Choral

Music, for a cappella chamber chorus (2012), c. 10 minutes. Based on the poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Commissioned by Counterpoint, world premiere April 5-7, 2013

 

Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rockingcantata (2008) for chorus, soprano soloist, string quartet, piano, clarinet and percussion, duration 50-55 minutes. Based on the poem by Walt Whitman. Written to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Cantori NY. World premiere by Cantori NY, Mark Shapiro, music director, on March 7, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church in New York City. Elisa Singer (soprano), The Cassatt Quartet, Jeanne Golan (piano), Meighan Stoops (clarinet and bass clarinet), Michael Lipsey (percussion)

 

Stronger Than Darkness, cantata (2006) with 5 soloists, chorus and orchestra (2-2-2-2 4-2-3-1 harp, celeste, 3 or 4 perc. inc. timp. and strings), libretto by Jorge Martín with Dolores M. Koch, dur. c. 40 min. based on music from the opera “Before Night Falls” World premiere March 18, 2007 Monmouth Civic Chorus in Red Bank, NJ, Mark Shapiro conducting.

 

The Brain, for SATB chorus, (2004) poem by Emily Dickinson, commissioned by Social Band, dur. 4 minutes, performed throughout Vermont in 2005 as part of the Vermont Composers’ Project, recording released in 2005

Read the review by Jim Lowe, April 13, 2005, Barre-Montpelier Times Argus


One Hour to Madness and Joy, four settings of poems by Walt Whitman for SSATBB chorus (2002), dur. c. 23 minutes. 1. One Hour to Madness and Joy; 2. Miracles; 3. O Secret of the Earth and Sky; 4. I Call to Thee O Soul. World premiere, November 14, 2004 Cantori New York, Mark Shapiro, music director, St. Luke’s-in-the-Field, NYC