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
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My Outstretched Hand (2016) for chamber orchestra, youth chorus and girls chorus 13’
    Commissioned by The Knights for the 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL
    Premiered June 9, 2016, Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
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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
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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 Broadcast (Berlin)
    WATCH Crissy Broadcast (San Francisco)

Tempelhof Etude (2011)  15’ (full) or 8’ (short version)
    Commissioned by Susan Bloom and Eddie Jacobsen for The Knights Chamber Orchestra
    Premiered June 20, 2011, Naumberg Band Shell, Central Park, NYC
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    VIEW SCORE (short version)
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Emerald Waltz (2010)  5’
    Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, 35th Anniversary commission
    Premiered May 16, 2010, Greater Boston Vineyard Church, Cambridge, MA
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In medias res (2009) a concerto for orchestra 22’
    Boston Modern Orchestra Project commission
    Premiered May 22, 2009, Jordan Hall, Boston
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Double Violin 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
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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
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    LISTEN/BUY

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
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    *see also Roam and Start

**Start (2005) for chamber orchestra and piano soloist 13’
    Premiered February 27, 2004, Zankel Hall, New York
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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
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    WATCH
    LISTEN/BUY

**Roam (2001) for orchestra 9’
    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
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Cape May Suite (2000-2003) for orchestra 32 1-2' movements, mix and match
    Cape May Festival Orchestra commission
    Premiered 2000-2003
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unfinish'd, sent (1999-2000) for soprano*** and chamber orchestra 9’
    Premiered by Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, June 3, 2000; Derek Bermel, conductor
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Tantrum (1997) for symphonic band 8’
    Moorhead State University Wind Ensemble commission
    Premiered February 9, 1997 at Moorhead State University
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Chamber/Solo Instrumental:

Fictional Migrations (2017) for flute/piccolo, horn, piano 14'
    Commissioned by the Seattle Chamber Music Society Commissioning Club
    Premiered July 10, 2017, Benaroya Hall, Seattle WA
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Insomnia Etudes (2017) for solo violin; solo viola; solo cello 5' each
    Commission by the California Music Center for the 2017 Irving M. Klein International String Competition.
    Premiered June 3-4, 2017, Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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One Atom of Faith (2016) for voice and violin, one performer 5'
    Written for violinist Becca Fischer, commissioned by her husband, video artist Anthony Hawley
    Premiered August 19, 2016, Bay Chamber Concerts, Rockport, ME
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Vireo Caprice (2015) for solo violin 6'
    Commissioned by Jennifer Koh with the generous support of Justus Schlichting for the NY PHIL BIENNIAL program “Shared Madness”
    Premiered May, 24, 2016, NYC
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    LISTEN

The Dragon and the Girl (2014) for solo cello 6’
    Premiered August 16, 2014 by Joshua Roman at The Stone in NYC
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'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
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Vireo Canons and Chorale (2013) for solo piano 6’
    Commissioned by American Pianists Association
    Premiered April 15, 2013, Eidson-Duckwall Hall at Butler University
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    WATCH

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
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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
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    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
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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
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Double Duet (2010) for saxophone quartet 15’
    Commissioned by Larry Hewes for the Washington Saxophone Quartet
    Premiered October 1, 2010, Arlington, VA
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Gargoyles (2009) for solo flute 9' 
    Commissioned by The National Flute Association, Inc.
    Premiered at The National Flute Association Annual Conference, New York
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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
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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
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Elegy-Portrait (2008) for solo piano 15’
    Commissioned by Premiere Commissions, Inc.
    Premiered May 5, 2009, St. Bartholomew's Church, NYC
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    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.
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Meditations from "The Lay of the Love and Death" (2006) for solo violin with narrator 15'
    "The Love of the Love and Death" was comissionned by the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation, Inc., for baritone Jesse Blumberg
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**Start (2005) for solo piano 11’
    Commissioned by Andrew Armstrong
    Van Cliburn Competition Invitational
    Premiered August 10, 2005 at The Stone, NYC
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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/BUY

Midtown Passacaglia (2003) for solo piano 3’
    Commissioned by Merkin Hall for Lucy Moses School
    Premiered November 11, 2003 at Merkin Hall, NYC
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**Wait (2002) for piano with drone 8’
    Contrasts Quartet commission
    Premiered at Merkin Concert Hall, New York, January 29, 2002
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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
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The Great Plasto-Dio Dada Drama for solo percussion (1997)  14’
    1996 Composers Commissioning Program, American Composers Forum
    Premiered September 7, 1997, MATA Festival by percussionist Lee Ferguson
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Chamber with Voice:

Sanctuary Songs (2017) for violin and soprano*** 13'
    Commissioned by Arco Collaborative, Inc. with the generous support of Augusta Gross and Elizabeth and Julius Schlichting
    Premiered March 31, 2018, National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

One Atom of Faith (2016) for voice and violin, one performer 5'
   Written for violinist Becca Fischer, commissioned by her husband, video artist Anthony Hawley
   Premiered August 19, 2016, Bay Chamber Concerts, Rockport, ME
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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
    
LISTEN

Incessabili Voce (2013) for soprano***, alto/tenor saxophone, Bb/bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano 23’
    Commissioned by Radio France for Ensemble Variances with the composer as vocal soloist
    Premiered April 5-7, 2013, Radio France
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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
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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
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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
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Scene & Aria: Layover in CDG (2009, arr. 2014) for soprano***, cello and piano
    Original arrangement commissioned and premiered at the Chamber Music Conference & Composers' Forum of the East
    Bennington, Vermont
    VIEW SCORE
    LISTEN

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
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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
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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/BUY

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
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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
    
LISTEN

Machina Mundi (2000) for six voices and digital audio 20’
    Western Wind Vocal Ensemble commission
    New York State Council on the Arts commissioning program
    Premiered February 8, 2000, Music At The Anthology, New York
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A Collective Cleansing (1999, rev. 2000), for solo voice*** and digital audio 15’
    Premiered World Conference on Breast Cancer, Ottowa, July-August 1999
    WATCH

 

Choral/Vocal Ensemble:

Walks of Life (2017) for mixed chorus and brass trio 8-10'
    Commissioned by New Amsterdam Singers for its 50th anniversary
    in honor of its founder and Music Director Clara Longstreth
    Premiered March 9, 2018, Broadway Presbyterian Church, NYC
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Opening: Forest from the opera Vireo (2014) for treble chorus and string quartet 5'
    Adapted from Episode 1 of Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser
    Premiered March 6, 2015, San Francisco Symphony SoundBox
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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
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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
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    WATCH

Lamentations for a City (2004) for mixed chorus & English horn 14’
    Commissioned by Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble
    Premiered November 11, 2004, Merkin Concert Hall, NYC
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Machina Mundi (2000) for six voices and digital audio 20’
    Western Wind Vocal Ensemble commission
    New York State Council on the Arts commissioning program
    Premiered February 8, 2000, Music At The Anthology, New York
    VIEW SCORE
    LISTEN

Letter to Anna (1998) for a cappella girls chorus 6’
    San Francisco Girls Chorus 20th Anniversary Commission
    Premiered October 30, 1998
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The Boat (1996) for three solo sopranos 3’
    Premiered by the Cascabel Vocal Trio
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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
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*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
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Opera and Music Theater:

Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser (2017)
    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
    Lincoln Center Festival, July 1998
    WATCH
    LISTEN/BUY

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

 

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