Works for Solo performers and for small ensembles

Swimming Upstream.  2018, 15 minutes. A chamber opera in 4 scenes for soprano, flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello, audio and video.  An ageless woman, Molly, defends the headwaters of the Androscoggin River that she treasures, decries pollution of tap water, and mourns the losses created by habitat destruction. Commissioned by the Association for the Promotion of New Music, for a premiere in November 2018 with additional performances to follow.   This work is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

Avian Moments   2015.  6′  Three pieces for flute quartet:  Piccolo, C Flute, Alto Flute and Bass Flute.   Twittering, fluttering, trilling, floating upwards, spiralling in and out of tonality, these three short pieces mimic and explore birdsong, including the multi-phonics produced by an avian syrinx. This work is dedicated to Jayn Rosenfeld, flautist extraordinaire.  Here is a Garritan demo.

 

Objects – Food – Rooms  2013.  7′  for mezzo-soprano and Bb clarinet.  Commissioned by Janet Pape, who premiered it with the clarinettist Gilles Noirez on a concert by La ballade de Linos, presented by the Lions Club Paris Quai D’Orsay in February 2014.  The text is selected from Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein.

Viola Trio for viola, cello and piano.  2013.  13′ Commissioned by Lois Martin.  Premiered May 10, 2015, Tenri Cultural Center, NYC, by Lois Martin, viola, Molly Morkoski, piano, Caroline Stinson, cello.  Available from APNM.

 

Soliloquy   2012.  For solo French horn.  5′.  commissioned by Saar Berger.  Here is a Garritan demo.  

 

 

Wherewith I Strive 1995. 12′  for mezzo-soprano, harp and flute.  Commissioned by the Jubal Trio in 1985.  Premiered by Canyonlands ENsemble, Salt Lake City, Utah, Morris Rosenzweig, conductor.  November 2002.  Available from APNM.

 

 

 

Variations / Obsessions  1985.  9′   for flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, cello.  commissioned by Parnassus Contemporary Music Ensemble.  Premiered in November 1985 by Parnassus, Anthony Korf, conductor.  Merkin Hall, NY.   Available from APNM.

String Quartet  1980.  8′  premiered at the COmposers’ Conference, in Johnson, VT by the Atlantic String Quartet in July 1980.  The Atlantic gave its NYC premiere later that year and kept it in their repertoire for two years. It won the League of Composers / ISCM Annual Competition in 1981.  Available from APNM.

 

Belladonna Dreams  1979 12′.  for woodwind quintet and piano.  commissioned by the Borealis Ensemble Debut Recital, Artists International. Carnegie Recital Hall, NY, NY.  The Ensemble kept it in their repertoire for a year.