Compositions Index

  • ‘Tis a Gift to be Simple
    SATB Chorus (2:30)
  • ‘Tis You
    SSA Chorus, String Quartet (optional), Piano (6:00)
  • 1492
    Amplified piano and percussion (8:15)
  • A Line-Storm Song
    Soprano or Mezzo and Piano (4:10)
  • A Little Water Music
    Electronic playback, with optional video by Kim Yantis (3:04)
  • Adonai Ro’i
    SATB Chorus (2:00)
  • Akhmatova Songs
    Soprano or Mezzo, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano (13:10)
  • Alleluia
    SATB Chorus + brief soprano solo (4:00)
  • Amulet
    SSA Chorus (1:12)
  • And the Night Will Shine as Day
    Soprano and organ (6:00)
  • Arche
    Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (17:00)
  • Aseret Makot (The Ten Plagues)
    Three-part chorus, flute, cello, piano (3:00)
  • Assembly Line #1
    Oboe (8:00 +, variable)
  • Aura
    Orchestra: 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,1, 3 perc, strings (18:35)
  • Bagatelle
    Piano (1:14)
  • Baruch HaBa
    Voice (1:00)
  • Being in Time
    Wind Ensemble & Electronics (10:00)
  • Birkat Kohanim
    SATB Chorus (4:25)
  • Black Moon
    Orchestra: (1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,2,6,5,4,3,2 (min) and electronics. (15:35)
  • Carreño
    Piano/Mezzo-soprano (one or two players, 20:00)
  • Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi
    Piano (21:00)
  • Cherry Blossom and a Wrapped Thing; After Hokusai
    Amplified clarinet and multichannel or stereo electronics (7:52)
  • Cinnamon
    Electronic music for 1:11 film
  • Cinqchronie
    Instrumentation: Wind Quintet (7:20)
  • Civil War Memories
    Electronic playback (4 movements, 19:00)
  • Clave
    Flute, Bb clarinet, tenor sax, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion (9:45)
  • COAL: A Folk Oratorio
    Chorus, Appalachian Ensemble, Synthesizer, Electronics (80:00, can be excerpted)
  • Commonwealth Salute
    Symphonic Band (3:30)
  • Coursing Through the Still Green
    Solo Flute (3:00)
  • Doxa
    Viola and piano (6:10)
  • Dreamtigers
    Flute and guitar (13:45)
  • Dust & Shadow
    Organ
  • Elijah’s Chariot
    String Quartet and electronic playback (19:45)
  • Entreat Me Not To Leave Thee
    Solo Voice (1:40)
  • Fantasía Sobre El Flamenco
    2 Trpt, 2 trmb, tuba or 2 trpt, 2 trmb, horn (9:45)
  • Fantasy on St. Cecilia
    Piano (16:40)
  • Fasting Heart
    Solo Flute (8:00)
  • Fledermaus Fantasy
    Violin and piano or Violin, viola, cello, contrabass and piano (19:00)
  • Follies and Fancies
    Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Piano (orchestrated version, with fl, bssn, vln, vcl, hpschd) (55:00)
  • For The Birds
    Amplified cello and electronic playback (14:00)
  • For the Fallen
    Versions for amp. clarinet, cello, flute, trumpet, soprano sax & stereo electronics (7:02)
  • Gabriel’s Wing
    Flute and piano (9:00)
  • Gazebo Music
    Flute and cello (6:00)
  • Glimmerings
    Electronic playback (1:00)
  • Glyph
    Solo viola, string quartet, piano *(18:00)
  • Gregor’s Dream
    Amp. piano trio & stereo electronics (10:15)
  • Grito del Corazón
    Any of the following, either individually or in combination, amplified: bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, mezzo, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, viola, cello, marimba, multi-percussion, piano + electronics and optional video) (5:11)
