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Blue Lobster

Blue Lobster

Blue Lobster. Baritone, piano, 4′. Text by Jane Flanders (1940–2001). Commissioned by Benjamin Flanders. Ben Flanders sings in the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati, so we’ve known each other since Craig Hella Johnson commissioned Canticle for them in...
A Song of Sonia Sanchez

A Song of Sonia Sanchez

A Song of Sonia Sanchez is in two versions: 1998; medium voice, violin, piano, 3 latin percussion, double or electric bass; 7′ 2000; medium voice, violin, piano, 3 latin perc, double bass-2.2.2.2-4.3.3.1- timp.2perc-str. 7′. Review   Latin Fiesta, a...
Alabanza

Alabanza

Solo with band and orchestra: 2003, medium voice, violin, piano, 3 Latin perc, double bass-2.2.2.2-4.3.3.1-timp.2perc-str. 6′ Choral: 2017, arr. for 2-pt choir, pno, opt. Latin perc, bass, instr solos. Premiered Central High School Choirs 25 May 2017, Jacqueline...
Stationen auf dem Wege zur Freiheit

Stationen auf dem Wege zur Freiheit

Stationen auf dem Wege zur Freiheit (Dietrich Bonhoeffer) 1998; soprano, tenor saxophone, piano; 15′ 1. Zucht (Discipline) score example 2. Tat (Deed) score example 3. Leiden (Suffering) score example 4. Tod (Death) score example Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) wrote...
Mark the Music

Mark the Music

Trio for soprano, tenor, baritone, with piano, 4 min. Text: William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 5, 1. Mark the Music was written as the closing piece for concerts entitled “Much Ado about Shakespeare.” Though I did lecture on Viennese lieder on...