SCORES AND RECORDINGS

VOCAL MUSIC

THE LONELY DAUGHTER OF THE AIR (2020) 8'

       Soprano and Piano

       (After Sibelius' "Luonnotar," with Finnish text from the Kalevala and my original English text)

Commissioned  by Laura Libby McCall

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BABYLON INCISIONS: SNIPPETS OF WAR PORN (2019) 8'

 Three Sopranos and Piano

 Text excerpted from Roy Scranton's prose-poetry novel "War Porn"

Commissioned  by Laura Libby McCall

and Syracuse University Graduate Vocalists

Live Performance

Recording with Score

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THAMES SONGS (2017) 24' (6 Movements)

     Soprano Vocalise (or Soprano Instrument) and Piano

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NERO MONOLOGUES (2017) 60'

     Chamber Opera; Soprano and Dancer/Actor featured

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Full Opera - 8/8/17

London Performance

Sarah Toth, Bertie Baigent, Phaedra Ensemble Libretto: Sarah Toth/Geoffrey Lehmann

Revised aria: "Ode to the Beauty of the World" (US Premiere)

ACT I EXCERPT - Sinfonia - Aria:

Galba Does not Exist - Recit: A Vision

Addressed to Emperors of the Future - 

Mono: Advice for Emperors

ACT II EXCERPT - Aria: Notes for a

New Civilization - Mono: Eating with

Friends - Mono: Our Sun-God at Home

with Poppaea

ACT III EXCERPT - Mono: Imagined

Scenes from the Second Half of My Life -

Aria/Trope: In Un Sospir - Arr.: Sleep is

Supposed to Be (Copland)

WHITMAN SONGS (2015) 15' (3 Songs)

     Soprano and String Quartet (Text from Walt Whitman and Federico Garcia Lorca)

WHITMAN SONGS - Soprano & String Quartet (R.Smeltzer+FSOM Quartet)
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ODE TO WALT WHITMAN (LORCA)

MIRACLES (WHITMAN)

Commissioned by Rebekah Smeltzer

A CLEAR MIDNIGHT (WHITMAN)

ALL OF THE DAY SHOULD NOT BE DAYTIME

     SSAATTBB Choir, with SAT solo/group soli parts

Text from Henry David Thoreau's

"A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers"

(2014) 8-9' (aleatoric sections)

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RUMORS FROM AN AEOLIAN HARP (2014) 10'

     String Orchestra and Large SSAATTBB Choir, with Coloratura, Mezzo, and Alto soloists

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Text by Henry David Thoreau

MAB (2014) 9'

     Soprano and Percussionist (Soprano uses percussion and moves dramatically)

Text drawn from "Queen Mab"

by Percy B. Shelley

MAB - Soprano and Percussion (ResounDuo)
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Commissioned by the

ReSound Duo

MAXIMS AND INTERLUDES (2010) 10' (5 Songs)

     Soprano and Piano

Text from Nietzsche's "Beyond Good and Evil"

Written for Laura Libby McCall and Josh Oxford

MAXIMS AND INTERLUDES - Soprano and Piano - McCall/Oxford
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I: Madness

II: Monsters

III: Cold

IV: Love

V: Genius