Works and First Performances


Piano
                        
                         two Elliott Carter tributes 
                              (first performance as the "tributes" - February 17, 2013)
                                    I.       for Elliott (1983-84)                                   
                                    II.      a celebration of Elliott (2006) 
                                    West Garden Court,National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.                                                              Winston Choi, piano



                       barbaglio dal manca  (1981, rev. 1992, 2000) (10 min.)
                                    (first performance [original version], January 18, 1982)
                                    Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
                                    Barbro Dahlman, piano
                                    (first performance [second revised version], November 21, 2002)
                                    Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH.
                                    Toyen Tonnu, piano
                                    (recorded by Tuyen Tonnu, Capstone, CPS 8736)

                        for Elliott  (1983) (1 min.)
                                    (first performance, December 5, 1983)
                                    Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, N.Y.
                                    Claudia Stevens, piano

                        tango variations  (1984, rev, 2001) (3 min.)
(commissioned by Quadrivium Music Press for pianist Yvar Mikhashoff)
                                    (first performance, March 2, 1986)
                                    Bessie Schonberg Theatre, New York, N.Y.
                                    Yvar Mikhashoff, piano

                        fragments from the surrounding evening  (1984) (9 min.)
                                    (commissioned by the La Gesse Foundation)
                                    (first performance, February 24, 1985)
                                    Lafayette Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, N.Y.
                                    Bruce Anderson, piano
                                    (recorded by Karen Walwyn on Albany Recordings TROY 266)

                        a flower in folding shadows  (piano, four-hands) (1986) (8 min.)
                                    (first performance, April 6, 1989)
                                    Renee Weiler Concert Hall, Greenwich House Music School,   
                                    New York, N.Y.
                                    Continuum: Joel Sachs and Cheryl Seltzer, piano, four-hands

                        a landscape of interior resonances  (2001) (16 min.)
(commissioned by the Phillips Collection [Washington, D.C.], Miller Theatre [New York, N.Y.] and the Schubert Club [St. Paul, MN.])
(first performance, May 5, 2002)
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Margaret Kampmeier, piano
(recorded by Margaret Kampmeier, "the promise of the far horizon",
Albany, TROY 698)

                        four dances for Boris (2004) (8 min.)
(commissioned by Boris Willis)
(first performance, September 17, 2004)
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
                                    Washington, D.C.
                                    Lura Johnson, piano

                        a celebration of Elliott (2007) (2 min.)
(commissioned by the Network for New Music to celebrate the 100th birthday of Elliott Carter)
(first performance: February 29, 2008)
Leonard Nimoy Theatre - Symphony Space, New York, N.Y.
Stephen Gosling, piano

of ringing and layered space (2010  . . . ongoing)
(commissioned by consortium for pianists Jenny Lin, Lura Johnson, Tuyen Tonnu, Amy Briggs, and Shannon Wettstein)
I.  “Jenny” (3 min.) (2010)
II. “Lura”   (3 min.) (2010)

Solo Instrumental

                        linear cycles VII (cambiamenti II)  (solo violin) (1979, rev. 1993) (8 min.)     
                                    (first performance, July 22, 1979) (original version)
                                    Aspen Music Festival
                                    Kurt Nikkanen, violin
                                    (first performance [revised version])
                                    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
                                    Lina Bahn, violin
                                    (recorded by Kurt Nikkanen,
                                    "the focus of blue light" CRI/New World 650)

                        variazioni elegiaci  (solo 'cello) (1979-80, rev. 1997) (9 min.)
                                    (first performance, July 10, 1981) (original version)
                                    Aspen Music Festival
                                    Julie Charland 'cello

                        morning thunder for solo flute  (1979-80) (8 min.)
                                    (first performance, December 15, 1980)
                                    live radio broadcast, KPFK, Los Angeles
                                    Janice Tipton, flute

                        amid fleeting pockets of billowing radiance  (solo 'cello) (1990) (11 min.)     
                                    (first performance, September 20 ,1991)
                                    St. Mary's College, St. Mary's County, MD.
                                    Pamela Greitzer, 'cello
                                    (recorded by Joshua Gordon,
                                    "the focus of blue light" CRI/New World 650)

