Compositions

Operas  |  Film Scores  |  Symphonies  |  Orchestra  |  Concerti  |  Band/Wind Ensemble  |  Chamber  |  Solo Instrumental  |  Piano  |  Choral  |  Song Cycles

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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, premiered by the Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, John Edward Niles, conductor
    • Frankenstein-The Movie Opera (75 minutes)
    • The Slave (120 minutes) libretto by Hannah McDermott based on the novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer (in preparation) 

Film Scores

    • American Jewish Committee documentary  (5 minutes) Not available for rental or purchase
    • Distant Relatives – Israel Broadcasting Authority  (120 minutes) Film score to Israel Broadcasting Authority documentary about Jewish Americans’ ties to Israel. Not available for rental or purchase
    • Frankenstein   (70 minutes) (four versions for chamber orchestra, full orchestra, wind ensemble, and operatic setting with singers and theater orchestra) 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
    • Second Symphony  (38 minutes) premiered and recorded by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra

Concerti

Band/Wind Ensemble

    • A Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776  (13 minutes) for narrator and concert band
    • Bamboula  (8 minutes)
    • The Headless Horseman  (18 minutes) for narrator and concert band
    • Roller Coaster  (4 minutes)
    • Widorama!  (5 minutes) premiered by the Dallas Winds
    • Frankenstein – The Movie Score Overture  (3 minutes) premiered by the Dallas Winds and performed by dozens of wind ensembles throughout the United States, Canada, and Norway, including the United States Navy Band, Captain Ken Collins, conductor
    • Ol’ Mississippi Sings The Blues  (6 minutes) premiered by the University of Memphis Wind Ensemble, Albert Nguyen, conductor, and the Kennesaw State University Wind Ensemble, David Kehler, conductor
    • In Every One  (5 minutes)

Chamber Instrumental

Solo Instrumental (excluding piano)

Piano

Choral

    • Three Psalms (8 minutes) Chorus SSAA
    • Psalm 137 (5 minutes) Chorus SATB + organ
    • Three Shakespeare Madrigals  (8 minutes) Chorus SATB
    • There is that in me  (Whitman) (10 minutes) Chorus SATB + [chamber ensemble]
    • Spanish Medieval Lyrics  (Anonymous) (12 minutes) Chorus SSATB
    • Voices (anonymous) (60 minutes) Tenor 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, premiered by Clamma Dale, and recorded by Ariadne Greif
    • Dublin Songs  (12 songs, 30 minutes) poetry by James Joyce (alternate version with orchestra) premiered by Stephanie Cotsirilos, and recorded by Ariadne Greif
    • Songs for American Poets  (3 songs, 12 minutes) poetry by Walt Whitman, Teton Sioux, Carl Sandburg, premiered by Harris Poor
    • Wordsworth Songs  (3 songs, 12 minutes) poetry by William Wordsworth, premiered by Katherine Ciesinski and Jerome Rose at the opening of the Celeste Bartos Forum, New York City Public Library Main Branch
    • Erotic Songs  (3 songs, 12 minutes) poetry by Erica Jong and Denise Levertov
    • Whitman Songs (3 songs, 10 minutes) poetry by Walt Whitman