VOCAL

 

 

DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT (2007)

4 minutes

for baritone and piano

Text by Dylan Thomas

 

3 SHAKESPEARE SONGS (2007)

7.5 minutes

Song cycle for tenor and piano

Texts by William Shakespeare

 

WE OUTGROW LOVE (2007)

(Withdrawn)

15 minutes

Song cycle for mezzo- soprano and piano

Texts by Emily Dickinson

See also: version for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

 

2 HERBERT SONGS (2007)

(Withdrawn)

7.5 minutes

2 songs for mezzo-soprano and string quartet

Texts by George Herbert

 

SCARBOROUGH FAIR (2009)

3 minutes

Arrangement for soprano, viola, and harp 

 

IRIS (2009)

11 minutes

Song cycle for soprano and piano

Texts by Muriel Rukeyser

 

AYRES AND MADRIGALS, BOOK ONE (2009)

11.5 minutes

Song cycle for tenor and piano

Texts by Dowland and Morley

 

EL GRITO (2010)

3.5 minutes

for soprano and piano 

Text by Federico Garcia Lorca

 

THREE BY SILVERSTEIN (2010)

6 minutes

Song cycle for soprano and piano

Texts by Shel Silverstein

 

RODEO SONGS (2012)

5 minutes

Two songs for voice and country band 

Texts culled from interviews conducted by HGOco

Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera/HGOco for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

 

THE PICTURE I SAW (2012)

3 minutes

For mezzo-soprano and piano

Text by Edna McRae

Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera/HGOco for the Home + Place Initiative

 

MY VOICE IS THE COLOR (2013)

10 minutes

Song cycle for soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone, and piano

Texts by children from Kashmere Elementary

Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera/HGOco, in collaboration with Writers In the Schools

 

OF SHRAPNEL AND BLOOD (2014)

50 minutes

Oratorio on the theme of war

Texts by Brian Turner, Rudyard Kipling, Siegfried Sassoon, and Walt Whitman

2 versions: Orchestral (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, chorus, orchestra), 'Greenbriar' chamber version (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, chamber orchestra)

 

VETERANS SONGBOOK (2014-15)

25 minutes

Song cycle for soprano, baritone and piano

Texts by Mark Buller, Lex Loya, Oskar J. Gonzalez-Yetzirah, and by an anonymous author

Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera/HGOco for the Veterans Songbook Project

 

 
TOMBSTONE SONGS (2015)

7 minutes

Song cycle for soprano and piano

Alternate version for baritone and chamber orchestra

Text from tombstone epitaphs

 

 

ONE-STAR SONGBOOK (2015)

10 minutes

Song cycle for tenor and piano

Texts from one-star Amazon reviews

 

 

ERASURE (2016)

10 minutes

Song cycle for baritone, clarinet and piano

On the theme of gun violence

 

 

FIRST WORDS (2016)

13 minutes

Song cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano

Commissioned by Da Camera of Houston

 

 

THE BUDDHA AND THE WAVE (2016)

2.5 minutes

For soprano and piano

For Anna Diemer and Prima Volta

 

NURSERY RHYMES (2016)

11 minutes

Song cycle for voice and piano

Available in versions for: soprano and piano;

baritone and piano; baritone and chamber orchestra

For James Rodriguez

 

AT FIRST BLOOM: THREE SONGS OF SPRING (2017)

5 minutes

Song cycle for voice and piano

(Available in high, medium and low versions)

Texts by A.E. Housman, Charlotte Mew, and Emily Dickinson

TO THE SOUL: FIVE SACRED SONGS (2017)

9 minutes

Song cycle for voice and piano

(Available in high, medium and low versions)

Texts from the Koran, the Vedas, the Upanishads, and by

Rumi and Sarum Missal

SCHLECHTESÜBERSETZUNGLIEDER (2017)

12 minutes

Song cycle for voice and piano

(Available in high, medium and low versions)

Texts by Rückert and Goethe ('Du Bist die Ruh,'

   'Erlkönig,' and 'Gretchen am Spinnrade'), run

   through Google Translate multiple times --

   with comical results

MENAGERIE (2017)

3 minutes

Song cycle for voice and piano

(Available in high, medium and low versions)

Texts by Christina Rossetti: three poems about animals

NOCTURNES (2017)

5 minutes

Song cycle for voice and piano

(Available in high, medium and low versions)

Texts about night by Emily Brontë, Christina Rossetti,

and Emily Dickinson

IF YOU COULD GO BACK (2017)

7 minutes

For high voice and piano

Text by Danny Bryck

THERE IS NO ROSE OF SYCH VERTU (2017)

3 minutes

For voice and piano

Text by Danny Bryck

ELEGY (2016-17)

3 minutes

For baritone, clarinet and string quartet

Text by Michael Burch

Arrangement of the final movement of Erasure

Dedicated to victims of Hurricane Harvey

TOMBSTONE SONGS, VOL. II (2017)

3 minutes

Song cycle for voice and piano

(Available in high, medium and low versions)

Texts by Matthew Prior, John Wilmot, and Robert Louis Stevenson

FOUR PROVERBS (2017)

2.5 minutes

Song cycle for voice and piano

Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese, and Egyptian proverbs

LOOK BACK ON TIME WITH KINDLY EYES (2017)

2.5 minutes

for unaccompanied voice

Text by Emily Dickinson

3 RÜCKERT-LIEDER (2017-18)

5 minutes

Song cycle for voice and piano

Texts by Friedrich Rückert

PEACE (2017)

2 minutes

for unaccompanied voice

Text by Emily Dickinson

A WHITMAN LULLABY (2018)

3 minutes

for voice and piano

Text by Walt Whitman, "On the beach at night alone"

SONG OF THE CAGED CHILDREN (2018)

1.5 minutes

for high voice and piano

Text by an anonymous undocumented child held in a Virginia detention facility

Poetry-writing workshop led by Seth Michelson

EURYDICE IN HADES (2018-19) (in progress)

12 minutes

For mezzo-soprano and piano

Commissioned by Grace Song, Inc., for Abi Jeanne Levis and Keith Weber

Texts by Robert Kelly and H.D.

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