List of Works

Overview

Bersaglieri!

For 12 trumpets and choreography (2013)

 

Dedicated to Maestro Roberto Andreoni.

Mad Judy

For piano and female voice (2005)

Poem by Thomas Hardy

WHEN the hamlet hailed a birth

Judy used to cry:

When she heard our christening mirth

She would kneel and sigh.

She was crazed, we knew, and we

Humoured her infirmity.

When the daughters and the sons

Gathered them to wed,

And we like-intending ones

Danced till dawn was red,

She would rock and mutter, “More

Comers to this stony shore!”

When old Headsman Death laid hands

On a babe or twain,

She would feast, and by her brands

Sing her songs again.

What she liked we let her do,

Judy was insane, we knew.

Proud Music of the Storm

For organ and soprano (2004)

Mobile Cluster Study N. 1

For 12 violins (2001).

Milano

For flute, alto saxophone, 2 female voices, reciting voice, and piano (2001)

Primo Libro de’ Madrigali

These madrigals were written between the summer of 1997 and February 1999.

Violin Part

For solo violin (1998)

Psalm 94

For chorus and brass ensemble (1997)

Ave Maria

For soprano, string quartet, and string orchestra (5, 5, 3, 2, 1) (1997).

Winner Honorable Mention
BMG/Williams College
National Awards to Young Composers
1997

Cadenze

For Wind Symphony (S.A.T.G.M.C) (1997).

Premiered Tuesday April 15, 1997
Ruth Taylor Concert Hall
Trinity University, San Antonio TX
Anthony Barrese, conductor

The Apostolic Rag

For 12 piece ragtime ensemble: piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, tuba, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, drums, banjo, piano, and double-bass (1995).

La Canzone Non Accompagnata

For tenor (1995)

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Psalm 5

For S.A.T.B. chorus (1993).

Premiered by the Trinity University Chapel Choir, Dr. David Heller – Music Director
February 20, 1994
Margarite B. Parker Chapel
Trinity University, San Antonio TX

Text from Psalm 5:

Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider this my meditation.
Harken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God:
for unto thee will I pray.
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord;
in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee,
for thou are not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness;
neither shall evil dwell within thee.
The foolish shall not stand in thy sight:
thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia

Chamber opera in two acts, Libretto by Nathan Singer, based on the children's novel by Dino Buzzati (2011)

flute, oboe (doubles english horn), clarinet, bassoon, percussion (timpani, piano, snare drum, tam-tam, glockenspiel), onstage snare drum, 2 1st violins, 2 2nd violins, 2 violas, 2 violoncelli, 2 contrabbassi

 

Cast:

Re Leonzio: baritone

Tonio: soprano

Il Granduca: tenor

Professore DeAmbrosiis: mezzo-soprano

Orso Salnitro: baritone (or mezzo-soprano)

Orso Babbone: baritone (or mezzo-soprano)

Orso Teofilo: tenor (or soprano)

Orso Smeriglio: baritone (or mezzo-soprano)

Orso Frangipane: tenor (or soprano)

Orso Gelsomino: baritone (or mezzo-soprano)

Sire di Molfetta: tenor

Un Gufo: soprano

Choruses:

Treble Chorus

Mixed Chorus

Patriot Act III

For string orchestra (6, 6, 4, 4, 2) (2003).

And Then

For organ, S.A.T.B. chorus, and solo soprano (2001).

Project Mayhem

For large orchestra without percussion (2000)

Read by the American Composers Orchestra—Whitaker New Music Readings, April 15, 2002.

The first rule of Project Mayhem is:
you do not ask questions.

Very Dangerous Banjo

For tenor banjo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, snare drum, 2 violins, viola, and cello (1999)

Dangerous Banjo

For solo tenor banjo (1998)

String Quartet N. 2

All players are required to wear headphones that provide metronome clilcks representing each individual quarter note beat. Despite the fact that each part is offset by a sixteenth note from the part above it, each player hears ONLY his or her individual quarter note beat. It is imperative that each player listens carefully to their own beat so as not to disrupt the desired hocket-like effect.

Tutti gli esecutori devono indossare cuffie, ciascuna delle quali trasmette un battito metronomico spostato di un sedicesimo rispetto a quello degli altri esecutori. Ciascun esecutore sentirà SOLO il proprio tactus di quarto. È importantissimo che ognuno ascolti attentamente il proprio click per non disturbare il voluto effetto di oquetus. (1998)

Cantata

For mezzo-soprano and organ (1997).

Commissioned by Dr. David Heller for the 1997 Trinity University Baccalaureate Service.

Premiered by Dr. David Heller – organ,
and Dawn Padula – mezzo-soprano
May 9, 1997
Margarite B. Parker Chapel
Trinity University, San Antonio TX

Text: John 14:27

Possente Spirito

For counter-tenor, 2 sopranos, oboe, and guitar (1996)

Pezzo per Violino Solo

For solo violin (1996)

Premiered by Paul Manaster
Friday, April 11, 1997
Ruth Taylor Concert Hall
Trinity University, San Antonio TX

Psalm 4

For S.A.T.B. chorus (1994).

Premiered by the Trinity University Chapel Choir, Dr. David Heller – Music Director
Shayna Cook, Amy Cassata, John Mixon – soloists
March 26, 1995
Margarite B. Parker Chapel
Trinity University, San Antonio TX

 

Text from Psalm 4:

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness.
Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress. Have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.
O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame?
How long will ye love vanity and seek after leasing?
Know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for Himself.
Stand in awe and sin not! Commune with your own heart upon your bed and be still.

(King James translation)

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