Mundo, for voice and orchestra,
2007, 16:30 minutes duration. A vocal work
in the Quiche language for voice and large
orchestra (3-3-3-2-1; 4-3-2-1; 4; harp,
piano; voice, strings.) Based on a prayer
by a Quiche priest-shaman from Momostenango,
Mexico, Mundo is a work that époques pre-Columbian
time and culture.
sample of Mundo.
Como un Sueño, for
harp and orchestra, commissioned by Faye Seeman, 2006, 20-21
minutes duration. Harp and orchestra concertante piece of moderate
difficulty for the orchestra and with an improvised harp cadenza.
Available in conductor score, 11x17, study score, 8.5x11, and
harp part. Faye Seeman, harp, Brian Groner, conductor, Birch
Creek, 7/29/06, 3 excerpts.
sample of Como un Sueño.
for chamber orchestra, 2005, 10 minutes. Orchestral work
in two movements of moderate difficulty. It includes two
pianos and voice as part of the ensemble. Although instrumental
parts are not very difficult, the challenge is in putting
them together. See film by Paul Hettel.
sample of Moving Lights.
Mobiles, for clarinet, bassoon, trumpet and
horn, written for Pro Musica, Chicago, Illinois. 2001,
12 minutes. A second versionis for flute, oboe, clarinet,
Wind quartet music in which the instruments are sometimes coupled
together, sometimes treated as soloists; this work is a series
of very rhythmic, sometimes repetitive, and always lyrical four
sample of Mobiles.
Sextet, for flute, oboe, piano, violin, viola,
and violoncello, commissioned by the Rembrandt Chamber Players,
Chicago 1997, 15 minutes, in two movements.
sample of Sextet.
Red Quintet, for harp and string quartet, commissioned
by Ensemble Noir, Canada, 2002, 14 minutes, one movement.
Play sample of Red Quintet.
Green Quintet, for flute, clarinet, violin,
violoncello and piano, written for the Pilgrim Chamber Players,
Chicago, Illinois, 2002, 10 minutes.
music to come.
Blue Sextet, for flute, clarinet, violin, viola,
violoncello, and piano, commissioned by the Composers' Conference,
Wellesley, 2006, 10 minutes.
Play sample of Blue Sextet.
Music for the Harp
Preludes, for solo harp commissioned by the
Katherine Abelson Foundation, Chicago, Illinois, 1995, 25 minutes.
A set of six studies in interpretation for the younger player.
Play sample of Preludes.
Musical Studies, for solo harp, 1995, 18 minute,
a set of five preludes for the advanced player.
Play sample of Musical Studies.
Racconti, in memory of Lucile Lawrence, for
harp, commissioned by Faye Seeman, 2007, 13 minutes.
Play sample of Racconti.
Harp Concerto, piano version, commissioned
by Concertante di Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1995,
20 minutes. There is a harp-piano version available for study
Play sample of Harp Concerto.
Words and Music, a piece for radio By Samuel Beckett with music by Gustavo Leone. For one actor, one actor/singer and string quartet.
Art of Birds, for four-part
choir, commissioned by His Majesties Clerkes,
Chicago, Illinois. 2000,
11 minutes. Five movements of choral music resembling ancient
chant and minimalism. Four-part, non-divisi, moderately difficult
Play sample of Art of Birds.
Cánticos, for voice and string orchestra, singers
also play percussion, 2006. Texts from the Popol Vuh in Quiche.
Sample of Cánticos to come.
Chant de Mort, for voice and piano,
18 minutes, two movements, based on a poem by Robert
Desnos, in French. The first movement is for solo piano,
the second one for voice and piano.
Play sample of Chant de Mort.
Chant du Ciel, for double choir (SSAATTBB),
10 minutes, one movement, based on a poem by Henry Micheaux,
in French. Music emulates the shape of the poem.
Play sample of Chant de Ciel.