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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...
Vespers for a Bach Orchestra

Vespers for a Bach Orchestra

Vespers selections: (1) Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, (7) Psalm 113, (10) Magnificat, (13) Deo gratias. Re-orchestrated for the instrumentation of the J. S. Bach Cantata No. 1, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern:  2 Oboes da caccia, 2 Horns, Organ, Strings....
There Is No Great and No Small

There Is No Great and No Small

There Is No Great and No Small. Mezzo-soprano, piano, 3′. Text by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Premiered Philadelphia: 8 Oct 2016, the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 9 Oct 2016, the Academy of Vocal Arts. For Lyric Fest’s opening concert of the 2016/17...
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...
Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Attracted to Gerard Manley Hopkins since college, I consider him still to be my favorite poet. 1989 was the centenary of his death, and I was asked to provide settings to poems of my choosing for the international Hopkins conference being held at St. Joseph’s...