• ‘Tis a Gift
    SATB Choir (2:30)
  • ‘Tis You
    It was a joy composing ‘Tis You, a setting of Amy Lowell’s poem, Listening, for the Voorhees Choir of Douglass College conducted by Brandon Williams. They premiered it on 12/3/17, at 4:45 p.m. during the traditional Yule Log Ceremony at the Voorhees Chapel on the Douglass College campus, as part of the College Centennial celebrations. …
  • ‘Tis You (SSA Div, St Qt & Pno or SSA Div & Pno)
    SSA divisi, String Quartet & Piano (4:10)
  • ‘Tis You (SSA Divisi & Piano)
    SSA divisi & PIano (4:10)
  • ‘Tis You: Music for Douglass College Centennial
    Treble chorus and piano
  • 10th Anniversary Commission and Recording: UVA Percussion Ensemble
    The UVA Percussion Ensemble, led by I-Jen Fang, has commissioned a percussion quintet
  • 1492
    “…interesante uso de los silencios para que todo cree unaconversacion entre los instrumentos perfectamente bien balanceados.” –El Nuevo Dia
  • 1492
    Amplified piano & percussion (8:15)
  • 2 World Premieres
    Judith will participate with performances of her music during  New Music on the Point, June 7 & 8, with Juraj Kojs as Interim-Artistic Director, and a terrific group of performers and composers.  Her new version of Ice Becomes Water (amp. string quartet and electronics) will premiere on June 7, while Forest Music, inspired by trees ...
  • 2012 Virginia Women in History
    3/29/12 6:00 PM–8:00 p.m. The Library of Virginia Lecture Hall & Lobby 800 East Broad Street Richmond, VA 23219
  • A Line-Storm Song
    Soprano or Mezzo and Piano (4:45)
  • A Little Water Music
    Electronic playback (3:00)
  • A Natural: The Atlantic Center for the Arts
    I had the great pleasure of serving as a Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL, from 5/10 – 6/1/13. The Center is the marvelous brainchild of sculptor Doris Leeper and is set in gorgeous natural surroundings, with boardwalks used to connect the buildings. The staff is terrific ...
  • Adonai Ro’i (Psalm 23)
    SATB Chorus (2:00)
  • Adventure on Mt. Hehuan
    Bass drum with optional interactive electronics (9:00)
  • Adventure on Mt. Hehuan for Bass Drum & Optional Interactive Electronics
    Hehuanshan (Mountain of Joy), is scored for solo bass drum and optional interactive electronics. It is dedicated to ace percussionist I-Jen Fang.
  • Akhmatova Songs
    Soprano or Mezzo, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano (13:10) Version also available for Soprano or Mezzo & Piano
  • Akhmatova Songs
    “Judith Shatin’s powerful Akhmatova Songs are luminous settings of three poems by the iconic Russian poet. While handsomely contrasting in mood, all three songs boast crystalline text settings and an ear for darkly glittering instrumental sonorities. The arresting second song, All Is Plundered, speaks of how the void left by an unnamed catastrophe is filled ...
  • Akhmatova Songs-Vocal/Pno (Consolidated into other Akhmatova Songs post)
    Soprano or mezzo and piano (13:10)
  • Alleluia
    SATB + Soprano Solo (4:00)
  • Alleluia
    “The composer’s notes on this piece, a three-and-a-half minute elaboration of the word “Alleluia,” associate it with the September 11 terrorist attacks, saying that her intent is “to express a blend of comfort and defiance, to sing against the dark, but in knowledge of it.” Although the tempo indication is “Gently,” I find the effect ...
  • Amulet
    SSA Choir with Divisi (2:40)
  • 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+)
  • Atlanta Young Singers: How is Your Heart Today?
  • Aura
    Orchestra (18:35)
  • Autumn Way
    Cello (2:48)
  • Bagatelle
    Piano (1:14)
  • Baruch HaBa
    Voice (1:00)
  • Being in Time
    Wind Ensemble & Electronics (10:00)
  • Being in Time – Backstory
    World Premiere of Being in Time, with the UVA Wind Ensemble, conducted by William Pease I originally imaged Being in Time as a piece scored for wind ensemble, gesture-controlled interactive electronics and interactive video. The blend of different media seemed wonderfully appealing, building on the timbral worlds and musical experiences that electroacoustic music affords. This is…
  • Being in Time: Arts in Action
    Being in Time is an Arts-in-Action project sponsored by the University of Virginia. Scored for conductor-controlled electronics, wind ensemble, and interactive video, it reflects a collaborative effort by team members from the McIntire Department of Music and Engineering School. I will introduce the piece on Friday, 4/18/14 at 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at Open ...
  • Bialik-inspired Trio Commissioned & Recorded by the Atar Piano Trio
    The Jerusalem-based Atar Piano Trio, directed by pianist Ofer Shelley, commissioned a trio, To the Bird from a Distant Land, for their  program celebrating the 150th birthday of  iconic poet Hayim Bialik. The premiere at Studio Annette was such  a great success that they are now recording it!  Rather than create a song, I composed…
  • Birkat Kohanim
    SATB Divisi (3:00)
  • Birkat Kohanim
    Michael Slon, Director of the University Singers at UVA, wanted to commission a piece for the ensemble that would be a Hebrew setting of the original Priestly Blessing. He had heard it at a friend’s wedding and was drawn to it. Since he knew some of my prior Hebrew settings, he approached me about this…
  • Black Moon
    Orchestra and electronics (15:35)
  • Black Moon Commission
    Carnegie Hall commissioned a new piece to premiere on October 28, 2016 at Zankel Hall at Carnegie. Meanwhile, I gave a public presentation on the technology and tried  out some sketches, called Red Moon, at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York on March 5, 2016 in their CoLABoratory series. More details here. After the music ...
  • Blue Air
    Video collaboration
  • Canta la Sal
    New Trio for Cello, Horn & Piano Dur: 10:35
  • Capstone releases Piping the Earth
  • Carreño
    Mezzo or soprano and piano (20:00)
  • CD Review: Tower of the Eight Winds
    CD Review: Tower of the Eight Winds
  • Cellist Sophie-Justine Herr Records For the Birds
    The distinguished cellist Sophie-Justine Herr. based in Frankfurt am Maim will record For the Birds this spring. She is the third cellist to record this homage to birds,  following New York-based  cellist Madeleine Shapiro and Mexico City-based cellist Iracema de Andrade. The album will also feature music by Saariaho, Pagh-Paan, Fábregas and Grebchenko. Inspired by…
  • Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi
    Piano (21:00)
  • Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi
    3/2/12 8:00 p.m. St. Petersburg College; St. Petersburg, FL Pianist Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi
  • Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi
    3/4/12 8:00 p.m. Steinway Piano Series University of South Florida; Tampa, FL Pianist Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi
  • Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi
    “…Judith Shatin’s music has been well received in the pages of this magazine, including by myself. I have commented on her strong ability to create a narrative pulse in her work, calling her a natural story teller. That quality is much in evidence in this large and compelling composition. Chai Variations takes its main theme ...
  • Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi
    This is a magnificent piece of piano music that should be in many, many pianists’ repertoires…”
  • Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi (String Quartet Version)
    String Quartet Dur. 21:00
  • Chamber Music America Article on Judith Shatin by Kyle Gann
    Gann_American-Composer-Shatin_ChamberMusicAmerica-R This article is posted with the kind permission of Chamber Music America.
  • Cherry Blossom and a Wrapped Thing; After Hokusai
    Amplified clarinet and electronics (7:52)
  • Cherry Blossom and a Wrapped Thing; After Hokusai
    “…a new virtual landscape, completely natural and alive with a quiet serenity so powerful one can almost smell the cherry blossoms.” – The Clarinet Review, Eric Mandat “Judith Shatin’s elegant Cherry Blossom and a Wrapped Thing; After Hokusai, for amplified clarinet and multi-channel audio…aptly evoked the sensibilities of the original art and was easily the best piece ...
  • Cinnamon
    Electronic music for film (1:14:00)
  • Cinqchronie
    Wind Quintet (7:35)
  • Civil War Memories
    Electronic playback (19:00)
  • Civil War Memories: Inside out
    “Shatin’s Civil War Memories: Inside Out was one of the more compelling works. The audio electronically manipulates a short spoken text telling of the looted bodies of Civil War casualties. – The Miami Herald
  • Clave
    Flute, Bb clarinet, tenor sax, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion (9:45)
  • Clave
    “Clave sounds like a deconstructed West Side Story, capturing the tropical heat and playfulness of the bomba beat” – The Kansas City Star
  • CMS Regional Conference
    4/1/12 4:00 p.m. Christopher Newport University Ferguson Concert Hall Selah (female vocal quartet + harp, commissioned by Scottish Voices) CMS Regional Conference Website
  • COAL, A Folk Oratorio
    Judith & Miner at Eaglesnest Mine in Twilight, WV   That Little Lump of Coal, first song https://www.judithshatin.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ThatLittleLumpOfCoal.mp3 As a composer, you never know what path will open up in front of you! When long-time collaborator and dear friend, pianist Mary Kathleen Ernst, approached me about participating in a large-scale residency project in 1990, I…
  • COAL: A Folk Oratorio
    Chorus, Appalachian Ensemble, Synthesizer, Electronics (90:00)
  • Come Live with Me
    Soprano or Mezzo and English Horn, alto flute, clarinet, cello or viola (4:15)
  • Come Live With Me: Mezzo Version
    Soprano and english horn (or alto flute, or clarinet, or viola) (3:25)
  • Commission for Canta la Sal for horn, cello & piano
    Canta da Sal
  • Commission for String poet!
    The Journal String Poet has commissioned a piece to be inspired by the winner of its 2014 poetry competition. This unusual program combines a poetry prize with a musical response. The piece will be premiered in September, 2014 at the same time as the reading of the poem at the Long Island Violin Shop in ...
  • Commonwealth Salute
    Concert Band (3:30)
  • Composer-in-Residence 2012 Women Composers Festival of Hartford, CT
    3/7-10/12 Performances of Hearing the Call, Elijah’s Chariot & View From Mt. Nebo Lectures and Forums More Info
  • Concert of Shatin’s Flute Music at the NFA Phoenix Convention
    Concert of Shatin’s Flute Music at the NFA Convention!
  • Coursing Through the Still Green
    Solo Flute (5:25)
  • Denise Von Glahn’s Chapter on Ice Becomes Water Published
    Chapter on Relational Capacities, Musical Ecologies – Ice Becomes Water
  • Doxa
    Viola and piano (6:10)
  • Dreamtigers
    Flute and guitar (13:45)
  • Dreamtigers CD: Da Capo Chamber Players
    “Judith Shatin has a strong musical personality, an assurance made firmer by this CD; it’s a major release.” – New Music Connoisseur *** “There is an earthy, even primeval energy in such pieces as Stringing the Bow and The Passion of St. Cecilia that breaks from the shackles of formality. This music has both a savage roar and, ...
  • Drive-By
    Digital music (2:00)
  • Dust & Shadow
  • Elijah’s Chariot
    “….the risk they run with an almost encyclopedic repertoire was more than compensated by the discovery of…Judith Shatin, of whom we appreciated a splendid Elijah’s Chariot.” – Il Gazzettino (Vicenza) “….More interesting was Elijah’s Chariot by Judith Shatin, which used the taped sound of the shofar (the rams’ horn used by Jews during a High ...
  • Elijah’s Chariot
    Amp. String quartet & electronics (19:45)
  • Entreat Me
    Solo Voice (1:40)
  • Fanfare – Time to Burn
    Judith Shatin, Kenan Professor of Music at the University of Virginia, writes music that is satisfyingly challenging, music that forces listeners to face up to their own perceptions of music, what it is and how it relates to other artistic disciplines.
  • Fantasía Sobre El Flamenco
    Brass Quintet (9:40)
  • Fantasy on St. Cecilia
    “…Having commissioned composer Judith Shatin to rework her piano concerto “The Passion of St. Cecilia” into a solo version, Henry performed the new piece, “Fantasy on St. Cecilia” in its world premiere at this recital. Opening with spine-tingling lower register reverberations, the piece seemed little more than a presentation of slightly outdated ideas. However, any ...
  • Fantasy on St. Cecilia
    Piano (16:40)
  • Fasting Heart
    Solo Flute (10:35)
  • Fasting Heart wins NFA Newly Published Award
    Fasting Heart wins 2024 NFA Newly Published Award
  • Featured Comp: Jefferson, in His Own Words
    Jefferson, In His Own Words, is based entirely on the writings of Thomas Jefferson, and gives an intimate view of Jefferson as both a public servant and private citizen. Excerpts 1. Political Passion 2. Head and Heart 3. Justice Never Sleeps 4. Freedom of Reason Perusal Score
  • Featured Composer at Chicago Electroacoustic Festival
    The For the Birds and I Am Rose, with text by Gertrude Stein, will be performed, with the former by Kyra Saltman and the latter by the CCPA Conservatory Chorale, conducted by Mark Crayton. Both will be on the 7:30 p.m. final program at Ganz Hall of Roosevelt University. Shatin will also give a series ...
