AUDIO

ORCHESTRA, ORATORIO/OPERA   CHAMBER   CHORAL   WIND ENSEMBLE

 

 

ORCHESTRA, ORATORIO/OPERA

 

 
Bassoon Concerto (1997/2002)
for bassoon and chamber orchestra
Mvt 1 excerpt  (2'41)

 
Mvt 2 excerpt  (1'37)

 
Mvt 3 excerpt  (1'13)

 

Martin Kuuskman, bassoon
Yale Philharmonia/Shinik Hahm, conducting

 

 
Field of Infinite Forms (2008)
for orchestra and digital playback

Written in collaboration with Mark Wingate
Mvt 3 “Hall of Mirrors”  (0'58)

 
Mvt 4 “They Listened, Trembling”  (1'28)

 
Mvt 5 “Dazzler of Heaven”  (1'52)

 

Austin Symphony/Peter Bay, conducting

 

The Here and Now (2005)
for soloists, chorus, and orchestra
Excerpt 1  (1'35)

 
Excerpt 2  (0'36)

 
Excerpt 3  (1'55)

 
Excerpt 4  (1'59)

 
Excerpt 5  (1'05)

 
Excerpt 6  (2'28)

 

Libretto by William M. Hoffman based on a Sophocles Satyr Play
Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano; Nathaniel Webster, tenor; Earle Patriarco, bass-baritone
Brooklyn Philharmonic/Robert Spano, conducting

 

The Invention of Music (2001)
for soloists, chorus, and orchestra
Excerpt 1  (1'35)

 
Excerpt 2  (0'36)

 
Excerpt 3  (1'55)

 
Excerpt 4  (1'59)

 
Excerpt 5  (1'05)

 
Excerpt 6  (2'28)

 

Libretto by William M. Hoffman based on a Sophocles Satyr Play
Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano; Nathaniel Webster, tenor; Earle Patriarco, bass-baritone
Brooklyn Philharmonic/Robert Spano, conducting

 

Muse (2007)
for strings and harpsichord
Mvt 1 excerpt  (1'33)

 
Mvt 2 excerpt  (1'10)

 
Mvt 3 excerpt  (1'00)

 

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

 

Piano Concerto (2006)
for piano and chamber orchestra
Mvt 1 excerpt  (1'03)

 
Mvt 2 excerpt  (2'03)

 
Mvt 3 excerpt  (1'20)

 
Mvt 4 excerpt  (1'19)

 

Donald Berman, piano
Pro Musica Columbus/Timothy Russell, conducting

 

Rainbow Body (2000)
for orchestra
Excerpt 1  (1'44)

 
Excerpt 2  (1'12)

 
Excerpt 3  (1'21)

 

Atlanta Symphony/Robert Spano, conducting

 

 
The Refuge (2007)
for soloists, chorus, and orchestra
Excerpt 1, Prologue  (1'13)

 
Excerpt 2, Africa A  (2'08)

 
Excerpt 3, Africa B  (1'23)

 
Excerpt 4, Vietnam A  (2'19)

 
Excerpt 5, Vietnam B (South Vietnamese National Anthem)  (1'36)

 
Excerpt 6, Mexico  (1'17)

 
Excerpt 7, Pakistan  (1'35)

 
Excerpt 8, India  (1'23)

 
Excerpt 9, Soviet-Era Jewish  (0'39)

 
Excerpt 10, Central America  (4'39)

 

Libretto by Leah Lax
Houston Grand Opera
Albina Shagimuratova, Rebekah Camm, sopranos
Faith Sherman, Jamie Barton, mezzo-sopranos
Beau Gibson, tenor
Liam Bonner, baritone
Ryan McKinny, bass-baritone
Philip Evbomoen, tenor soloist
Julie Trinh Dang, dan bau and dan tranh
Ali Durrani, Qawwali singer
Chandrakantha Courtney, sitars
David Courtney, tabla
Giridahar Kalamanglam, Samhitha Murthy, tanpuras
Vadim Angerov, bayan
Gifted and Talented Vocal Ensemble;
Spanish Choir, Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral Chorus,
Children’s Chorus and Orchestra of HOUSTON GRAND OPERA
Patrick Summers, conducting

