Agnus Dei (1995) 3’30″
Text in Latin, for SSAA a cappella.
Premiered and recorded by the Piedmont Choirs, Bob Geary, Director.

Aijā, ŽūŽū (2006) 4’
Arrangement of two Latvian lullabies for SAB with soprano solo and piano accompaniment.
Premiered July 2006, at the VII International Festival for Young Latvian Musicians, Orge, Latvia.

At the Dome of the Sky (2002, rev. 2005) 7’30”
Setting of two poems by Rumi, for SATB with Arabic percussion accompaniment.
Commissioned by the NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.
Premiered by the Hofstra University Chorale, David Fryling, Director.

Chansons Innocentes (1993) 5’
Setting of three short, playful texts by e.e. cummings, for SATB a cappella.
Premiered by Vocal Essence (formerly the Plymouth Music Series Ensemble) at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
Finalist in the 1995 Chautauqua Choral Composition Contest.

Die Freudenkrone: Ehrerbietung zu J.S. Bach (The Crown of Joy: Homage to J.S. Bach) (2007) ca. 11’
Organ, Timpani and SATB Choir
Text is from the chorale movement (verse six) of Bach’s Cantata BMV 103.
Commissioned by the City of Liepāja for organist Lotars Džeriņš to premiere at the VI International Organ Music Festival in Liepāja, Latvia.

Duan Amhairghine (Song of Amergin) (2008) 7’
Ancient Irish Druidic text, for SSAA, Vln, Bohdran
Commissioned by the Latvian State Culture Capital Fund for Putni, Antra Drege, director

El Paso de la Siguiriya (2007) ca. 7’
Text by Federico Garcia Lorca, for SSAA and mezzo soprano soloist.
Commissioned by Putni, Antra Drege, director, with funds from the Latvian Culture Capital Fund.
Premiere in Riga, Latvia, Fall 2007. Details TBA.

Fall, Leaves, Fall (1996) 3’
Text by Emily Brontë, for SATB divisi, a cappella.
Premiered by San Francisco Choral Artists, Magen Solomon, director.

Hashkivenu (2003) 3’20
A setting in Hebrew and English for SATB, a cappella.
Commissioned as part of a Faith Partners Residency, sponsored by the American Composers Forum and the Wolfensohn Family Foundation.
Premiered at Temple Emanu-el, Hunter Tillman, Senior Organist.

In After Time (2003) 3’30”
Text by Richard Eberhart, for SATB a cappella.
Commissioned as part of a Faith Partners Residency, sponsored by the American Composers Forum and the Wolfensohn Family Foundation.
Premiered at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Wm. Trafka, Music Director.

Lines for Winter (2001, rev. 2005) 5’30”
Text by Mark Strand, for SATB with piano.
Commissioned as part of the Dale Warland Singers’ New Choral Music Commissioning Program, with major funding provided by the Jerome Foundation and additional support from the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University.

Lux Aeterna (2008) ca. 7′30″
Sacred Latin text
SATB divisi into 12 parts, a cappella
Commissioned and premiered by The Manhattan Choral Ensemble, Thomas Cunningham, director.

The Moon of the Floating World (2004) ca. 4′45″
Ihara Saikaku, Text.
Women’s voices divisi into 8 parts, a cappella
Premiered by Putni, Antra Drege, Director, in Riga, Latvia, and taken on their American Tour, fall 2006.

Morning Star: a Christmas Carol (1998) 3’
A collaboration with Australian playwright Hilary Bell for SATB with or without keyboard accompaniment
Commissioned and premiered by the Holy Family Choir, Queens, NY, Jane Lawson, director.

Out of nothingness… (2003) 3’30”
Text by various Sufi mystic poets for SATB, with organ and percussion accompaniment.
Commissioned as part of a Faith Partners Residency, sponsored by the American Composers Forum and the Wolfensohn Family Foundation.
Premiered at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Wm. Trafka, Music Director.

Rekviem (2004) 3’
Text by Anna Akhmatova, for SATB a cappella.
Premiered by San Francisco Choral Artists, Magen Solomon, director.

The Whole World Was Listening (2007) ca. 7’
Text by Carl Sandburg, for Soprano and Tenor soloists, off-stage SATB quartet, SATB choir divisi, a cappella, with or without bass drum, with some aleatoric elements
Premiered and commissioned by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble, Tom Cunningham, director, as part of their New Music for New York commissioning project.

who knows if the moon’s a balloon (1999) 3’
Text by e.e. cummings, for SSAA with piano.
Commissioned by the Piedmont Choirs, for use in the International Choral Olympics in Linz, Austria, July, 2000.

 

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