  • Featured Music: Viola
    Featured at the 2012 International Viola Congress ” … musically riveting and brilliantly devised for the instrument...”  The Strad Doxa Score (viola & piano) Audio Excerpt: Doxa
  • Fledermaus Fantasy
    Violin and piano or Violin, viola, cello, contrabass and piano (19:00)
  • Follies and Fancies
    Soprano, mezzo, tenor, baritone, bass, piano (55:00)
  • For The Birds
    Amplified cello and electronics (14:00)
  • For The Birds
    The story of For the Birds has two main sources: my strong interest in finding ways to call attention to the animals we live among and the importance of maintaining their habitats, and my friendship with the extraordinary cellist Madeleine Shapiro. In this piece, I wanted to draw attention to the remarkable voices of birds,…
  • For the Birds
    “Judith Shatin’s For the Birds…is immediately appealing in its voluptuous blend of nature and electronics.” – Seen and Heard International Concert Review, Bruce Hodges
  • For the Birds on Sophie-Justine Herr’s Album :innen Drops on 3/8/24
    New recording of For the Birds: 3/8/24
  • For the Fallen
    Trumpet and stereo electronics (7:02) Also available for amplified cello, flute, soprano sax, violin
  • For the Fallen
    The marvelous Italian trumpeter Ivano Ascari contacted me on the recommendation of composer Fabrizio Festa, a mutual acquaintance. Ivano was creating a program in honor of the centennial of World War I and asked if I would  contribute to this effort. I thought it was an important project and agreed. Whenever I create a piece…
  • For the Fallen (Soprano Saxophone)
    Amplified soprano saxophone and stereo electronics (7:02)
  • For the Fallen on Wanchi Huang’s Imagining Worlds Album Out Now!
    Imagining Worlds: Solo Music for Violin – Coming Soon!
  • Gabriel’s Wing
    Flute and piano (9:00)
  • Gazebo Music
    Flute and cello (5:25)
  • Gazebo Music
    “Gazebo Music, Judith Shatin's flute and cello piece composed for an open-air performance, effectively evokes a nature scene without resorting to blatant pastoral imitation.” - The Washington Post "The second piece – just six minutes long – was Judith Shatin’s Gazebo Music for flute and cello. Written in 1981 as an American Dance Festival (Durham, North Carolina) site-specific accompaniment…
  • Gazebo Music
    I composed Gazebo Music, for flute and cello, while participating in the composer/choreographer workshop at the American Dance Festival held at Duke University in Durham, NC in the summer of 1981. There was an intense heat wave, and we were housed in dorms at Duke University with no air conditioning. We would  hang out on…
  • Glimmerings
    Electronic playback (1:00)
  • Glyph
    Solo viola, string quartet, piano (17:00) Or solo viola, string orch., piano
  • Glyph (string orchestra version)
    Solo viola, string orchestra, piano (18:00)
  • Gregor’s Dream
    Amplified piano trio & stereo electronics (10:15)
  • Grito del Corazón
    Flexible ensemble (solo and chamber) with electronics & optional video (5:11)
  • Grito del Corazón
    Judith Shatin’s Grito del Corazón combined washes of harmony in tape and saxophone ...with a video whose shifting shapes moved with convincing (and often disturbing) physicality. The music and video grew together over the course of the work – the sax into melodies, and the video into human and animal forms dimly emerging. Both music…
  • Grito del Corazón, Multiple Scorings Available, with Electronics & Optional Video
    Tenor Sax, electronic playback and optional video
  • Guest composer at the Aspen Music Festival
    I am so pleased to return to the Aspen Music Festival this summer, when Mehrdad Gholami will perform my flute concerto, Ruah, with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, conducted by Timothy Weiss on 8/3/19. Originally composed for flutist Renee Siebert, who also recorded it, the concerto reflects my long love of the instrument, one of the…
  • Guest Composer, Aspen Music Festival
    Judith returns to theGregor’s Dream on their July 24th program in the Benedict Music Tent, together with music by Reich (Vermont Counterpoint), Respighi (Violin Sonata in B minor) and Mozart (Piano and Wind Quintet in E-flat major, K. 452). You can purchase tickets here. Judith will also give a talk for the Composition Fellows, and ...
  • Hark My Love
    SATB Choir and piano (3:10)
  • Hearing the Call
    2 Bb Trumpets and 2 Snare Drums (2:00)
  • Hearing the Call
    When the National Symphony contacted me to compose a fanfare as part of their  Hechinger series of 25 fanfares, I was immediately intrigued.  While the scope was limited to a duration of two minutes and a small subgroup, it sounded like a fun project. As I thought about these criteria, I was drawn to the…
  • Hearing the Call
    “….With the distinguished exception of “Hearing the Call,” a brief, effective fanfare in the form of double duet for two snare drums and two trumpets by Judith Shatin, this was an all-Beethoven program….” –Washington Post
  • Hearing the Call and Fantasìa sobre el Flamenco: St. Mary’s Brass
    “….Judith Shatin’s two-minute Hearing the Call – smartly, crisply scored for two trumpets and two snare drums – is the eponymous work for this collection, and is the perfect ceremonial attention-getter. She follows this work up with Fantasìa sobre el Flamenco for two trumpets, two trombones, and tuba (1998), a clash of bright and dark ...
  • 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)
  • How is Your Heart Today?
    SATB, Children’s Choir (3:30)
  • I Am Rose
    Chorus (SSA) + electronics (3:00)
  • I Love
    SATB Choir (4:20)
  • I Love
    I Love was the direct result of a wonderful residency at Illinois Wesleyan University in March 2017, when I was invited as Featured Guest Composer for their annual Symposium of Contemporary Music an annual tradition since 1952! The residency included a concert of my music, a performance of Black Moon (orchestra + electronics) by their…
  • I Love premieres
    The Illinois Wesleyan University Collegiate Choir, director by J. Scott Ferguson, premieres I Love, with poetry by Gertrude Stein, on 3/2/19, First Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL
  • Icarus
    Violin and piano (15:30)
  • Ice Becomes Water
    String Orchestra & electronics (13:00)
  • Ice Becomes Water
    My music often reflects my experience of and concerns about the world around us. Ice Becomes Water is informed by the danger that scientists are warning about caused by human-induced climate change.