 

 
Rex Tremendae Majestatis (2008)
for solo organ, brass and percussion
Excerpt  (2'00)

 

Paul Jacobs, organ
Pacific Symphony/Carl St. Clair, conducting

 

 
Symphony (2009)
for orchestra
Mvt 1 excerpt  (1'26)

 
Mvt 2 excerpt A  (1'36)

 
Mvt 2 excerpt B  (0'53)

 
Mvt 3 excerpt  (0'40)

 
Mvt 4 excerpt A  (1'34)

 
Mvt 4 excerpt B  (1'36)

 

Atlanta Symphony/Robert Spano, conducting

 

 
Violin Concerto (2008)
for violin and orchestra
Mvt 2 excerpt  (1'38)

 
Mvt 3 excerpt  (0'41)

 

Sarah Chang, violin
Pittsburgh Symphony/Andris Nelsons, conducting

 

 
Visions and Miracles (1997/2002)
versions for string orchestra and string quartet
Mvt 1 excerpt, “All joy wills eternity”  (1'39)

 
Mvt 2 excerpt, “Peace Love Light YOUMEONE”  (0'55)

 
Mvt 3 excerpt, “I add brilliance to the sun”  (0'49)

 

String Orchestra of New York City (SONYC)

 

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CHAMBER

 

 
All Dreams Begin with the Horizon (2007)
for solo piano
Mvt 1 excerpt  (0'51)

 
Mvt 2 excerpt  (0'42)

 
Mvt 3 excerpt  (1'05)

 
Mvt 4 excerpt  (0'56)

 

Tanya Bannister, piano

 

 
Ariel Ascending (1995)
for string quartet
  Movement I (0'39)

 
  Movement II (0'47)

 
  Movement III (3'35)

 

The Henschel String Quartet

 

 
Flow, my tears (1997)
for solo violin
Excerpt  (1'05)

 

Jennie Press, violin

 

 
Kaoru (1994)
for two flutes
Mvt 1 excerpt  (1'16)

 
Mvt 2 excerpt  (1'41)

 
Mvt 3 excerpt  (0'47)

 

Christopher Vaneman, Kaoru Hinata, flutes

 

 
O Vis Aeternitatis (2000)
for piano quintet
Excerpt  (3'20)

 

Curtis Macomber, Carol Zeavin, violins; Lois Martin, viola;
Christopher Finckel, ‘cello; Aleck Karis, piano

 

 
Raga (1992)
for fl, cl, vln, vcl, pn, and two percussion
Excerpt  (1'28)

 

Denise Cohen, flute; Christian Ellenwood, clarinet;
Adrian Justus, violin; James Holland, ‘cello, Mauricio Nader, piano;
Gareth Farr, Stefon Harris, percussion; Shafer Mahoney, conducting

 

 
Song of Elos (1999)
for soprano and piano quintet
Excerpt  (3'07)

 

Elizabeth Weigle, soprano
Peabody Piano Quintet

 

 
Statues (1992)
for solo piano
Mvt 2 excerpt, “Eros”  (0'50)

 
Mvt 4 excerpt, “Visigoth”  (0'49)

 
Mvt 5 excerpt, “Bard”  (1'11)

 

Mauricio Nader, piano

 

 
Summer Verses (2009)
for violin and ‘cello
Mvt 1 excerpt  (1'06)

 
Mvt 2 excerpt  (1'12)

 
Mvt 3 excerpt”  (1'14)

 
Mvt 4 excerpt  (0'47)

 
Mvt 5 excerpt  (2'02)

 

James Ehnes, violin
Robert DeMaine, ‘cello

 

 
The world is aflame (2006)
for violin and ‘cello
Excerpt  (1'14)

 

Curtis Macomber, violin
Norman Fischer, ‘cello

 

 
Visions and Miracles (1997/2002)
versions for string orchestra and string quartet
Mvt 1 excerpt, “All joy wills eternity”  (1'39)

 
Mvt 2 excerpt, “Peace Love Light YOUMEONE”  (0'55)

 
Mvt 3 excerpt, “I add brilliance to the sun”  (0'49)

 

String Orchestra of New York City (SONYC)

 

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CHORAL

 

