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24/7

Guitar quartet. 2009, 7 pieces, 25 min.

AFTER DUCHAMP

Harpsichord or Piano.  Ten character pieces.  2009, 24 min.  Premiered by harpsichordist Tracy Richardson, recorded by pianist Curt Cacioppo and featured on the CD The Realm of Possibility. <<LISTEN >>>

ANTIPHON & aftermath

Electronic - computer generated and musique concrête.  1976, 15 min.  "Meet the Composer," Syracuse, NY.

BABYLON SYSTERS - variations on a theme by steely dan

Flute, oboe, cello, harpsichord.  1989, rev. 2011, 10 variations, 16 min.  Commissioned and performed by the Modern Harpsichord Quartet and performed by Mélomanie.

CATÁLISE (catalysis)

Piano four-hands.  2013, 1 mvt., 4 min.  Catálise, written for the Rio de Janeiro-based piano duo Josiane Kevorkian and Patrícia Bretas, was premiered and recorded in Rio de Janeiro in 2013 and will be featured on the CD Pares / Pairs, a project with Brazilian composer Sergio Roberto de Oliveira.  <<<LISTEN>>>

CELLO SUITE 1, solo version

1975, 5 mvts., 18 min.  Premiered by Suzanne Smith Mead at Princeton University.

CELLO SUITE 1, version with piano

Version with piano, 2014, 5 mvts., 18 min.

CELLO SUITE 2

1987, 5 mvts., 30 min., premiered by Douglas McNames in 2001 and featured on the CD Soliloquy.  <<< LISTEN >>>

CELLO SUITES NO. 3 AND 4, SEE "MATTER A" AND "MATTER B"

CHAMBER CONCERTO: TOPOLOGIES

Piano & chamber orchestra (woodwind quartet, string quartet, 3 percussionists).  1974, 1 mvt., 14 min.  Premiered by the Oberlin Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, Robert Baustian, conductor, David Goodman, pianist.

Civilisation

Viola da gamba & harpsichord.  2002, 3 mvts., 10 min.  For gambist Donna Fournier, premiered at Swarthmore College, September 2002

CLAVIER BOOK 1

Harpsichord or piano. 1985, 5 mvts., 25 min.  Premiered by Tracy Richardson in Amsterdam. Featured on the CD Soliloquy.  <<< LISTEN >>>

CLAVIER BOOK 2

Harpsichord or piano.  1987, 5 mvts., 25 min.  For harpsichordist Tracy Richardson. Featured on the CDs Soliloquy (Tracy Richardson, harpsichord) and PNOVA American Piano Music Series Volume 2 (Martin Jones, piano). 

Tracy Richardson, harpsichord  <<< LISTEN >>>

Martin Jones, piano  <<< LISTEN >>>

CLAVIER BOOK 3

Harpsichord or piano.  2003, 5 mvts., 28 min.  Premiered by Tracy Richardson at University of Rio de Janeiro 2003; US premiere 2005.  Featured on the CD Soliloquy.  <<< LISTEN >>>

Companion Piece II

Two flutes. 2002, 3 mvts., 12 min.  Premiered in Rio de Janeiro 2003 by Laura Rónai and Tom Moore.  The US premier at the University of Delaware by Kimberly Reighley and Eve Friedman. 

CONTEXTS

Flute & harpsichord. 2013, 1 mvt., 6 min.  Premiered by Mélomanie at West Chester University, 2014. 

Creation Myth

Solo percussion. 2003, 4 mvts., 25 min.  For, and with, Israeli percussionist Chen Zimbalista.  Premiered at the University of Delaware in 2007, performed internationally, recorded by Zimbalista and featured on the CD Forays as well as Zimbalista’s solo CD Levitation.  <<< LISTEN >>>

ESTADOS DE ESPÍRITO (states of mind)

Two cellos. 2013, 6 mvts. with ritornelli, 22 min.  Written for Paulo and Ricardo Santoro of Duo Santoro, premiered and recorded in Rio de Janeiro, 2013.  Estados de Espírito will be featured on the forthcoming CD Pares / Pairs, a project with Brazilian composer Sergio Roberto de Oliveira. 

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FORAYS:  5 Character Pieces and an Encore

Amplified cello & percussion. 2008, 22 min.  Premiered by cellist Ovidiu Marinescu and percussionist Christopher Hanning, West Chester University, 2009.  Title work of the CD Forays.  <<< LISTEN >>>

FORMATIONS II

Percussion ensemble & soloist(s). 2007, 1 mvt., 19 min. Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society and premiered at Duquesne University, 2008, with Matthew Duvall (of Eighth Blackbird) as soloist. 

FORMATIONS III

Percussion quartet. 2011, 24 min.  Two movements: Continuum and Oblivion.  Oblivion was premiered and recorded in Rio de Janeiro in 2012 and is featured on the CD Luminosidade, a collaboration with Brazilian composer Sergio Roberto de Oliveira.  <<< LISTEN >>>

Green is the Night

Baritone & string quartet. 2006, 20 min.  These five songs on poems of Wallace Stevens were remiered in Philadelphia in 2007 by baritone Todd Thomas and the Serafin String Quartet.  <<< LISTEN >>>

Green Mountain Music

Bassoon, cello, piano. 2000, 1 mvt., 14 min, for bassoonist Chuck Holdeman, premiered at Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, April 2001.

