Orchestral Music

Viola Concerto  (22')

Winner of American Society of Authors and Composers (ASCAP)'s Nissim Prize, for best new orchestral work

Richard Field,  Principal Viola of Baltimore Symphony

Instrumentation: 2(2+ Pic)2(2 +C.A.)2-22-2-2-12 Perc Timp Harp Strings

Perusal Score available. Rental.

Ellis Island Overture (12')

Based upon the opera "Ellis Island"

A major one act opera.
— Leonard Treash, Director Emeritus, Eastman School of Music Opera
Vital, vocally intelligent and quite beautiful.
— Donald Jenkins, Director Colorado Opera Festival
Lyric intensity..all the makings of a modern classic.
— Allan Mosher, Director of Opera, Youngstown State University
Real integrity... masterfully organic.
— Robert Palmer, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Instrumentation: 2Fl, Pic, 2Ob, C.A., 3 Cl, 2Bn, 1CBn   4-3-3-13or4 PercTimpHarpStrings

Perusal Score available. Rental.

Holiday Sing-Along (7')

A cacophony of toys train whistles, bicycle bells, a popgun and music box; a Santa laughing through the Tuba; percussionists in sunglasses re-routing Rudolph into a calypso, while the Cello section conspires with kids in the audience to sing the counter-lyrics (‘had a very shiny nose like a lightbulb...’); a Woodwind section suddenly abuzz with kazoos, and a final swashbuckling Celtic wail on Deck the Halls, French Horns standing. Have lots of visual and musical fun with your audience in this singalong of five winter favorites, key-optimized for audience participation: Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls. Have a vocal soloist or children's choir lead the audience in singing. Commissioned by the Rochester Philharmonic, of whom the composer is a member.

2, pic 2, E.H. 2, B.Cl 2, C.Bn   Timp, 3 Percussion, Harp, Strings

Ode to Common Things (45')

on words of Pablo Neruda, for SSATBB Chorus and Orchestra.

Commisssioned for the 50th Anniversary of Rochester Oratorio Society, Roger Wilhelm, Director. Perusal scores available. Rental.

Instruments of Peace (14')

for Brass Quintet with Orchestra

Written for and premiered by the Eastman Brass Quintet

I. Until Justice and Peace Embrace 

II. Allee, Allee All Come Free

III. ... in terra pax

Over the Falls (5')

for String Orchestra

Undulating motifs accumulate and grow in depth and power until suddenly becoming weightless as they go 'over the falls'. Written for the String Orchestra of Grand Isle High School, situated in the Niagara River, just above the falls. Don't play hookey!