Chronological List of Compositions

 

2017

TnT (Thaleia and Terpsichore) for trumpet, trombone, and piano, duration 11 minutes.

 

2016

Three Rumi Songs for SATB chorus and piano, duration 10 minutes, premiered by WCU Concert Choir, directed by David DeVenney, February 7, 2016

Somnium for solo cello, duration 3 minutes.

Nocturne Canons for two pianos, duration 10 minutes.

Divertissement pour l’Esprit for cello and piano, duration 7 minutes.

Garden of Circular Paths for 6 clarinets, duration 12 minutes.

The Monkey’s Raincoat for 10 flutes, duration 8 minutes.

Reading Basho for 10 players, duration 9 minutes.

 

2015

Into A Butterfly’s Wings for piano solo, duration: 8 minutes, premiered by Danielle Pfeiffer, piano, September 24, 2015 at West Chester University.

Into A Butterfly’s Wings for piano and processing, duration: 8 minutes, premiered by Danielle Pfeiffer, piano, September 24, 2015 at West Chester University.

Moonbow for flute, violin, viola da gamba, cello, and harpsichord, duration: 15 minutes premiered by Melomanie, April 8, 2015 at West Chester University.

 

2014

Six Rumi Songs for tenor voice and piano, duration: 25 minutes.  Premiered by Stephen Ng, tenor, and Andrew Hauze, piano, October 16, 2014, West Chester University.

 

2013

AuraMotion II for clarinet and processing, duration: 8 minutes

Appears, Then Moves Away for guitar and processing, duration: 6 minutes

 

2012

Antigonish for pianist/speaker, 2012, duration: 7 minutes, Jordan Nelson, piano/speaker

Pierian Snap for piano solo, 2012, duration: 8 minutes, Carl Cranmer, piano

The Interval of Shadow for solo clarinet, 2012, duration: 10 minutes, Premiere Information:  Karen Dannessa, clarinet, August 4, 2012 in Lincoln Nebraska

 

2011

Ghosts of Sackbut for trombone and processing, 2011, duration 11:50, Haim Avitsur, trombone

 

2009

Aether Go  for violin and computer processing, 2009, duration: 11 minutes, Lina Bahn, violin

Basho Fragments: The Monkey's Raincoat for Laptop Quartet, 2009, duration 7 minutes. West Chester University Laptop Quartet

Prune for Laptop and Reader, 2009, duration: 9 minutes. Larry Nelson, reader

 

2007

Seven Clay Songs for soprano & chamber orchestra, 2007, poems of Rachel Blau DuPlessis, dur. 18 min. premiered by Sharla Nafziger, soprano and Orchestra 2001, James Freeman, conductor

FAI for Laptop Quartet, 2007, duration 11 minutes.

West Chester University Laptop Quartet

Night Washes Over the Mind

for baritone and piano, 2007, duration 5 minutes, commissioned, poem by Mario Luzi, translated by Dana Gioia.

Kaleidophon for Laptop Quartet, 2007, duration: 11 minutes.

West Chester University Laptop Quartet

La Luna Piena for violin, trumpet, and piano, 2007, duration 8'20"

JC Dobrzelewski, trumpet, Jan Dobrzelewski, violin, Carl Cranmer, piano

 

2006

Recalcitrant Siren for chamber ensemble (14 players), 2006, duration: 4 minutes.

Orchestra 2001, James Freeman, Director

Inferno in Gray Major for counter-tenor, keyboard, percussion., & computer, 2006, duration: 33 minutes.

 

2005

Seven Clay Songs for soprano and piano, 2005, duration: 19 minutes.7 

Sharla Nafziger, soprano, and Charles Abramovic, piano

Danceable Haze for vln, vla, vc, & pno, 2005, duration: 15 minutes7

Fran Berge, violin, Scott Wagner, viola, Heidi Jacob, cello, Charles Abramovic, piano

 

2002

Dulcet Mimicry  for soprano saxophone and interactive sounds, 2002, duration: 11 minutes. Gunnar Mossblad, soprano sax

 

2001

Amble Tableaux for guitar, double bass, and percussion, 2001, duration: 18 minutes. Glenn Lyons, guitar, Peter Paulsen, bass, Chris Hanning, percussion

 

1999

Out Into The Light for SATB Chorus (1999)
Available From Composer Strath Haven High School Cantata, John Shankweiler, Director

 

1998

Dance In The Prism for Wind Ensemble (1998)
Available From Composer

 

1997

Shimmer Stick for Three Percussionists (1997)
Available From Composer

 

1996

The Starry Messenger for Flute and Piano (1996) -- 10'
Published: #114-40878
Premiere Information: Mary Hannigan, flute, and Barry Hannigan, piano, October 17, 1996, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

 

1995

To Be A Pilgrim for voice and electronic sounds, 1995, duration: 6 minutes.

