Chamber Music

Vocalise for the Naked Emperor

Vocalise for the Naked Emperor

By the year 2020, many international corporations were declaring themselves ‘green’, by a variety of standards, and many had purchased shares of carbon offset programs to bolster that claim. The standard on what was ‘green’ was loose at best, and the accounting in the...

Mermaid Songs

Mermaid Songs

Mermaid Songs:  Three vivid, funny and forthright songs about not giving up your dream to be a mermaid, friendships between sea urchins, champagne cocktail parties and chemotherapy. For female voice and string quartet.  24' Text by Heather Hartley, from her book of...

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...

Wherewith I Strive

Wherewith I Strive

Wherewith I Strive 12'  for mezzo-soprano, flute, and harp or piano, in 4 movements. …wherewith I strive … an Epigram by Sir Thomas Wyatt For the Days of My Trouble. Excerpt from the Book of Job Flute Interlude A Song, by Phillis Levin Three poems about mortality and...

Avian Moments

Avian Moments

Avian Moments   6'  Three pieces for flute quartet:  Piccolo, C Flute, Alto Flute and Bass Flute. Twittering, fluttering, trilling, spiralling upwards, these three short pieces mimic and explore birdsong, including the multi-phonics produced by an avian syrinx. This...

Viola Trio

Viola Trio

Viola Trio for viola, cello and piano.  Commissioned by Lois Martin, viola. We rush forward through classical era tropes, devices and motivic ideas in four movements and just 13 minutes. You can buy the score and parts at Subito.  Here is an excerpt:

Variations / Obsessions

Variations / Obsessions

Variations / Obsessions  9'   for flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, cello. Story-like tunes, unfolding into a song that loops back on itself. Commissioned and premiered by Parnassus Contemporary Music Ensemble, Anthony Korf, conductor.  Merkin Hall, NY. Listen...