Orchestra and Large Ensemble


Still Life With Blue (2013) for Orchestra (10′)

Premiere: Durham Symphony Orchestra/William Henry Curry

Cíthera mea (Evocations), Spanish Music Notebook (2008) para orquesta/for orchestra (16′)

Co-commissioned by: the North Carolina Symphony and the Nasher Museum of Art, as part of their exhibition “El Greco to Velazquez: Art During the reign of Philip III”
Premiere: North Carolina Symphony Orchestra;  Grant Llewellyn, conductor. October 2nd, 2008

I. Round Some Spanish Dances
II. Galería
III. Cíthara mea (after Alonso Lobo and Tomàs Luís de Victoria)
IV. Enviado: Beatus ille (after Mudarra)

Essay on Cithara mea by the composer

Poetry of the Piedmont (2006) for Orchestra (7′)

Commissioned by: the North Carolina Symphony as part of its “Postcards from North Carolina” project honoring the 75th anniversary of the orchestra’s founding in 1932.
Premiere: North Carolina Symphony; Grant Llewellyn, conductor. Meymandi Hall, Raleigh, NC. January, 2007.

Published: Presser #446-41245 (study score)  446-41245 (full score – large)

Cut time for Orchestra (2004) 2’

For National Symphony’s tour of North Carolina, March 9-13, 2005 (Greenville– Raleigh – Greensboro – Boone– Spindale).
Premiere: National Symphony; Leonard Slatkin, conductor. Also conducted by Emil de Cou.
Published: Presser #446-41246 (study score) 446-41246 (full score)

Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (2003) 28’

Commissioned by: National Symphony Orchestra   Premiere: David Hardy, Cello; National Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. January 8th, 9th, 10th, 2004.

I. Bold and urgently lyrical (Allegro energico) 
II. Clever, impish, a little “ugly” (Scherzino) 
III. “Mysterious flower”: poco andante; interior, inchoate (Variations) 
IV. Fast, pulsing

Published: Presser Full Score – Study (#446-41195) Full Score – Large (#446-41195L)

 CONCERTO for Violin and Orchestra (1997-99) 35′

Commissioned by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.  Premiere: Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Greensboro Symphony; Stuart Malina, conductor. March 11, 2000.

Allegro vivo

Published: Presser #446-41195 (study score)

Songs of Turning (1996) for Chorus and Orchestra (25′) Texts by the composer, Anonymous Ann Landers, Harold Kushner, Mary Oliver, David Rosenberg, Denise Levertov and the Books of Psalms and Jeremiah.

Commissioned by: Oregon Bach Festival (Bach and the Americas) and the Fromm Music Foundation
Premiere: Oregon Bach Festival; Oregon Repertory Singers; Gilbert Seeley, conductor /soloists: James Madalena, Terry Rhodes. Hult Center, Eugene, Oregon. June 28, 1996.

Four Images (1983; rev. 1987) for Orchestra 21′

Premiere: New Jersey Symphony; Hugo Wolff, conductor. March 17-20, 1988. Notes

I. Intrada 
II. Tempests
III. Afterimage
IV. Melodies

Published: Presser Rental Library 

Autumnal (1986) for Orchestra 24′

Premiere: New Hampshire Symphony; James Bolle, conductor.
November 14 and 16, 1986.

Published: Presser Rental Library

The Rhythm of the Running Plough (1988) for chamber orchestra 14′

Premiere: Prism Orchestra; Robert Black, conductor. Merkin Hall, New York City. December 14, 1988.

Published: Presser Rental Library

Three Yiddish Songs (1978) for soprano and small orchestra 23′

Premiere: Marilyn Found, soprano; Penn Composers Guild; Stephen Jaffe, conductor. Philadelphia. April 1977.

i. cradle song (Leah Rudnitsky)
ii. unter dayne vayse stern (Avram Sutzkever)
iii. Shtiler, Shtiler (Shmerl Kazcerginsky)

Published: Presser Rental Library

Rega Raga (1975) for Jazz Ensemble 16-20′