Compositions Index

  • ‘Tis a Gift to be Simple SATB Chorus (2:30)
  • ‘Tis You SSA Chorus, String Quartet (optional), Piano (6:00)
  • 1492 Amplified piano and percussion (8:15)
  • A Line-Storm Song Soprano or Mezzo and Piano (4:10)
  • A Little Water Music Electronic playback, with optional video by Kim Yantis (3:04)
  • Adonai Ro’i SATB Chorus (2:00)
  • Akhmatova Songs Soprano or Mezzo, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano (13:10)
  • Alleluia SATB Chorus + brief soprano solo (4:00)
  • Amulet SSA Chorus (1:12)
  • And the Night Will Shine as Day Soprano and organ (6:00)
  • Arche Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (17:00)
  • Aseret Makot (The Ten Plagues) Three-part chorus, flute, cello, piano (3:00)
  • Assembly Line #1 Oboe (8:00 +, variable)
  • Aura Orchestra: 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,1, 3 perc, strings (18:35)
  • Bagatelle Piano (1:14)
  • Baruch HaBa Voice (1:00)
  • Being in Time Wind Ensemble & Electronics (10:00)
  • Birkat Hakohanim SATB Chorus (4:25)
  • Birkat Hakohanim Birkat Hakohanim, known in English as The Priestly Blessing, is drawn from the Bible, Numbers 6:23-27, of which I have set verses 24-26. Michael Slon, Director of the University Singers at UVA, wanted to commission a piece for the ensemble that would be a Hebrew setting of the original. He had heard it at a…
  • Black Moon Orchestra: (1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,2,6,5,4,3,2 (min) and electronics. (15:35)
  • Carreño Piano/Mezzo-soprano (one or two players, 20:00)
  • Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi Piano (21:00)
  • Cherry Blossom and a Wrapped Thing; After Hokusai Amplified clarinet and multichannel or stereo electronics (7:52)
  • Cinnamon Electronic music for 1:11 film
  • Cinqchronie Instrumentation: Wind Quintet Duration: 7:20 Commission: Chamber Music Conference and Composers' Forum of the East, Inc. 2019 Premiere: August 10, 2019 Bennington Chamber Music Conference and Composers' Forum of the East Program Note:  Cinqchronie  celebrates the timbral contrasts and combinations of the wind quintet, with the individual color of each voice as well as varied blends. From the very…
  • Civil War Memories Electronic playback (4 movements, 19:00)
  • Clave Flute, Bb clarinet, tenor sax, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion (9:45)
  • COAL As a composer, one never knows what path will open up in front of one! When pianist Mary Kathleen Ernst approached me about participating in a large-scale residency project in 1990, I had no idea that I was in for the journey of a lifetime! She applied to the Lila Acheson Wallace – Readers Digest ...
  • COAL: Damn Min’ral Hunters Chorus, Appalachian Ensemble, Synthesizer, Electronics (80:00, can be excerpted)
  • Commonwealth Salute Symphonic Band (3:30)
  • Coursing Through the Still Green Solo Flute (3:00)
  • Doxa Viola and piano (6:10)
  • Dreamtigers Flute and guitar (13:45)
  • Dust & Shadow Organ
  • Elijah’s Chariot String Quartet and electronic playback (19:45)
  • Entreat Me Not To Leave Thee Solo Voice (1:40)
  • Fantasía Sobre El Flamenco 2 Trpt, 2 trmb, tuba or 2 trpt, 2 trmb, horn (9:45)
  • Fantasy on St. Cecilia Piano (16:40)
  • Fasting Heart Solo Flute (8:00)
  • Fledermaus Fantasy Violin and piano or Violin, viola, cello, contrabass and piano (19:00)
  • Follies and Fancies Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Piano (orchestrated version, with fl, bssn, vln, vcl, hpschd) (55:00)
  • For The Birds Amplified cello and electronic playback (14:00)
  • For The Birds The story of For the Birds has two main sources: my strong interest in finding ways to can call attention to the animals we live among and the importance of maintaining their habitats, and my friendship with the extraordinary cellist Madeleine Shapiro. In this piece, I wanted to draw attention to the remarkable voices of…
  • For the Fallen Versions for amp. clarinet, cello, flute, trumpet, soprano sax & stereo electronics (7:02)
  • Gabriel’s Wing Flute and piano (9:00)
  • Gazebo Music Flute and cello (6:00)
  • Glimmerings Electronic playback (1:00)
  • Glyph Solo viola, string quartet, piano *(18:00)
  • Gregor’s Dream Amp. piano trio & stereo electronics (10:15)
  • Grito del Corazón Any of the following, either individually or in combination, amplified: bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, mezzo, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, viola, cello, marimba, multi-percussion, piano + electronics and optional video) (5:11)
  • Hark My Love SATB chorus and piano (3:10)
  • Hearing the Call Instrumentation : 2 Trumpets (Bb) and 2 snare drums (2:00)
