Vocal Music

the sustaining air (2021) • recording (excerpt)
Duration: ca. 11 minutes
Instrumentation: Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
Texts by Larry Eigner

In this world (2017/2018)
Duration: ca. 6 minutes
Instrumentation: Soprano with Flute, Oboe, Clarinet (doubling Bass Cl.), Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Harp, 2 Percussion, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass
Texts by Ono No Komachi
Premiere: Tony Arnold and the soundSCAPE Festival Sinfonietta; Michael Lewanski, conductor (July 2017)

He Dreams a Mother (2016)
Commissioned by All of the Above and the Cincinnati Review
Duration: ca. 7.5 minutes
Instrumentation: Soprano with Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Viola, Cello, Piano, and Percussion
Text by Mary Kaiser
Premiere: All of the Above (March 2016)

Live Performance by the University of Chicago New Music Ensemble; Barbara Schubert, conductor; Jessica Aszodi, soprano (Nov. 2016):

Songs for my People (2013, rev. 2014)
Total Duration: ca. 25 minutes
Instrumentation: Soprano with Flute (dbl. Picc.), Oboe (dbl. E. Hn.), Horn, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Piano, and Percussion
Texts by Tracy K. Smith, Robert Creeley, Kenneth Patchen, Margaret Atwood, and A.R. Ammons

Part I:
1. US & Co.
2. The Answer
Part II:
3. All is Safe…
4. Crow Song
5. Way to go

Live Performance by the CCM Café MoMus New Music Ensemble; AikKhai Pung, conductor; Jacqueline Stevens, soprano (Sept. 2014):

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Three Sonnets for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano (2010, rev. 2011)
Total Duration: 9 minutes
Texts by Edna St. Vincent Millay (in the public domain at http://www.gutenberg.org)

I. “When I too long have looked” from A Second April
II. “If I should learn” from Renascence and Other Poems
III. “Mindful of you” from Renascence and Other Poems
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