Year

Name

 

Description


In progress Celan, for soprano, violin, English horn, cello, and piano  
Commissioned by Ensemble for These Times. To be premiered Spring, 2017 in San Francisco


In progress Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Contrabass  
Commissioned by Stephen Tramontozzi. To be premiered April 12, 2017 in San Francisco


2016 Judith Masur Songs, song cycle for mezzo-soprano, cornet, harp, and contrabass  

Poems by Judith Masur
Commissioned by Crystal Philippi. Premiered April 4, 2016 in San Francisco.


2015 Mein Blaues Klavier, song cycle for soprano, cello,and piano   Poems by Elsa Lasker-Schüler (3 songs). Commissioned by Nanette McGuinness and the Jewish Music and Poetry Project. Premiered April 19, 2015, at the Center for New Music in San Francisco.
Available on Centaur CD "Surviving: Women's Words" by soprano Nanette McGuinness, pianist Dale Tsang, and cellist Adaiha MacAdam-Somer (Ensemble for These Times)
Watch video of Mein blaues Klavier


2014 Capriccio for cello and piano  

For Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, Dale Tsang, and the Jewish Music and Poetry Project. Premiered Nov. 20, 2014, at SF Music Thursdays at the Center for New Music in San Francicsco.


2014

Song Is a Monument, song cycle for soprano, cello, and piano  

Originally Such Innocent Words. Poems by Yala Korwin (5 songs). Commissioned by Nanette McGuinness and the Jewish Music and Poetry Project. Premiered March 29, 2014, at Trinity Chamber Concerts, Berkeley, CA.
Available on Centaur CD "Surviving: Women's Words" by soprano Nanette McGuinness, pianist Dale Tsang, and cellist Adaiha MacAdam-Somer (Ensemble for These Times)


2013 Second String Quartet   Commissioned by the Shanghai/ San Francisco International Chamber Music Festival. Premiered by the Han Quartet on March, 2014 in San Francisco.
Winner of 2015 American Prize in Composition, Chamber Music (professional division).
Watch video of the premiere of the Second String Quartet.
 

2013 Three Gothic Symphonic Rock Songs  

Dust to Dust
Tiny Tyrant
Ice Queen
Commissioned by Crystal Philippi. Premiered by Pyroptera (Crystal Philippi, mezzo-soprano; John Hollis, drums; Brian Jones, guitar; Ted Gould, bass; Shahab Paranj, percussion, David Garner, keyboards). San Francisco, April, 2013.
Duration: 10'.



2012 Vilna Poems (Six Yiddish Songs by Avram Sutzkever) for soprano, cello, clarinet, and piano   Poems by Avram Sutskever. Originally commissioned by Sylvie Braitman and then Lisa Delan. Premiered by Lisa Delan, David Krakauer, Matt Haimowitz, and Kristin Pankonin on March 9, 2013, at the Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley.
Winner of 2015 American Prize in Composition, Chamber Music (professional division).
Available on the PentaTone CD The Hours Begin to Sing, by soprano Lisa Delan, Matt Haimovitz (cello), David Krakauer (clarinet) and pianist Kristin Pankonin.
 

2009 Azure Morph, for chamber ensemble   Commissioned by the Nothingset Ensemble. Premiered June, 2009 at Old First Concerts

2008 Shards, for chamber orchestra   Commissioned by Nicole Paiment and Ensemble Paralelle, Blueprint Series. Premiered March, 2009.

2006 Piano Trio   Commissioned by the aKa Trio.
Score available for purchase.

 

2007 First String Quartet   Premiered March, 2008. Commissioned by the Picasso Quartet (Noah Stick and Alisa Rose, violins, Alexa Beattie, viola, and Adaiha Macadam-Somer, cello).

Score available for purchase
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2005 The Cremation of Sam McGee, for soprano, violin, and piano   Commissioned by Olivia Stoddard.  Premiered May 13th, 2005.  Score available for purchase.

2002 Viñetas Flamencas, for tenor, wind-quintet and piano  

Text by Federico García Lorca.  In Spanish.
Commissioned by Citywinds. Premiered June 7, 2002.  Watch Viñetas Flamencas


2000 Seven Nocturnes, for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra   Text by Odysseus Elytis.  In Greek.
Commissioned by Marie Bafus. Premiered April 30, 2000.

1998 The Highwayman, for soprano and string quartet   On the poem by Alfred Noyes. Commissioned by Cheryl Cain. Premiered April 18, 1998

1996 The Goddess of Parking and Traffic, for timpani, vibraphone, xylophone, and other percussion (five players)   Duration: 8'
Listen to Goddess

1995 Mozambique, for two horns and tuba.  Also arranged for three horns and tuba.  See Brass   Commissioned and premiered by The Heavy Metal Trio
Duration: 5'

1993 Bestiary, for soprano, horn, clarinet and piano   Listen to Landcrab (Margaret Atwood)
Listen to Hail to thee, blithe owl (Ring Lardner)
Listen to The Truro Bear (Mary Oliver)
Commissioned by the Beaumont Ensemble. 1993.

1993 Out of Silence, for baritone, horn, clarinet and four cellos   Commissioned by the San Francisco Conservatory New Music Ensemble, for the Conservatory's 75th anniversary. Text by J. Gallegos.
Premiered by the New Music Ensemble April 22, 1993.
Duration: 15'

1992 A Honky in Havana (1983, revised) for jazz ensemble   Premiered by the composer March, 1983. Duration: 12'

1989 Rorrim's Run, for violin and piano   I. Allegro ben Marcato
II. Quasi Fantasia, Feroce
Commission and premiered by Emily Norman Davidson.
Duration: 13'

Score available for purchase

1988 Four for Shiva, four hands   Commissioned by Bernard Mizel.
1. Brazilio-Cuban
2. Fast Bop
3. Hard Drive
4. Brazilio-Cuban II
Premiered by the composer with pianist Peggy Salkind, March, 1989.
Duration: 12'
Available on the Con Molto Classics CD en Blanc et Noir by the Angelo Piano Duo.
Watch 1. Brazilio-Cuban
Watch 3. Hard Drive (at 3:40)


1987 The Beauty of Things for bells, percussion, flute and strings   A tone-poem on Robinson Jeffers' poem of the same name.
Commissioned by the Conservatory New Music Ensemble, Joan Gallegos, Director.
Premiered for American Music Week, November, 1987.
Duration: 10'.

1986 Annettes-Lieder, for soprano, cello and piano (rev. 1994)   Text by Annette von Droste-Hulshoff (1797-1848).  In German.
Im Grase (In the Meadow)
Am Turme ( On the Tower)
Der Weiher (The Pond)
Commissioned by Mimi Ruiz, and premiered by her in 1986. Duration: 15'

1984 Quatre Voyages, for harp and flute   1. En Village
2. Sur la Fleuve
3. L'Oiseaux de la Nuit
4. Le Souvenir
Duration: 15'

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