Works

(unless otherwise indicated, works published by Domilo Music)

Opera

The Life and Love of Joe Coogan, comic opera in one act, adapted by librettist Kate Light from the Dick Van Dyke Show TV episode written by Carl Reiner, 2010: two sopranos, one mezzo-soprano, one tenor, two baritones, one bass-baritone, one female speaking role. Alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, percussion, string quartet, contrabass.
Duration:  60 minutes
Publisher:  Theodore Presser

Tony Caruso’s Final Broadcast, one-act opera in ten scenes on a libretto by Dana Gioia, 2004:  six sopranos, two mezzo-sopranos, boy soprano, tenor, two baritones.
Flute, Oboe/Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone/Bass Clarinet, 2 Trumpets, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Trap Set, Strings
Note:  Woodwind doubles can be separated, upper strings can be as few as two on a part with a single cello and a single contrabass doubling on bass guitar.
Duration:  50 minutes
Winner, National Opera Association Chamber Opera Competition, 2007
World premiere:  Los Angeles, 2008
Publisher: Theodore Presser

Ballet

FABLES, commissioned and premiered by RIOULT New York, 2012:  chamber orchestra (clarinet, trumpet, horn, percussion, piano/harpsichord, strings)

Orchestra with Narration

The Big Sword and the Little Broom, Italian fable retold by Dana Gioia, 1997:  narrator, solo violin and chamber orchestra (2222, 2210, 2, harp, strings)
Duration: 25 minutes

The Old Witch and the New Moon, Italian fable retold by Dana Gioia:  soprano, narrator and string orchestra, 1999
Duration:  10 minutes
Full orchestra version premiered at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, 2006
 

Symphonic and Chamber Orchestra

Hoops, for chamber orchestra, commissioned to celebrate Lehigh University’s Sesquicentennial, 2015.

Duration:  8 minutes

Preludio for symphonic orchestra, commissioned and premiered by the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, 2011.

Duration: 4 minutes

Hugging the Shore for string orchestra and harp, commissioned by and premiered by the Duxbury High School String Ensemble, 2009
Duration: 5 minutes
Publisher:  Alfred Music

The Monocacy Tarantella for chamber orchestra (piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 horns, 1 trumpet, percussion, strings), 2007

Duration:  4 minutes

Three Bass Hit, concerto for a single soloist playing three instruments (tuba, string bass, electric bass) and symphonic orchestra (pic222bass1, alto/tenor/bari sax, 2221, 6 percussion, piano, strings), 2007
Duration:  13 minutes

“Evening Scene” from Milestones for chamber orchestra (2222, 2200, percussion, strings), commissioned and premiered by the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, 2006

Duration:  5 minutes

A Dance Across Life for chamber orchestra (2222, 2200, percussion, strings), commissioned and premiered by the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, 2005
Duration:  6 minutes

A Little Creek Music for chamber orchestra (2222, 4200, 2, strings), commissioned and premiered by the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, 2003
Duration:  7 minutes

A Time to Mourn, A Time to Dance, two movements for symphonic orchestra
(21english horn, 22, 4221, 2, harp, strings), 2003
Duration:  12 minutes
Original version entitled “Millennium Dances” commissioned and premiered by the New Haven Symphony, 2001

The Big Sword and the Little Broom, suite for solo violin and chamber orchestra (2222, 2210, 2, harp, strings), commissioned and premiered by the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, 1997
Duration:  18 minutes

Upstream/About Two Miles for symphonic orchestra (2222, 4221, 4 percussionists, strings), commissioned and premiered by the Schuylkill Symphony Orchestra, 1993
Duration:  10 minutes

On Seeing Pictures by Friends for chamber orchestra (1111, 1110, 1, electric guitar, strings)
Duration:  12 minutes
Birthing Suite for large orchestra without upper strings, percussion, and synthesizers, commissioned to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Packer Chapel, Lehigh University, 1988
Duration:  25 minutes

Chaconne (Post-Jeter Street Rise) for chamber orchestra (222 bcl 2, 2210,2, piano, harp, strings), commissioned and premiered by the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra 1983
Duration:  15 minutes

String Orchestra and String Quartet arrangements

Songs without Words (Mendelssohn), four movements for string quartet, 2014 Duration: 12 minutes Publisher:  Theodore Presser