                        the clarity of remembered springs  (solo viola) (1992-93) (13 min.)
                                    (commissioned by the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation)
(first performance, April 26, 1993)
                                    Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
                                    New York, N.Y.
                                    Misha Amory, viola

                        a window's gathering of clouds  (solo guitar) (1981) (7 min.)
                                    (first performance, March 2, 1986)
                                    University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
                                    Todd Seelye, guitar

                        variazioni elegiaci II  (solo violin) (1983) (8 min.)
                                    (first performance, July 11, 1986)
                                    Seattle Chamber Music Festival
                                    Ida Levin, violin

                   revisiting variazioni elegiaci (solo viola) (2001) (9 min.)
                                    (first performance, February 10, 2001)
                                    Kulas Recital Hall
                                    Oberlin Conservatory of Music
                                    Wendy Richman, viola

                        wending (solo viola) (2001) (11 min.)
                                    (first public performance, Nov. 11, 2001)
                                    Phillips Collection
                                    Washington, D.C.
                                    Wendy Richman, viola
                                    (recorded by Wendy Richman, "the promise of the far horizon"
                                    Albany, TROY 698)

                        the milliner's fancy (solo alto saxophone) (2003) (5 min.)
                                    (commissioned by Rhonda Taylor & David Reminick)
                                    (first performance, April 9, 2003)
                                    Warner Concert Hall
                                    Oberlin Conservatory of Music
                                    David Reminick, alto saxophone
                                    (recorded by Rhonda Taylor, "the promise of the far horizon"
                                    Albany, TROY 698)

                        three musings . . . revisiting memories (solo violin) (2005) (5 min.)
                                    (written for Ole Bohn)
                                    (first performance, March 8, 2005)                 
                                    Warner Concert Hall
                                    Oberlin Conservatory of Music
                                    Ole Bohn, violin

eight musings . . . revisiting memories (solo violin) (2005) (11 min.)
                                    (written for Ole Bohn)
                                    (first performance, Aug. 5, 2005)                    
                                    Monadnock Music Festival
                                    Fitzwilliam Town Hall, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
                                    Ole Bohn, violin

an expanding distance of multiple voices (solo violin) (2005) (11 min.)
            (commissioned by consortium for Lina Bahn)
            (first performance, Sept 18, 2005)
            Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium
            Corcoran Gallery of Art
            Washington, D.C.
            Lina Bahn. Violin

a focus further within (solo ‘cello) (2010) (3 ½ min.)
            (commissioned by Rhonda Rider as part of her residency at the
Grand Canyon)
(first performance, March 10, 2011)
Seully Hall
Boston Conservatory of Music
            Boston, MA
            Rhonda Ryder, ‘cello

 to find in the glimmering air . . . a buoyant continuity of layering blue
(‘solo ‘cello) (2011) (9 min.)
(funded by the Lorain County Community College Foundation through its Campus Grants Program)
(first performances, April 17, 2011, October 25, 2011, October 26, 2011)
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield ,WI; Studio Theatre, Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH.)
            Seaunn Thorsteinsdottir, ‘cello

Chamber

                        still air (7 min.) (piano quartet)
                              (commissioned by the Chamber Music Conference and 
                                      Composer’s Forum of the East, Inc.) 
                              (first performance: Aug. 10, 2013)
                              Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington, VT                              
                               Tom Frenkel, violin       
                               Bonnie Maky, viola                              
                               Judy Tobey, ‘cello
                              Giovanni Koll, piano

                       linear cycles II  (violin and piano) (1978) (8 min.)
                                    (commissioned by the Robert Evett Fund of Washington, D.C.)
                                    (first performance, February 20, 1978)
                                    Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
                                    members of the Contemporary Music Forum:
                                    Helmut Braunlich, violin
                                    Barbro Dahlman, piano

                        string quartet no. 1  (formerly quartet no. 3 ) (1978 rev. 1980) (12 min.)
                                    (first performance, December 6, 1980)
                                    Concert Hall, University of California, Irvine
                                    New York String Quartet
                                    (recorded by the New York String Quartet on CRI/New World 468) (LP)

