Listing Of Musical Compositions:
   

 

 

1965

 

 

CABOCLINHA

("The Clay-Doll")

 

 

Concert Band:

arr. of  Heitor Villa-Lobos

 

 

2'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967

 

 

QUINTET

(in 4 movements)

 

Instrumental Ensemble:

 Oboe, Bass Clarinet

(w/ 4"cymbal in C or triangle),

Bassoon (w/ muted wood block I&II or timbales), Viola, Cello

 

 

13'20

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967

 

 

 

ORCHESTRAL STUDY ON BACH:

THREE-PART INVENTION IN F MINOR

 

 

Chamber Orchestra:

arr. of  Johann Sebastian Bach

 

 

1'45

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967

 

 

 

IDEAS ON A TWENTY-EIGHT NOTE DITTY

 

 

Instrumental Quartet:

Violin, Viola, Bassoon, String Bass

 

 

4'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967

 

 

 

TRIO SONATA...PLUS

 

 

String Trio:

Violin, Viola, Cello

 

 

2'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967

 

 

 

THE GATHERING

 

Instrumental Septet:

Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin,

Viola (w/ long-stemmed red-rose in player's mouth),

String Bass, Snare Drum

 

 

4'40

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967

 

 

 

A STRING QUARTET TO A SWAN

(in 4 movements)

 

 

String Quartet:

Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello

 

 

11'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967

 

 

 

SUCH A BUNCH

 

 

Instrumental Nonet:

Saxophone Quintet, Vibraphone, Viola, Autoharp, 4 Timpani

 

 

5'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967

 

 

 

THE SOLOIST

 

 

Large Orchestra:

 

 

11'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967

 

 

 

A CONVERSATION

 

Piano Quintet:

Piano

(w/ 2 hard felt-sticks),

Flute, Violin, BassTrombone, Tuba

 

 

8'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967-68

 

 

SOCRATES ON THE DIVINATION OF SWANS

(in remembrance of a moment spent

sharing an oyster with a friend...)

 

Oratorio:

Narrator as Socrates

Mezzo-Soprano, Two Contraltos and Orchestra

minimal set & lights

 

 

20'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

 

MOODS OF MELANCHOLY  or  MELANCHOLIA

(in 5 movements)

 

 

String Quintet:

Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, String Bass

 

 

15'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

 

THE GOLD-BUG

(in 6 movements)

 

 

Ballet Suite for Concert Band:

cluster of dancers, set & lights

 

 

14'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968-69

 

 

 

KALEIDOSCOPE

 

2 Triple-Quartet Instrumental Groups (24 players) &

12-Trk ElectronicTape:

(all sound onto one 4-Trk Tape

opt full-stage crowd of dancers & tiny white-light center-stage floor

 

 

18'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969

 

 

 

DESTRUCTION OF A MONOLITH

 

 

Orchestra:

 

 

8'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969

 

 

 

THE CAGE

 

Improvisational-Clarinet Solo [Bb & Eb] and Large Instrumental Ensemble:

Flute (Picc.), 6 Bassoons, 4 String Basses (1 amplif.),

Harp (amplif.), Bass Drum

opt lights

 

 

13'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969

 

 

 

SONNET 29

Baritone Reader & Large Instrumental Ensemble:

Alto Flute, 2 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos, String Bass,

Harpsichord, Piano (prepared), Percussion I,II

opt male-character in period costume/tights holding mandolin,

lying decoratively-still in posed-position upon floor

facing audience stage-front at audience-right; opt lights

 

 

5'10

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969-70

 

 

THE REVELATION OF ST.JOHN THE DIVINE

(an Enactment of the Transformation of

Ionnes the Initiate)

A Multi-Media Masque in 7 Acts:

Live-Performer as Initiate &

4-Trk Electronic-Tape

(onto 2-Trk also)

musicians, dancers, actors, rock ensemble;

film-visuals, set & extensive lighting

 

 

38'00

 

   

 

 

 

 

1970

 

 

 

TO HER

from  THE REVELATION OF ST.JOHN THE DIVINE

 

 

Song:

Male Voice and Guitar

 

 

2'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970

 

 

 

ACH SCHATZ

("Oh Treasure")

