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
a 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 | 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. DISCOBBOLOS, Part 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
a 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
revised 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