tape (1979)
    Sextet for Clarinet and Strings (2007)
    Sonata "1963" for Double Bass & Piano (1963)
    New! Sonata No. 2 for Double Bass & Piano (2013)
    Sonata for Two Violas (2005)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano (2004)

    Soundscapes for Solo Viola (2003)
    Story of Herman - a football fable for four players, narrator and tape (1988)
    String Quartet No. 1 (1977)
    Suite for the Piano (1965)

    Three Episodes from Ghost in Machine for Oboe/Eng. Hrn, Double Bass and Piano (2002)
    Trio for Violin, Viola and Double Bass (1974)
    Twenty-one Modern Etudes for Double Bass (1984)

    2. Solo with Orchestra (Concerti)

    Can This Be Man? - A Music Drama For Violin and Orchestra
    Capriccio di Niccolo for Trumpet and Orchestra
    A Carmen Fantasy for Double Bass and Orchestra
    A Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra
    A Carmen Fantasy for Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra
    Concertino for Percussion and Strings
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

    Concerto No. 1 for Double Bass & Orchestra
    Concerto No. 2 for Double Bass & Orchestra
    Concerto No. 3 for Double Bass & Orchestra Four Scenes after Picasso
    Concerto in One Movement for Violin, Double Bass and Orchestra
    Concerto No. 1 for Saxophone and Orchestra
    Concerto No. 2 for Saxophone and Orchestra
    Divertimento for Cello and Orchestra
    Fantasy for Double Bass and Orchestra
    Four Seasons for Tuba, Percussion, Strings and Stereo Tape
    New Seasons - Sinfonia Concertante for Tuba, Percussion, Flutes & Strings

    Nine Variants on Paganini for Double Bass and Orchestra
    Nine Variants on Paganini for Double Bass Piano and Strings
    Paganini in Metropolis for Clarinet and Orchestra
    Paganini in Metropolis for Clarinet and Wind Symphony
    Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra
    Sketches of Gershwin for Clarinet and Orchestra
    Three Pieces for Percussion and Orchestra
    Viva Lucero! Concertino for Castanets and Orchestra

    3. Orchestra Music

    Casey at the Bat - An American Folk Tale for Narrator and Orchestra
    The Dalí Gallery
    Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts - Ballet
    Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts - Suite from Ballet
    Dialogue for Synclavier and Orchestra
    Fiesta Bayou and Kismet
    Ghost In Machine - An American Music Drama for Vocalist, Narrator and Orchestra
    Hamabe No Arashi
    My Name is Citizen Soldier - for Narrator and Orchestra
    Nocturne for Strings
    Sea Beach Revisited for Synclavier and Orchestra

    The New Seasons - Sinfonia Concertante for Tuba, Percussion, Flutes and Strings
    A Portrait of George
    Voyage That Johnny Never Knew

    4. Theatre

    The Profanation of Hubert J. Fort An Allegory in Four Scenes for Voice, Clarinet/Saxophone and Double Bass (2003)
    Shadowboxer An Opera based on the life of Joe Louis (2009)
    The Tuner A Musical Prophecy in Seven Scenes for Vocalist, Actors and Musicians (2005)
    Yesterday's News - A Satire for Jazz Band with Actors and Vocalist (1999)

    5. Music for Wind Ensembles

    A Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and British Brass Band
    Casey At The Bat - An American Folk Tale for Narrator and Wind Symphony
    Paganini in Metropolis for Clarinet and Wind Symphony
    Quintet for Brass 77-01
    Three Movements for Brass Choir and Percussion

    6. Music for the Pops

    An American Overture
    Casey at the Bat - An American Folk Tale for Narrator and Orchestra
    Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts - Suite from Ballet
    Debussy: arr. Proto. The Maid with the Flaxen Hair
    Early Evening
    Fanfare and Dance
    Fanfare for a Festive Occasion
    Fantasy on the Saints
    Flight of the Trapeze
    Hamabe No Arashi
    Hawaiian Holiday
    Overture to a Carnival
    A Portrait of George
    Solar Wind
    Southern Breeze

