CURRENT COMMISSIONS

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The Bitter Good
(in progress) commissioned by New York Polyphony through the Chamber Music Ameica Classical Commissioning Program.

Double Trumpet Concerto (in progress) for two trumpets and string orchestra, commissioned by the BMI Foundation, Inc./Carlos Surinach Fund for Concert Artists Guild, written for Brandon Ridenour.

New Song (in progress) commissioned for The Five Boroughs Songbook, Volume II.

 

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SELECTED WORKS

ORCHESTRA

Processional (5') for orchestra 2014.

A New Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus Dei for the Mozart Requiem (20') for choir, soloists, and orchestra. 2013. (Arranged for period instrument orchestra 2016)

Patience (10’) for orchestra and record player. 2005.

Felix (7’) for orchestra. 2005.

Finishing (14’) for chamber orchestra. 2002.

Circle Stories (13’) for orchestra. 2001.

Midnight Pictures (8’) for large orchestra. 2000.

 

OPERA

Jason and the Argonauts (45') an opera for young people. Libretto: Kathryn Walat. 2016.

Fellow Travelers (105') an opera based on Thomas Mallon's novel Fellow Travelers. Libretto: Greg Pierce. 2016.

O Columbia (70') a chamber opera for choir, soloists, and chamber orchestra. Libretto: Royce Vavrek. 2015.

Wolf-in-Skins - Part I(65') a dance opera written in collaboration with choreographer Christopher Williams. Libretto: Christopher Williams. 2013.

Paul’s Case (85’) a two-act opera based on the Willa Cather short story “Paul’s Case.” Libretto: Kathryn Walat and Gregory Spears. 2009 (orch. for nine players) 2013.

The Bricklayer (37') a one-act chamber opera. Libretto: Farnoosh Moshiri. 2012.

 

 

LARGE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Virginiana (25') a dramatic cantata for period instruments and four vocalists. 2015.

Requiem (37’) for six solo voices, pedal harp, medieval troubadour harp, viola, recorder, chimes, and electric organ. 2010.

Brave Men Sail (11’) for 17 players. 2007.

Dim (23’) for four solo voices and nine players. 2001. 

 

SMALL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

The Love Song of Gilfaethwy the False (9') for baritone, recorder, baroque strings, and harp. 2011.

Fay Milkmaids Calling the Kine (7') for two sopranos, countertenor, baroque strings, and harp. 2011

Our Lady (13') for countertenor, organ, and baroque string ensemble. 2011

The Curse of Gwyn ap Nudd (6') for bass-baritone, soprano, recorder, harp, and viola. 2011.
Commissioned by Christopher Williams Dance, scheduled premiere 2/11 Buttenweiser Hall, 92nd St. Y.

Buttonwood (23’) for string quartet. Commissioned by the JACK Quartet. 2010.

The Golden Legend (29’) scored for seven voices, viola da gamba, viola, recorder, banjo, medieval troubadour harp, portative organ, percussion, and electronics. 2009.

The Bear and the Dove (11’) for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, bass, and piano. 2008 (rev. and arr. for nine players 2014).

Tir Na nOg (11’) for celesta, electric organ, percussion and two cellos. 2007.

Quiet Songs (12’) for flute, clarinet, electric guitar, bass, piano, and tape. 2006.

Match-Up (12’) for percussion quartet. 2004.

Eight Plus (20’) for mezzo-soprano, alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano/synthesizer, and percussion. 2003.

Triple (30’) for organ, synthesizer, and two percussionists. 2003.

Consolations (25’) for two percussionists. 2002.

Sweet (17’) for two solo voices and small chamber ensemble. 2002.

Soar-Stop (8’) for clarinet, violin, cello and piano. 2001.

Small Pictures (13’) for string quartet. 2000.

 

SONGS

Where I Lived, and What I Lived for (5’) for baritone and piano.

Savior Machine (6') for mezzo soprano and piano.

Feast of Flowers (7') for soprano and piano.

Ossian I and II (14’) two songs for two sopranos, two troubadour harps, and percussion. 2010.

Ten Songs for voice and piano. 2008:
1. Lady Taytiana: Ballad for a Russian Mail-Order Bride (6’) for soprano
2. Bells for Bartleby (4’) for bass
3.Foreman (I) (4’) for soprano
4. The Dead Tenor (5’) for tenor
5.The Black Riders (4’) for soprano
The Romantics – a song cycle
6. Wordsworth (8’) for soprano
7. Shelley (6’) for baritone
8. Coleridge (4’) for soprano
9. Poe (3’) for soprano and baritone
10. Keats (5’) for piano alone

Owen Songs (55’) a song cycle for two sopranos, piano 4-hands, and electronics.
2006.

Songs for Girls (22’) a song cycle for two sopranos, record player and four-hand piano. 2004.

 

SOLO INSTRUMENT

Toccata (Wild Horses) (4’30'') for piano. 2012.

Etudes (19’) for piano. 2005.

Our Year: Spring (13’) for solo piano (or piano 4-hands) and electronics. 2005.