  • Hearing the Call When I was approached to compose a fanfare for the National Symphony as part of their Hechinger commission for their series of 25 fanfares, I was immediately intrigued.  While the scope was limited to a duration of two minutes and a small subgroup, it sounded like a fun project. As I thought about these criteria,…
  • Hosech Al P’ney HaTehom Electronic playback (11:10)
  • Houdini: Memories of a Conjurer Cello, piano, percussion (Theater Piece) (55:00)
  • House Music Electronic playback (3:08)
  • I Am Rose SSA + electronic playback (3:00)
  • I Love SATB Chorus (5:00)
  • Icarus Violin and piano (18:00)
  • Ice Becomes Water String Orchestra + Electronics fashioned from field recordings of glaciers (12:00)
  • Ignoto Numine Piano Trio (15:00)
  • Jefferson, In His Own Words Narrator, 2 Fl (dbl picc), 2 ob (dbl Eng Hn), 2 cl, 2 bssn, 2 hrn, 2 trpts, 2 trmb, tba, tymp, 2 perc, strings (25:00)
  • Kairos Amplified flute, computer interface to run Max-MSP (version 5 or higher), foot pedal and stereo playback (16:00)
  • Khamsa Percussion Quintet (battery percussion) (6:30)
  • Ki Koleich Arev Soprano, flute and piano (1:00)
  • Long Story Short Piano Trio (4:45)
  • Lost Angels Trumpet, bassoon, piano (15:00)
  • Love Song Oboe and English Horn (3:45)
  • L’étude du Coeur Viola (6:30)
  • Marvelous Pursuits Vocal quartet and piano 4-hands (19:00)
  • Meridians Clarinet (9:00)
  • Monument in Brass Brass Quintet Fanfare (5:00)
  • Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin Three-part chorus with optional piano accompaniment (3:00, variable repetition)
  • Ockeghem Variations Wind quintet and piano (18:00)
  • Ockeghem Variations Ockeghem Variations has a history that begins in Amsterdam, where I was travelling with my husband Michael, and where I met up with flutist Wout van den Berg, the director of the Hexagon Ensemble, as well as a couple of his colleagues. I knew of the group’s broad repertoire, and we discussed the possibility of…
  • Opinion is Power SATB Chorus (3:00)
  • Patterns
  • Penelope’s Dream Cello (8:00)
  • Penelope’s Song Amplified viola & electronics from weaving sounds (9:07)
  • Penelope’s Song When violist Rozanna Weinberger and I first began discussing a piece for viola and electronics, I started thing about possible jumping off points, something I always do when starting a new piece. It was then that the story of Penelope, wife of Ulysses, jumped into my mind, and I thought about how her story is ...
  • Piping the Earth Orchestra: 3 fl (3rd dbl picc), 3 oboes (3rd dbl eng hn), 3 cl, 3 bssn, 4 hns, 3 trpt, 2 trmb, tba, 3 perc, timpani, hrp, strings (8:30)
  • Piping the Earth When I was commissioned to compose an orchestral piece for the Women’s Philharmonic, with support both from the orchestra and National Endowment for the Arts Composition Fellowship, I did not begin with a clear idea of the composition. Rather, I let various ideas percolate, and kept my musical antennae up. One day, I attended a…
  • Plain Song Piano and electronics (12:00)
  • Quatrain Violin, viola, clarinet, bass clarinet (9:00)
  • Respecting the First Amplified String Quartet and electronic playback (14:55)
  • Respecting the First (Amendment) Instrumentation: String Orchestra and Electronics Duration: 14:30 Commission: San Jose Chamber Orchestra Premiere: 3/29/20 San José City Hall Rotunda San José , CA Program Notes:  The first amendment, with its protections of speech, religion, the press, and the right of people to peaceably assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances, lies at…
  • Rotunda Computer music video/film (HD or DVD available for presentation) (15:00)
  • Rotunda One day, in late spring 2005, I was sitting in my office, upstairs in Old Cabell Hall, looking at the flow of life on the Lawn. I had often been delighted by the feeling of life on the Lawn, and by the shifting weather patterns above it. But this time, I suddenly saw the scene ...
  • Round 3 Trombone (variable duration)
  • Ruah Chamber Orchestra: 1111/111/str (23:00)
  • Run Piano Quartet (8:25)
  • Scirocco Piano (3:05)
  • Sea of Reeds Amplified clarinet, with pvc tube extensions, mics, and effects procesor (such as digitech tsr-24); Max-MSP version in process (13:45)
  • Secret Ground Flute, clarinet, violin, cello (14:00)
  • Selah Female vocal quartet or women’s chorus + harp (15:00)
  • Shapirit Y’fehfiah SSA Chorus (3:00)
  • Sic Transit Percussionist (2 Singing Bowls of different sizes, 5 temple blocks, med. sus. cymbal, 2 timbales, snare, 2 bongos, fingercymbal) and CADI (Configurable Automated Drumming Machine), (finger cymbal, high and low woodblock, high and low cowbell, tambourine) (9:00)
  • Sic Transit Composing Sic Transit, scored for percussionist and CADI (Configurable Drumming Machine), was quite the adventure!