  • Ignoto Numine
    Piano Trio (15:00)
  • Ignoto Numine
    “The other recent piece here is Ignoto Numine, a fine 15-minute work by the intriguing Judith Shatin. The profusion of musical ideas is both engaging and splendidly controlled; and it gets a committed reading.” – San Francisco Chronicle *** “Judith Shatin is Professor of Music at the University of Virginia. Her quarter-hour, single-movement work explores ‘the mystery of ...
  • Ignoto Numine
    “…The direction is from simplicity to complexity, clarity to mysticism . Tension builds to a final coda where instruments can no longer contain it, and the players are forced to join in vocally. This is another intriguing piece, in another very personal idiom.”   –Fanfare  *** “The other recent piece here is Ignoto Numine, a fine 15-minute ...
  • Illinois Wesleyan University Symposium of Contemporary Music
    Illinois Wesleyan University has had an annual Symposium of Contemporary Music since 1952, and I am delighted to be the featured composer this year, with great thanks to composer David Vayo for his tremendous organizational efforts. It will be a packed couple of days, 11/16-17/17! I will be giving a talk on Thursday, 11/16 at ...
  • In a Flash
    In a Flash Duration 2:00
  • Interview and Review: To Keep the Dark Away
  • Ivano Ascari Plays Hearing the Call
  • Jefferson, In His Own Words
    “Shatin engages complex rhythms and timbre-play to create a fascinating palette of sound for what is essentially an orchestra-narrator duet. Maestro Steven Smith was attuned to this balance, and, just as importantly, to the shape of the music on its own….In the first movement, Political Passion, rhythms crackled like the fire in front of which ...
  • Jefferson, In His Own Words
    Narrator and orchestra (25:00)
  • Judith at the VCCA
    The VCCA is a working retreat for visual artists, writers and composers, and Judith has had a half-dozen wonderful residencies, composing pieces such as Glyph, Ruah, Amulet, Spin and several others. The VCCA is on a beautiful estate very near Sweet Briar College.
  • Judith in Miami!
    Judith gave a talk on her work at the New World School of the Arts on Wed, Jan 15, 12-1, followed by work with composition students. Thursday afternoon, at 3:30, she gave another talk at the Florida International University Lincoln Rd. Studios, followed by a concert on Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. at the beautiful For ...
  • Judith is Featured Artist for the Week on Radio Arts Indonesia
    Judith is featured Artist of the Week on Radio Arts Indonesia, Nov. 30 – Dec. 6.This is a great chance to check out the huge range of her music. Just go to the Contemporary page under featured, for several opportunities to hear her music!
  • Judith Shatin Featured Interview, Journal of the IAWM, Vol. 25, No. 1 2019
    INTERVIEW “Timbral exploration and collaboration with performers lie at the heart of my musical life”: An Interview with Judith Shatin KRISTINA WARREN Judith Shatin is a composer and sound artist whose music engages our social, cultural, and physical environments. She is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emerita at the University of Virginia, having retired in…
  • Judith Shatin one of top 26 Women Professors in Virginia
    Judith has been chosen one of the top 26 women professors in Virginia for her innovative work combining the sounds of the world around us, both natural and built, in her award-winning compositions.
  • Kairos
    Amplified flute & interactive electronics (16:00)
  • Kandinsky Trio commission
    The Kandinsky Trio has commissioned a new trio for their 25th Anniversary Season
  • Kassia
    Bb Clarinet, harp, string quintet (2 vn, va, vc, cb) (13:00)
  • Kassia Ensemble Commission
    The Kassia ensemble commissioned the first piece composed for their entire sparkling ensemble of clarinet, harp and string quintet, and I have responded with Kassia,  inspired by the 9th-century abbess, poet and hymnographer. She is the only woman whose music is included in the Eastern Orthodox Church liturgy, and likely the first woman whose music has survived until…
  • Kevin Lawence Performs Rising on the Wings of Dawn
    Vioinist Kevin Lawrence Performs Rising on the Wings of Dawn
  • Khamsa
    Percussion Quintet (6:30)
  • Ki Koleich Arev
    Soprano, flute, and piano (1:00)
  • L’etude du Coeur
    "Two works by Judith Shatin, her LíÈtude du Coeur for Solo Viola (1984) and her Doxa for Viola and Piano (a world premiere; both are dedicated to Glyde) proved musically riveting and brilliantly devised for the instrument." - The Strad "This six-minute work is filled with beautiful sonorities and harmonies and excellently exploits the tonal…
  • La Frontera
    Soprano, Mezzo or Tenor & Piano (4:30)
  • La Frontera (The Border)
    SATB choir & piano, SSAA choir & piano or TTBB choir & piano (Dur. 4:30)
  • La Frontera (The Border)
    I felt called to compose La Frontera (The Border). a setting of the poem for SATB + piano., with additional versions for SSA, TTBB and solos for soprano and tenor. The poem bears witness to the struggles of an undocumented  youth trying to immigrate, but held in a maximum security detention center in the US. Information about…
  • La Frontera for Soprano, Mezzo or Tenor
    Soprano, Mezzo or Tenor & Piano (4:30)
  • Library of Congress – Mind of the Artist
  • Long Story Short
    Piano Trio (4:45)
  • Lost Angels
    Trumpet, bassoon, piano (15:00)
  • Love Song
    Oboe and English Horn (3:45) Versions also for Ob. & Cl, Ob & Va, Alto Fl & Vc, Sop & Alto Sax, and for Vn & Vc
  • Lyrics Quartet Plays Elijah’s Chariot
    here. It has received lots of warm response, including this from Jazz Weekly: “The closing “Elijah’s Chariot” with The Cassatt String Quartet and electronics ends the album as a true Baal buster with lots of moments that are both cerebral and visceral.” –George W. Harris
  • L’Étude du coeur
    Viola (6:30)
  • Mariola
    Viola & Marimba Dur. 9:00
  • Marvelous Pursuits
    Vocal quartet and piano 4-hands (19:00)
  • Master Artist, ACA
    Judith served as  Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts  May 12-June 2, 2013, working with an exciting group of Associate Artists. Writer Geoff Dyer and Performance Artist Cosco Fusco are the other Master Artists for this residency.
