CHAMBER MUSIC 

EVERMORE (2017)
Approximate Duration: 30 minutes
A Song Cycle for Male Voice (high voice), String Quartet
Commissioned by the Aspen Music Festival and School, Robert Spano, Music Director Funded by a generous gift from Linda and Stuart Nelson
I. Israfel
II. Annabel Lee
III. The Raven
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MUQQADAMAH (2015)
Approximate Duration: 7 minutes
String Quintet
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DOMINATION OF DARKNESS (2014)
Approximate Duration: 28 minutes
Countertenor and Flute
For Anthony Roth Costanzo and Claire Chase
I. O Florida, Venereal Soil
II. Fabliau of Florida (To Elizabeth Sobol)
III. Infanta Marina
IV. A High-Toned Old Christian Woman
V. Domination of Black
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LOCALES (2014)
Approximate Duration: 18 minutes
Oboe and String Trio
Commissioned by Ian Shafer
I. Liwa: Sheikh Zayed Road at Dawn
II. Dabkeh: Shar’i Hamra at Dusk
III. Chanson: Rue d’Argentine, 2am
IV. Ayre: Exhibition Road, 9am
V. Musical Number: 26th/9th, Hudson Guild at Midnight
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SADAT (2013)
Ballet in 5 Scenes
Approximate Duration: 26 minutes
Percussion (xlyophone, marimba, tenor drum, tamborine, chimes) and Chamber Orchestra (fl.cl.bsn/2 hrn/strings)
Commissioned by ROKI for Ji Hye Jung
I. July 23rd 1952
II. Jehan
III. The Death of Nasser/ The Leader
IV. Jerusalem
V. The Day The Leader Was Killed
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MIGHTY TRIBOROUGH (2013)
Approximate Duration: 7 minutes
Chamber Orchestra (1.1.1.1/1.1.1./timp./1perc./pno./hrp./strings)
Commissioned by The New Juilliard Ensemble
“It has long been a cherished ambition of mine to weave together the loose strands and frayed edges of New York’s metropolitan arterial tapestry”
– Robert Moses
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A WORLD I LOVED (2013)
Approximate Duration: 21 minutes
Flute, String Quartet
Commissioned by Capital City Concerts, Montpelier VT for Karen Kevra and the Borromeo String Quartet
Dedicated to the memory of Mary Anne Kevra
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THE NAMED ANGELS (2012)
Approximate Duration: 28 minutes
String Quartet
Commissioned by ROKI for The Borromeo String Quartet
I. Mikhail’s Thunder
II. Azrael, Malak al-Maut
III. Jibreel at Hira
IV. Israfel’s Spell
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HINDUSTANI DABKEH (2012)
Approximate Duration: 4 minutes
Clarinet, String Quartet
Commissioned by Zodiak Active and BBC World News for Collaboration Culture Series 1
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INCANTATION AND DABKEH (2011)
Approximate Duration: 10 minutes
Clarinet, String Quartet
Commissioned by The Seattle Chamber Players for Laura
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JEBEL LEBNAN (2011)
Approximate Duration: 20 minutes
Flute, Oboe, Carinet, French horn, Bassoon
I. Bashir’s March
Interlude: Nay
II.Lamentation: Ariel’s Song
III. Song and Little Dance
IV. Mar Charbel’s Dabkeh
Commissioned by Imani Winds
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ADZEL (2011)
Approximate Duration: 12 minutes
Two Bb Clarinets
Commissioned by Adzel for Mariam Adam and Stephanie Zelnick
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NATIVE INFORMANT – SONATA FOR SOLO VIOLIN (2011)
Approximate Duration: 25 minutes
Violin
Commissioned by RBP Music LLC for Rachel Barton Pine
I. Lyric Sketch
II. Rounds
III. For Egypt
IV. Scherzo
V. Lullaby of the Ex Soldat
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MEDITATION (2011)
Approximate Duration: 5 Minutes
Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Amplified Double Bass
Commissioned by the Two Rivers Ensemble
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CHORALE FANTASY (2010)
Approximate Duration: 7 minutes
String Quartet
For the Borromeo String Quartet
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UGHNIA’T MARIAM (2010)
Approximate Duration: 5 minutes
2 Bb Clarinets
Commissioned by the Ach-Zed Duo
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TWO VENETIAN FRESCOES (2009)
Approximate Duration: 7 minutes
Flute, Piano
Commissioned by Laura Falzon
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KA-LAS (2009)
Approximate Duration: 12 minutes
Clarinet, Viola
Commissioned by counter)induction for their 11th Season
I. Invovation
II. Illumination
III. Meditation
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FOUR CRITICAL MODELS (2009)
Approximate Duration: 12 minutes
Alto Saxophone, Violin
Commissioned by the Second Instrumental Unit for David Fulmer and Eliot Gattegno
I. Catchword: A Modernists’ ‘Dilemma’
II. Intervention: Une Musique Informelle
III. Catchword: An Oriental(ist) Model
IV. Intervention: A Dialectical Synthesis
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AIRS (2008)
Approximate Duration: 11 minutes
Guitar
Commissioned by David Gutkin
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THREE NOVELETTES (2008)
Approximate Duration: 14 minutes
Alto Saxophone, Piano
Commissioned by the and written for Michael Couper
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LAMENTATION AND SATIRE (2008)
Approximate Duration: 10 minutes
String Quartet
Commissioned by the Béla String Quartet
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COLLISIONS (2007)
Approximate Duration: 7 minutes
Percussion Ensemble
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LITANY (2007)
Approximate Duration: 6 minutes
Flute Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Double Bass Commissioned by and written for Nathaniel Chase
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TWO SHORT DIVERSIONS (2006)
Approximate Duration: 4 minutes
Saxophone, Harp
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ELEGY FOR NAGUIB MAHFOUZ (2006)
Approximate Duration: 3 minutes
Violin, Cello
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CHAMBER SYMPHONY NO. 1, “SABRA” (2005)
Approximate Duration: 30 minutes
Chamber Orchestra (1.1.1.1/0.1.1./timp./1perc/pno/strings), Actors
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CANTO (2005)
Approximate Duration: 6 minutes
Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Piano
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ELEGY FOR DAVID DIAMOND (2005)
Approximate Duration: 5 minutes
Violin, Cello
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CELLO SONATA, “ELEGIAC VERSES” (2005)
Approximate Duration: 15 minutes
Cello, Piano
Also in a version for Piano, Cello, Actor, Singer and Dancer
Dedicated to Michael Katz
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THE 89TH STREET RAG (2004)
Approximate Duration: 3 minutes
Clarinet, Piano
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MEMORIAM (2004)
Approximate Duration: 15 minutes
String Orchestra
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ELEGY FOR EDWARD SAID (2003)
Approximate Duration: 4 minutes
Violin, Cello
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DUO FOR PIANO AND VIOLIN (2002)
Approximate Duration: 16 minutes
Piano, Violin
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