C O M M I S S I O N E D    M U S I C

 

 

THE GOLD-BUG:  BALLET SUITE

Commissioned: 1968 by

James A. Hansen, Band Director

a work for Concert Band, Astoria High School;

Astoria, OR.  

Finished: 1968 - New York, NY.

 

 

 

THE REVELATION OF ST.JOHN THE DIVINE:

A MULTI-MEDIA MASQUE IN 7 ACTS

{ an Enactment of the Transformation of Ionnes the Initiate }

Commissioned: 1969 by

William Powell, clarinetist:

an extended work for clarinet;

The Juilliard School,

New York, NY.

Finished: 1970 - New York, NY.  

 

 

 

ACH SCHATZ

("Oh Treasure")

Commissioned: 1970 by

Robert S. Gray, baritone:

a work for his up-coming Graduate Recital 1971;

Michael Paul Hall,

The Juilliard School;

New York, NY.

Finished: 1970 - New York, NY.

 

 

 

OPHELIA:

A POETIC DRAMA

Commissioned: 1970 by

Jaan Krusberg, Director:

A work for The Journey of Dreams & Company

Experimental Theatre, National Arts Centre;

Ottawa, Canada

Finished:1970 - New York, NY.

 

 

 

THE DEVIL-BIRD:

A  SOUTH AMERICAN  MYTH

Commissioned: 1973 by

William Powell, clarinetist:

a work for his up-coming Concert,

New York, NY.

Finished: 1974 - Boston, MA.  

 

 

 

FRAGRANCES

Commissioned: 1976 by

Esther Fuerte-Wajman, pianist:

an extended work for piano and orchestra;

New York, NY.

Finished: 1976 - The MacDowell Colony,

Peterborough, NH.

 

 

 

THE SIBYL, IN CONTEMPLATION

Commissioned: 1976 by

Yehuda Kimmel, Director:

a work for first Series of Concerts 1975-76,

The Music Project Contemporary Ensemble of New York;

Ukrainian Institute;

New York, NY,

Finished: 1976 - Cambridge, MA.

 

 

 

FLEUR DE LYS:  A CHORAL FANTASY

("Flower of Light")

Commissioned: 1976 by

Allen W. Huszti, Choral Director:

an extended work for Sweet Briar College Concert Choir,

for the 75th Anniversary of their College.

Sweet Briar, VA.

Finished: 1976 - Sweet Briar, VA.

 

 

 

SONG OF A WEEPING HERON,

ON THE DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE

Commissioned: 1977 by

Yehuda Kimmel, Director:

a work for second Series of Concerts 1976-77,

The Music Project Contemporary Ensemble of New York;

Marymount Manhattan Theatre;

New York, NY.

Finished: 1977 - Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

 

 

ISADORA:  DAUGHTER OF THE SUN

Commissioned: 1977 by

Daniel Berlinghoff, Director:

a work for third Series of Concerts 1977-78, The Music

Project Contemporary Ensemble of New York;

'Isadora' sculpture by Rhoda Sherbell Honig to be displayed;

dance-choreography by Carolyn Lord;

Town Hall;

New York, NY.

Finished: 1977 - Westbury, NY.

 

 

 

ARCANA:

THE REINCARNATION OF OSIRIS

Commissioned: 1978 by

Patricia Gage, main dancer/dance-choreographer:

an extended work for 'Modules' Dance Concert Series

1977-78, School of Dance at CalArts;

Christyne Lawson, Director, School of Dance in the

Modular Theater, California Institute of the Arts;

Valencia, CA.

   Finished: 1978 - Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

NOVA

Commissioned: 1978 by

Rachel Delevoryas, french hornist:

a work for her Spring Concert 1978 in the

Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts;

Valencia, CA.

    Finished: 1978 - Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

HARLEQUIN

Commissioned: 1978 by

William Powell, clarinetist:

 a work for his up-coming Concert 1978 in the

Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts;

Valencia, CA.

 Finished: 1978 - Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

INNERMISSION

Commissioned: 1978 by

John Fitzgerald, percussionist:

for his Graduate Recital 1978 in the

Roy. O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts;

Valencia, CA.

Finished: 1978 - Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

AN INSCRIPTION ON SMENKHARE'S COFFIN?