 

 

Song:

Baritone and Piano

 

 

2'35

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970

 

 

 

A VISION OF THE ETHEREAL COSMOS

 

2-Trk Electronic-Tape Environment:

opt choice(s) of improvisational-musician(s),

dancer(s), &/or poetry reader(s)

set &/or lights

 

 

23'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970

 

 

 

OPHELIA:  A POETIC DRAMA

1 Live Female-Performer,

7 Speaking-Characters & 4-Trk Electronic-Tape:

(all sound-material put onto one 2-Trk Tape)

female-performer dressed in period-attire roaming all about...

stage-set of 3 non-moveable hanging-costumes of Laertes, Polonius & Hamlet

moving film-visuals & lights

 

 

25'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1971

 

 

 

PLAYSONGS FOR NIGHT-CHILDREN

 

2-Trk Electronic-Tape Environment:

Sound-Score prepared for

The New Dramatists of NewYork

for a Play by New York playwright Joseph Scott

 

 

60'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1971

 

 

 

LA SALON

 

2-Trk Electronic-Tape Environment:

Sound-Score prepared for

The New Dramatists of New York

for a Play by New York playwright Aldo Guinta

 

 

60'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1971

 

 

 

THE SACRED MOUNTAIN

(9 Pieces)

 

Suite for Pianissimo String Orchestra:

opt 9 female dancers as 9 muses

in differently-coloured pastel-hued flowing gowns, all moving around gracefully in a slow-motion visual-tapestry; lights

 

 

23'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972

 

 

 

MOSQUITO

 

 

Large String Orchestra, Alto Choir and Percussion:

(a mock-performance 2-Trk Tape exists, prepared by composer)

 

 

4'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1973-74

 

 

 

THE DEVIL-BIRD:  A SOUTH AMERICAN MYTH

 

 

Bb Clarinet Solo, a cappella Boy's Choir [min.16] and Percussion I,II,III:

(Girl's Choir and/or Women's Choir may be substituted)

 

 

11'45

 

 

 

 

 

 

1975

 

 

 

THE LIPS OF A STRANGE WOMAN DROP HONEY

 

Oratorio:

Female Dancer/Performer,

Vocal & Instrumental Soloists, Multi-Chorus, Organ & Percussion

a lavishly-elegant set & lights

 

 

30'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1976

 

 

 

MIMOSA PUDICA

("Touch-Me-Not")

 

Dance Quintet:

Bassoon, String Bass, Vibraphone and Percussion

Dancer in Green [as plant],

whose two-feet remain in stationary-position on floor, within green spot-light

 

 

10'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1976

 

 

 

FRAGRANCES

Piano and Orchestra,

with Alto Flute sub-solo:

opt 2 conductors; opt yet preferred stage-set of piano at front-stage center

w/keyboard facing audience, and lit-up;  one live large long-tailed beautiful &

noisy white-bird sheltered within very large & ornate white birdcage,

high-hanging above & to left of piano; lights

 

 

23'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1976

 

 

 

THE SIBYL, IN CONTEMPLATION

A Mystic Poem:

Mezzo-Soprano

(w/ crotalum in A) and Piano Octet

Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin, Viola, Cello

and Piano (as conductor)

opt yet preferred incense, extensive period-set & lights

 

 

11'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1976

 

 

 

FLEUR DE LYS:  A CHORAL FANTASY

"Flower of Light")

 

 Choir of Women (in 3 parts)

and Concert Organ,

Soprano Solo and Instrumental-Trio of Harp, Cello and Percussion:

opt stage-set & lights

 

 

30'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1976

 

 

 

THE CRYING OF WATER

 

3 Soprano Vocalists,

Violin-Obbligato

and Baritone Reader:

lights

 

 

3'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1976

 

 

 

HER DRIFTING FROM ME THESE DAYS

 

Vocal Sextet:

High-Baritone Voice, solo Viola, Marimba, Tubular Bell,

Hand Drums, Bass Drum & Triangle

opt lights

 

 

6'10

 

 

 

 

 

 

1976

 

 

PROJECT 1

(a precise realization of computerized data suggested

by Gottfried Koenig of Utrecht,The Netherlands)

 

 

Instrumental Quintet:

Piano, Harpsichord, Cello, Harp, and Vibraphone

 

 

1'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1976-77

 

 

THE BRONZE

(in collaboration w/ American Sculptor

Rhoda Sherbell Honig)

 

2-Trk Electronic-Tape Environment: for an Elegant Garden-Presentation

of Original Life-Sized Sculpture-Pieces of Prominent Americans

equi-distantly scattered exterior-lighting around sculpture-pieces,

in soft-colors!

