Vocal Music

Voice and Piano

Recuerdo

for Voice and Piano
text by Edna St. Vincent Millay
2018 | 6 minutes
Commissioned by Florestan Recital Project and WordSong


Letting Go

Song Cycle for Baritone and Piano
texts by Donald Hall
2017 | 27 min


Dawn

for Voice and Piano
text by Kim Sowohl, trans. by Sekyo Nam Haines
2015 | 4 min
Commissioned by WordSong


Laughing Together

for Voice and Piano
text by Rebecca Blevins Faery
2012  | 5 min
Commissioned by WordSong


I Like to Play with Him

for Voice and Piano
text by Stevie Smith
2011 | 3 min
Commissioned by WordSong


Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock

for Voice and Piano
text by Wallace Stevens
2010 | 3 minutes
Commissioned by WordSong


My Papa’s Waltz

for Voice and Piano
text by Theodore Roethke
2010 | 3 min 30 seconds
Commissioned by WordSong


in Just

for Voice and Piano
text by E.E. Cummings
2010 | 3 min 30 seconds
Commissioned by WordSong


Harlem

for Voice and Piano
text by Langston Hughes
2009 | 6 minutes
Commissioned by WordSong


The Tyger

for Voice and Piano
text by William Blake
2008 | 5 minutes
Commissioned by WordSong


From Sonnet to Song

Song Cycle for Voice and Piano
text by William Shakespeare (Sonnets 18, 116, 30)
2003 | 16 min 30 seconds


Not Waving but Drowning

for Voice and Piano
text by Stevie Smith
2001 | 5 minutes


The Emperor’s Rhyme

for Voice and Piano Four Hands
text by A. A. Milne
2000 | 6 minutes
Commissioned by Naomi Gurt Lind


Goodnight Moon

for Voice and Piano
text by Margaret Wise Brown
1999 | 5 minutes


Danse Russe

for Voice and Piano
text by William Carlos Williams
1997 | 4 minutes


Three Songs About Love

for Voice and Piano
texts by Rilke, Beddoes, and W.B. Yeats
1996 | 8 minutes


When You Are Old

for Solo Voice
text by W. B. Yeats
1993 | 2 min 30 seconds


Three by Josh and Me

a Song Cycle for High Voice and Piano
text by Joshua Williams (age 7)
1993 | 7 min 30 seconds

Voice and Ensemble

The Crucifixion

for Voice, Violin, Cello, and Harpsichord
text from The Speckled Book, 12th century
2013 | 8 min 30 seconds
Commissioned by Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble


Mr. and Mrs. DiscobbolosPart I

for Voice, Violin, Cello, and Piano
text by Edward Lear
2011 | 6 min
Commissioned by Joan Margot Smith


Simple Grace

for Soprano, Violin, Cello, and Piano
text by Mark Twain (Joan of Arc)
2010 | 6 minutes
Commissioned by Sarah Pelletier and Triple Helix


in Just

for Voice, Cello, and Marimba
text by E.E. Cummings
2010 | 3 min 30 seconds
Commissioned by WordSong


Lullaby

for Voice and Viola
text by the composer
2008 | 2 min 30 seconds
Commissioned by Mockingbird Trio


A Wren

for Voice and Viola
text by Denise Levertov
2004 | 3 minutes
Commissioned by Mockingbird Trio


From Sonnet to Song

Song Cycle for Voice and Piano Quintet
text by William Shakespeare (Sonnets 18, 116, 30)
2003 | 16 min 30 seconds


Three Songs About Love

for Voice and Piano Quintet
texts by Rilke, Beddoes, and Yeats
rev. 1997 | 8 minutes


Dream Pedlary

a Scene for Voice and Violin
text by Thomas Lovell Beddoes
1991 | 9 min 30 seconds
Commissioned by Sidney H. Drury

Chorus

Anthem for Doomed Youth

for TTBB Chorus and Piano
text by Wilfred Owen
2016 | 7 min 30 seconds
Commissioned by the Roxbury Latin School for the Roxbury Latin Glee Club


The Voice of Isaac

an Oratorio for Choruses, Soloists, and Chamber Orchestra (or string quartet and piano)
libretto by the composer
2003 (rev. 2015) | 30 min
Commissioned by PALS Children’s Chorus


Dona nobis pacem

for SSAA or SATB Chorus
2011 | 4 min 30 seconds
Commissioned by WordSong for Lorelei Ensemble


Divine Image

for SSA chorus |
text by William Blake
2004 | 7 minutes
Commissioned by Composers in Red Sneakers for Tapestry