                        a wind of suspended prominences  (clarinet and piano) (1981) (7 min.)
                                    (first performance, April 17, 1981)
                                    Mandeville Recital Hall, University of California, San Diego
                                    William Powell, clarinet
                                    Zita Carno, piano
                                    (first performance, revised version, October 28, 1991)
                                    Roy O. Disney Music Hall, California Institute of the Arts,
                                    Valencia, California
                                    William Powell, clarinet
                                    Zita Carno, piano

                        duo concerto  (1981-82) (15 min.)
                                    (commissioned by 'cellist Fred Sherry)
(vlc. solo, percussion - xylophone, marimba [A], vibraphone, clar., vln., piano)
                                    (first performance, February 21, 1984)
                                    Kaufman Concert Hall, 92nd St. YM/YWHA, New York, N.Y.
                                    Group for Contemporary Music:
                                    Fred Sherry, solo 'cello
                                    Daniel Druckman, percussion
                                    Anand Devendra, clarinet
                                    Ik-Hwan Bae, violin
                                    Aleck Karis, piano
                                    Daniel Shulman, cond.

                        lullaby (in folk style) ('cello and piano) (1982) (4 min.)
                                    (first performance, January 10, 1983)
                                    Chamber Music from SoHo Series
                                    Fred Sherry, 'cello
                                    Rebecca Silver, piano
                       
                        string quartet no. 2  (1982-83, rev. 1995) (14 min.)
                                    (first performance, February 5, 1993) (original version)
                                    Strathmore Hall Arts Center, North Bethesda, MD.
                                    Maia Quartet

                        notturno (crystals of suspended evening) (1983-84) (10 min.)
                                    (commissioned by Tafelmusik)
                                    (fl., ob., vlc., hpschd.)
                                    (first performance, April 4, 1983)
                                    Provincetown Playhouse, New York, N.Y.
                                    Tafelmusik:
                                    Lauren Weiss, flute
                                    Pamela Epple, oboe
                                    Christine Gummere, 'cello
                                    Linda Kobler, harpsichord

                        her eastern light amid a cavernous dusk  (1983-84, rev. 1987) (9 min.)
                                    (wind quintet)
                                    (commissioned by the Aspen Wind Quintet)
                                    (first performance, March 6, 1987)
                                    Calvary Episcopal Church, New York, N.Y.
                                    Aspen Wind Quintet
                                    (recorded by the Aspen Wind Quintet,
            "the focus of blue light" CRI/New World 65

                        a veil of liquid diamonds  (1985-86, rev. 1995, 1999) (16 min.)
                                    (string quartet)
                                    (first performance, August 27, 1995)
                                    Music at Gretna Festival, Mt. Gretna, PA.
                                    Borromeo Quartet

                        a pond within the drifting dusk  (1986-87, rev. 1988) (10 min.)
                                    (alto fl., vlc., hp.)
                                    (first performance, November 16, 1988)
                                    Settlement Music School, Mary Louise Curtiss Branch
                                    Philadelphia, PA.
                                    Edward Schultz, alto flute
                                    Charles Forbes, 'cello
                                    Karin Fuller, harp
                                    (recorded by Laura Gilbert, alto fl., Joshua Gordon, 'cello,
Victoria Drake, harp, "Bang on A Can Live, Vol. 2"
CRI/New World 646)

                        the focus of blue light (1987-88) (18 min.)
                                    (violin and piano)
                                    (commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress)
                                    (first performance, March 17, 1989)
                                    Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress,                        
                                    Washington,  D.C.
                                    Kurt Nikkanen, violin
                                    Bruce Anderson, piano
            (recorded by Kurt Nikkanen, violin & Bruce Anderson, piano,
            "the focus of blue light" CRI/New World 650)

                        echoes in a cloud box   (1988) (10 min.)
                                    (violin and 'cello)
                                    (commissioned by the Contemporary Music Forum)
                                    (first performance, May 8, 1989)
Frances  and Armand Hammer Auditorium, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C
members of the Contemporary Music Forum:
                                    Helmut Braunlich, violin,
                                    Lori Barnet, 'cello                   

