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Chamber Music: Two Instruments

FAMILY PORTRAITS for Cello and Piano (2020) 13’

To the Fischer family: Norman, Jeanne, Rebecca, and Abigail

SONATA No. 2 for Cello and Piano (2019) 16'

Commission and premiere by cellist Benjamin Larsen and pianist Hyungjin Choi.

March 2019, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, NY.

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ELEGY FOR A LOST WORLD for Viola and Piano (2017) 6'

Written for violist Jonah Sirota's viola elegies commissioning project.

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BROKEN PLACES for Flute and Cello (2016) 12'
Commission and premiere by flutist Martha Cargo and cellist Ben Larsen as part of their Pieces of Eight commissioning project. 

November 2016, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, NY.

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SONATA No. 2: FAREWELL for Violin and Piano (2013) 24’

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PANGE LINGUA SONATA for Violin and Piano (2012) 16’

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MY YIDDISHE MOMME for Violin and Cello (2009) 6’

After the song by Jack Yellen and Lew Pollack

SUMMERMUSIC for Violin and Piano (2000) 15’

JERUSALEM PSALMS for Two Pianos and Optional Narrator (1995) 16’

Optional texts from Psalms 122, 137, Baruch 5

DARK DANCES for Viola and Piano (1994) 14’

EASTER CANTICLES for Cello and Organ (1993) 14’

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SONATA No. 1 for Cello and Piano (1988) 23’

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LETTERS ABROAD for Organ and Piano (1982) 25’

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FANTASY for Cello and Piano (1976) 9’

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Chamber Music: Three Instruments

DANCING WITH THE ANGELS for Flute, Viola and Harp (2019) 22’

Commissioned by Carol Wincenc

Premiered in New York City by Les Amies, February 23, 2020

BIRDS OF PARADISE for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano (2008) 16’

Commission and premiere by the Webster Trio for their 20th anniversary. August 9, 2008, National Flute Association annual convention, Kansas City, MO.

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TRIO for Piano, Violin and Cello (1998) 20’

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Chamber Music: Four Instruments

WAVE UPON WAVE for String Quartet (2017) 19'

Commission by the Naumburg Foundation. Premiere by Telegraph Quartet. February 6, 2018, Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY.

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AMERICAN PILGRIMAGE for String Quartet (2016) 27'
Commission and premiere by American String Quartet. September 2016, Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY.

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SPINDRIFT for Two Marimbas and Two Vibraphones (2015) 12’

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ETHEL FANFARE for String Quartet (2013) 3’

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CONSTELLATIONS for two violas, celesta, and piano (2012) 11'

Premiere by Jonah, Nadia, Vicki and Robert Sirota. September 2012, Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY.


ASSIMILATIONS for Violin, Clarinet, Cello and Piano (2010) 9’

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Premiere by The Washington Square Contemporary Music Society. April 2010, Merkin Hall, New York, NY.

DINERS for Saxophone Quartet (2009) 16’

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Premiere by the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet. February 2010, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.

TRIPTYCH for String Quartet (2002) 25’​

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Instrumental Ensemble

CONTRAPASSOS for Soprano and String Quartet (2019) 20’

Text by Stevan Cavalier

Commissioned by the Sierra Chamber Society

LUMINOUS BODIES for clarinet, flute, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, and piano (2018) 28'

Commission by Sarasota Music Festival. Premiere by Jeffrey Kahane and yMusic. June 23, 2018, Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota, FL.

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THREE NOCTURNES for fl (picc), ob, clar, bs cln, bsn, hn, trpt, tomb, perc 1 and 2, piano (toy piano), vln 1, vln 2, vla, vlc, db (2017) 15'

Commission and premiere by Alarm Will Sound. July 2017, Mizzou International Composers Festival, Columbia, MO.

EPIMETHEUS for flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, viola and cello (2015) 5'30"

Commission and premiere by yMusic. November 2015, New York Live Arts, New York, NY.


THREE SHIPS for six violas (2014) 5'

APPARITIONS for Organ and String Quartet (2013) 15’

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Organ, 2 violins, viola, cello

TWELVE DAYS for six violas (2012) 6'


MATRYOSHKA VARIATIONS for piano quintet (2010) 15’

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CAPRICCIO for piano and ten instruments (2007) 16’

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Premiered in New York in November, 2007.

A SINNER'S DIARY (2005/06) 24’

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Flute (pic), 2 violas, cello, percussion, piano

FANFARE: MUSIC FOR THE WORLD for Brass Octet (2004) 2.5’

3 trumpets, 3 horns, trombone, bass trombone

FANFARE FOR THE WALTERS for Brass Octet (2000) 5’

3 trumpets, 3 horns, trombone, bass trombone

A BALTIMORE FANFARE for Brass Ensemble (1997) 2’

4 trumpets, 4 horns, 3 trombones, tuba


2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

FANFARE (EXPLOSION) for Brass Quintet (1987) 2’

2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

SEVEN PICASSOS for Chamber Ensemble (1987) 15’

Flute (alto flute), clarinet, piano, violin, viola, cello

SCHERZINO for Wind Quintet (1986) 4’

Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon

CONCERTO GROSSO for 14 Instruments (1981) 12’

1(pic, a.fl)-1-1-1; 1-1-1-0; perc, pno; 2 vln, vla, vcl, cb Duration: 12'


All works published by Muzzy Ridge Music unless otherwise indicated

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