March for the Double Coronation
Commissioned by Marcy and Mark Sudock for the Musique Sur La Mer Orchestras (Long Beach, CA), this piece for string orchestra was composed for the Double Coronation of Britain’s King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla and is set to be premiered in London on May 5, 2023. It intends to capture the tradition of […]
Ternion Sonata No. 2
Commissioned by the Debussy Trio, this second sonata for them features these three movements: 1. A Desirable New Perspective 2. Palate Cleanser 3. Dance Finale
The words of Israeli and Palestinian mothers whose children have been killed are combined with the traditional Latin prayer in this cantata of compassion. “…an extraordinarily powerful piece…beautifully crafted and yes, the message could not be more timely…Congratulations on creating such a stunning work” (Grant Gershon, Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale). See […]
The final concert of 2016’s unSUNg series at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glendale included my first and latest song sets.
Four extraordinary musicians – tenor Charles Lane; Paul Sherman, oboe; Melinda Rice, viola; and Roger Lebow, cello – opened the concert with Two Songs on Chinese Love Poems (c. 1977).
To close, prize-winning pianist Robert Thies joined two members of the prize-winning European Concert Trio (Harriet Fraser, soprano; Amanda Walker, clarinet) to reprise my recent William Blake settings, The Shepherd’s Lot, a companion piece to Schubert’s “Shepherd on the Rock.”