    Turkeyfoot - An Overture for Orchestra
    Two Songs for Orchestra
    Variations on Dixie
    Voyage That Johnny Never Knew

    7. Music for Young People

    Casey at the Bat - An American Folk Tale for Narrator and Orchestra
    Concertino for Percussion and Strings
    Creatures in Room 642
    Doodles - An Introduction to the Orchestra
    Fantasy on the Saints
    Four Seasons for Tuba, Percussion, Strings and Stereo Tape
    Hamabe No Arashi

    Solar Wind
    Sounds of Strings
    The New Seasons - Sinfonia Concertante for Tuba, Percussion, Flutes and Strings
    Three Pieces for Percussion and Orchestra
    Turkeyfoot - An Overture for Orchestra
    Voyage That Johnny Never Knew

    8. Reviews - Printed Music and Performances

    Afro-American Fragments - for Bass Clarinet, Cello and Double Bass After Langston Hughes
    Can This Be Man? - A Music Drama For Violin and Orchestra
    Capriccio di Niccolo for Trumpet and Orchestra
    A Carmen Fantasy for Double Bass and Orchestra
    A Carmen Fantasy for Double Bass and Piano
    A Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra

    Casey at the Bat An American Folk Tale for Narrator and Orchestra
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
    Concerto No. 1 for Saxophone and Orchestra
    Concerto No. 2 for Saxophone and Orchestra
    Concerto in One Movement for Violin, Double Bass and Orchestra
    Concerto No. 1 for Double Bass and Orchestra
    Concerto No. 2 for Double Bass and Orchestra
    Concerto No. 2 for Double Bass and Orchestra Printed Edition
    Concerto No. 3 for Double Bass and Orchestra (Four Scenes After Picasso)
    Creatures in Room 642 for Trumpet, Double Bass, Percussion and Narrator

    The Death of Desdemona for Solo Double Bass and Tape Printed Edition
    Dialogue for Synclavier and Orchestra
    Duo No. 1 for Violin and Double Bass
    Duo No. 2 for Violin and Double Bass
    East Side Corridor

    Fantasy for Double Bass and Orchestra
    Fantasy for Double Bass and Orchestra (Printed Edition)
    Fantasy on the Saints
    Fiesta Bayou and Kismet
    Five Divertimenti for Solo Violin
    The Fools of Time
    Four Scenes After Picasso - Concerto No. 3 for Double Bass and Orchestra

    The Games of October for Double Bass and Oboe/English Horn
    Ghost In Machine - An American Music Drama for Narrator, Vocalist and Orchestra
    Hamabe No Arashi

    Mingus - Live in the Underworld
    My Name is Citizen Soldier
    Nine Varients on Paganini for Double Bass and Orchestra
    Nine Varients on Paganini for Double Bass and Piano
    The New Seasons - Sinfonia Concertante for Tuba, Percussion, Flutes and Strings

    Ode To A Giant for Double Bass and Narrator
    A Portrait of George

    Quartet for Piano and Strings
    Quintet for Piano and Strings
    Reflections - Music for Viola, Double Bass and Tape
    Sextet for Clarinet and Strings
    Shadowboxer - An Opera based on the life of Joe Louis
    Sonata "1963 for Double Bass and Piano
    String Quartet No. 1

    Three Movements for Brass Choir and Percussion
    Three Pieces for Percussion and Orchestra
    Three Episodes from Ghost in Machine for Oboe/English Horn, Double Bass and Piano
    Trio for Violin, Viola and Double Bass
    Variations on Dixie

    9. Reviews - Compact Discs and DVDs

    Afro-American Fragments
    Ensemble Sans Frontière: Proto

    Bridges
    Eddie Daniels plays the Music of Frank Proto
    DVD Special - DVD and CD package

    Carmen Fantasy for Bass and Piano
    Rabbath and Proto

    Five Divertimenti For Solo Violin
    Eric Bates, Violin

    Four Scenes after Picasso
    Concerto No. 3 for Double Bass and Orchestra
    performed by François Rabbath

    Chamber Works
    Ensemble Sans Frontière:
    String Quartet No. 1, Quintet for Piano and Strings, Trio for Violin, Viola and Bass

