Works

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...

Teeth

Teeth

New in 2022: Teeth in a hyena’s face always slide into place.  Teeth, a short monodrama for piano, spoken word and fixed media, set in the year 2020, in which a woman faces her mind-bending isolation and struggles to comprehend the epidemic of death.  Eliza Garth...

Thirteen Piano Preludes 

Thirteen Piano Preludes 

now available on Amazon.   For more info, visit Eliza Garth and see this review on textura.org.   Thirteen pieces ranging from epigrams to torrid essays. They can be performed separately or in groups, but when played in the given sequence, are a pianistic...

Music From A Summer Afternoon

Music From A Summer Afternoon

Music From A Summer Afternoon.  for full orchestra: 4-3-3-3, 3-4-2-1, 3 perc, celeste, harp, string sections. 6'   Fierce, high-energy tutti swirls contrast with gentle, reflective flute and celeste meditations.  Premiered by the University of Michigan Philharmonia...

Stories I Cannot Tell You 

Stories I Cannot Tell You 

Stories I Cannot Tell You  -- a lyrical, charming and then deeply foreboding and sinister meditation on being here (or not).  In three movements, fast - slow – fast, played without pause. 18'  1-1-1-1, 1-1-2, 2 perc, piano, 5-5-4-3-2.  Commissioned by the League of...

Table Manners

Table Manners

Table Manners, a comedic duet or duel for two sopranos and 40 pounds of silverware, about friendship, competition and greed. In the livestream premiere a viewer described the work  as ‘whimsical, passionate, intriguing, voluptuous...’ 2020 13'  Text by Phillis Levin. ...