 

 

20'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1977

 

 

 

SONG OF A WEEPING HERON,

ON THE DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE

 

Oboe Solo, Quartet of Strings

[Vln, Vla, Vlc I,II],

Wind Trio [Fl, Bs Cl, Bsn] and Harp:

opt spot-light on flautist only

 

 

14'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1977

 

 

 

THE DELIRIOUS CAITANYA

Large Orchestra,

with 22 Devotees of Lord Krsna:

opt pair of huge metallic-gold sculptured oriental-eyes,

placed behind orchestra & extending beyond same at both ends;

complete orchestral-score hanging by wires in front of conductor

;entire visualsetting: the Divine Head of Lord Krsna; lights

 

 

16'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1977

 

 

 

ISADORA:  DAUGHTER OF THE SUN

(in 13 movements)

 

Dithyrambos:

Large Instrumental Ensemble of Winds, Strings and Percussion

w/Soprano-Obbligato, stationary Chorus Of The Deities [10 male],

Array of Musicians [10 male], Dancer(s) and Visible-Sculpture; lights

 

 

20'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1977

 

 

 

DISGUISED

('Chrysanthemum')

 

A Musical Composition for 21 Players,

w/ Saron Solo

including 4 strings, 3 brass, 4 winds, percussion I-IX

opt delicate improvisational-dancer(s) & subtle lights

 

 

8'12

 

 

 

 

 

 

1977

 

 

 

O MISTRESS MINE!

 

 

Song:

Soprano Solo with Women's Choir

 

 

2'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

 

ARCANA:  THE REINCARNATION OF OSIRIS

Ballet:

Main Female-Dancer Solo and 2-Trk Tape Environment:

with Large Percussion Ensemble [6 players], Woodwind Solos [2 players],

and 6 Voices of Beings

(all sound-material onto one 2-Track Tape)

extensive set & lights

 

 

16'40

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

 

NOVA

 

 

French Horn and Piano:

 

 

10'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

 

HARLEQUIN

 

 

Instrumental Trio, with Percussion-Accompaniment:

opt lights

 

 

10'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

 

PRELUDE

 

 

Bb Clarinet and Piano:

 

 

2'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

 

INNERMISSION

 

Percussion Quartet:

Improvisational-Percussion Solo, Oboe, Cello, String Bass

(performance recorded onto one 2-Trk Tape for future presentations)

opt slow-motion dancer(s) & lights

 

 

13'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

 

AN INSCRIPTION ON SMENKHARE'S COFFIN?

(in 3 continuous movements)

 

Vocal Sextet: Lyric Soprano,

String Trio [Vln, Vlc, Str.Bs],

and Percussion I,II

opt lights

 

 

14'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

 

CENTIPEDE

 

 

Orchestral Strings,

Alto Choir [min.10-20], and Light Percussion:

 

 

1'10

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

 

DEAR ONE

 

Women's Acappella Choir [min.5],

Men's Spoken Choir [min.5],

Viola and Celeste:

opt lights

 

 

4'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

AN AFTERNOON AT THE ZOO

(8 pieces…

for the ears and hearts of children everywhere!)

 

 

Dance Suite for Piano Solo:

 

 

8'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

 

THE UNICORN AND THE WHITE DOE

 

 

Contralto Voice (or Alto Flute) and Piano:

 

 

3'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

 

THE TENDER GRACES TOOK THEE UP IN THEIR BOSOM,

O LILY!

