Works

Works


Many solo, chamber, and vocal works are available for purchase through
Theodore FrontOtto Harrassowitz, and Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company
All items available through Ganesa Music, from Daniel Brodney.

Orchestral/Large Ensemble:

Drama/Self-Pity (2016) for orchestra 5’
    Commissioned by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
    Premiered December 3 & 4, 2016, The Bob Carr Theater, Orlando, FL
    [VIEW SCORE]

My Outstretched Hand (2016) for chamber orchestra, youth chorus and girls chorus 12’
    Commissioned by The Knights for the 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL
    Premiered June 9, 2016, Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
    [VIEW SCORE]

Hypermelodia (2015) for big band, chamber orchestra, piano, double bass, 2 percussionists 15-20'
    Premiered April 12, 2015, The Rivers School, Weston, MA
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [WATCH]

Airfield Broadcasts (2013) for hundreds  60'
    Premiered May 10-12, 2013, Tempelhofer Park, Berlin, Germany.
    October 26-27, 2013, Crissy Field, San Francisco, CA
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [WATCH]

Tempelhof Etude (2011)  15’ 
    Commissioned by Susan Bloom and Eddie Jacobsen for The Knights Chamber Orchestra.
    Premiered June 20, 2011, Naumberg Band Shell, Central Park, NYC
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

Emerald Waltz (2010)  5’
    Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, 35th Anniversary commission
    Premiered May 16, 2010, Greater Boston Vineyard Church, Cambridge, MA
    [VIEW SCORE]

In medias res (2009) a concerto for orchestra 22’
    Boston Modern Orchestra Project commission
    Premiered May 22, 2009, Jordan Hall, Boston
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

Double Concerto (2008) for 2 violins & orchestra 27’
    Boston Modern Orchestra Project commission
    Premiered March 29, 2008, Jordan Hall, Boston
    New York premiere April 1, 2008, MATA Festival, Brooklyn Lyceum
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

Chance Encounter (2007) for soprano*** & 12 instruments, in public spaces 35’
    Funded in part by Creative Capital
    Soprano Susan Narucki and The Knights
    Premiered September 28, 2007, Seward Park, New York
    [WATCH]

The Right Weather (2003-04) for chamber orchestra and piano soloist 40’
    American Composers Orchestra Whitaker Commission
    Premiered February 27, 2004, Zankel Hall, New York
    [VIEW SCORE]

The Trojan Women (1999, rev. 2003) for string orchestra 12’
    String Orchestra of New York City (SONYC) commission
    Premiered May 10, 2003, MATA Festival, NYC
    Weill Recital Hall, May 20, 2003
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

**Roam (2001) for orchestra9’
    Composed while in residence at Copland House, Cortlandt Manor, NY
    Reading by the Minnesota Orchestra, March 13, 2002
    American Composers Orchestra Whitaker Reading Sessions, April 15, 2002
    Premiered February 6, 2003, New England Conservatory Philharmonia

Cape May Suite (2000-2003) for orchestra 45’
    Cape May Festival Orchestra commission
    Premiered 2000-2003

unfinish'd, sent (1999-2000) for soprano*** and chamber orchestra 10’
    Premiered by Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, June 3, 2000; Derek Bermel, conductor
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

Tantrum (1997) for symphonic band 7’
    Moorhead State University Wind Ensemble commission
    Premiered February 9, 1997 at Moorhead State University


Chamber/Solo:

Vireo Caprice (2015) for solo violin, 4'
   Commissioned by Jennifer Koh with the generous support of Justus Schlichting for the New York Philharmonic Biennial program “Shared Madness”
   Premiering May, 24, 2016, NYC

The Dragon and the Girl (2014) for solo cello 7’
   Premiered August 16, 2014 by Joshua Roman at The Stone in NYC
   [LISTEN]

'Neumark' Dances: Chorale Prelude on Wer nur den lieben Gott (2014) for solo organ 5' 
   Commissioned by the American Guild of Organists for the 2014 Biennial National Convention
   Boston, MA
   [VIEW SCORE]

Vireo Canons and Chorale (2013) for solo piano 6’
    Commissioned by American Pianists Association
    Premiered April 15, 2013, Eidson-Duckwall Hall at Butler University.
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

