Left Hand of Darkness

Left Hand of Darkness

“Original music by Brian McWhorter, director of Orchestra Next, offers gorgeous harmonies and compelling percussion in several songs with lyrics derived from the book.” The Register Guard, Nov. 7, 2017

Outside In, for solo percussion & optional mannequins

Outside In, for solo percussion & optional mannequins

a scene for solo percussionist, nine instruments, mannequins*, and an audience* Commissioned by Third Angle New Music and Ronni Lacroute  for the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks Service

Go Crazy - a Latin Jazz Medley of Prince Tunes

Go Crazy – a Latin Jazz Medley of Prince Tunes

Commissioned by the United States Marine Band

Mutiny - for SSATB Choir, Opt. Piano, and Guest Conductor

Mutiny – for SSATB Choir, Opt. Piano, and Guest Conductor

mutiny [2015] for ssatb choir, optional piano,and guest conductor commissioned by the University of Scranton Concert Choir premiere: April 24, 2015 4min

"Ed's Coed" Online - 1929 Silent Film

“Ed’s Coed” Online – 1929 Silent Film

“Ed’s Coed” is a silent feature film produced by University of Oregon students in 1929. This version was digitized from a 16mm film print and includes an original score by Prof. Brian McWhorter (UO School of Music and Dance) and…

Genesis 1 - for concert band and narrator

Genesis 1 – for concert band and narrator

genesis 1 [2015] for concert band and narrator commissioned by the University of Scranton Concert Band premiere: April 24, 2015 9min

Beta Collide - Ed's Coed

Beta Collide – Ed’s Coed

The DVD is finally here: Ed’s Coed with original score by Brian McWhorter Ed's Coed – Pledge Rag Scene from beta collide on Vimeo.

foto: cliff volpe

Music for 10,000 Meters – for brass and percussion ensemble

music for 10,000 meters [2014] for brass and percussion ensemble and any number of people running in a 10k commissioned by Track Town USA premiere: 2014 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships, Hayward Field ~30min

Lydia Van Dreel - New Millennium Music for Horn

Lydia Van Dreel – New Millennium Music for Horn

Lydia asked me to produce this record and then asked if I’d contribute a piece. The process behind the recording of my Build was pretty funny. And I really like the recording as a whole. Lydia’s a phenom. From the…

Tyranny of the Senses

Tyranny of the Senses

tyranny of the senses [2012] electronic score commissioned by gilmer duran and the eugene ballet company 36min