Vocal Music

Dating back into pre-history, poets and musicians have always been the ones to lift humanity up from the mundane and connect us with the deepest part of ourselves. I have always found the connection between words that go beyond words and music to be an inspiration. My favorite poets write words that seem to sing off the page and so setting their words to music seemed like a necessary and natural response.

Singers are welcome to enjoy and perform my work.
I ask that you please let me know if you download scores. Comments are welcome!

Year Title Instruments Duration
2024 Dos Casidas (Federico Garcia Lorca) baritone voice & piano 7 minutes
2024 Stars (various poets) chorus, 3 trombones, string orchestra 17 minutes
2022 Lullabies Without Words (for the Tsirani Ensemble) soprano, 2 duduks, tar, oud 10 minutes
2022 Canciones de la Tierra (Federico Garcia Lorca) mezzo soprano & viola 15 minutes
2021 Temptresses (various poets) 2 mezzo sopranos & 2 violins 15 minutes
2021 Voices of Afghanistan (various poets) chamber choir & violin 14 minutes
2021 The Peace of Wild Things (and other songs) (Poems by Wendell Berry, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Sara Teasdale, William Carlos Williams) countertenor, traverso, viola, violoncello, theorbo 17 minutes
2008 Love's Little Pleasures (various poets) soprano & piano 15 minutes
2021 Idilio (Federico Garcia Lorca) soprano & piano 3 minutes
2021 Several Simple Songs (C.F. Cilliers) soprano & piano 10 minutes
2021 2 Sonnets (William Shakespeare) soprano, flute, clarinet, viola 9 minutes
2021 4xM and Other Blues (Richard Leach) baritone & piano 11 minutes
2020 Moot! (the Supreme Court of the United States) nine voices 3 minutes
2020 Schnee und Eis (Rose Ausländer) soprano & viola 6 minutes
2015 Rozmowa z kamieniem (Wisława Szymborska) soprano, 2 violas, cello 13 minutes
2020 Les Fugitifs (R.M. Rilke) mezzo soprano & viola 5 minutes
2020 1918 (Ellen Bryant Voigt) mezzo soprano, violin, 2 violas, cello 20 minutes
2020 Litany (Stephen Vincent Benét) baritone & piano 3 minutes
2020 Artist (Madhu Raghavendra) soprano & piano 3 minutes
2020 To Pain (Peter Levitt) baritone & piano 4 minutes
2020 say their names (words from a news story) voice & piano 7 minutes
2020 An Incalculable Loss (poems by Richard Leach and Norman Fischer) mezzo soprano & cello 12 minutes
2020 Missing Voices (Richard Leach) soprano & cello 6 minutes
2020 Selections from 'Words for Music Perhaps' (W.B. Yeats) mezzo soprano, baritone, piano 8 minutes
1976 A Meditation in Time of War (W.B. Yeats) baritone & piano 2 minutes
2020 Dust Song (Richard Leach) soprano, piano 3 minutes
2020 The Whirr of Wings (Poems by Lola Ridge, Stephen Crane, Carl Sandburg, Jane Hirshfield, May Sarton, Joy Harjo) chorus, flute, viola, cello 35 minutes
2019 Two Ballads (Richard Leach) soprano, clarinet, viola, cello, piano 8 minutes
2019 The Aim Was Song (Robert Frost) soprano & cello 3 minutes
2019 This Hour (Rose Auslander) soprano, tenor, vn, va, vc, harpsichord 11 minutes
2019 Blossoms (Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger) soprano, viola d'amore, cello 22 minutes
2019 Selections from Les Roses (R.M. Rilke) soprano, oboe, violin 9 minutes
2018 Le Lay de Plour (Guillaume Machaut) contralto, flute, violin, cello, piano 40 minutes
2018 Vier Gedichte - tanka (Ingborg K. Hoflehner) mezzo soprano, viola d'amore 6 minutes
2018 Der Februar (Erich Kastner) soprano, viola d'amore 4 minutes
2018 La selva de los relojes (Federico Garcia Lorca) mezzo soprano, viola, piano 21 minutes
2018 Collected Villanelles (Poems by Theodore Roethke, Harvey Stanbrough, Sylvia Plath and E.A. Arlington) a cappella voices 16 minutes
2017 The Violin Sings in a Common Language soprano, violin 13 minutes
2015 2 Love Songs (Heine) countertenor, vn, vc, theorbo 4 minutes
2017 A Collection of Songs to Poems by C.F. Cilliers (C.F. Cilliers) sop, piano 19 minutes
1975 Earth and Sea (Eskimo texts) soprano, piano 3 minutes
2004 Vignettes/Trees (W.C. Williams) 2 voices, 2 cellos 15 minutes
2003 Love Poems (W.C. Williams) SSAA 10 minutes
2002 Vignettes/Flowers (W.C. Williams) SATB, cello 18 minutes
1999 Crazy Jane Sings (W.B. Yeats) soprano, fl, vn, va, vc, pn 25 minutes
1987 To a Child (W.B. Yeats) soprano, string quartet 20 minutes
1983 6 Songs (W.B. Yeats) soprano, piano 15 minutes
1978 Preludes (T.S. Eliot) soprano, violin, cello 10 minutes
2005 Thinking of You (John MacKenzie) soprano, cello, harp 7 minutes
2005 Ariettas without words soprano, cello, harp 9 minutes
2005 Scetate (Ferdinando Russo) SSATTBB 6 minutes
1975 The Snow Begins (W.C. Williams) soprano, piano 3 minutes
2012 Songs von Verlust und Errinerung (R.M. Rilke) sop, viola d'amore, viola, cello 12 minutes
2012 Sonnets to Orpheus (Rilke) tenor, piano 35 minutes
2010 Seasons (W.C. Williams) SATB 11 minutes
2010 4 Songs to Poems by Hart Crane (Hart Crane) tenor, piano 12 minutes
2009 5 Rilke Songs (R.M. Rilke) soprano, viola d'amore, cello 15 minutes
2006 In Their Flight (Mark Doty) sop, mezzo, violin, cello 6 minutes