                        jewels beyond the mist  (1988) (12 min.)
                                    (commissioned by the New York New Music Ensemble)
(fl./alto fl., clar., vln., vlc., piano, percussion - vibraphone, marimba [A])
                                    (first performance, March 15, 1989)
                                    Merkin Concert Hall, New York, N.Y.
                                    New York New Music Ensemble:
                                    Jayn Rosenfeld, flute/alto flute
                                    Jean Kopperud, clarinet
                                    Linda Quan, violin
                                    Chris Finckel, 'cello
                                    Elizabeth DiFelice, piano
                                    Daniel Druckman, percussion
                                    Robert Black, conductor

                        a diffuse light that knows no particular hour  (1989-90, rev. 1993)
                                    (16 min.) (alto fl., clar., vln., vlc., piano) (commissioned by the Amphion Foundation for the Da Capo Chamber Players)
                                    (first performances: Nov. 11 & 25, 1991)
                                    Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. (Nov. 11)
                                    Merkin Concert Hall, New York, N.Y. (Nov. 25)
                                    Da Capo Chamber Players:
                                    Patricia Spencer, alto flute
                                    William Blount, clarinet
                                    Eric Wyrick, violin
                                    Andre Emelianoff, 'cello
                                    Sarah Rothenberg, piano
(recorded by the Da Capo Chamber Players,"the focus of blue light" CRI/New World 650)

                        filaments  (2 flutes) (1990) (9 min.)
                                    (commissioned by Peter Brown & Karen Johnson)
                                    (first performance, June 9, 1991)
                                    Tawes Recital Hall, University of Maryland College Park
                                    College Park, MD.
                                    Peter Brown & Karen Johnson, flutes
(recorded by  Peter Brown & Karen Johnson, ,"the focus of blue light" CRI/New World 650)

                                    (arranged for 2 violins)
                                    (first performance, April 15, 1996)
                                    La Maison Francaise
                                    Washington, D.C.
                                    Jennifer Gordon & Mayumi Pawel, violins

                        from the middle . . . becoming air  (1991) (19 min.)
                                    (string trio) (commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation)
                                    (first performance, April 26, 1992)
                                    Conference Center Auditorium
                                    University of Maryland College Park
                                    College Park, MD.
                                    members of the Boston Chamber Music Society:
                                    Stephanie Chase, violin
                                    Marcus Thompson, viola
                                    Ronald Thomas, 'cello

                        two miniatures for violin & piano  (1993) (6 min.)
(arrangement for David Abel & Julie Steinberg of two songs for mezzo soprano & piano  [1983-84, 1985]) (6 min.)
                                    (first performance, Oct. 14, 1994)
                                    Mills College Concert Hall
                                    Mills College, Oakland, California
                                    David Abel, violin       
                                    Julie Steinberg, piano

                        a still radiance  within dark air  (1995, rev. 1996) (15 min.)
                                    (piano solo, fl., clar., vln., vlc.)
                                    (commissioned by radio station WGUC in Cincinnati)
                                    (first performance, December 3, 1995)
                                    Linton Music Series
                                    First Unitarian Church
                                    Cincinnati, OH.
                                    Sandra Rivers, solo piano
                                    Randolph Bowman, flute
                                    Richard Hawley, clarinet
                                    Alexander Kerr, violin
                                    Daniel Culnan, ‘cello
                                    Colin Jagger, cond.

                        a vivid distance serenely layered  (1995) (5 min.)
                                    (‘cello quartet)
                                    (commissioned by CELLO)
                                    (first performance, March 3, 1996)
                                    Philadelphia Museum of Art
                                    Philadelphia, PA.
                                    CELLO:
Maria Kitsopoulos Laura Bontrager Maureen McDermott,
Caryl Paisner

                        in forests of evaporating dawns  (1996) (18 min.)
                                    (string quartet)
                                    (written for the Maia Quartet)
                                    (first performance, October 26, 1997)
                                    Merrick Hall
                                    Goucher College
                                    Towson, MD.
                                    Maia Quartet

