Vocal Music

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Song Cycles

Letting Go

Song Cycle for Baritone and Piano

2017 | texts by Donald Hall | 27 minutes

From Sonnet to Song

Song Cycle for Voice and Piano Quintet (or Voice and Piano)

2003 | text by William Shakespeare (Sonnets 18, 116, 30) | 16 minutes 30 seconds

Three Songs About Love

for Voice and Piano

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

Three by Josh and Me

a Song Cycle for High Voice and Piano

1993 | text by Joshua Williams (age 7) | 7 minutes 30 seconds

Songs

Recuerdo

for Voice and Piano

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

Dawn

for Voice and Piano

2015 | text by Kim Sowohl, trans. by Sekyo Nam Haines | Commissioned by WordSong | 4 minutes

Laughing Together

for Voice and Piano

2012  | text by Rebecca Blevins Faery | Commissioned by WordSong | 5 minutes

I Like to Play with Him

for Voice and Piano

2011 | text by Stevie Smith | Commissioned by WordSong  | 3 minutes

Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock

for Voice and Piano

2010 | text by Wallace Stevens | Commissioned by WordSong | 3 minutes

My Papa’s Waltz

for Voice and Piano

2010 | text by Theodore Roethke | Commissioned by WordSong | 3 minutes 30 seconds

in Just

for Voice and Piano

2010 | text by E.E. Cummings | Commissioned by WordSong | 3 minutes 30 seconds

Harlem

for Voice and Piano

2009 | text by Langston Hughes | Commissioned by WordSong | 6 minutes

The Tyger

for Voice and Piano

2008 | text by William Blake | Commissioned by WordSong | 5 minutes

Not Waving but Drowning

for Voice and Piano

2001 | text by Stevie Smith | 5 minutes

The Emperor’s Rhyme

for Voice and Piano Four Hands

2000 | text by A. A. Milne | Commissioned by Naomi Gurt Lind | 6 minutes

Goodnight Moon

for Voice and Piano

1999 | text by Margaret Wise Brown | 5 minutes

Danse Russe

for Voice and Piano

1997 | text by William Carlos Williams | 4 minutes

When You Are Old

for Solo Voice

1993 | text by W.B. Yeats | 2 minutes 30 seconds

Voice and Ensemble

The Crucifixion

for Voice, Violin, Cello, and Harpsichord

2013 | text from The Speckled Book, 12th century
Commissioned by Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble | 8 minutes 30 seconds

Mr. and Mrs. Discobbolos, Part I

for Voice, Violin, Cello, and Piano

2011 | text by Edward Lear | Commissioned by Joan Margot Smith | 6 minutes

Simple Grace

for Soprano, Violin, Cello, and Piano

2010 | text by Mark Twain (Joan of Arc) | Commissioned by Sarah Pelletier and Triple Helix | 6 minutes

in Just

for Voice, Cello, and Marimba

2010 | text by E.E. Cummings | Commissioned by WordSong | 3 minutes 30 seconds

Lullaby

for Voice and Viola

2008 | text by the composer | Commissioned by Mockingbird Trio | 2 minutes 30 seconds

A Wren

for Voice and Viola

2004 | text by Denise Levertov | Commissioned by Mockingbird Trio | 3 minutes

From Sonnet to Song

Song Cycle for Voice and Piano Quintet (or Voice and Piano)

2003 | text by William Shakespeare (Sonnets 18, 116, 30) | 16 minutes 30 seconds

Three Songs About Love

for Voice and Piano Quintet

rev. 1997 | texts by Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Lovell Beddoes, and W.B. Yeats | 8 minutes

Dream Pedlary

a Scene for Voice and Violin

1991 | text by Thomas Lovell Beddoes | Commissioned by Sidney H. Drury | 9 minutes 30 seconds

Chorus

Anthem for Doomed Youth

for TTBB Chorus and Piano

2016 | text by Wilfred Owen
Commissioned by the Roxbury Latin School for the Roxbury Latin Glee Club | 7 minutes 30 seconds

The Voice of Isaac

an Oratorio for Choruses, Soloists, and Chamber Orchestra (or string quartet and piano)

2003 (rev. 2015) | libretto by the composer | Commissioned by PALS Children’s Chorus | 30 minutes

Dona nobis pacem

for SSAA or SATB Chorus

2011 | Commissioned by WordSong for Lorelei Ensemble | 4 minutes 30 seconds

Divine Image

for SSA chorus

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