Works

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:

Soliloquy

Soliloquy

Soliloquy  For solo French horn   5'. Opening with arching lines, this work veers between folk song and speech.   Although the French horn originated as a companion to hunting, in this solo work for the higher tessitura of the modern instrument, we hear a solo voice...

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...

Four Poems by Emily Dickinson

Four Poems by Emily Dickinson

Four Poems by Emily Dickinson   8'  SATB.  Four short works that reach for her transcendentalist vision with rounds, catches and fragrant harmony. For four to sixteen singers. The 4 poems here are: 'I Felt A Cleaving' 'Split the Lark' 'Escaping Backward..' 'Savior!...

Thresholds

Thresholds

Thresholds 1976.  A snappy percussion study, handcrafted in 3M vinyl tape, using manual splicing and Ampex recording machines.  4 minutes, for 2 channel audio.  Composed in analog media the University of Michigan Electronic Music Studio. Premiered by the University of...

Glinda Returns

Glinda Returns

  Glinda Returns.  An homage to Glinda the good witch -- the auntie looking out for us whom we all sorely need.  1979.  9'.  for 4 channel audio.  Composed in analogue media at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center.  Premiered at McMillan Theatre, April...

One Breath

One Breath

One Breath.  1980.  3'   A fast tune that doesn't stop to breathe til it's done.  4 channel audio.  Composed in Music11 at the MIT Experimental Music Studio. Premiered in Loeb Theatre in July 1980.   Here is a two-channel version.