 

 

High-Woodwind Trio:

Piccolo, Eb Clarinet, and Oboe

 

 

1'45

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

 

MINIATURES:

A SUITE OF VARIATIONS ON A CONSTRUCTION

 

 

Bassoon Solo:

 

 

6'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

 

WALTZ

 

 

Flute and Piano:

 

 

2'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

 

THE SACRIFICE OF IPHIGENIA

(in 13 movements)

 

An

Epic Instrumental-Drama

for

Bb Clarinet and Piano:

 

 

25'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979

 

 

 

THOUGHTS OF WEDLOCK

from  THE SACRIFICE OF IPHIGENIA

 

 

Bb Clarinet

and Orchestra:

 

 

2'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979

 

 

 

DIVERTIMENTO

(in 9 movements)

 

 

Instrumental Quartet:

Violin, Flute, Oboe and Piano

 

 

9'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979

 

 

 

A SHINY SCHILLINGS-WORTH

 

 

Large Brass Ensemble:

 

 

9'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979

 

 

 

SONGS FROM THE LAND OF DAWN

(12 haiku-songs)

 

 

A Song Cycle for Contralto and Piano:

 

 

9'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979

 

 

 

A PRAYER

 

 

Orchestral Strings, Acappella:

 

 

3'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979

 

 

 

NIGHT MUSIC

 

 

Six Nocturnes for the Piano:

 

 

10'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

AYRE AND DIALOGUE ON AN HOURE-GLASSE

 

Vocal Trio,

and Person in Black [w/ bass drum]:

Soprano Vocalist [w/ small triangle],

Marimba and Cello; opt lights

 

 

16'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

CALLIOPE'S SONG TO APOLLO

 

 

Piano Solo:

 

 

10'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

HIGHNOON AT PEACE ROCK

 

A Ballet Meditation

for Instrumental Quartet:

Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano

w/ 12 beings, monolithic-structure & lights

 

 

3'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

MEDITATION, HYMNE, AND DANCE OF REPOSE

 

Instrumental Quartet:

Violin, Clarinet, Cello and Piano

dancers

& lights

 

 

5'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

HARVEST

 

Instrumental Quintet:

Clarinet, Violin, Cello,

Piano and Percussion

dancers [min.2] & lights

 

 

6'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

ADAM AND EVE

 

 

Piano Solo:

2 dancers [male & female], minimal set & lights

 

 

3'45

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

THE DIAMOND

 

Duo for Improvisational-Percussion

& Improvisational-Piano:

(both sound-materials recorded onto one 2-Trk Tape for future presentations)

multiple dancers & lights

 

 

2'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

QUARTET OF A PROPHECY

(in 9 epic movements)

 

String Quartet,

with Soprano-Obbligato

gracefully wandering about…

minimal lights

 

 

36'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

PRAYING MANTIS

(dedicated to the aspiring energy of woman)

 

 

Alto Choir acappella [min.12]

and Orchestra

 

 

2'50

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

HIS ANGEL

 

 

Song:

Female Voice and Keyboard

 

 

3'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

SWEETSONG

 

 

Song:

Female Voice and Keyboard

 

 

3'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

THE WINDS OF AEOLUS

(in 5 sections)

 

An Epic Divertimento for Woodwind Quintet:

Flute (Al Fl, Picc), Oboe

(EH, w/2 sm hand-drums hi & lo),

Bb Clarinet (Bs Cl), Bassoon, French Horn

 

 

18'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

SONG OF ANNA BLUE

 

 

Song:

Female Voice and Piano (or Harp)

 

 

3'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

DUO

 

 

Six Etudes for

Oboe and Clarinet:

 

 

3'50

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

GO FIND A NEW LOVER

 

 

Song:

Male Voice and Keyboard or Guitars

 

 

3'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

GARDEN OF THE EVER-PRESENT

(in 3 movements)

 

 

Marimba

and Orchestra:

 

 

15'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

 

 

CANTO

(SONG OF CALM)

 

 

Violin

and Keyboard:

 

 

1'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

 

 

COQUETTE:  TO THE FEELINGS OF AN AGING CLOWN

 

 

Instrumental Trio:

Bb Clarinet, Cello, and Piano

 

 

2'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

 

 

INTERLUDE

 

 

Bb Clarinet

and Piano:

 

 

3'40

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

 

 

POSTLUDE

(POST TIME!)

