Choral

Diaries of Exile (2015)

for mixed chorus (SATB), two violins, cello, organ, and electronics

Premiered May 9, 2015, by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble (Thomas Cunningham, cond.); Lisa Rautenberg and Mark Rike, violins; Patricia Smith, cello; Bradley Brookshire, organ; and Bill DeLelles, electronics, Church of the Incarnation, New York, NY

Diaries of Exile was commissioned by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble

Evocation (2007)

for mixed chorus (SATB) and cello

Premiered June 8, 2007, by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble (Thomas Cunningham, cond.) and Clarice Jensen, cello, Columbia University, New York, NY

Evocation was commissioned by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble.

A Piece of Coffee. (2006)

for mixed chorus (SSAATB)

Premiered June 9, 2006, by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble (Thomas Cunningham, cond.), Columbia University, New York, NY

The New York Virtuoso Singers (Harold Rosenbaum, cond.) // June 5, 2007, June in Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

A Piece of Coffee. was commissioned by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble.

Composer's Note
A Piece of Coffee. expands. The excerpt in question of Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons progresses from pithiness – "More of double. A place in no new table." – to Coltranesque virtuosity – "The perfect way is to accustom the thing to have a lining and the shape of a ribbon and to be solid, quite solid in standing and to use heaviness in morning." This setting takes Stein's principle of expansion as its point of departure: stretching single notes and narrow intervals into dense harmonies and amplifying monophonic clarity into violently cluttered textures.

That Crieth (2005)

for mixed chorus (SATB)

Premiered October 29, 2005, by the Pharos Music Project (Scott Williamson, cond.), St. Bartholomew's Church, New York, NY

Two Songs for Christmas Eve (2005)

for mixed chorus (SATB)

Premiered December 11, 2005, by the Canticum Novum Singers (Harold Rosenbaum, cond.), Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Mt. Kisco, NY

Two Songs for Christmas Eve was commissioned by Harold Rosenbaum for the Canticum Novum Singers.

Prayer of St. Francis (2001, rev. 2003)

for mixed chorus (SATB)

Premiered May 23, 2004, by St. Michael's Choir (Erin Jeanette, cond.), St. Michael's Church, New York, NY

Requiem aeternam (2001)

for mixed chorus (SATB) and chamber ensemble