  • Meridians
    Clarinet (9:00)
  • Monument in Brass
    Brass Quintet Fanfare (5:00)
  • Nah, Nah
    Solo Piano (Duration 2:00′)
  • Narcissus and Kairos: Music for Flute
    "Gabriel's Wing (1989) for flute and piano opens with the flutist singing and playing the same pitch. This odd combination makes the listener wonder just what he's hearing. It is an intense, dramatic piece primarily for solo flute, supported by the piano. It is one of the most gripping flute pieces I've heard, and in…
  • New Music Box
    New Music Box interview with Frank J. Oteri (video) : Judith Shatin’s Multiple Histories
  • New Music Connoisseur Interview Vol. 12 3&4
  • New Music Connoisseur Vo. 12 #1&2, Piping the Earth
  • New Recording: Come Live With Me
    Come Live with Me – Wedding Song
  • Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin
    “…Judith Shatin’s childlike round “Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin” … sweetly echoes the spinning of the Hanukkah dreidel.” – Michael Barnes, Austin American-Statesman
  • Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin
    Three-part chorus with optional piano accompaniment (3:00)
  • Ockeghem Variations
    Wind quintet and piano (16:45)
  • Ockeghem Variations
    “…Judith Shatin… writes in the most advanced style among these five works (using, for example, a prepared piano), but her writing is accessible and sustains interest throughout. Her Ockeghem Variations is not really in variation form at all, but includes five self-contained movements titled “Lustrous,” “Ringing,” “Electric,” “Floating,” and “Resounding.” The work is based on ...
  • Ockeghem Variations
    Ockeghem Variations has a history that begins in Amsterdam, where I was travelling with my husband Michael, and where I met  flutist Wout van den Berg, the director of the Hexagon Ensemble, as well as a couple of his colleagues. I knew of the group’s broad repertoire, and we discussed the possibility of my composing…
  • Ockeghem Variations
    “After the intermission, Ockeghem Variations received yet another excellent performance….The ensemble playing was both rock solid and quite beautiful. The variations – Lustrous, Ringing, Electric, Floating, and Resounding – were full of charm, jazzy exuberance, and moodiness….” –Susan Miron, www.artsfuse.org
  • Opinion is Power
    SATB Chorus (3:00)
  • Patterns
    Soprano and piano (20:00)
  • Penelope’s Dream
    Cello (8:00)
  • Penelope’s Song
    Amplified viola and electronic playback (9:05) (Versions available for clarinet, flute, soprano saxophone, violin, or cello and electronic playback)
  • Penelope’s Song — Backstory
    When violist Rozanna Weinberger and I first began discussing a piece for viola and electronics, I started thinking about possible jumping off points. The story of Penelope, wife of Ulysses, jumped into my mind, and I thought about how her story is a kind of shadow story in relation to his. I wanted to contribute…
  • Performance at the Foro Internacional De Musica Nueva Manuel Enriquez
    Pianist Misa Ito will perform To Keep the Dark Away at the XXXV Foro Internacional de Musical Nueva Manuel Enriquez inMexico City – May 26, 12PM.
  • Piedmont Duo Commissions Mariola
    A wonderful collaboration!
  • Piping the Earth
    Orchestra (8:30)
  • Piping the Earth
    “Two new CD’s of music by Judith Shatin…offer convincing proof that she is a leading figure among composers in this country….Her mastery of colorful and imaginative instrumentation and subtle compositional technique are evident.” – C-ville Review “The evening’s high point came midway through the second half, with the premiere of Judith Shatin’s exuberant and captivating Piping the ...
  • Piping the Earth
    When I was commissioned to compose an orchestral piece for the Women’s Philharmonic, with support both from the orchestra and National Endowment for the Arts Composition Fellowship, I did not begin with a clear idea of the composition. Rather, I let various ideas percolate, and kept my musical antennae up. One day, I attended a…
  • Piping the Earth
    “The evening’s high point came midway through the second half, with the premiere of Judith Shatin’s exuberant and captivating ‘Piping the Earth.’ Vividly orchestrated and bursting with imaginative detail, the piece grabs a listener’s attention right from the opening moement, an ominous stillness in which a low wind can be heard creeping through the bassoons, ...
  • Piping the Earth
    “Piping the Earth is a colorful and crowd-pleasing piece that works well in many concert contexts. It was a great pleasure for me and for the Richmond Symphony to discover this score, and our audiences loved the color, sweep and drama. It comments nicely on other orchestral pieces, or stands well by itself.” ...
  • Plain Song
    Piano and electronics (12:00) Electronic source from readings by Charles Wright
  • Quatrain
    Violin, viola, clarinet, bass clarinet (9:00)
  • Recording of Grito del Corazon on Bill Perconti CD!
    Saxophonist Bill Perconti has released a CD, Women Composers and Their Music for Saxophone, on the Centaur label, including Shatin’s Grito del Corazon, for alto sax and electronics.
  • Residency at UT-Austin: Adventures in a Sonic Wonderland.
    My residency, organized and with thanks to Dan Welcher, starts on Sunday, 10/1/17, with the performance of Being in Time for wind ensemble and electronics by the UT-Austin Wind Ensemble, conducted by the inestimable Jerry Junkin at 4:00 p.m. in the Bates Recital Hall. Originally scored for wind ensemble, conductor-controlled electronics and interactive video, this ...
  • Resident Composer, Bennington Chamber Music Festival
    The Bennington Chamber Music Festival of the East welcomes chamber musicians who are amateurs in the best sense of the word, and provides the opportunity to perform both traditional and contemporary music. They also welcome featured composers, who each spend a week in residence. Each creates a commissioned piece to premiere during the residency, and…
  • Respecting the First
    Amplified String Quartet and electronic playback (14:55)
  • Respecting the First (Amendment)
    String Orchestra & electronics
  • Respecting the First (Amendment) San Jose Chamber Orchestra Commission
    The San Jose Chamber Orchestra, with their adventuresome conductor Barbara Day Turner, has commissioned Respecting the First (Amendment) for string orchestra and electronics made from readings of and about the first amendment. The premiere is coming right up on Sunday, 3/29 at St. Francis Episcopal in San Jose, CA. At a time when the rights guaranteed…
  • Reviews of Adonai Roi
    “Pieces like Michael Horvit’s Even When God is Silent and Judith Shatin’s Adonai Ro’i were beautifully shaped and provided a calm relief from the cheery folk styles.” – Joseph Dalton, Timesunion.com “Adonai Roi (Psalm 23) for a cappella SATB chorus was composed by Judith Shatin. It was written during the week after November 4, 1995 which ...
