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OPERA


2014 Falling Angel 120 min.
full evening opera for SMTTTBarBarBarBB and chamber orchestra
(1*-1*-1*-Alt Sax, 1-1-1-0, perc, pn, harmonica, rebab, strings)
[Libretto by Lucy Thurber after the novel by William Hjortsberg]
Commissioned and premiered by the Center for Contemporary Opera, April 2015.



1999
Kitty Hawk 60 min.
chamber opera for SSMTTBarBarBB and chamber orchestra
(1*-1*-1*-1, 1-1-1-0, perc, pn, hp, strings) [Original libretto by Will Graham]
Commissioned and premiered by the National Opera Company, April 2000.




1997 A Tree—a Rock—a Cloud 30 min.
chamber opera for soprano, tenor, baritone, alto sax, trombone, and cello
[Libretto by composer adapted from the short story by Carson McCullers]
Premiered by Capital Opera, January 2007.


BALLET


2016
Macbeth 120 min.
ballet for chamber orchestra (2*-2*-2*-2*-Alt Sx, 2-3-2-1, 2 perc, timp, pn, harp, 3 female voices, strings)
Commissioned and premiered by Carolina Ballet, April 2016





2010
Dracula 75 min.
ballet for chamber orchestra (0-1*-1*-0, 1-0-0-0, 1 perc, harp, cimbalon, strings)
Commissioned and premiered by Carolina Ballet, October 2010


2010
Masque of the Red Death 30 min.
ballet for chamber orchestra (0-1*-1*-0, 1-0-0-0, 1 perc, harp, 2 male voices (bass, bar), strings)
Commissioned and premiered by Carolina Ballet, October 2010




2009
Song of the Dead 30 min.
ballet for clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, and piano
Commissioned and premiered by Carolina Ballet, October 2009.
(30 min. six-movement suite available as Illuminations)


2009
Guernica 12 min.
ballet for solo piano
Commissioned and premiered by Carolina Ballet, October 2009.


2008 Memoria a 3 9 min.
dance for cello and piano
Commissioned and premiered by NCSU Dance, April 2009.
(9 min. three-movement suite available)


2003 Ouroboros 25 min.
ballet for chamber orchestra (1*-1*-Bs Cl-1-Alt Sx, 0-1-0-0, 1 perc, strings)
Commissioned and premiered by Nashville Ballet, October 2003.
(25 min. three-movement suite available)




1999
The Kreutzer Sonata 75 min.
(25’ suite also available) ballet for string quartet and piano
interweaving the first mvt of the Beethoven sonata,
the Janacek string quartet and thirty-five minutes of original music
Commissioned and premiered by Carolina Ballet, February 2000.





 

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