Vocalise for the Naked Emperor

Vocalise for the Naked Emperor

In 2021 the teen-age environmental activist Greta Thunberg made a stir by saying, “…our emperors are naked,” referring to newly minted corporate reports on carbon offsets. Ever since hearing Greta’s remark, I’ve been remembering that when I read The Emperor’s New...
Fast Fish

Fast Fish

An ode to freshwater fish.  In four scenes, evoking sparkling ponds in spring, pristine streams, the grief from losing a fish population from overfishing and the gentle movement of magnificent Brook Trout huddling in a deep pool in hot, dry August. For fl, cl/ bass...
Chamber Concerto

Chamber Concerto

Chamber Concerto includes dueling violins, slapstick tuttis, broken-hearted entreaties, and timeless vistas. 15′ for sinfonietta: picc, fl, cl, bs cl, hrn, tpt, tbne, tuba, 2 perc, pno, 2 vln, vla, vc, db.  Premiered at the Tanglewood Music Festival, Kent...
Swimming Upstream

Swimming Upstream

A tragicomedy in 1 act for 3 female singers, small ensemble.  Work in Progress 2022 /2023 Jane Bouchard organizes an annual conference about the Androscoggin River in Maine.  Only a day before the conference starts, the keynote speaker cancels, because of a...