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 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 | libretto by the composer
(or string quartet and piano)
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