 

 

Bb Clarinet

and Piano:

 

 

2'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

 

 

RONDEAU A LA TOULOUSE-LAUTREC

("A Dance Honouring Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec")

 

 

Instrumental Trio:

Bb Clarinet, Cello, and Piano

 

 

4'45

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

 

 

HELIOTROPE

 

 

Suite of Six Dances for Woodwind Quintet:

Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn

 

 

6'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

 

 

ANDANTE, IN MEMORY OF FRITZ RIKKO

 

 

String Trio:

Violin, Viola, Cello

 

 

5'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

 

 

SAKURA NO HANA

('Cherry Blossoms';  in 3 movements)

 

 

A Symphony in Song:

Lyric Soprano [w/ wind chimes] and Orchestra

 

 

16'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

 

 

LIED

("a German song")

 

 

Bassoon Solo:

 

 

2'15

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

 

 

FRAILE LIFE!

 

 

A Cycle of Seven Comic Pieces for Percussion-Trio:

Percussion I,II,III

 

 

12'00 or all-program

 

 

 

   

 

 

1981

 

 

 

MENDELSSOHN'S MUSE

 

 

Mixed Choir

a cappella:

 

 

2'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1982

 

 

 

SARA'S PLEA

(in 3 phases)

 

 

A Cycle of Thirteen Songs

for Soprano, Cello and Piano:

 

 

18'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1982

 

 

 

SWEETSONGS TO THE LAMENT OF THE SIBYL

 

 

A Cycle of Four Songs

for A Cappella Concert Choir,  with Piano:

 

 

12'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1983

 

 

 

VIAGGIO VERSO LA LUCE DIVINA

('Journey To The Divine Light')

 

 

A Concerto-Fantasy, in 3 Movements:

Clarinet in A and Orchestra

 

 

45'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1983

 

 

 

FOUR PASSION SONGS

 

 

Soprano [w/ tambourine]

and Flute:

 

 

8'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1983

 

 

 

SWEET WILLIAM

 

 

Solo Bb Clarinet:

 

 

1'45

 

 

 

 

 

 

1983

 

 

 

SWEET WILLIAM

(same as above)

 

 

Solo Marimba or Viola or Harp

or Harpsichord or Piano or Organ:

 

 

1'45

 

 

 

 

 

 

1985

 

 

 

L'ETOILE

("The Star";  in 3 continuous movements)

 

Oboe Solo

[w/ quasi-improvisational amplified-voice]

and Orchestra:

Flute and Violin Secondary-Solos

 

 

25'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987

 

 

 

DEVIATION!

A Musical in Two Acts:

Cast of 18 Characters –

9 Women, 9 Men

24 Songs  [Piano/Vocal Score]

Book & Lyrics by British Playwright George Edge

4 scene-changes & lights

 

 

2 1/2 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

1988

 

 

 

DON'T CRY FOR ME, DESDEMONA

(in tribute to Giuseppe Verdi)

An Operetta in One Act:

Two Soprano-Vocalists  [as 'Violetta' & 'Desdemona']

and Two Pianos

13 Songs   [2 Piano/2 Vocal Score]

Libretto by British Playwright George Edge

minimal yet decorative set & lights

 

 

55'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1988

 

 

 

AND COMING UP ON THE OUTSIDE IS...

 

 

Piano Solo:

 

 

2'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1988

 

 

 

I DON'T WANNA BE TIED DOWN ANYMORE

 

 

Song:

Female Voice and Piano

 

 

3'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1988

 

 

 

I REMEMBER YOU

 

 

Song:

Tenor Voice and Piano

 

 

2'15

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989

 

 

 

A TIME FOR CHEER

 

 

Song:

Female Voice and Piano

 

 

2'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989

 

 

 

GIVE ME YOUR HAND, ELINORA

 

 

Song:

Female Voice and Piano

 

 

2'15

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989

 

 

 

I LONG TO TELL YOU, LOVE

 

 

Song:

Female Voice and Piano

 

 

3'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989

 

 

 

UNIVERSAL BLUE

 

 

Lyric Soprano

and Orchestra:

 

 

12'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989

 

 

 

SWEETSONG OF THE DREAM-KING

 

Flute Choir of 12 Players:

C Piccolo [2],   Eb Soprano Flute [1],

C Flute [4],

G Alto Flute [3],   Bass Flute [2]

 

 

10'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989

 

 

 

LOVING IS THE ANSWER

 

 

Song:

Female Voice and Piano

 

 

2'15

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990

 

 

 

FREEDOM, BUT WILL IT LAST?