CADI was created by Scott Barton, Steve Kemper and Troy Rogers, then students in our Composition and Computing Technologies PhD program at UVA. They founded the company EMMI, and have created several fascinating music performance robots. Steve set up CADI at…
  • Singing Still Flute (5:00)
  • Singing the Blue Ridge Mezzo, Baritone, Orchestra (2,2, 2,2,2,2,2,1,2, strings) electronics (CD) made from indigenous wild animal calls (14:00)
  • Sister Thou Wast Mild and Lovely Soprano and viola, also available for soprano and clarinet (2:00)
  • Songs of War and Peace SATB Chorus + piano (also check out version for SATB + chamber orchestra) (16:30)
  • Spin Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin, Viola Cello (6:00)
  • Spring Tides Amp. fl, cl, vln, vcl, pno, interactive electronics (Max-MSP5 or higher)(11:00)
  • Storm Amp. tenor sax and electronics (6:50)
  • Stringing the Bow String Orchestra (15:00)
  • Study in Black Flute and Percussion (4:00)
  • Sursum Corda Cello (8:43)
  • Sweet Harmony Soprano and Piano (1:30)
  • Tape Music Stereo electronics (7:14)
  • Tape Music∞ Small cardboard box, blunt pencil or similar object, packing tape on a dispenser with teeth, and stereo electronics (5:00)
  • Teruah Shofar (Yemenite style, Eb pitch), 3 hrns, 2 trpts, 2 trmbs, timpani (9:00)
  • The God of Glory SATB Chorus (4:45)
  • The Jabberwocky TTBB (5:45)
  • The Jabberwocky Typically, when commissioned to compose choral pieces, I spend at least half of my time researching possible texts. I love the process, but at the same time often find it frustrating! There are often copyright issues to contend with that are difficult to resolve. And even when not, there is such a huge trove of…
  • The Janus Quartet String Quartet (12:00)
  • The Jumblies SSA + piano (5:51)
  • The Passion of St. Cecilia Solo piano, 2 fl (2nd dbl picc), 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bssn, 2 tpts in C, 2 Hn, 2 trmb, 1 tba, 3 perc, strings (21:00)
  • The Wendigo SSA (14:00)
  • Three Summers Heat Mezzo or soprano and electronic playback (19:00)
  • Time To Burn Oboe and 2 percussion (2 bongos, 3 rototoms, tambourine, 2 timables, large and small brake drum, medium tamtam and bow)(2 bongos, claves, flexatone and bow, 1 maraca, slapstick, 5 temple blocks 2 tomtoms, vibraslap) (9:30)
  • To Keep the Dark Away Piano (11:00)
  • To Keep the Dark Away I first became acquainted with pianist Gayle Martin Henry at the Aspen Music Festival in the early 1970’s, and our friendship developed while we were both at Juilliard in the mid-70’s, and has continued to this day. An astonishing talent, she won the Juilliard concerto competition, and was the only American to make it to ...
  • Tongue Twisters SSA Chorus and Piano (7:20)
  • Tower of the Eight Winds Violin and Piano (16:00)
  • Trace Elements 2 Pianos & 2 Percussion (11:00)
  • Tree Music Interactive Electronics, Wireless Camera (variable duration)
  • unter sorel’s vigele Instrumentation: Mezzo and piano Duration: 4:00 Commission: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Premiere Performance: 6/18/2020 Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series YIVO, Center for Jewish History, NYC Program Note: When Alex Weisser, Program Director of YIVO (Institute for Jewish Research) in New York, approached me about commissioning a song that would take one of several…
  • Vayter un Vayter Bass (or Bass-baritone), clarinet, cello, piano (15:45)
  • View from Mt. Nebo Piano Trio (14:30)
  • View From Mt. Nebo  View from Mt. Nebo, scored for piano trio,was commissioned by Garth Newel Chamber Players, an ensemble with its home base in Warm Springs, Virginia, on a sprawling estate of rolling hills. The concert hall is an intimate space in a reconstructed horse barn, lined with wood, with excellent acoustics. At the time I composed this…
  • Water Ways Electronic playback (1:00)
  • We Bring You Peace SATB (2:00)
  • We Hold These Truths Chorus, brass quintet and timpani (15:00)
  • Wedding Song Soprano and english horn (or alto flute, or clarinet, or viola) (5:00)
  • Werther Flute (dbl picc), clarinet, violin, cello, piano (8:20)
  • When the Moon of Wildflowers is Full Flute and cello (3:30)
  • Why the Caged Bird Sings SATB Chorus + Piano (4:45)
  • Widdershins Piano (8:30)
  • Wind Songs Wind Quintet (12:00)
  • Zipper Music 2 amplified zipper players with headphones for click track, Electronics performer for MIDI controlle with computer running MaxMSP, also mixer, stereo playback system