 

 

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WORKS LISTED CHRONOLOGICALLY

 

2015

Virginiana (25') a dramatic cantata for period instruments and four vocalists. Comissioned by the New Vintage Baroque Ensemble and the Damask Ensemble.

O Columbia (70') a chamber opera for choir, soloists, and chamber orchestra. Librettist: Royce Vavrek. Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera (HGOco).

2014

Processional (5') for orchestra. Commissioned by the Dalton School Orchestra.

2013

A New Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus Dei for the Mozart Requiem (20') for choir, soloists, and orchestra. Commissioned by Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra, premiere 11/13: Coral Gables, FL.

Paul's Case (85') an opera for six or seven voices and piano (orch. for nine players 2013).
Developed by American Opera Projects Composers and the Voice Program. Workshop performances: Act I AOP 5/09 and Act II AOP/Manhattan School of Music/Opera Index 4/10, NYC. Act I and II Center City Opera Theater 9/09, Philadelphia, PA.

Wolf-in-Skins Part I (65') a dance opera for seven singers and chamber orchestra. Commissioned by choreographer Christopher Williams, preview performance 1/13 Philadelphia Dance Projects and American Opera Projects, Philadelphia., PA.

2012

Where I Lived, and What I Lived for (5’) for baritone and piano. Commissioned by OPERA America for the OPERA America Songbook, premiere 3/13: The American Opera Center, NYC.

Toccata (Wild Horses) (5') for piano. Commissioned by pianist Marika Bournaki underwritten by Fondation des maladies mentales Canada, premiere 10/12: Theatre Maisonneuve, Montreal, Canada.

The Bricklayer (37') a one-act chamber opera commissioned by Houston Grand Opera (HGOco) with a libretto by Farnoosh Moshiri, premiere 5 /15: Cullen Theater, Houston, TX.

2011

Savior Machine (6') for mezzo soprano and piano.
Commissioned byTracy K. Smith and the Rolex Arts Initiative, premiere11/11: New York Public Library LIVE, NYC.

Feast of Flowers (7') for soprano and piano.
Commissioned byTracy K. Smith and the Rolex Arts Initiative, premiere11/11: New York Public Library LIVE, NYC.

The Love Song of Gilfaethwy the False (from Wolf-in-Skins) (9') for baritone, recorder, baroque strings, and harp.
Commissioned by Christopher Williams Dance, premiere 9/11 AOP/ Douglas Dunn Salon Series, NYC.

Fay Milkmaids Calling the Kine (from Wolf-in-Skins) (7') for two sopranos, countertenor, baroque strings, and harp.
Commissioned by Christopher Williams Dance, premiere 9/11 AOP/ Douglas Dunn Salon Series, NYC.

Our Lady (13') for countertenor, organ, and baroque string ensemble.
Commissioned by Ryland Angel, premiere 12/11 Twelfth Night Festival, Trinity Wall Street, NYC.

The Curse of Gwyn ap Nudd (from Wolf-in-Skins) (6') for bass-baritone, soprano, recorder, harp, and viola.
Commissioned by Christopher Williams Dance, premiere 2/11 Buttenweiser Hall, 92nd St. Y,. NYC.

2010

Buttonwood (23') for string quartet.
Commissioned by the JACK Quartet underwritten by the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation, premiere Crane Arts 11/10 Philadelphia, PA.

Ossian I and II (14') dance music for two sopranos, troubadour harp(s) and triangle.
Commissioned by Christopher Williams Dance, premeire 9/10 Irish Hunger Memorial / River to River Festival, NYC.

Requiem (37') for six voices, baroque viola, harp, troubadour harp, recorders, and electric organ.
Commissioned by Christopher Williams with help from the O'Donnell Green Music and Dance Foundation for the dance production "Hen's Teeth", premiere 6/10 Dance New Amsterdam, NYC.

2009

St. Eustace (2-3') from "The Golden Legend" for voice, viola da gamba, troubadour harp and portative organ.
Commissioned by Christopher Williams, premiere 5/09 Dance Theater Workshop, NYC.

St. Vincent (5-6') from "The Golden Legend" for three voices, baroque viola, recorder, banjo, troubadour harp and portative organ.
Commissioned by Christopher Williams, premiere 5/09 Dance Theater Workshop, NYC.

St. Jerome (3') from "The Golden Legend" for seven voices.
Commissioned by Christopher Williams, premiere 5/09 Dance Theater Workshop, NYC.

2008

The Bear and the Dove (14') for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, bass, piano and tape.
Commissioned by Christopher Williams and the Bard Summer Music Festival, premiere 7/08.

Lady Taytiana (6') for soprano and piano.
Written for American Opera Projects Composers and the Voice season, premiere 5/08 AOP First Glimpse, Laurie Beechman Theater, NYC.

Bells for Bartleby (4') for bass and piano.
Written for American Opera Projects Composers and the Voice season, premiere 5/08 AOP First Glimpse, Laurie Beechman Theater, NYC.

The Black Riders (5') for soprano and piano.
Written for American Opera Projects Composers and the Voice season, premiere 4/09 Alissa Rose at South Oxford Space, NYC.

Forman (4') for soprano and piano.
Daisy Press, premiere 2/14 private residence NYC.

