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In progress Die eichne Tuer, song cycle 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


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 Three Carols  

Commissioned by Lisa Delan, Lester Lynch, and the New Century Chamber Orchestra. Recorded December 4, 2014.
Available on Pentatone CD, "December Celebration.", by soprano Lisa Delan, baritone Lester Lynch, and the New Century Chamber Orchestra

 

2014 Capriccio for cello and piano   For Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, Dale Tsang, and the Jewish Music & Poetry Project. Premiered Nov. 20, 2014 at SF Music Thursdays at the Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA  

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)
Listen to Song is a Monument (#5)

 

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.
 

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.
 

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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2006 Piano Trio   Commissioned by the aKa Trio.
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.  

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

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
 

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 and premiered by Mimi Ruiz. Duration: 15'
Available on the PentaTone CD And If the Song Be Worth a Smile by Lisa Delan, Matt Haimovitz, and Kristin Pankonin.
 

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Performance, distribution, sale or re-use strictly prohibited without written permission from the composer.
 
 
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