Commissioned: 1978 by

Kaaren Marie Herr, soprano-vocalist:

 for an up-coming Contemporary Music Concert 1978 in the

Modular Theatre, California Institute of the Arts;

Valencia, CA.

Finished: 1978 - Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

THE SACRIFICE OF IPHIGENIA

Commissioned: 1978 by

William Powell, clarinetist,

Zita Carno, pianist:

an extended work for the fine duo;

 California Institute of the Arts;

Valencia, CA.;

Finished: 1978 - teaching-studio of my mentor,

composer Mel Powell at CalArts;

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

QUARTET OF A PROPHECY

Commissioned: 1979 by

Janis-Rozena Peri, soprano-vocalist:

an extended work for her November Concert in the

Alice Tully Hall,

Lincoln Center;

New York, NY.

Finished: 1980 - New York, NY.

 

 

 

CALLIOPE'S SONG TO APOLLO

Commissioned: 1980 by

Gaylord Mowrey, pianist:

a work for his up-coming Piano-Solo Concert 1980 in the

Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts;

 Valencia, CA.

Finished: 1980 - Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

GARDEN OF THE EVER-PRESENT

Commissioned: 1980 by

Robert Fernandez, percussionist:

an extended work for marimba-solo and orchestra;

San Diego, CA.

Finished: 1980 - San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

COQUETTE:

 TO THE FEELINGS OF AN AGING CLOWN

Commissioned: 1981 by

William Powell, Director:

 a work for The Clarion Trio;

Department of Music, University of California at San Diego

Concert Series 1981-82;

San Diego, CA.

Finished: 1981 - San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

RONDEAU A LA TOULOUSE-LAUTREC

("Dance honoring Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec")

Commissioned: 1981 by

William Powell, Director:

a work for The Clarion Trio;

Department of Music, University of California at San Diego

Concert Series 1981-82;

San Diego, CA.

Finished: 1981 - San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

FRAILE LIFE!

Commissioned: 1981 by

Robert Fernandez, percussionist:

an extended work for The Antennae Repairmen;

San Diego, CA.

Finished: 1981 - San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

SARA'S PLEA

Commissioned: 1982 by

Lucille Field Goodman, soprano-vocalist:

an ensemble work for soprano and instruments

San Diego, CA.

Finished: 1982 - San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

SWEETSONGS TO THE LAMENT OF THE SIBYL

Commissioned: 1982 by

Stephen Sturk, Director:

an extended choral-work for The New York Motet Choir;

New York, NY.

Finished: 1982 - In the basement apartment of

                                         composer Charles Wuorinen's home, New York, NY.

 

 

 

VIAGGIO VERSO LA LUCE DIVINA

("Journey To The Divine Light")

Commissioned: 1982 by

William Powell, clarinetist:

an extended work for clarinet and orchestra;

New York, NY.

Finished: 1983 - Butler Library, Columbia University;

New York, NY.

 

 

 

FOUR PASSION SONGS

Commissioned: 1983 by

Janis-Rozena Peri, soprano-vocalist:

a work for her up-coming 1984 Concert in the

Merkin Hall

 Goodman House, NY. 

New York, NY.

Finished: 1983 - Long Beach, CA.

 

 

 

SWEET WILLIAM

Commissioned: 1983 by

William Powell, clarinetist:

a work for clarinet

Long Beach, CA.

Finished: 1983 - Long Beach, CA.

 

 

 

L'ETOILE

("The Star")

Commissioned: 1984 by

Brenda Schuman-Post, oboist:

an extended work for oboe and orchestra

 as guest-soloist with

Bay Area Women's Philharmonic Concert Series1984-85;

Berkeley, CA.

Finished: 1985 - Butler Library, Columbia University;

New York, NY.

 

 

 

WHERE YOUNG ADONIS OFT REPOSES...

Commissioned: 1989 by

Deon Nielson-Price, Director:

a chamber work for Echosphere 2 Ensemble;

Los Angeles, CA.

Finished: 1990 - San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

MEIN LEBEN IST WIE EIN GRAB

("My Life Is A Grave")

Commissioned: 1997 by

Joyce McWilliams, soprano-vocalist:

a work for soprano voice;

San Diego, CA.

Finished: 1997 - Lobby, U.S.Grant Hotel;

 downtown San Diego, CA.

 


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