Incessabili Voce (2013) for soprano, alto/tenor saxophone, Bb/bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano    15’
    Commissioned by Radio France for Ensemble Variances with the composer as vocal soloist
    Premiered April 5-7, 2013, Radio France
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

Winter Fantasia (2012) for cello and organ   5’
    Commissioned for the Fisk organ at King’s Chapel, Boston
    Premiered February 19, 2012 at King’s Chapel, Boston, MA
    [VIEW SCORE]

Rondolette (2011) for piano quintet    12’
    Commissioned by Premiere Commission, Inc. for the 10th Anniversary Gala
    For pianist Bruce Levingston and the string quartet Brooklyn Rider
    Premiere February 13, 2012 at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
    [VIEW SCORE]

Breakfast in New York (2011) for four voices & violin    6’
    Commissioned by the Five Boroughs Music Festival for the Five Boroughs Songbook
    Premiered October 6, 2011, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

The Houri and the Poet (2011) for soprano with piano & cello    6’
    Commissioned for former Baltimore Symphony ED John Gidwitz’s 70th Birthday by his family
    Premiered September 25, 2011, Mary Mackenzie, soprano, Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

Graffiti dell’amante (2010) for string quartet and soprano***    5-30’ (variable length)
    Commissioned by Market Square Concerts for the string quartet Brooklyn Rider with composer as vocal soloist
    Preview performance October 19, 2009, New Yorker Festival
    Premiered February 24, 2010, Market Square Concerts, Harrisburg, PA
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

Roman Holiday Blues (2011) for solo cello using two-bow technique    7’
    Commissioned by Frances-Marie Uitti.
    Premiered February 2011, Issue Project Room,NYC
    [VIEW SCORE] 

50 Measures for Aaron (2009) for piano and cello    7’
    Commissioned for Aaron Jay Kernis’ 50th birthday by his family
    Premiered November 19, 2010, Evelyne Luest & Joshua Roman, Symphony Space, NYC
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

Double Duet (2010) for saxophone quartet    15’
    Commissioned by Larry Hewes for the Washington Saxophone Quartet.
    Premiered October 1, 2010, Arlington, VA
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

Gargoyles (2009) for solo flute6'30" 
    Commissioned by The National Flute Association, Inc.
    Premiered at The National Flute Association Annual Conference, New York
    [VIEW SCORE]

Scene & Aria: Layover in CDG (2009) for clarinet, violin and cello 6' 
    Commissioned and premiered at the Chamber Music Conference & Composers' Forum of the East
    Bennington, Vermont
    [VIEW SCORE]

The Project of Collecting Clouds (2009) for amplified chamber ensemble (cellist/narrator, violin, clarinet and percussion) 10' 
    On a poem, "Hour," by Christian Hawkey
    Commissioned by and premiered at Town Hall, Seattle
    [VIEW SCORE]

Elegy-Portrait (2008) for solo piano 15’
    Commissioned by Premiere Commissions, Inc.
    Premiered May 5, 2009, St. Bartholomew's Church, NYC
    [VIEW SCORE] 
    [LISTEN]

Synopses (Nov 2006–May 2009) for solo instruments
    3–6’ each
    Short pieces (15 total) written for members of Boston Modern Orchestra Project. 
    Premiered at Club Café, Boston during course of Music Alive residency.
    [VIEW SCORES]

The Lay of the Love and Death (2006) for baritone voice, piano and violin 25’
    Commissioned by the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation
    For baritone Jesse Blumberg and violinist Colin Jacobsen
    Premiered March 22, 2006, Alice Tully Hall, NYC
    Presented by Premiere Commissions, Inc.
    [VIEW SCORE]

**Start (2005) for solo piano 25’
    Commissioned by Andrew Armstrong
    Van Cliburn Competition Invitational
    Premiered August 10, 2005 at The Stone, NYC

Hurry (2004) for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano 15’
    Commissioned by Carnegie Hall for the Harbison/Upshaw Workshop
    Premieres October 10, 2004
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

Kafka Songs (2001-03) for voice and violin, one performer 25’
    Commissioned by Carla Kihlstedt with funds from NYSCA
    Music At The Anthology, NYC; The Stone, NYC;
    Polestar Gallery, Seattle; Zankel Hall, NY; Look & Listen Festival, NYC
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

