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CHORAL
SONGS WITH PIANO
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CHORAL


2005
God picks up the reed-flute world 10 min.
for SSAATTBB chorus, flute, oboe, cello, and harp
[Text adapted from Coleman Barks’ translations of Rumi]
Commissioned and premiered by Foundation for Universal Sacred Music in Merkin Hall, NYC, November 2006.


2005
An Equal Music 3 min.

for SSAATTBB chorus
[Text by John Donne]
Premiered by NCSU Chamber Singers, April 2010


2003 Ecce Stella 10 min.
for SSAATTBB chorus, 7 brass, 1 perc, and bagpipe
[Text adapted from Robert Bridges]
Commissioned and premiered by the Portland (ME) Choral Arts Society, December 2003.




2002 Be Anxious for Nothing 3 min.

for SSAATTBB chorus [Text: Philippians 4:6]
Commissioned and premiered by the Portland (ME) Choral Arts Society,
at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, September 2002.


1999 Cielo Azul 6 min.
for SSAA chorus and guitar
[Text by Federico Garcia Lorca]
Commissioned and premiered by the Lenoir-Rhyne University Youth Chorus, April 2000,
through a Meet the Composer New Residency.



1997 Beat! Beat! Drums! 5 min.
for SATB chorus, two trumpets, and two percussionists
[Text by Walt Whitman]
Commissioned and premiered by the North Carolina Master Chorale, February 1998.


1994 i thank You God for most this amazing 5 min.
for SATB chorus and organ
[Text by e.e. cummings]
Commissioned and premiered by North Carolina State University, November 1994.


1993 Field & Stream 8 min.
five songs for TTBB men's chorus
[Texts by Raymond Carver]
Commissioned and premiered by North Carolina State University, February 1993.


SONGS WITH PIANO


2015
Keeping Things Whole 25 min.

for baritone and piano
[Text by Mark Strand]




2014 His Parents at the Quilt 8 min.
for baritone and piano
[Text by Peter Krask]


2014
Speak! Speak! 5 min.

[Moby Dick, Ch. 70: “The Sphynx”] 
for baritone and piano
[Text by Herman Melville]


2013
Symmetries & Asymmetries 25 min.

six songs for baritone and piano
[Texts by W. H. Auden]
Commissioned by the NC Music Teacher’s Association and premiered
by baritone Scott MacLeod at the NCMTA state convention, October 2013.


2009
Bright Star 11 min
.
four songs for soprano and piano (or harp)
[Texts by John Keats]


2001
Six Songs from The Hopper Collection
6 min.
for baritone and piano
[Texts by Joseph Stanton]
Premiered by Scott MacLeod, December 2009


1997
Three By the Roadside 7 min.
three songs for bass-baritone and piano
[Texts by Walt Whitman]
Premiered by baritone Gary Poster at Glimmerglass Opera, July 1999.


1997 Back By the Roadside 5 min.
six songs for tenor or baritone and piano
[Texts by Walt Whitman]
Premiered by mezzo Sara Sturdivant, March 2004.


1997 Four Thoughts By the Roadside 5 min.
four songs for tenor and piano
[Texts by Walt Whitman]
Premiered by tenor Bruce Fithian, January 2002.


1996 Goodby, Goodby World 3 min.
for soprano and piano
[Texts by Thornton Wilder]
Premiered by soprano Leda Scearce, October 1998.


1996 35@35 25 min.
songbook of thirty-five songs for high voice and piano
[Texts by A.R. Ammons]
Premiered by soprano Leda Scearce, September 1996.




1992 Estlin 20 min.
nine songs for high soprano and piano
[Texts by e.e. cummings]
Premiered by soprano Leda Scearce, October 1992.





1986 Mourning Songs 12 min.
five songs for tenor and piano
(also orchestrated for 1-1-1-1, 1-0-0-0, harp, strings)
[Texts by Michael J. Scearce]
Premiered by tenor Mark Bowman Hester, February 1985.


1985 By the Roadside 5 min.
six songs for soprano or mezzo-soprano and piano
[Texts by Walt Whitman]
Premiered by soprano Leda Scearce, March 1986.

 

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