Le Grand Tango (Piazzolla), solo cello and string orchestra arrangement (minimum: 4,4,3,3,2)  of the original cello and piano piece by Astor Piazzolla , commissioned and premiered by Sejong, 2003
Duration:  13 minutes
Publisher:  BERBEN (Italy)

Perpetuum Mobile, solo violin and string orchestra, 2004
Duration:  4 minutes

Wind ensemble

Driving Home the Cows, song on a poem by Kate Putnam Osgood for wind ensemble and baritone, commissioned and premiered by the Lehigh University Wind Ensemble to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, 2011.

Duration:  8 minutes

Upstream/About Two Miles, wind ensemble, 1996.

Duration:  10 minutes

Chamber Music with Narration

The Big Sword and the Little Broom, Italian fable retold by Dana Gioia: narrator, violin, cello, clarinet, trumpet, horn, percussion, and piano, 1998.

Duration:  25 minutes

The Old Witch and the New Moon, Italian fable retold by Dana Gioia:  narrator, soprano, violin, viola, and piano, 1999
Duration: 10 minutes

The Old Witch and the New Moon, Italian fable retold by Dana Gioia:  narrator, soprano, violin, viola, violoncello, and piano, 2000
Duration:  10 minutes

Chamber Music

Daliance for string quartet and percussion, premiered by the Dalì Quartet and Ian Rosenbaum, 2017

Duration:  5 minutes

Sinfonietta Italiana for woodwind quintet, premiered by East Winds. 2017

Duration 15 minutes

2×242 for trombone and harp, commissioned by the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council. Premiered by the Branderson Duo. 2016.

Duration:  24 minutes

U-Turn, for woodwind quintet, commissioned and premiered by East Winds to celebrate Lehigh University’ Sesquicentennial. 2016.

Duration:  15 minutes

Partita for trombone and harp. Premiered by the Branderson Duo. 2014.

Duration:  14 minutes

Quartet 1.5, commissioned and premiered by the Vega Quartet, 2014.

Duration: 33 minutes.

Many Happy Returns, for brass quintet, commissioned and premiered by Philadelphia Brass, 2012.

Duration: 14 minutes.

Animal Struck with the Plague (from the ballet FABLES), for string quartet and bass clarinet, 2012.

Duration: 9 minutes

The Oak and the Reed (from the ballet FABLES), for violin and timpani (piano optional), 2012.

Duration:  8 minutes

The Oak and the Reed (from the ballet Fables), four percussionists. 2014

Duration:  8 minutes

Black and Tan, for piano quartet, premiered and commissioned by the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble, 2011.

Duration:  5 minutes

Shinichi Rag, for two pianos and two percussionists, 2014

Duration:  3 minutes

Shinichi Rag, for tenor sax and marimba, 2011

Duration:  3 minutes

Shinichi Rag, for clarinet and piano, 2010

Duration:  3 minutes

Witches and Rappings for clarinet, flute, violin & piano, commissioned and premiered by SATORI,  2010
Duration: 10 minutes

Four Sketches for Two Brothers for marimba and violin, 2008
Duration: 7 minutes

Two Partita for flute and guitar, commissioned and premiered by Two-Part Invention, 2008
Duration:  10 minutes

Turns, flute, guitar, and string quartet, commissioned and premiered by SATORI,  2006
Duration:  13 minutes

Up and Dancing, alto saxophone, string quartet, contrabass, 1988
Duration:  5 minutes

Toddler Riffs, flute, violin, cello, commissioned and premiered by Animè, 1990
Duration:  20 minutes

Lapse, bassoon and horn, 1980
Duration:  3 minutes

String Quartet, 1979
Duration:  20 minutes

Trio, clarinet/bass clarinet, viola/violin, piano, 1975
Duration: 10 minutes

Vocal music (with piano, guitar, or chamber ensemble)

 

Something Permanent,  song cycle on poems by Cynthia Rylant for mezzo and guitar. 2016.