The Here and Now (2005)
for soloists, chorus, and orchestra
Mvt 2 excerpt, “Is the One I love everywhere?”  (1'00)

 
Mvt 4 excerpt, “All day and night, music”  (1'16)

 
Mvt 5 excerpt, “The value of our souls”  (0'58)

 
Mvt 6 excerpt, “Hear Blessings”  (1'18)

 
Mvt. 9 excerpt, “Drumsound rising”  (1'51)

 
Mvt 10 excerpt, “Spreading radiance”  (2'11)

 

Hila Plittman, soprano; Rick Clement, tenor; Brett Polegato, baritone
Atlanta Symphony and Chorus/Robert Spano, conducting

 

The Invention of Music (2001)
for soloists, chorus, and orchestra
Excerpt 1  (1'35)

 
Excerpt 2  (0'36)

 
Excerpt 3  (1'55)

 
Excerpt 4  (1'59)

 
Excerpt 5  (1'05)

 
Excerpt 6  (2'28)

 

Libretto by William M. Hoffman based on a Sophocles Satyr Play
Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano; Nathaniel Webster, tenor; Earle Patriarco, bass-baritone
Brooklyn Philharmonic/Robert Spano, conducting

 

 
Messages to Myself (2007)
for a cappella chorus
Mvt 1 complete  (1'25)

 
Mvt 2 excerpt  (1'47)

 
Mvt 4 complete  (2'01)

 

Houston Chamber Choir/Robert Simpson, conducting

 

 
The Refuge (2007)
for soloists, chorus, and orchestra
Excerpt 1, Prologue  (1'13)

 
Excerpt 2, Africa A  (2'08)

 
Excerpt 3, Africa B  (1'23)

 
Excerpt 4, Vietnam A  (2'19)

 
Excerpt 5, Vietnam B (South Vietnamese National Anthem)  (1'36)

 
Excerpt 6, Mexico  (1'17)

 
Excerpt 7, Pakistan  (1'35)

 
Excerpt 8, India  (1'23)

 
Excerpt 9, Soviet-Era Jewish  (0'39)

 
Excerpt 10, Central America  (4'39)

 

Libretto by Leah Lax
Houston Grand Opera
Albina Shagimuratova, Rebekah Camm, sopranos
Faith Sherman, Jamie Barton, mezzo-sopranos
Beau Gibson, tenor
Liam Bonner, baritone
Ryan McKinny, bass-baritone
Philip Evbomoen, tenor soloist
Julie Trinh Dang, dan bau and dan tranh
Ali Durrani, Qawwali singer
Chandrakantha Courtney, sitars
David Courtney, tabla
Giridahar Kalamanglam, Samhitha Murthy, tanpuras
Vadim Angerov, bayan
Gifted and Talented Vocal Ensemble;
Spanish Choir, Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral Chorus,
Children’s Chorus and Orchestra of HOUSTON GRAND OPERA
Patrick Summers, conducting

 

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WIND ENSEMBLE

 

 
Etenraku (1996)
for winds, piano, and percussion
Excerpt  (1'30)

 

Columbus State Wind Ensemble/Robert Rumbelow, conducting

 

The Here and Now (2005)
for soloists, chorus, and wind ensemble
Mvt 2 excerpt, “Is the One I love everywhere?”  (1'00)

 
Mvt 4 excerpt, “All day and night, music”  (1'16)

 
Mvt 5 excerpt, “The value of our souls”  (0'58)

 
Mvt 6 excerpt, “Hear Blessings”  (1'18)

 
Mvt. 9 excerpt, “Drumsound rising”  (1'51)

 
Mvt 10 excerpt, “Spreading radiance”  (2'11)

 

Hila Plittman, soprano; Rick Clement, tenor; Brett Polegato, baritone
Atlanta Symphony and Chorus/Robert Spano, conducting

 

I wander the world in a dream of my own making (2005)
for wind ensemble
Excerpt  (1'30)

 

Columbus State Wind Ensemble/Robert Rumbelow, conducting

 

 
Rex Tremendae Majestatis (2008)
for solo organ, brass and percussion
Excerpt  (2'00)

 

Paul Jacobs, organ
Pacific Symphony/Carl St. Clair, conducting

 

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