                        eight aspects of appreciation  (1996, rev. 2000) (11 min.)
                                    (violin and viola)
                                    (written for the Mann Duo)
                                    (first performance, February 9, 1997)
                                    The Phillips Collection
                                    Washington, D.C.
                                    The Mann Duo:
                                    Nicholas Mann, violin
                                    Robert Mann, viola

                        ringing fields of enveloping blue  (1997) (14  min.)
                                    (‘cello & piano)
                                    (written for Joshua Gordon & Margaret Kampmeier)
                                    (first performance, March 1, 1998)
                                    Music in Chelsea Series
                                    Historic St. Peter’s Church (Chelsea)
                                    Joshua Gordon, ‘cello
                                    Christopher Oldfather, piano

                        a window of resonant light  (1997) (16 min.)
                                    (‘cello, piano, percussion)
(Commissioned for the CORE Ensemble as part of the Meet the Composer/Arts  Endowment Commissioning Music USA program)
                                    (first prrformance, October 6, 1997)
                                    Washington & Lee University
                                    Roanoke, VA.
                                    The CORE Ensemble:
                                    Andrew Mark, ‘cello
                                    Hugh Hinton, piano
                                    Michael Parola, percussion
(recorded by the CORE Ensemble, "the promise of the far horizon",
                                    Albany, TROY 698)

                         in afternoons of deep and amplified air  (1998)  (11min.)
                                    (string quartet)
                                    (Commissioned by the 1998 Reston Prelude Festival)
                                    (first performance, June 19, 1998)
                                    Reston Prelude Festival
                                    Reston Community Theatre
                                    Reston, VA.
                                    Audubon Quartet

                        undiluted days  (1999 - 2000)  (11 min.)
                                    (piano trio)
                                    (Commissioned by Sonia & Louis Rothschild)
                                    (first performance, March 19, 2000)
                                    Hearst Hall
                                    The National Cathedral School
                                    Washington, D.C.
                                    Opus 3 Trio

                        still air  (2000) (1 1/2 min .)
                                    (viol trio)
                                    (first performance, April 13, 2000)
                                    Bowling Green State University Early Music Ensemble

                        as a spray of reflected meadowlight informs the air  (2000) (10 min.)
(commissioned by Philip Berlin and the Contemporary Music Forum)
                                    (first performance, Dec. 7, 2000)
                                    Frances & Armand Hammer Auditorium, Corcoran Gallery of Art
                                    Washington, D.C.
                                    members of the Contemporary Music Forum
                                   
                        through the filtering dawn of spreading daybright  (2001) (8 min.)
                                    (viola &  contrabass)
                                    (commissioned by Wendy Richman)
First performance, November 20, 2011 – Studio Theatre, Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College
Eliesha Nelson, viola / Scott Dixon, double bass

                        the promise of the far horizon (2002) (16 min.)
                                    (string quartet)
                                    (commissioned by the Nancy Ruyle Dodge Charitable Trust)
                                    (first performance, Dec. 4, 2002)
                                    Miller Theatre, Columbia University
                                    New York, N.Y.
                                    Corigliano Quartet
(recorded by the Corigliano Quartet, "the promise of the far horizon",
                                    Albany, TROY 698)

                        a focused expanse of evolving experience (2003) (8 min.)
                                    (fl., vln., vla., vlc., piano)
                                    (commissioned by the Empyrean Ensemble)
                                    (first performance, Nov. 2, 2003)
                                    Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
                                    University of California, Davis
                                    Davis, CA.
                                    Empyrean Ensemble,
                                    David Milnes, cond.

