SONG CYCLES

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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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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PIERROT LUNAIRE (2013)
Approximate Duration: 45 minutes
A Theatrical Song Cycle
Pierrot (high male voice), Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano (Celeste)
Commissioned by the Da Capo Chamber Players with assistance from the Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music
A Theatrical Song Cycle
Music by Mohammed Fairouz/Lyrics by Wayne Koestenbaum
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A PRAYER TO THE NEW YEAR (2012)
Approximate Duration: 12 minutes
Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Cello, Piano
Commissioned by the New York Festival of Song for Corinne Winters, Sasha Cooke and Steven Blier
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AUDENESQUE (2012)
Approximate Duration: 20 minutes
Mezzo Soprano, Chamber Orchestra (fl. cl. hn. bsn. perc. pno (cel). strings)
Commissioned by ROKI for Kate Lindsey and the Metropolis Ensemble
Audenesque is dedicated to my friends Kate Lindsey and James Zakoura without whose support, the cycle would not exist.
In Memory of W.B. Yeats
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II.
III.
IV. Audenesque
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POSH (2011)
Approximate Duration: 12 minutes
Baritenor, Piano
Song cycle on texts by Wayne Koestenbaum
Commissioned by Roki
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JEDER MENSCH (2011)
Approximate Duration: 10 minutes
Mezzo Soprano, Piano
Song cycle on Alma Mahler
Commissioned by and written for Kate Lindsey
Jeder Mensch was commissioned for, inspired by, and is dedicated to my friend Kate Lindsey.
I. The Eternal Source
II. Today I Realized Something Very Strange
III. The Celebration of the Spirit
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UNWRITTEN (2010)
Approximate Duration: 20 minutes
Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano
Commissioned by the Lunatics at Large as part of The Sanctuary Project
I. Condemnation
II. Scherzo
III. Elegy
IV. Coda
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FURIA (2010)
Approximate Duration: 30 minutes
Baritone, Wind Quintet, String Quartet
I. The Birth of Light
II. The Ballad of the King’s Mercy
Commissioned by Musicians For Harmony for Randall Scarlata, the Borromeo String Quartet and the Imani Winds
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THREE FRAGMENTS OF IBN KHAFAJAH (2010)
Approximate Duration: 10 minutes
Soprano, Flute, Guitar, Violin, Cello
Commissioned by the Cygnus Ensemble
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NO ORPHEUS (2009)
Approximate Duration: 14 minutes
Mezzo Soprano, Cello
Commissioned by Christina Ascher
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BONSAI JOURNAL (2007)
Approximate Duration: 20 minutes
High Soprano, Piano Commissioned by Emily Spear
I. Fanfare
II. Nocturne
III. Interlude No. 1
IV. Chorale: Meditation
V. March: Burlesque
VI. Interlude No. 2
VII. Caprice
VIII. Aria
IX. Impromptu
X. Pastorale
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THREE SHAKESPEARE SONGS (2006)
Approximate Duration: 12 minutes
Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, Harp, Mezzo Soprano, Violin, Double Bass
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PANOPTICON (2006)
Approximate Duration: 7 minutes
Tenor, Piano
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FOUR HAIKU (2004)
Approximate Duration: 4 minutes
Tenor, Piano
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