 

1994

In Silence, In Memory for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1994) -- 18'
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
Premiere Information: Barry Hannigan, piano, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, David Stock, conductor, April 25, 1994, Levy Hall, Pittsburgh, PA

AuraMotion for Wind Controller and Interactive Electronic Sounds (1994)
Available From Composer Matt Levy, wind controller

 

1993

Terpsichore for Solo Percussion and Interactive Electronic Sounds
 (1993) Available From Composer

Creeley Songs for Mezzo-soprano and Double Bass (1993) -- 11'
Published: #111-40172
Commission Information: Charlotte and Peter Paulsen
Premiere Information: Charlotte Paulsen, Mezzo-soprano, and Peter Paulsen, Double bass, March 17, 1994, Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD

Fanfare for Brass Choir (1993)
Available From Composer

Sun of Darkness for Mixed Chorus and Percussion (1993)
Available From Composer

 

1992

String Quartet "Excelsior" (1992) -- 16'
Published: #114-40877
Commission Information: Rheta and Lloyd Smith
Premiere Information: Millennium Chamber Society (Scott St. John, violin, Robert Chen, violin, Amadi Hummings, viola, Jan Vogler, cello). February 19, 1996, Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, PA

Available Separately:

Set of parts (11440877P)
Full Score - Large (11440877S)

 

1991

Order and Alliance for Piano and Pre-recorded Tape (1991) -- 11'
Published: #110-40730
Commission Information: The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Premiere Information: Sylvia Glickman, piano, September 22, 1991, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA


Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (11040730S)
Audio CD (11040730T)

In Spirit and Stone  for the Midi Keyboard, 1991, duration: 9 minutes. Timothy Blair, Midi Keyboard

 

1990

Dayspring a Symphonic Celebration for Orchestra (1990)
Available From (Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music)

 

1989

Loose Leaves for Chamber Ensemble (9 Players) (1989) -- 19'
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Orchestra 2001
Premiere Information: Orchestra 2001, James Freeman, conductor, September 7, 1989, Mandel Theater, Philadelphia, PA

Strider for Oboe and String Quartet (1989) -- 14'
Published: #114-40879
Commission Information: Rheta and Lloyd Smith
Premiere Information: Academy Chamber Players (Barbara Gavatos, Paul Arnold, Sydney Curtis, Lloyd Smith) with Rheta Smith, oboist, December 2, 1990, Academy of Music Ballroom, Philadelphia

Available Separately:

Set of parts (11440879P)
Full Score - Large (11440879S)

Dance In The Prism for clarinet, trumpet, and prerecorded tape, 1989, duration: 12 minutes. Alison Herz, clarinet, John Thysen, trumpet

 

1987

Music for Flute and Electronic Sounds for Flute and Pre-recorded Tape (1987, rev. 1988) -- 13'
Published: #114-40957
Commission Information: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Premiere Information: Diane Gold, flute, March 1, 1987, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (11440957S)
Audio CD (11440957T)

 

1986

Crescents for Flute, String Quartet, and Piano (1986, rev. 1988)
Available From Composer

Catena for Chamber Orchestra (1986) -- 23'
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Premiere Information: Penn Contemporary Players, Richard Wernick, conductor, March 30, 1986, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

 

1984

Quartet Jove for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano (1984)
Available From Composer

 

1983

Sonata for Flute, Oboe, and Cello (1983)
Available From Composer

Study in Timbre an electro-acoustic piece, 1983, duration: 6 minutes.

 

1982

Rhapsody for Solo Cello (1982) -- 6'
Published: #114-40882
Premiere Information: Barbara Haffner, November 17, 1991, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA

 

1981

Harmonium an electro-acoustic piece, 1981, duration: 4 minutes.

Music of Twelve Centers (1981) -- 27'
Published: #410-41323
Commission Information: Bucknell University and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Premiere Information: Barry Hannigan, piano, January 29, 1971, Lang Hall, Swarthmore, PA

 

1980

Tag for Three Pianos - a Game Process Piece (1980)
Available From Composer

Manfred Songs for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble (1980)
Available From Composer Premiere Information: Lynn Weber, soprano, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, David Stock, conductor, October 19, 1980, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA

Spaces an electro-acoustic piece, 1980, duration: 17 minutes.

Evolutions 1 an electro-acoustic piece, 1980, duration: 10 minutes.

Rondocoli an electro-acoustic piece, 1980, duration: 12 minutes.

Evolutions 2  an electro-acoustic piece, 1980, duration: 6 minutes.

 

1979

Visions of Periodicity an electro-acoustic piece, 1979, duration: 17 minutes.

 

1977

Music II for Clarinet and Tape  for clarinet and prerecorded tape, 1977, duration: 9 minutes.

 

1975

Cadenzas and Interludes for Clarinet and Percussion (1975)
Available From Composer

Nocturne for Cello and Piano (1975)
Available From Publisher (Carl Fischer)

Poem of Soft Music for Flute, Cello, and Piano (1975)
Available From Publisher (Carl Fischer)

 

1974

Variations for Orchestra (1974)
Available From (Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music)

 

1973

Music for Clarinet and Tape for Clarinet and Pre-recorded Tape (1973)
Available From Publisher (Carl Fischer)

Music for Medea an electro-acoustic piece, 1973, duration: 12 minutes.       

 

1972

Duo for Cello and Piano (1972)
Available From Publisher (Carl Fischer)

Consequences an electro-acoustic piece, 1972, duration: 14 minutes.

It Takes Time an electro-acoustic piece, 1972, duration: 11 minutes.

 

1970

Flute Thing for Flute and Tape Operator (1970)
Available From Publisher (Carl Fischer)

Watch for Twelve Instruments (1970)
Available From Composer

Canticle of Brother Sun for Men’s Chorus, Percussion, and Pre-recorded Tape (1970)
Available From Composer

Things That Go Wump In The Night an electro-acoustic piece, 1970, duration: 12 minutes.

Shades of Pink an electro-acoustic piece, 1970, duration: 7 minutes.



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