  • Hark My Love
    SATB chorus and piano (3:10)
  • Hearing the Call
    Instrumentation : 2 Trumpets (Bb) and 2 snare drums (2:00)
  • Hosech Al P’ney HaTehom
    Electronic playback (11:10)
  • Houdini: Memories of a Conjurer
    Cello, piano, percussion (Theater Piece) (55:00)
  • House Music
    Electronic playback (3:08)
  • I Am Rose
    SSA + electronic playback (3:00)
  • I Love
    SATB Chorus (5:00)
  • Icarus
    Violin and piano (18:00)
  • Ice Becomes Water
    String Orchestra + Electronics fashioned from field recordings of glaciers (12:00)
  • Ignoto Numine
    Piano Trio (15:00)
  • Jefferson, In His Own Words
    Narrator, 2 Fl (dbl picc), 2 ob (dbl Eng Hn), 2 cl, 2 bssn, 2 hrn, 2 trpts, 2 trmb, tba, tymp, 2 perc, strings (25:00)
  • Kairos
    Amplified flute, computer interface to run Max-MSP (version 5 or higher), foot pedal and stereo playback (16:00)
  • Khamsa
    Percussion Quintet (battery percussion) (6:30)
  • Ki Koleich Arev
    Soprano, flute and piano (1:00)
  • La Frontera
    La Frontera (The Border) is a setting of a poem by that name for SATB Chorus and piano. The poem was written by an undocumented immigrant youth imprisoned in an American maximum security detention center. The full program notes are available below. Given the extraordinary cruelty and tragedy of the treatment of immigrants, I was…
  • Long Story Short
    Piano Trio (4:45)
  • Lost Angels
    Trumpet, bassoon, piano (15:00)
  • Love Song
    Oboe and English Horn (3:45)
  • L’étude du Coeur
    Viola (6:30)
  • Marvelous Pursuits
    Vocal quartet and piano 4-hands (19:00)
  • Meridians
    Clarinet (9:00)
  • Monument in Brass
    Brass Quintet Fanfare (5:00)
  • Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin
    Three-part chorus with optional piano accompaniment (3:00, variable repetition)
  • Ockeghem Variations
    Wind quintet and piano (18:00)
  • Patterns
  • Penelope’s Dream
    Cello (8:00)
  • Penelope’s Song
    Amplified viola & electronics from weaving sounds (9:07)
  • Piping the Earth
    Orchestra: 3 fl (3rd dbl picc), 3 oboes (3rd dbl eng hn), 3 cl, 3 bssn, 4 hns, 3 trpt, 2 trmb, tba, 3 perc, timpani, hrp, strings (8:30)
  • Piping the Earth
  • Plain Song
    Piano and electronics (12:00)
  • Quatrain
    Violin, viola, clarinet, bass clarinet (9:00)
  • Respecting the First
    Amplified String Quartet and electronic playback (14:55)
  • Respecting the First (Amendment)
    Instrumentation: String Orchestra and Electronics Duration: 14:30 Commission: San Jose Chamber Orchestra Premiere: 3/29/20 San José City Hall Rotunda San José , CA Program Notes:  The first amendment, with its protections of speech, religion, the press, and the right of people to peaceably assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances, lies at…
  • Rising on the Wings of Dawn
    Rising on the Wings of Dawn, for solo violin, embodies the rising shape in its melodic and structural design.
  • Rotunda
    Computer music video/film (HD or DVD available for presentation) (15:00)
  • Rotunda
    One day, in late spring 2005, I was sitting in my office, upstairs in Old Cabell Hall, looking at the flow of life on the Lawn. I had often been delighted by the feeling of life on the Lawn, and by the shifting weather patterns above it. But this time, I suddenly saw the scene ...