                        toward the deepening stillness beyond visible light (2004) (11 min.)
                                    (piano, string quartet)
(commissioned by the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Chamber Music Columbus (OH.) and Omus Hirshbein)
(first performance, Oct. 19, 2004)
Mandel Hall
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Pacifica Quartet & Amy Dissanayake, piano

                        an evolving romance for flute and piano (2005) (5 min.)
                                    (commissioned by Lura Johnson)
                                    (first performance, Nov. 2005)
                                    Proctor-Munson-Institute
Utica N.Y.
                                    Christina Jennings, flute
                                    Lura Johnson, piano

                        in the community of encompassing hours (2005) (9 min.)
                                    (piano trio)
                                    (commissioned by the Haydn Trio Eisenstadt)
                                    (first US performance, May 17,  2006
                                    Austrian Embassy
Washington, D.C.
                                    Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
                                    (first European performance, May 27, 2006
                                    Glaserner Saal, Magna Auditorium Musikverien                                                                                          
                                    Vienna, Austria
                                    Haydn Trio Eisenstadt

                        the play of intervening objects (2007) (10 min.)
                                    (wind quintet)
                                    (commissioned by consortium for Imani Winds)
                                    (first performance, November 9, 2007)
                                    Kobacher Hall
                                    Bowling Green State University
                                    Bowling Green, OH.
                                    Imani Winds

                        in soft echoes  . . . a world awaits (2008) (11 min.)
                                    (string trio)
                                    (commissioned by the Fortnightly Musical Club of Cleveland)
                                    (first performance: March 11, 2008)
                                    Mixon Hall
                                    Cleveland Institute of Music
                                    Cleveland, OH.
                                    Emma Shook, violin
                                    Eliesha Nelson, viola
                                    Martha Baldwin, ‘cello                        

                        further evolving . . .  (2008) (5 min.)
                                    (fl., vlc., piano)
(commissioned by the Chamber Music Conference and Composers’ Forum of the East)
                                    (first performance: August 2, 2008)
                                    Carriage Barn, Bennington College
                                    Bennington, VT.
                                    Andrea Berger, flute
                                    Robert Park, ‘cello
                                    Richard Friedberg, piano

                        a garden of flourishing paths (2008) (12 min.)
                                    (fl., vln., vlc., piano, percussion)
(commissioned by the National Gallery of Art and the VERGE Ensemble in celebration of Elliott Carter’s 100th birthday)
(first performance: November 30, 2008)
West Garden Court
National Gallery of Art
                                    Washington, D.C.
                                    VERGE Ensemble
                                    Daniel Walshaw, cond.

                        through a stillness brightening (2011) (11 min.)
                                    (solo violin, E-flat clar., bsn., tpt,, trb., vib., mar., cb.)   
(commissioned by the Argento New Music Project through the generosity of Marianna Bettman [in memory of Judge Gilbert Bettman] and Sonia Rothschild) 
(first performance: April 11, 2011)
                                    Cutting Edge Concerts Series
                                    Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, Symphony Space
                                    New York, N.Y.
                                    Argento Chamber Ensemble
                                    Miranda Cuckson, violin
                                    Michel Galante, cond
                                   
                        three short duos for violin & harp (2011) (6 min.)
(commissioned by a consortium consisting of Pamela Johnson, Philip Berlin, Otho Eskin. Eve Sandberg and Mika Hornyak)
(first performance: November 13, 2011)
Phillips Collection
                                    Washington, D.C.
                                    Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin
Bridget Kibbey, harp

eight aspects of appreciation II (2012) (12 min.)
            (violin & ‘cello)
            (first performance: February 10, 2013)
            West Garden Court
            National Gallery of Art
            Washington, D.C.
            Miranda Cuckson, violin
            Julia Bruskin, ‘cello

Vocal
                       
orage  (1978, rev. 1993) (7 min.)
                                    (sop., clar., vib., piano) (text by the composer)
                                    (first performance, July, 1978)
                                    Aspen Music Festival
                                    Mary Elizabeth Poore, sop.
                                    Joaquin Valdepenas, clar.
                                    William Moersch, vib.
                                    Mary Ann Brown, piano

                        diamonds suspended in a galaxy of clouds  (soprano solo)
                                    (1980-81) (7 min.) (text: Pedro Salinas: translated by
                                    Rafael Chabrain Gonzales)
                                    (first performance, February 25, 1983)
                                    Mainstage Theatre, California State University,
                                    Stanislaus, CA.
                                    Deborah Kavasch, soprano

                        lullaby (in folk style) (soprano & piano) (1982) (4 min.)
                                    (text by the composer) (first performance, August 13, 1982)
                                    Berkshire Music Festival, Tanglewood
                                    Corliss Uecker, soprano

