In one movement. With a program note. Commissioned by and dedicated to Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony. Premiered in Kansas City, June 2012. This is one of several works commissioned by the Kansas City Symphony to celebrate the fountains of the city. Duration ca. 14 minutes.
Dedicated to Anthony Korf and the ensemble Parnassus, in celebration of their 25th anniversary season. A playful and rhythmic work in one movement, of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 6 minutes.
Contents: I. Quid enim prodest homini?, for 3-part women's chorus, oboe and strings -- II. Non negabis mercedem indigentis, for 6-part mixed chorus, oboe d'amore and strings -- III. Wisdom cries aloud in the open air, for 5-part mixed chorus, oboe, chamber organ and strings. With biographical notes.…
Performable by choir or solo voices.
Program note by the composer. Caoine derives its name from the laments once sung by the professional wailing women of Ireland. The folk-fiddling tra- ditions of the Shetland Islands were used in transferring the vocal genre to the violin. Edited by Ronald Copes. Duration : 7 minutes.
Piano reduction by the composer. Printed from manuscript.
1987 Louisville Orchestra Prize.
Contents: Intrada -- 1. Vigorously -- Interlude A -- 2. Calmly, with an air of mystery -- Interlude B -- 3. Crisply energetic -- Interlude C -- 4. Alla barcarola-unhurried -- Interlude D -- 5. Gracefully-with motion. With program and biographical notes. Commissioned by the Network for New Music.…
Contents: I. Nocturne: Barcarolle -- II. Scherzo: Colloquy -- III. Sarabande: Palaces. With program and biographical notes. Commissioned by the Koussevitsky Music Foundation and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. The music uses the same instrumentation as Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. Duration ca.…
Contents: I. Procession -- II. Fanfares -- III. Narrative -- IV. Spikefiddlers -- V. Cradle-songs -- VI. Celebration. With performance, program and biographical notes. Commissioned by eighth blackbird and the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at BYU. Scored for flute, clarinet, viola, cello,…
In one movement. With performance notes. Commissioned by and dedicated to Music from Angel's Fire 20th anniversary season. This challenging piece is heavy on harmonics, not only for the strings but for the piano as well.
Contents: I. Sonatina for George -- II. Waltz for Lisa -- III. Sonatina for Don. With program and biographical notes. Commissioned by the Chamber Music Conference and Composer's Forum of the East, Inc. The three movements of this work all began as piano pieces written for friends.
In one movement. With a biographical note. Commissioned by and dedicated to the Hilliard Ensemble. This work sets a text by Takamura Kotaro (1883-1956), in an English translation by Hiroaki Sato. Written around 1912, the poem is a beautiful evocation of Kotaro's time in France. An a cappella work of…
Text by the composer after the dramatic adaptation by Philip Littell of Guy de Maupassant's short story, Boule de suif.
Contents: I. Lapis niger -- II. Dedicatio -- III. Columna rostrata -- IV. Elogium parvuli -- V. Tabula Panormi -- VI. Sortes -- VII. Instrumenta. With non-singing English translations of the texts, and notes on the texts and their pronunciation. The voices are countertenor, three tenors and…
In one movement. With program and biographical notes. Commissioned by the Opus One Piano Quartet, the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, and the Cleveland Chamber Music Society. Dedicated to the victims of September 11, 2001, this work was composed in the wake of those tragic events. Duration ca. 13…
In twelve movements: 1. Introit -- 2. Antiphon I -- 3. Conductus -- 4. Antiphon II -- 5. Motet -- 6. Mysterium -- 7. Hymnus in adventu Alexandri -- 8. Antiphon III -- 9. Responsory -- 10. Antiphon IV -- 11. Oratio -- 12. Recessional Toccata. With program and biographical notes. Commissioned by the…
In one movement. With a biographical note. Commissioned by the Chamber Music Conference and Composers' Forum Inc., 2006. Scored for flute, English horn, clarinet, bassoon, two violins, viola, cello and double bass. Duration ca. 5 minutes.
Contents: I. Stop all the Clocks! (poem by W. H. Auden) -- II. L'infinito (Giacomo Leopardi). With a biographical note. Printed from manuscript. Duration ca. 13 minutes.
In one movement. With a biographical note. Composed for the 1987 New Music Los Angeles Festival. Scored for flute, English horn, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, two percussionists, piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass. Printed from manuscript.
In one movement. With performance and biographical notes. Commissioned by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for the 1991 Mozart Festival. Scored for clarinet, horn, violin, viola, cello and piano. Printed from manuscript. Duration ca. 19 minutes.
In three movements. With a biographical note. This work sets a text by Philip Littell, after a short story by Machado de Assis. The text tells the story of the sons of Noah, arguing on the ark over the land they want after the flood. This is a reduction for voice and piano. Duration ca. 30 minutes.