 

 

Oboe Solo:

 

 

3'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990

 

 

 

EXCALIBUR:  A FANTASY ON KING ARTHUR

 

 

Woodwind Quintet, in 3 Movements:

Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn

 

 

10'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990

 

 

 

WHERE YOUNG ADONIS OFT REPOSES...

 

Vocal Quartet:

High-Tenor [or Counter-Tenor],

Violin, Bb Soprano-Saxophone and Piano

opt lights

 

 

15'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990

 

 

 

FRIEDEN

("Peace")

 

Piano

and Orchestra,

with Choir of Sweetsouls [min.12]:

opt lights

 

 

11'30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990

 

 

 

COMES THE DAWN

 

A Choral Poem:

Men's Choir [in 5 parts],

String Quintet,  and Percussion I,II

including Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, String Bass

 

 

11'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1997

 

 

 

MEIN LEBEN IST WIE EIN GRAB

("My Life Is A Grave")

 

 

Vocal Trio:

Soprano, Cello, and Piano

 

 

13'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1997-98

 

 

THE HIDDEN GEMS OF RUMI:

I. SILENCE, FOR THE OYSTER SHELLS ARE PREGNANT WITH THE DIVINE PEARLS…

An  Epic Song:

Quartet of Vocal Soloists, Woodwind Trio, and Orchestra

including Dramatic-Soprano / Mezzo-Soprano / Contralto / Bass-Baritone,

3 Woodwind Sub-Soloists   Bs Fl,  Al Fl,  C Fl,

C Picc  / EH,  Ob d'Amore,  Ob   /   A Cl,  Eb Cl

3 Circles of Souls [18 Beings: 6 in each Circle],  mini-set & lights

 

 

10'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1988-89; 1998-99

 

 

AH, SWEET FEAST OF THE GODS!

{a bacchanalian delight of delectable delicacies for the

soul of man, served at the table of the gods...}

(in 3 continuous movements)

 

A Comic Musical Mini-Drama for 24 Performers:

7 male-mortal Musicians, 7 male-immortal Actors, 9 female-Muse Dancers,

and an Unseen male-immortal Bass-Baratone Orator w/ Tubular Bells a

gloriously-extravagant set & lights

 

 

20'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001

 

 

 

A CANTILENA ON THE FABLE OF AORNOS

 

A Lyric Poem:

High-Soprano

and Orchestra

opt lights

 

 

10'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003

 

 

 

TWILIGHT AT LOCH NESS

 

A Musical Passion-Drama, in One Scene:

Contralto-Voice and Orchestra,  with Choir of Women

and Instrumental-Trio of Harpsichord, Marimba & Cello

a Scottish lake-side scene at dusk set & lights

 

 

14'00

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005-06

 

IL MURO:  THE WALL

(an Epic-Plea:  for just one precious glimpse...;

dedicated to the

idealic personal pursuits of women everywhere;

in 3 extensive phases, or10 sub-phases)

A Dramatic Psychological Music-Drama:

Improvisational Soprano-Vocalist/Performer, English Horn and Orchestra, w/ Hidden Chorus of Benevolent Souls [min.20], Mandolin-Player & Carpenter w/ Sabre-Saw; opt yet preferred extensive stage-set of 7oil-paintings covered-over & hanging upon long-wall behind & extending beyond orchestra;

2 lights:  1 covering entire-wall at back, 1 small-spot near EH

 

 

20'00

 

           

 

 

 

 

2006

 

A WAR DIRGE :

DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI

("it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country")

based upon the poem

"Dulce Et Decorum Est"

by British Soldier and Poet Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918)

Dramatic-Contralto Vocalist and Instrumental Octet,

with Uniformed Military Musician

w/ Field Drum-Obbligato

including Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Trombone, Violin, Cello,

Piano and Percussion I,II

opt lights

 

 

8'00