  • Round 3
    Trombone (variable duration)
  • Ruah
    Chamber Orchestra: 1111/111/str (23:00)
  • Run
    Piano Quartet (8:25)
  • Scirocco
    Piano (3:05)
  • Sea of Reeds
    Amplified clarinet, with pvc tube extensions, mics, and effects procesor (such as digitech tsr-24); Max-MSP version in process (13:45)
  • Secret Ground
    Flute, clarinet, violin, cello (14:00)
  • Selah
    Female vocal quartet or women’s chorus + harp (15:00)
  • Shapirit Y’fehfiah
    SSA Chorus (3:00)
  • Sic Transit
    Percussionist (2 Singing Bowls of different sizes, 5 temple blocks, med. sus. cymbal, 2 timbales, snare, 2 bongos, fingercymbal) and CADI (Configurable Automated Drumming Machine), (finger cymbal, high and low woodblock, high and low cowbell, tambourine) (9:00)
  • Singing Still
    Flute (5:00)
  • Singing the Blue Ridge
    Mezzo, Baritone, Orchestra (2,2, 2,2,2,2,2,1,2, strings) electronics (CD) made from indigenous wild animal calls (14:00)
  • Sister Thou Wast Mild and Lovely
    Soprano and viola, also available for soprano and clarinet (2:00)
  • Songs of War and Peace
    SATB Chorus + piano (also check out version for SATB + chamber orchestra) (16:30)
  • Spin
    Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin, Viola Cello (6:00)
  • Spring Tides
    Amp. fl, cl, vln, vcl, pno, interactive electronics (Max-MSP5 or higher)(11:00)
  • Storm
    Amp. tenor sax and electronics (6:50)
  • Stringing the Bow
    String Orchestra (15:00)
  • Study in Black
    Flute and Percussion (4:00)
  • Sursum Corda
    Cello (8:43)
  • Sweet Harmony
    Soprano and Piano (1:30)
  • Tape Music
    Stereo electronics (7:14)
  • Tape Music∞
    Small cardboard box, blunt pencil or similar object, packing tape on a dispenser with teeth, and stereo electronics (5:00)
  • Teruah
    Shofar (Yemenite style, Eb pitch), 3 hrns, 2 trpts, 2 trmbs, timpani (9:00)
  • The Best Angel in Heaven
    Instrumentation: Unison Chorus or soloist & piano Duration: 3:00 Date of Composition: 2020 Program Note: I composed The Best Angel in Heaven in the cruel month of April, 2020, in memory of Sandra Santos-Vizcaino, the wonderful third-grade teacher at PS 9 in Brooklyn, NY who passed away from Covid-19.  I did so because I was so touched by the memory page…
  • The God of Glory
    SATB Chorus (4:45)
  • The Jabberwocky
    TTBB (5:45)
  • The Janus Quartet
    String Quartet (12:00)
  • The Jumblies
    SSA + piano (5:51)
  • The Passion of St. Cecilia
    Solo piano, 2 fl (2nd dbl picc), 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bssn, 2 tpts in C, 2 Hn, 2 trmb, 1 tba, 3 perc, strings (21:00)
  • The Wendigo
    SSA (14:00)
  • Three Summers Heat
    Mezzo or soprano and electronic playback (19:00)
  • Time To Burn
    Oboe and 2 percussion (2 bongos, 3 rototoms, tambourine, 2 timables, large and small brake drum, medium tamtam and bow)(2 bongos, claves, flexatone and bow, 1 maraca, slapstick, 5 temple blocks 2 tomtoms, vibraslap) (9:30)
  • To Keep the Dark Away
    Piano (11:00)
  • Tongue Twisters
    SSA Chorus and Piano (7:20)
  • Tower of the Eight Winds
    Violin and Piano (16:00)
  • Trace Elements
    2 Pianos & 2 Percussion (10:00)
  • Tree Music
    Interactive Electronics, Wireless Camera (variable duration)
  • unter soreles vigele
    Instrumentation: Mezzo and piano Duration: 4:00 Commission: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Premiere Performance: 6/30/2020 Evolution Program, Facebook & Youtube Presented by YIVO, Center for Jewish History, NYC Program Note: When Alex Weisser, Program Director of YIVO (Institute for Jewish Research) in New York, approached me about commissioning a song that would take one of…
  • Vayter un Vayter
    Bass (or Bass-baritone), clarinet, cello, piano (15:45)
  • View from Mt. Nebo
    Piano Trio (14:30)
  • Water Ways
    Electronic playback (1:00)
  • Watershed
    Instrumentation: Sop. Sax.. Trpt., Trmb, Vln, Vla, Vc, Perc, electronics Duration: 15:00 Commission: Michigan Technological University in collaboration with the Great Lakes Research Center Premiere: 10/2021 Note: Image credit: NASA/JSC Program Note: The Great Lakes, formed from receding glaciers, and holding 20+% of the volume of the world’s surface fresh water, provide habitat for all manner of flora…
  • We Bring You Peace
    SATB (2:00)
  • We Hold These Truths
    Chorus, brass quintet and timpani (15:00)
  • Wedding Song
    Soprano and english horn (or alto flute, or clarinet, or viola) (5:00)
  • Werther
    Flute (dbl picc), clarinet, violin, cello, piano (8:20)
  • When the Moon of Wildflowers is Full
    Flute and cello (3:30)
  • Why the Caged Bird Sings
    SATB Chorus + Piano (4:45)
  • Widdershins
    Piano (8:30)
  • Wind Songs
    Wind Quintet (12:00)
  • Zipper Music
    2 amplified zipper players with headphones for click track, Electronics performer for MIDI controlle with computer running MaxMSP, also mixer, stereo playback system