Duration: 14 minutes 

Ekphrastic Songs, song cycle on poems by David Ferry for mezzo and guitar. 2016

Duration:  8 minutes

Finding One Self, song cycle on poems by David Ferry for mezzo and guitar. 2016

Duration: 8 minutes

Family Letters, song cycle on a poem by Dana Gioia for mezzo, flute, clarinet in A, violin, and violoncello commissioned by the family of Eileen Wavrek Wescoe, 2015

Duration: 10 minutes

Arrivals, song cycle on poems by Seamus Heaney for soprano, violin, and piano. 2014

Duration: 13 minutes

A Kite for Aibhin, song on a poem by Seams Heaney for soprano and string quartet, 2014

Duration: 5 minutes

For Love or Money, song cycle on poems by Dana Gioia for soprano/tenor, violin, pianoforte, contrabass, and percussion, 2014

Duration:  14 minutes

Generations, song cycle on poems by Annie Reiner for soprano and string quartet, 2012
Duration: 13 minutes
Bad Pets, song cycle on poems by Doty, Frost, and Gioia for baritone, alto flute, and guitar, commissioned and premiered by Two-Part Invention, 2007
Duration:  10 minutes

Version for soprano, alto flute and guitar also commissioned and premiered by Two-Part Invention, 2009; alternative arrangement for soprano and piano or baritone and piano also available

Speaking of Love, song cycle on poems by Dana Gioia: soprano, viola, piano/mallet percussion, 1993
Duration:  10 minutes
Version for soprano, flute, and guitar commissioned and premiered by Two-Part Invention, 2009

Regimen Sanitatis Salerni, Italian song cycle for soprano and piano, 2000
Duration:  10 minutes

Regimen Sanitatis Salerni, Italian song cycle for soprano and string quartet, 2003
Duration:  10 minutes

Flora, a song cycle on poems by John Updike for soprano and viola, 2003
Duration:  7 minutes

Money, on a poem by Dana Gioia for soprano, violin, and piano, 1995
Duration:  4 minutes

Sad Stories, song cycle on poems found in the New Yorker: mezzo-soprano, alto flute, mallet percussion, violin, cello, 1991
Duration:  13 minutes

Choral Music

Alleluia, a cappella (SATB), 1999
Duration: 5 minutes
Version for young female choir commissioned and premiered by PERMONIK, 2013

A Bethlehem Carol, a cappella choir, commissioned and premiered by the Cathedral of the Nativity Choir, 2000
Duration: 3 minutes

Requia, a cappella choral cycle on three poems by Dana Gioia, 1997
Duration:  10 minutes

Cantate Domino, choir, tape, and synthesizers, 1986
Duration:  6 minutes

Violin music

Autumn in Parco Querini, solo violin, commissioned by the Cape Cod Symphony and premiered by Lindsay Deutsch, 2009
Duration: 6 minutes

Toddler Riffs, violin and piano, 1992
Duration:  4 minutes

Quattro Studi di Vicenza, solo violin, 2000
Duration:  9 minutes

A Dance Across Life, violin and piano, commissioned by the Baker family in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Dorothy and Dexter Baker,  2001
Duration:  6 minutes

Music for Young Players

Suzuki Jamboree, for a large number of Suzuki string players in all books and piano, 1994
Duration:  3 minutes

Shinichi Rag, for a large number of Suzuki string players in all books and piano, 1998
Duration:  3 minutes

Suzuki Jamboree, for two violins (student/teacher) and piano, 1995
Duration:  3 minutes

Shinichi Rag, for two violins (student/teacher) and piano, 1998
Duration:  3 minutes

Shinichi Rag, for violin and piano, 1998
Duration:  3 minutes

Incidental music for the theatre

The Mandrake (Machiavelli), prelude and four interludes for singers, drums, and piano, 2003.

The Marriage of Figaro (Beaumarchais), two songs, 1998

Comedy of Errors, accordion, violin, and synthesizer, 1997

Phaedra, sequenced digital synthesizers, 1992

The Moonstone, song, 1990

Waiting for Godot, two songs, 1990

The Suicide, two songs, 1988

Tartuffe, digital synthesizers on tape, 1986

Wedding on the Eiffel Tower, analog tape, 1981

The House of Bernarda Alba, aria and chorus, 1978

Arrangements for Wind Ensemble

Albrechstberger, Concertino for Trumpet, 1984

Schubert, Polonaise, 1982

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