Midtown Passacaglia (2003) for solo piano 3’
    Commissioned by Merkin Hall for Lucy Moses School
    Premiered November 11, 2003 at Merkin Hall, NYC
    [VIEW SCORE]

**Wait (2002) for piano with drone 8’
    Contrasts Quartet commission
    Premiered at Merkin Concert Hall, New York, January 29, 2002
    [VIEW SCORE]

The Trojan Women (1999, rev. 2001) for string quartet 12’
    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Miami String Quartet, April 5, 2001
    Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Domaine Forget, Quebec, August 26, 2000
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

Genesis Again (1998) for soprano and violin 11’
    Tenderloin Opera Company, San Francisco, commission
    St. Boniface Church, November 1, 1998
    Bang On A Can Festival, New York, May 3, 1999

The Great Plasto-Dio Dada Drama for solo percussion (1997)  13’
    1996 Composers Commissioning Program, American Composers Forum
    Premiered September 7, 1997, MATA Festival by percussionist Lee Ferguson
    [VIEW SCORE]


Electronic/Electro-Acoustic:

Ego Sum (2014) for soprano and electro-acoustic chamber ensemble 8'
    Commissioned by the Paul Dresher Ensemble
    Premiered April 18, 2014, ODC Theater.
    [VIEW SCORE]

Machina Mundi (2000) for six voices and digital audio 19’
    Western Wind Vocal Ensemble commission
    New York State Council on the Arts commissioning program
    Premiered February 8, 2000, Music At The Anthology, New York
    [LISTEN]

A Collective Cleansing (1999, rev. 2000), for solo voice*** and digital audio 15’
    Premiered World Conference on Breast Cancer, Ottowa, July-August 1999


Opera and Music Theater:

Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser (Ongoing)
     An opera created expressly for episodic release via broadcast and online media, in partnership with KCET's Artbound
     An artist residency project of Grand Central Art Center (GCAC)
     [WATCH]
     [LISTEN]

The Trojan Women (1999) music for Euripides' tragedy      
    Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.
    JoAnne Akalaitis, director
    Spring 1999

The Electronic Ordo Virtutum - Act I (1998) 14’
    electronic music-theater piece written and performed by the 4-member Hildegurls
    LincolnCenter Festival, July 1998

Phrenic Crush (1997) a chamber opera - Erik Ehn, librettist 70’
    Premiere Production: Haas Foundation Creative Works Fund,
    San Francisco State University, August 1997  


Choral:

Songs from Ort (2012) for women's chorus
    Commissioned by the Cornell University Chorus, Robert Isaacs, Conductor
    Premiere November 1, 2014, Sage Chapel, Ithaca, NY
    [VIEW SCORE]

Such Another Sleep (2012) for men's double chorus (TTBB TTBB), Soprano, optional bass drum 8'
    Commissioned by Akademiska Sångföreningen, Helsinki, Finland
    Premiere April 30, 2013, Helsinki Music Center Concert Hall
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

Lamentations for a City (2004) for mixed chorus & English horn 16’
    Commissioned by Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble
    Premiered November 11, 2004, Merkin Concert Hall, NYC
    [VIEW SCORE]
    [LISTEN]

Letter to Anna (1998) for a cappella girls chorus 6’
    San Francisco Girls Chorus 20th Anniversary Commission
    Premiered October 30, 1998

The Boat (1996) for three solo sopranos 3’
    [WATCH]

From 'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1996) for chorus & percussion 16’
    New Choral Music Award Commission from the Dale Warland Singers
    Premiered April 19, 1997 on the Dale Warland Concert Series, Minneapolis, MN
    [VIEW SCORE]

*Spinning Flax (1994) for a capella treble chorus and soloists 5’
    Winner ASCAP Grants to Young Composers 1995
    San Francisco Girls Chorus commission
    Premiered at "15th Anniversary Celebration" Concert, San Francisco, June 4, 1994
    Published by Boosey & Hawkes – “Conductor’s Choice” Series 1997
    [LISTEN]

 

All works published by Ganesa Music, *except where otherwise noted
**RoamWait and Start may be performed separately or as sections of the larger work The Right Weather.
***Composer is available for performance of these vocal works