  • Reviews of COAL
    Premier Of COAL – Anna Larson: February 1995 ILWC Journal  It was Clara Boone’s idea to get up a carload of musicians and friends and take a Sunday drive out to Shepherdstown, West Virginia, to see the premiere of Judith Shatin”s new composition, COAL. The fall weather was exquisite, and as we travelled westward into the mountains, I ...
  • Reviews of I Am Rose
    “Luminous seems the best word to describe this piece. I Am Rose shimmers and lingers, using harmonic clusters and repeating rhythmic figures to create what the composer refers to as ” a kind of mantra.”
  • Reviews of The Jabberwocky
    “The Jabberwocky, by Judith Shatin, English text, ECS, 6977, TTBB a cappella. This fanciful, creative work is brilliantly conceived and constructed to the famous poem by Lewis Carroll (1832-1898). The piece opens with appropriate nonsense syllables on fast rhythms that must be sung with extreme accuracy. Humor is extremely important as you work to create ...
  • Rising on the Wings of Dawn: Violin or Viola
    Violin or Viola (7:00)
  • Rotunda
    Computer music video/film (15:00)
  • Rotunda
    One day, 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 as part of a…
  • Round 3
    Trombone (variable duration)
  • Ruah
    Chamber Orchestra (24:00)
  • Ruah
    “Judith Shatin…shows a rich and disciplined imagination in her … Ruah (‘Air, Wind or Breath’) for flute and orchestra. In Hebrew, as in many other languages, the word for ‘breath’ is also the word for ‘spirit’ (which is the Latin word for ‘breath’), and Ruah is, in fact, a multifaceted essy on the human spirit, its windlike freedom of ...
  • Ruah
    “…is beautifully performed and recorded on the Composer’s Recordings label by flutist Renee Siebert….it is a multifaceted essay on the human spirit, its wind like freedom of movement and volatile changes of mood, summarized in the titles of the three movements: Soaring, Serence, and Impassioned. ” – Washington Post
  • RUAH
    I composed Ruah in 1986; it was premiered on 3/27/87, and I am writing about it in 2020! And yet, I remember it vividly! It was the summer of 1986 when I had a residency at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts about an hour down route 29 from my home in Charlottesville. I was…
  • Ruah (version for flute & piano)
    Flute and Piano (23:00)
  • Ruah, Flute-Piano Version
    Duration 23:00
  • Run
    Piano Quartet (8:25)
  • Scirocco
    Piano (4:35)
  • Sea of Reeds
    Amplified clarinet & electronics (13:45)
  • Secret Ground
    Flute, clarinet, violin, cello (14:45)
  • Secret Ground
    “…Judith Shatin takes an evident delight in the textural possibilities of sound, and her Secret Ground played freely with techniques for flute, clarinet, cello and violin. But Shatin never used effects for their own sake. This was highly inventive music on every level: hugely enjoyable and deeply involving, with a constant sense of surprise.” – Washington ...
  • Selah
    Female vocal quartet + harp (15:00)
  • Shapirit Y’fehfiah
    SSA Choir (3:00)
  • Shatin Composer-in-Residence 2012 Women Composers Festival of Hartford 3/7-10/12
    Shatin Composer-in-Residence 2012 Women Composers Festival of Hartford 3/7-10/12
  • Shatin Featured in UVA Magazine
    Judith Shatin is a composer, William R. Kenan Jr. professor of music at U.Va. and director of the Virginia Center for Computer Music. She is known for her dramatic music, ranging from choral and orchestral to electronic and multimedia.
  • Shatin Music Month at UVA
    Shatin Music Month Schedule
  • Shatin named as a 2012 Woman in History by the Virginia Library
    Virginia Women in History Poster 2012
  • Shatin to be featured Composer at Roosevelt University Electro-acoustic festival
    Shatin to be featured Composer at Roosevelt University Electro-acoustic Festival 4/12/2013
  • Shatin to serve as Master Artist, Atlantic Center for the Arts
    Shatin to serve as Master Artist, Atlantic Center for the Arts, May 13-June 2, 2013
  • Shatin’s Review of Comparing Notes: How We Make Sense of Music by Adam Ockelford
    Shatin_NMC_Ockelford-Review New Music Connoisseur, Vol. 24 #1, Shatin's review of Ockelford: Comparing Notes, How We Make Sense of Music
  • Shatin’s Rotunda Project in Huffington Post
    Now that the political struggles have settled somewhat at The University of Virginia, it’s time to get down to what’s really important at Mr. Jefferson’s academical village: The renovation of his beloved Rotunda.
  • Shatin’s popular Hanukah round available from Colla Voce Music
    Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin – Shatin’s popular Hanukah round, available from Colla Voce Music
  • Sic Transit
    Percussionist & Configurable Automated Drumming Machine (CADI)(9:00)
  • Sic Transit
    Composing Sic Transit, scored for percussionist and CADI (Configurable Drumming Machine), was quite the adventure!
 CADI was created by composer-technologists Scott Barton, Steve Kemper and Troy Rogers, then students in the Composition and Computing Technologies PhD program at UVA. They founded the company EMMI, and have created several fascinating music performance robots. Steve set up…
  • Singing Still
    Flute (8:30)
  • Singing the Blue Ridge
    Mezzo, Baritone, Orchestra & Electronics (14:00)
  • Singing the Blue Ridge
    “Judith Shatin is a nationally-and internationally-known composer, recipient of many commissions and awards, and a professor of music at UVA. She has composed electronic music as well as music for conventional instruments and voices. Singing the Blue Ridge combines all these media with superb success.  It can be described as a cantata in four movements ...
  • Sister Thou Wast Mild and Lovely
    Soprano and viola or clarinet (2:00)
  • Skool Supplies
    Skool Supplies , a group of students from Sabot Point School in Richmond, plays Everyday Music inspired by their experience with me, and sent this delightful video as a thank-you! We worked together on my Tape Music Infinity piece, for any number of participants and stereo electronics made from recordings of myself tearing, squashing, ...
