Selected Compositions

Solo and Chamber Works

iKram for cello and percussion duo

commissioned and premiered by the Holland/Weissman Duo, 2013

 

Elemental: Sound & Movement Meditation

            graphic score for 4 performers, with audience movement meditation

            premiered at the Center for Art & Spirit, Asheville NC

 

nai-u keshto wordless chamber opera for two singers, suling, clarinet, baritone saxophone, crystal glasses, percussion, cello, storyteller 

and dancer - premiered by Buffalo area musicians at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 2010

text by the composer

 

Haiku for soprano duet

            premiered by the Babel experimental vocal ensemble, Buffalo, 2007

            text by the composer

 

judge a moth by the beauty of its candle for string quartet

            premiere by the Season Quartet – Sombor, Serbia, 2007

 

by chance for semi-improvised flute, singing bowls, and voice

            premiere by Marginal Buzz Machine at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

            Buffalo Infringement Festival, 2007

 

Equi— experimental work for indeterminate ensemble

            duration indeterminate

            premiere by the Barton Workshop, 2007

 

3 Sonnets for soprano and cello

            premiere by Tony Arnold, soprano and Jonathan Golove, cello, 2006

            text by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

Ritual for flute, viola and piano

            premiere by Sabatino Scirri, flute, Laura Casey, viola and Alison d’Amato, piano, 2006

 

on cloud formation for trombone and piano

            premiere by Trevor Bjørklund, trombone and Alison d’Amato, piano, 2006

 

Three Dream Songs for flute, violin, cello, percussion, piano, and soprano

            premiere by itch contemporary ensemble and Dana Schnitzer, soprano

            Brevard Music Festival, 2005, text by the composer

 

String Quartet no. 1: Ohio Summers

            premiere by La Catrina String Quartet, 2005

 

To Once Again Dream, To Once Again Dance for flute and harp

            premiere by Michael Leese, flute and Jocelyn Chang, harp, 2005

            (original 1995, revised 2005)

 

Oregon Sketches for solo piano

            premiere by James Cross, 2005

 

Woodwind Quartet no. 1: The Birds

premiere by members of the University of Akron Woodwind Quintet, 2005

 

A Blessing for organ

premiere by Georgia Peeples, 2005

 

To the Muses for mezzo soprano, flute and percussion quartet

premiere by the Summit New Music Ensemble, 2004

text by William Blake

 

Sage-Scented Air for violin and marimba

            premiere by Jeffrey Leigh, violin and Bill Sallak, marimba, 2004

 

Sleeping Man for mezzo soprano and violin

            premiere by Jenece Gerber and Jeffrey Leigh, 2003

            text by the composer

Large Ensemble Works

Holy Spirit for a cappella choir

            commissioned by Brian Hilton (premiere by Westminster Presbyterian Choir pending, 2020)           

            text by Hildegard of Bingen (in translation)

 

I Lift Up My Eyes for SATB choir and organ

            commissioned and premiered by the Westminster Presbyterian Choir, 2016

            Biblical text

 

 The Lord’s Prayer for a cappella choir

            commissioned and premiered by the Westminster Presbyterian Choir, 2016

            liturgical text

 

Be Still for a cappella choir

            commissioned and premiered by the Westminster Presbyterian Choir, 2016

            Biblical text

 

God Be in My Head for a cappella choir

            commissioned and premiered by the Westminster Presbyterian Choir, 2016

            text from the Sarum Primer

 

 Set Me as a Seal Upon Your Heart for a cappella choir

            commissioned by the parents of Heidi Fors and Douglas Kohler on the occasion of their wedding

            premiered by the Clarence High School Chorale, 2016

            text: composer’s poetic interpretation of Biblical text

 

je me délace for a cappella choir and soprano-alto duet

            premiere by the New York Virtuoso Singers, 2007; reprogrammed 2011 and 2012

            text by the composer and Louise Labé

           

Multiplicities for orchestra

            unperformed (read by the Brevard Festival Orchestra)

 

To the Evening Star for soprano and chamber orchestra

            public reading by Robyn Lanier, soprano and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, 2004

            text by William Blake

 

The Good Woman of Setzuan complete musical score for the Bertolt Brecht play (1995)

            premiere and 2-week run by the Bowling Green State University Theatre Department

            text by Bertolt Brecht (in translation)

           

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