    Chamber Works 4
    Ensemble Sans Frontière:
    Three Episodes from Ghost in Machine, The Creatures in Room 642, Four Rogues and Lessons

    Chamber Works 5 Early
    Proto with Michael Chertock and Larrie Howard
    Sonata 1963, Duo No. 1 for Violin and Bass, Quartet for Basses and Suite for the Piano

    Chamber Works 6 Duos A
    Proto with Michael Chertock and Larrie Howard
    Sonata for Violin and Piano, Duo No. 2 for Violin and Bass, Duo for Viola and Bass

    This Bass, She's Not Electric!
    Works for Double Bass and Tape
    The Death of Desdeona, Nebula, Reflections and The Story of Herman.

    The Profanation of Hubert J. Fort
    an Allegory for Voice, Clarinet/Saxophone and Double Bass
    DVD Special - Video of World Premiere Performance

    The Tuner
    A Musical Prophecy in Seven Scenes
    for Vocalist, Actors and Musicians

    DVD Special - Video of World Premiere Performance

    Proto: Works for Double Bass and Orchestra
    François Rabbath:
    Carmen Fantasy, Fantasy, Concerto No. 2

    Soundscapes for Solo Viola
    Scott Slapin, Viola


    10. Program Notes

    Afro-American Fragments - Trio for Bass Clarinet, Cello and Double Bass After Langston Hughes
    Can This Be Man? - A Music Drama For Violin and Orchestra
    A Carmen Fantasy for Double Bass and Orchestra
    A Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

    Concerto No. 2 for Double Bass and Orchestras
    Concerto No. 3 for Double Bass and Orchestra - Four Scenes after Picasso
    Casey At The Bat - An American Folk Tale for Narrator and Orchestra

    The Dalí Gallery
    Divertimento for Cello and Orchestra
    The Death of Desdemona for Double Bass and Stereo Tape
    Duo for Viola and Double Bass
    Duo No. 1 for Violin and Double Bass
    Duo No. 2 for Violin and Double Bass
    Fanfare for a Festive Occasion
    Fantasy for Double Bass and Orchestra
    Fantasy on The Saints

    Fiesta Bayou and Kismet
    Five Divertimenti for Solo Violin
    The Fools of Time
    Four Scenes after Picasso - Concerto No. 3 for Double Bass and Orchestra

    The Games of October for Oboe and Double Bass
    Ghost in Machine (by John Chenault)
    Ghost in Machine (by Frank Proto)
    Hamabe No Arashi

    Lessons for Solo Double Bass
    Little Suite for The Big Bassoon
    Mingus - Live in the Underworld for Solo Double Bass and Narrator
    My Name is Citizen Soldier
    The New Seasons - Sinfonia Concertante for Tuba, Percussion, Flutes and Strings
    Nebula - Music for Piano, Double Bass and Tape
    Nine Variants on Paganini for Double Bass and Piano

    Ode to a Giant for Narrator and Double Bass
    Overture to a Carnival
    Paganini in Metropolis for Clarinet and Orchestra
    A Portrait of George
    Preludes for Clarinet and String Orchestra
    The Profanation of Hubert J. Fort An Allegory in Four Scenes

    Quartet for Basses
    Quartet for Piano and Strings
    Quintet for Piano and Strings
    Reflections - Music for Viola, Double Bass and Tape

    Sextet for Clarinet and Strings
    Shadowboxer - An Opera based on the life of Joe Louis
    Sketches of Gershwin for Clarinet and String Orchestra
    Sonata "1963" for Double Bass and PianoVersion A
    Sonata "1963" for Double Bass and PianoVersion B
    Soundscapes for Solo Viola
    The Story of Herman - A Football Fable for Two Double Basses, 2 Percussionists, Narrator and Tape
    String Quartet No. 1
    Suite for the Piano

    Trio for Violin, Viola and Double Bass
    Three Pieces for Percussion and Orchestra
    Three Movements for Brass Choir and Percussion
    The Voyage That Johnny Never Knew
    Yesterday's News - A Satire for Jazz Band with Actors and Vocalist