High Octane 

Flute/piccolo, English horn, alto sax, bassoon, viola, bass, piano, percussion (Relâche ensemble).  2001, 1 mvt., 12 min.  Premiered 2002 in Philadelphia, presented on multiple concerts in Philadelphia and New York, and featured on Relâche’s CD, Press Play as well as the CD Forays.  <<< LISTEN >>>

HOW TO LIVE.  WHAT TO DO: 7 Songs on Poems OF Wallace Stevens

Tenor & piano trio (violin, cello, piano).  1983, 26 min.

ICELANDIC SONGS, SACRED AND SECULAR (íslensk lög, helg om wereldledig) 

Baroque ensemble (flute, 2 violins, viola da gamba, cello, harpsichord). 2016. 16 min. Arrangements of 6 ancient Icelandic folk and religious songs. Premiered by Mélomanie, with Icelandic violinist Eva Ingolf.

INCIDENTAL MUSIC TO GEORG BüCHNER’S WOYZECK

Chamber orchestra, recorded and electronically processed.  1976. Music for an English version of the 1823 play produced by the Oberlin College Theater. 

INTERMEZZO No. 1 (D major)

Viola & piano.  In 19th Century style. 1984, 1 mvt., 8 min.  Recorded by Ana Tsinadze, viola, and Tracy Richardson, piano.  <<< LISTEN >>>

INTERMEZZO No. 2 (G minor)

Viola & piano.  In 19th Century style. 2002, 1 mvt., 12 min.  Recorded by Ana Tsinadze, viola, and Tracy Richardson.  <<< LISTEN >>>

INTRADA:  Symphonic Movement for Double Orchestra

1981, 9 min.

LAMENT

Harpsichord. 1984, 7 min.

Luminosidade (Luminosity)

Trumpet & percussion. 2003, 5 mvts., 22 min. Written for Naîlson Simões, trumpet, premeired and recorded in Rio de Janeiro with percussionist Daniel Serale in 2012 and featured on the CD Luminosidade, a collaboration with Brazilian composer Sergio Roberto de Oliveira.  <<< LISTEN >>>

MATTER A (SOLO CELLO SUITE NO. 3)

Solo cello. 2016, 5 mvts., 20 min.

MATTER B (SOLO CELLO SUITE NO. 4)

Solo cello. 2016, 5 mvts., 20 min.

METAMORFOZE

Cello & piano. 2012, 1 mvt., 17 min. Premiered and recorded by Paulo Santoro, cello, and Josiane Kevorkian, piano, in Rio de Janeiro, 2013.  US premier by Ovidiu Marinescu with Anna Kislitsyna, piano, 2014, at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Featured on Pares / Pairs, a joint CD with composer Sergio Roberto de Oliveira.  <<< LISTEN >>>

NONE OF THE ABOVE

Trumpet and piano. 2016. 4 pieces, 18 min. Written for Andy Stetson and Becca Zeisler, premiered at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Oct. 2016.  <<< LISTEN >>>

O LIGHT INVISIBLE

Chorus, soloists, strings, and brass. 1979, 20 min. Cantata on texts from T.S. Eliot, Philip Skelton, and the Bay Psalm Book.  Commissioned by Caroline Church, Setauket NY, on the 250th anniversary of its founding.

penumbra

Alto flute and cello, 2017, 10 min. Written for Kimberly Reighley and Doug McNames for the National Flute Society Convention in August 2017.

Point Cloud

Solo marimba. 2004, 3 mvts., 13 min.  Premiered and recorded in Rio de Janeiro by Daniel Serale in 2012 and featured on the CD Luminosidade, a collaboration with Brazilian composer Sergio Roberto de Oliveira.  <<< LISTEN >>>

RAVEN THOUGHTS (HRAFNA HUGSANIR) 

Solo violin. 2015. 4 pieces, 11 min. Written for Icelandic violinist Eva Ingolf, who premiered them in NYC and has played them across Iceland. 

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The Realm of Possibility

Piano. 2006, 11 mvts., 37 min.  Expansive work of flexible form written for pianist/composer Curt Cacioppo, premiered in Turin, performed in Venice and at several California universities, fall 2006. Recorded by Cacioppo for the CD The Realm of Possibility.  <<< LISTEN >>>

SEA LEVEL

Solo flute (standard, alto, or bass). 2007, 4 mvts. with ritornelli, 14 min.  Premiered by Kimberly Reighley, 2008, showcased at the National Flute Association convention, 2010.  Featured on the CD Forays.  <<< LISTEN >>>

STRING QUARTET No. 1: FORMATIONS

1976, 3 mvts., 20 min.  Awarded the Joseph H. Bearns Prize in composition by Columbia University.

Trois riviÈres

Baroque ensemble—2 baroque flutes, baroque violin, viola da gamba, baroque cello, harpsichord. 2006, 1 mvt., 19 min.  Premiered by Mélomanie in 2006 and featured on the CD Florescence.  <<< LISTEN >>>

ULTRAVIOLET

Flute, violin, viola da gamba, cello, harpsichord, percussion. For the baroque/modern ensemble Mélomanie. 2013, 1 mvt., 19 min..  Premiered at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts with percussionist Chris Hanning, January 2014.

WIND TUNNELS

Woodwind quintet. 2011, 3 mvts., 19 min.  Premiered by the faculty quintet of West Chester University in Steinway Hall, NYC, 2012.

THE WINTER EVENING

Mixed chorus. 1974. Text by T.S. Eliot, part of projected Winter Scenes for chorus, strings, and bells.