Compositions

Operas  |  Film Scores  |  Symphonies  |  Orchestra  |  Concerti  |  Band/Wind Ensemble  |  Chamber  |  Solo Instrumental  |  Piano  |  Choral  |  Song Cycles Please click links below for details and to purchase

Opera

  • The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa in the Garden  (60 minutes) libretto by Michael Shapiro based on the play of Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Frankenstein-The Movie Opera (75 minutes)
  • Getting In (105 minutes) (in preparation) libretto by Mark Campbell (based on a story idea by Michael Shapiro, adapted by Greg Sego)

Film Scores

  • American Jewish Committee documentary  (5 minutes) Not available for rental or purchase
  • Distant Relatives – Israel Broadcasting Authority  (120 minutes) Film score to IBA documentary about Jewish Americans’ ties to Israel Not available for rental or purchase
  • Frankenstein   (70 minutes) (three versions for chamber orchestra, full orchestra, and wind ensemble)(operatic version available) directed by James Whale starring Boris Karloff and Colin Clive visit website

Symphonies

  • Symphony–Pomes Penyeach  (45 minutes) based on the poetry of James Joyce

Orchestra

  • The Babbling Orchestra (text by Elliott Forrest)  (15 minutes) for narrator, piccolo, and orchestra

Concerti

Band/Wind Ensemble

Chamber Instrumental

Solo Instrumental (excluding piano)

Piano

  • Bitter(sweet) Waltzes  (10 minutes)
  • Passages (in preparation) – Creation; Hannah; Here I Am!; A Light

Choral

  • Voices (anonymous) (60 minutes) Soprano soloist, Chorus SATB + fl, cl/alto sax, trumpet, trombone, drum set,  piano/accordion, two violins, viola, cello (alternate version for full orchestra)

Song Cycles

  • Canciones  (5 songs, 12 minutes)(alternate version for mezzo soprano and chamber ensemble) poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Dublin Songs  (12 songs, 30 minutes) poetry by James Joyce (alternate version with orchestra)
  • Erotic Songs  (3 songs, 12 minutes) poetry by Erica Jong and Denise Levertov