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Air and Jig

Air and Jig

Air and Jig for english horn and viola was written in 2007 in memory of Anthony Simmons, at the request of his widow Marka Kasker-Simmons. It was premiered by Kathleen Foster, viola (New Jersey Symphony), and Lloyd Shorter, english horn (Co-Artistic Director,...
Four French Carols

Four French Carols

The Four French Carols are in three versions: brass quintet full orchestra—3(2+pic).3(2+ehn).2.2-4.3.3.1-timp.2perc-str the outer movements for string orchestra The full set is 12′. I first wrote these for the Westminster Brass, a brass quintet, in 1988, for...
Poems of Stephen Berg

Poems of Stephen Berg

Network for New Music commissioned these songs in 2000, and the premiere was 26 Jan 2001 with Martha Elliot, soprano, Arne Running, clarinet, and Linda Reichert, piano. Latonia Moore performed them the following year at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, with...
American Spirituals, Book One

American Spirituals, Book One

2006; violin, piano; 11′ Written for and recorded by David Kim, CD and score published by Paul Jones Music in the collection The Lord is My Shepherd. 1. Sinner, Don’t Let This Harvest Pass Sinner, don’t let this harvest pass, Sinner, don’t let this harvest pass,...
American Spirituals, Book Two

American Spirituals, Book Two

1. Jesus, Master, O discover 2. When the stars begin to fall 3. Little David, play on your harp Some spirituals have been called black, some white, and while there are distinguishing characteristics, the spiritual as a genre rises above race to an American unity. The...