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A Child’s Afternoon

A Child’s Afternoon. Two characteristic pieces for flute and organ, 9′. In two movements: (1) No one to play with, (2) Someone to play with. Commissioned by Anna Meyer. Premiered Anna Meyer, flute, and Erik Meyer, organ, 2018–19...

my son my son

my son my son. Text by Robert Lax SATB, 5′. Commissioned by Khorikos. Premiered 3 Nov 2018, Shrine Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, 154 Sullivan Street, New York City. Except for the last movement, “The Arc,” I stayed away from Robert Lax’s most recognizable,...

All the Elk in Benezette

[Originally published in the Broad Street Review 20 Aug 2018. Reprinted by permission.] To say the elk doesn’t care would be a disservice to the animal, but I don’t know what else to call it. The person who leaves the car at a busy gas station’s pump to buy chips in...

Holy Is the Lord

Holy Is the Lord (Isaiah 6:3) SSATBB (2001/10) $1.30. An a cappella Holy Trinity setting, suitable as anthem or responsory. Haunting and moderately difficult for larger choirs. Alleluia. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory....

The Young Richard Strauss

On Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, Saturday, August 4, 5–6 pm… We had a taste of Richard Strauss on our last Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, a program with another Strauss, Johann Jr., and Edward MacDowell. Today we’ll look just at Richard...

Living Dangerously

[Published 10 July 2018 in the Broad Street Review and reprinted here with permission.] Abington Hospital’s emergency entrance is across Old York Road from Señor Salsa, which is not a crack at Señor Salsa. I note it only because this is the first time I’ve looked...