Vocal

Alabanza. 2003, medium voice, violin, piano, 3 Latin perc, double bass-2.2.2.2-4.3.3.1-timp.2perc-str, 6′. (Sonia Sanchez, Psalm 147, Psalm 148)

Alas, and Did my Savior Bleed. 1981; high voice, organ, 4′

April Showers. 2021. Five-song cycle for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, and piano, 17′

  1. That Old Gang of Mine (Billy Rose & Mort Dixon)
  2. All Alone (Irving Berlin)
  3. The Prisoner’s Song (Vernon Dalhart)
  4. Tea For Two (Irving Caesar)
  5. April Showers (B.G. Desylva)

Blue Lobster (see also Sometimes It Happens So)

Five Scottish Songs. 1984; high voice, piano, 15′

  1. Two Girls Singing (Iain Crichton Smith)
  2. Anemones (Marion Angus)
  3. The Lodging (George Mackay Brown)
  4. Wedding (George Mackay Brown)
  5. On a Cat, Ageing (Sir Alexander Gray)

Holy Mountain. 1982; high voice, organ, 4′

In This Blue Room. 2015. 17-song cycle for mezzo-soprano, baritone, piano, 45′

Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts. 1982; high voice, organ; 4′

Magnificat. 2003; soprano, soprano recorder, percussion. 6′

Mark the Music. 2014, trio for soprano, tenor, baritone, with piano, 4′. (William Shakespeare)

Morire. 2005, medium voice, piano, 4′. (Irma Bartoli)

Plain Truths. 2011, rev 2013, baritone, piano or string quartet, opt. SATB. (William Lloyd Garrison, Henry S. Thompson, Lord Timothy Dexter, Tom Coleman, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Bill Plante)

Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. 1989/2000, high voice, piano, 11′

  1. Spring and Fall
  2. As kingfishers catch fire
  3. Henry Purcell

Poems of Stephen Berg. 2000, soprano, clarinet, piano, 9′

  1. Ibycus: Fragments 2, 3, 4 (B.C. 536)
  2. Always

Psalm 46. 2004, baritone, orchestra or piano, 14′

Sometimes It Happens So. 2022. Five-song cycle for baritone, piano, 18′. (Jane Flanders)

  1. Blue Lobster
  2. Stasis
  3. In an Accelerated Time Frame
  4. Tante Fräni’s Handkerchief
  5. The Origin of Romanticism—a scene from Der Freischütz

Stationen auf dem Wege zur Freiheit. 1998, soprano, tenor saxophone, piano, 15′. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

  1. Zucht (Discipline)
  2. Tat (Deed)
  3. Leiden (Suffering)
  4. Tod (Death)

There Is No Great and No Small. 2016, mezzo-soprano, piano, 3′. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Thine for Ever. 1982, soprano, organ, 4′

Three Italian Songs. 2005, voice, piano, 10′

  1. Morire (To die) (Irma Bartoli)
  2. Autunno (Autumn) (Giovanni Maggianni)
  3. Donare (To give) (Alexandra Fuso)

Three Italian Songs. 2005, medium voice, violin, cello, clarinet, bass clarinet, 10′

Three Songs, No. 1. 1978/2000, high voice, piano, 12′. (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

  1. The Isle
  2. Yet Look on Me
  3. Memory

Three Songs, No. 2. 1979, tenor, piano, 9′. (Gordon Brown Birrel)

  1. Comings
  2. Wee Wiggly Wee
  3. To a Waterfall

Three Songs, No. 3. 1979, high voice, piano, 8′

  1. Batter My Heart, Three Person’d God (John Donne)
  2. On Zacheus (Francis Quarles)
  3. The Voice of Still Waters (Mary Sheetz)

Three Songs, No. 4. 1980/99, high voice, piano, 8′. (Kile Smith)

  1. Reading Gulag by the Fire
  2. The Rainmaker
  3. Untitled

Three Songs, No. 5. 1989, high voice, piano, 14′. (Gerard Manley Hopkins)

  1. Penmaen Pool
  2. Spring and Fall
  3. Henry Purcell

Two Laudate Psalms. 2009, high voice, SA choir, piano, 9′. Available from MusicSpoke.

  1. Psalm 113
  2. Psalm 150

Two Tunes by Gerard Manley Hopkins (harmonized K.S.). 1989, high voice, piano, 4′

  1. Who is Silvia? (William Shakespeare, 1st version)
  2. Who is Silvia? (William Shakespeare, 2nd version)

who are you, little i (E. E. Cummings). 1981, high voice, piano, 3′

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