                        two songs for mezzo soprano & piano
                                    "Low Anchored Cloud" (1983-84) (4 min.)
                                    (text: Henry David Thoreau)
                                    (first performance, April 6, 1989)
                                    Renee Weiler Concert Hall, Greenwich House Music School,
                                    New York, N.Y.
                                    Fredrika Rhodie, mezzo-soprano
                                    Bruce Anderson, piano

                                    "Dream Dust" (1985) (2 min.)
                                    (text: Langston Hughes)

                        two haiku settings: of place and love (2006) (7 min.)
                                    (sop., vlc., marimba, vibraphone)
                                    (text: Sonia Sanchez)
                                    (commissioned by Network for New Music)
                                    (first performance, March 19, 2006)
                                    Art Sanctuary
                                    Philadelphia, PA
                                    Network for New Music:
Jan Krzywicki, cond., Elisabeth Stevens, sop.
                    
Choral

                        Hillman Ode  (1987) (3 min.) (SATB)
                                    (commissioned by Carsey-Werner for NBC television series,
                                    "A Different World")


Orchestral / Large ensemble


                        becoming . . .  (2014) (16 min.)
                                    (piano solo, flute, horn, mar., vib., harp, 2 vlns., vla., vlc., bass)
                                    (commissioned by a consortium consisting of  Otho Eskin, Walter Douglas,                                           Rand Curtiss, Bonnie Jo Dopp, Peter Hurley, and the Fulcrum Point New Music Project)

                        violin concerto no. 1  (1981, rev. 1982) (20 min.)
                                    violin solo (2,1,2,1) (0,2,2,0) (piano, percussion) (strings)
                                    (first performance, March 31, 1982)
                                    Symphony Space, New York, N.Y.
                                    American Composers' Orchestra
                                    Kurt Nikkanen, violin
                                    James Dixon, cond.

                        viola concerto  (1993) (23 min.)
                                    viola solo (2,2,2,2) (2,2,2,0) (timpani, vibraphone, harp)  (strings)
                                    (dedicated to violist Misha Amory)

                        as the air softens in dusklight  (1994) (9 min.)*
                                    (2,2,3,2) (4,2,2,1) (vibraphone, harp) (strings)
                                    (winner, 1994 National Black Arts Festival/Atlanta Symphony                                                  
                                    Orchestra Composition Competition)  
                                    (first performances: July 29, 30 & 31, 1994)
Symphony Hall, Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA. (July 29 & 30)
                                    Grant Park, Atlanta, GA. (July 31)
                                    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
                                    Yoel Levi, cond.

                        distinct echoes of glimmering daylight  (1994) (16 min.)
                                    (2,2,2,2) (4,2,2,1) (vibraphone, harp) (strings)
                                    (commissioned by the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Kenneth Fain     
                                    (first performance, October 16, 1995)
                                    Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke, VA.
                                    Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
                                    David Wiley, cond.

·       paired with within a cloudburst of echoing brightness as a precious continuity is a day expanding (2001)

                        within a cloudburst of echoing brightness  (1995) (4 min.)*
                                    (3,3,3,2) (4,3,3,1) (timpani, vibraphone, harp, piano) (strings)
(commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, Music Director, through a grant from the John and June Hechinger Commissioning Fund)
                                    (first performances: November 2, 3, 4, 7, 1995)
Concert Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
                                    National Symphony Orchestra
                                    Leonard Slatkin, cond.

                        a layer of vivid stillness  (1996) (5 min.)
                                    ‘cello solo, 12 ‘cellos                                                  
(orchestration of a vivid distance serenely layered  [1995] originally written for ‘cello quartet)

                        a distance of unfolding light: rhapsody for violin & orch. (2000) (15 min.)
                                    (2,2,2,2) (4,2,2,1) (vibraphone, harp) (strings)
                                    (Commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation)
                                    (first performance: November 13, 2004)
                                    First  Baptist  Church
                                    Hickory, N.C.
                                    Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra
                                    James Dickenson, violin
                                    John Gordon Ross, cond.