  • SMC 2012
    Sound and Music Computing 2012 conference in Copenhagen features Judith Shatin as featured composer
  • Songs of War and Peace
    SATB Chorus + piano (16:30)
  • Songwriting Examples
    Examples from Judith Shatin’s Songwriting Class at UVA, Fall 2013 Ex 1: Christina Choi, Lie to Me, ©2013, All Rights Reserved Ex 2: Elizabeth Janus, Pay No Mind , ©2013, All Rights Reserved Ex 3: Alex Bryant, There’s No Sin in Cousin, ©2013, All Rights Reserved
  • Songwriting: Context and Creativity
    Teaching songwriting seems an oxymoron to some; don’t songs just flow? We know it’s true, as many songwriters tell us so. Why I’ve had that experience myself! And yet, having studied music since age 5, and barely remembering a time before I would run to our clunky old upright as soon as I woke up, ...
  • Sound and Music Computing 2012 conference featured Judith Shatin as invited composer.
  • Spin
    Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin, Viola, Cello (6:00)
  • Spin
    “From a very simple initial concept, Judith Shatin carves a brief but very effective little piece, Spin. Scored for a sextet comprising flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, and cello, Shatin explores multiple types of spin as applied to music, from chords that unfold and collapse back onto themselves through to dance rhythms that spin between ...
  • Spin
    “Judith Shatin’s Spin is a slightly jazzy piece that is light on its feet…”  – All Music
  • Spring Tides
    Amplified flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, interactive electronics (11:00)
  • Spring Tides
    “ The ensemble closed the program with Judith Shatin’s Spring Tides (2009), a rich evocation of the power of nature, with technical effects (creating wind sounds by blowing almost tonelessly into a flute and clarinet) giving way to lush textures that blended instruments with their distant-sounding electronic echoes.” – The New York Times
  • Storm
    Amplified tenor saxophone and electronics (7:00)
  • Stringing the Bow
    String Orchestra (15:00)
  • Stringing the Bow
    “ is a marvelously inventive piece, informed with a fine sense of musical logic and a precise knowledge of the special qualities of string instruments and what makes them sound good in ensemble.  The music showed a composer fully in control of her material at all points and attuned to what makes an ...
  • Study in Black
    Flute and Percussion (4:00)
  • Study in Black
    “Study in Black is a well written composition for flute and percussion and would require two mature and musical players to perform it. It would be appropriate for either a college flute recital or a percussion recital. The publisher is to be commended on the printing of the work.”  – John Beck , Percussive Notes
  • Sursum Corda
    Cello (8:45)
  • Sweet Harmony
    Soprano and Piano (1:30)
  • Tape Music
    Original 5.1 Surround Version (7:14) Also available here in quad and stereo.
  • Tape Music (Draft – Consolidated into other version)
    5.1 Surround Sound Electronics (7:14)
  • Tape Music Session
    Here’s my take on Tape Music! I took packing tape, masking tape, binding tape, scotch tape, you-name-it-tape, and brought it to The Sound Studio in Charlottesville, where mic expert and composer Scott Barton assisted with the session, as did The Sound’s own Mark Graham. We used a bunch of mics, including Telefunken, Beyer and KSM, ...
  • Tape Music∞
    Any number of performers, several objects & electronics (5:05)
  • Tape Music∞ at the Bakehouse
    There is something wonderful about the combination of low-tech & hi-tech, about participation that is open to all coupled with music made from the everyday world around us. Every time I conduct Tape Music∞, as I did last weekend during my portrait concert at the Bakehouse Arts Complex in Miami, I see a combination of ...
  • Terra Infirma
    Soprano sax (or Bb clarinet), Bb Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Viola, Cello, Percussion & electronics (19:00)
  • Terra Infirma Commission
    Michigan Technological University in collaboration with the Great Lakes Research Center commissioned Terra Infirma, scored for septet (sop sax, trpt, trb, vn, vla, vc, perc) and electronics. The Great Lakes are a crucial source of water as well as critical habitat for a vast array of fauna, but both the lakes themselves and the creatures that depend on them…
  • Teruah
    Shofar, 3 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombines, timpani (9:00)
  • Teruah
    “…performer Ronald Schneider played the visually more spectacular impala hord, which only lent to the grandeur of Judith Shatin’s Teurah,  a premiere commissioned by the ;festival and the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles. Similar to her fascinating chamber work, Elijah’s Chariot, …Shatin wonderfully used the other instruments in Teruah  to extend the essence of ...
  • Teruah
    When Aron Zelkowitz, founder of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, approached me about a commission for a program of music celebrating the calendar Jewish year, and in particular the High Holidays, I was eager to compose a piece for this season of renewal, but not quite sure how to proceed. The instrumentation was for shofar,…
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  • The Best Angel in Heaven
    2-part treble chorus and piano Also available for unison chorus or soloist & piano
  • The Best Angel in Heaven (SS choir and piano)
    2-part Treble Choir and Piano
  • The Best Angel in Heaven, for Sandra Santos-Vizcaino
    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. You can hear the beautiful performance by soprano Victoria Erickson and pianist Arlene Shrut here. 
  • The Gift to Sing
    SATB (3:30)
  • The God of Glory
    SATB Divisi (5:00)
  • The Jabberwocky
    TTBB choir (5:45)
  • The Jabberwocky
    Typically, when commissioned to compose choral pieces, I spend at least half of my time researching possible texts. I love the process, but at the same time often find it frustrating! There are often copyright issues to contend with that are difficult to resolve. And even when not, there is such a huge trove of…
  • The Janus Quartet
    String Quartet (12:00)
  • The Jumblies
    SSA divisi and piano (5:50)
  • The Passion of St. Cecilia
    Piano concerto (21:00)
  • The Passion of St. Cecilia
    ...Based on the legend of St. Cecilia, the piece uses the piano and orchestra against each other to depict the conflict between Cecilia and the society that condemned her, as well as together to express her calmer, meditative side. The coloristic effects, language and ideas are fresh and bold. has full grasp of her orchestral…
  • The Wendigo
    Treble Chorus (SSA) & Electronics (2:40)
  • Three Summers’ Heat
    Mezzo or soprano & stereo electronics (17:30)
  • Three Summers’ Heat
    Soprano or mezzo, flute, viola and harp (17:30)
  • Time To Burn
    Oboe & 2 Percussion (9:30)
  • Time to Burn
    Time to Burn reviewed in Croatian e-zine
  • Time to Burn – New CD!
    Time to Burn CD I am thrilled that my new CD, Time to Burn, has been released, and you can get it at Innova Recordings. The wonderful Cassatt Quartet bookends the CD with performances of Glyph and Eljiah’s Chariot. For Glyph, they were joined by outstanding musicians James Dunham (solo viola) and pianist Margaret Kampmeier. Elijah’s Chariot, ...