Wildflower (15') for two sopranos, harp, synthesizer, and tape.
Princeton Composers Ensemble, 4/29 Princeton, NJ.

St. Laurence (7') from "The Golden Legend" for voice, bass viol, cello and percussion.
Commissioned by Christopher Williams, premiere 5/09 Dance Theater Workshop, NYC.

Keats (4') from The Romantics for soprano and piano.
Daisy Press, private residence 2/14, NYC.

2007

Poe (3') from The Romantics for baritone, soprano and piano.
premiere 2/08 Daisy Press and Patrick James, private residence NYC.

Shelley (6') from The Romantics for baritone and piano.
Written for American Opera Projects Composers and the Voice season, premeire
2/08 Patrick James, private residence NYC.

Wordsworth (8') from The Romantics for high voice and piano.
Daisy Press, premiere Makor Cafe 2/22 NYC.

Coleridge (4') from The Romantics for high voice and piano.
Daisy Press, premiere Makor Cafe 2/22 NYC.

Brave Men Sail (12') for large chamber ensemble.
Commissioned by the Present Music Ensemble, premiere 6/07 Milwaukee, WI.

Etude 6 (6') for percussion quartet.
So Percussion, premiere 2/27 Princeton, NJ.

2006

Tir Na nOg (11') for 2 cellos, 2 percussion, celesta and synthesizer.
Commissioned by Christopher Williams, premiere 2/23 Princeton NJ
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Saint Pancras (10') from "The Golden Legend": for voices, 2 viola de gamba, chimes and electronics.
Commissioned by Christopher Williams, premiere 12/06 Dance New Amsterdam, NYC.

Quiet Songs (12') for flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass, piano and tape.
The NOW Ensemble, premiere 12/06 Princeton NJ.

Six Owen Songs (55') for two sopranos and four-hand piano plus electronics.
The Owen Quartet, premiere 10/06 The Greenwich House NYC.

2005

Our Year: Spring (13') for solo piano (or piano four-hands) plus electronics.
Commissioned by Jeffrey Edelstein to celebrate the wedding of Julia D'Amico and Stuart Rockefeller
premiere 6/05 by the Composer at Kykuit Estate, Pocantico Hills, NY.

Patience (10') for orchestra.
Commissioned by the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra, premiere 5/05 Princeton, NJ.

Etudes (22') for solo piano.
Janelle Fung, premiere 3/05 Princeton, NJ.

2004

Match-Up (12’) for percussion quartet.
So Percussion, premiere 12/04 Princeton NJ.

Songs for Girls (22’) for two sopranos, record player, and four-hand piano.
Princeton Composers Ensemble, premiere 4/04 Princeton NJ.

Felix (8’) for orchestra.
The New Jersey Symphony (reading) 5/04 Princeton NJ.

Untitled (Canons for M.R.) (23’) for five channel tape, and five micro-cassette players.
premiere 4/04 The Danish Radio at Vor Frue Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2003

Best (sound installation) for 24 pairs of headphones, and four tape recorders.
premiere 10/04 House of Sound, Mendel Music Library Listening Room, Princeton NJ.

Eight Plus (20’) for mezzo-soprano, alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano/synthesizer, and percussion.
(The Non Sequitur Ensemble), premiere 11/03 Princeton NJ.

Triple (30’) for organ, synthesizer, and two percussionists.
Princeton Composers Ensemble, premiere 10/03 Princeton NJ.

2002

Finishing (15’) for chamber orchestra.
Ensemble Synapse Chamber Orchestra, premiere 5/03 Montreal, Canada.

Consolations (25’) for two percussionists.
Traces Percussion Duo, premiere 10/03 Princeton NJ.

2001

Sweet (17’) for small chamber ensemble.
New Music New Haven, premiere 4/02 New Haven, CT.

Circle Stories (13') for orchestra.
The American Composers Orchestra Whitaker Readings, 4/01 New York, NY.

2000

Soar-Stop (8’) for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano.
Eighth Blackbird Ensemble, premiere 7/01 Norfolk, CT.

Dim (23’) for vocal quartet and nine players.
New Music New Haven, premiere 3/01 New Haven, CT. 

1999

Small Pictures (13’) for string quartet.
The Zapolsky Quartet, premiere 4/00 Horsens, Denmark.

Midnight Pictures (8’) for orchestra.
The New York Youth Symphony, premiere 5/00 Carnegie Hall NYC.

Fifteen Pictures (28’) for 11 instruments.
Eastman School of Music Composers Forum, premiere 3/99 Rochester, NY.

1994-1998

Tonight in the Hub of the World (12’) for orchestra.
Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, (reading) 12/97 Rochester, NY.

Ballade (10’) for piano.
John Root, premiere 7/97 New Brunswick, ME.

Camerata (23’) for string orchestra.
Eastman School of Music Composers Forum, premiere 11/96 Rochester, NY.

Rustbelt (11’) for woodwind quintet.
Eastman School of Music Composers Forum, premiere 3/96 Rochester, NY.

Chamber Concerto (22’) for string orchestra and piano.
The Cox High School Orchestra, Gregory Spears soloist premiere 5/95 Virginia Beach, VA


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