                        a still radiance within dark air  (2000) (15 min.)
piano solo, (1,1,1,1,) (2,2,2,0) (marimba, vibraphone, harp) (strings)
(orchestration commissioned by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony
                                    (first performance: November 20, 2000)
                                    Drinko Recital Hall, Cleveland State University
                                    Cleveland, OH.
                                    Cleveland Chamber Symphony
                                    Robert Shannon, piano
                                    Andrew Rindfleisch, cond.

billowing pockets brightly layered (2000 rev. 2007) (11 min.)
                                    ‘cello solo, (1,1,1,1,) (harp) (strings)
                                    (first performance of the revised version, March 16, 2008)
                                    Glick Recital Hall, Cleveland Music School Settlement
                                    Cleveland, OH
                                    Cleveland Chamber Symphony
                                    Darrett Adkins, ‘cello
                                    Steven Smith, cond.

·       paired with as the air softens in dusklight as a precious continuity is a day expanding (2001)

                        amid the light of quickening memory (2002) (9 min.)
                                    (2,2,2,2,) (4,2,2,1) (marimba, vibraphone, harp) (strings)
(commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, Music Director, through funds provided by the John and June Hechinger Commissioning Fund for New Orchestral Works)
(first performances: June 5,6 & 7, 2003)
Concert Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
                                    National Symphony Orchestra
                                    Leonard Slatkin, cond.

through dancing echoes spreading softly: concerto for orchestra (2005)
            (17 min.)
                                    (4,4,4,2) (4,2,2,1) (timpani, marimba, 2 harps, piano) (strings)
                                    (commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

                        the comfort of his voice (2006) (10 min.)
                                    (4,4,2,2) (4,2,2,1) (marimba, vibraphone, harp, piano) (strings)
(commissioned by the Musical Arts Society of Cleveland/Cleveland Orchestra)
(first performance: January 14, 2007)
Severance Hall
Cleveland, OH.
Cleveland Orchestra
Chelsea Tipton II, cond.

                        murmurs of light . . . becoming still (2007) (1 min.)
                                    (string orchestra)
(commissioned by the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra for its “Progressions” program)

                        verdant and shimmering air: four views of a reflected forest (2007) (8 min.)
                                    (3,3,3,2) (4, 3,3,1) (timpani, vibraphone, harp) (strings)
                                    (commissioned by the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra)
                                    (first performance: May 6, 2007)
                                    Uihlein Hall
                                    Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
                                    Milwaukee, WI.
                                    Milwaukee Youth Symphony Senior Symphony
                                    Margery Deutsch, cond.

. . .  and symphonies of deepening light . . . expanding . . . ever cavernous  (2008)     (11 min.)
            (4,4,4,2) (4,2,2,1) (timpani, harp, piano) (strings)
(commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Ann and Harry Santen)
(first performance: March 27, 2009)
                                    Music Hall
                                    Cincinnati, OH
                                    Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
                                    James Gaffigan, cond.

                        three rhapsodies for ‘cello & strings  (2009 – 10, rev. 2013) (13 min.)
                                    ‘cello solo, strings
I.               revisiting variazioni elegiaci . . . within the fabric of caressing air
II.             echoing fields  . . .spreading light
III.           brightness dispersed
(first performance: May 1, 2010 – mvts I & II)
Stocker Arts Center Auditorium
                        Lorain County Community College
                        Elyria, OH
                                    Civic Orchestra
                                    Tanya Ell, ‘cello
                                    Robert Beckstrom, cond.                     

                                    (first performance of revised version: Feb. 10, 2013 – mvts I & II)
                                    West Garden Court
                                    National Gallery of Art
                                    Washington, D.C,
                                    Members of the National Gallery Orchestra
                                    Julia Bruskin, ‘cello
                                    Peter Wilson, cond.

                        a dance into reflected daylight (2012) (10 min.)
                                    (2,2,2,2,) (4,2,2,1) (harp, piano) (strings)
(commissioned by the Sphinx Organization in consortium with eight American orchestras)
                                    (first performance: September 22, 2012)
                                    New World Center
                                    Miami Beach, FL.
                                    New World Symphony Orchestra
                                    Michael Francis, cond.