  • Time to Burn Ha-Aretz Review
    Ha-aretz review of Time to Burn CD
  • To Keep the Dark Away
    I first became acquainted with pianist Gayle Martin Henry at the Aspen Music Festival in the early 1970’s, and our friendship developed while we were both at Juilliard in the mid-70’s, and she has been by piano muse for decades!. An astonishing talent, she won the Juilliard concerto competition, and was the only American to…
  • To Keep the Dark Away
    Piano (11:00)
  • To Keep the Dark Away: A Favorite CD
    This album was the culmination of a long-term project. Gayle, my pianist muse since our days at the Aspen Music Festival and Juilliard, had discussed her desire to record a CD with some of her favorite Romantic-era piano transcriptions, as well as two of my pieces. To Keep the Dark Away was commissioned for her, ...
  • Tongue Twisters
    SSA chorus and piano (7:20)
  • Tower of the Eight Winds
    Violin and Piano (15:20)
  • Tower of the Eight Winds
    2/5/12 – 3:30 p.m. UVA Chamber Music Festival Old Cabell Auditorium, UVA Charlottesville, VA Violinist David Sariti and Pianist John Mayhood perform Tower of the Eight Winds
  • Tower of the Eight Winds
    “…Of Thursday’s two world premieres and Friday’s two D.C. ones, Judith Shatin’s Tower of the Eight Winds, in four movements for violin and piano, stood out for it’s acuity and engaging vivacity as music one would like to hear again…” – The Washington Post
  • Trace Elements
    2 Pianos & 2 Percussion (9:45)
  • Trace Elements for Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion
    Playing with Resonance Ensemble Berlin Piano Percussion has commissioned Trace Elements, for two piano and two percussion. I had a wonderful time in June, 2014, rehearsing with them in in Berlin, with the kind support of the American Embassy. And, I returned for the premiere at the Konzerthaus in Berlin on December 9. Having studied percussion ...
  • Tree Music
    Interactive electronics & wireless camera (variable duration)
  • University Singers, with Conductor Michael Slon: Winter Tour, 2013
    The program features Judith Shatin’s Birkat Hakohanim (a setting of the original Hebrew of the Priestly Blessing, which begins ‘The Lord bless you and keep you…’), commissioned and premiered by the University Singers of the University of Virginia on 11/9/12. The wide-ranging concert also includes a movement from Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, Whitacre’s The Seal Lullaby, Frank ...
  • unter sorele’s vigele: Yiddish Song, YIVO Commission
    The commission from  YIVO for a song that used a traditional Yiddish folksong as a jumping-off point inspired me to compose Unter Sorele’s Wigele. This cradle-song was one of four options offered as starting points. I found the unsettled core motif of this one to be beautifully strange, as are the imaginative, elliptical lyrics. I…
  • unter soreles vigele
    Mezzo or Soprano & Piano (4:00)
  • Upcoming Performances
    First up, on Monday, March 24, at 8:00 p.m. in Old Cabell Auditorium, pianist Seung-Hye Kim will perform a program of new piano music, featuring pieces composed at UVA. I’m delighted that she will perform the Charlottesville premiere of To Keep the Dark Away, inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson. We’ve already had a ...
  • USingers
    University Singers, with Conductor Michael Slon: Winter Tour, 2013 The program features Judith Shatin’s Birkat Hakohanim (a setting of the original Hebrew of the Priestly Blessing, which begins ‘The Lord bless you and keep you…’) Read More –>
  • vayter un vayter
    Bass (or bass-baritone) singer, clarinet, cello, piano (15:45) Also, for baritone + ensemble, or with singer & piano
  • Video Blog: Being in Time – Testing 1,2, Kinect!
    The BIT (Being in Time) team convened in Old Cabell Auditorium at UVA to test the conductor gestural controls of the electronic sound using the Kinect Controller. It worked like a charm. Next up is testing the interactive video control using amplitude, activity level and frequency bands. And, of course working on our video ...
  • View from Mt. Nebo
    Piano Trio (14:55)
  • View From Mt. Nebo
     View from Mt. Nebo, scored for piano trio,was commissioned by Garth Newel Chamber Players, an ensemble with its home base in Warm Springs, Virginia, on a sprawling estate of rolling hills. The concert hall is an intimate space in a reconstructed horse barn, lined with wood, with excellent acoustics. At the time I composed this…
  • View from Mt. Nebo
    “…View from Mt. Nebo, whose fervor recalls Shostakovich with a carefully wrought tension that raised more than bow hairs.” – The Washington Post
  • Violinist Wendy Case Records Rising on the Wings of Dawn
    Blue Griffin released The Tiger and the Clover, a CD of new works by diverse composers for solo violin and violin and electronics featuring violinist Wendy Case. This includes Rising on the Wings of Dawn. for solo violin. It was a joy collaborating with Wendy during the compositional process and experiment with timbral shading as I found ways to…
  • Virginia Center for Creative Arts – A Wonderful Oasis
    I have been thinking recently about my multiple residencies (8 to be exact!) at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VCCA). They have always been amazing oases of creativity and inspiration. During my very first visit, I had one month and my goal was to compose a piece for solo viola, string quartet and piano. ...
  • Water Ways
    Electronic playback (1:00)
  • We Bring You Peace
    SATB (2:00)
  • We Bring You Peace
    SATB chorus
  • We Hold These Truths
    SATB choir, brass quintet, and timpani (15:00)
  • Werther
    Flute/piccolo, clarinet, violin, cello, piano (8:20)
  • Werther
    Revisiting Werther, which I composed for Da Capo Chamber Players in 1983, has caused me to think not only about the context in which I composed it, but also how my attitude towards Goethe’s novel has changed during the intervening years. When I composed the piece, I had just reread Goethe’s touching novel. And, then, ...
  • When the Moon of Wildflowers is Full
    Flute and cello (3:30)
  • Why the Caged Bird Sings
    SATB divisi and piano (4:45)
  • Widdershins
    Piano (9:00)
  • Wind Songs
    Wind Quintet (12:00)
  • Zephyrus Commissions The Gift To Sing
    New commission from Zephyrus, the outstanding Charlottesville-based vocal ensemble
  • Zipper Music
    2-4 amplified zipper players; 1 – 4 MIDI controllers (8+ min.)
  • Zipper Music Digital Performance for NIME 2020
    Zipper Music, performed on  a UVA New Music Concert, included in the Covid-online version of  NIME 2020.   The conference was scheduled for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, but circumstances led to its on-line migration.