OPERA AND DRAMATIC WORKS

The Higgler 

  • (Chamber Opera in Two Acts) [2017]       

  • [libretto by Margi Griebling-Haigh, based on the short story by A(lfred) E(dgar) Coppard]

  • Roles: Harvey Witlow, high lyric baritone; Sophie Daws, soprano; Mrs. Witlow, mezzo-soprano; Mrs. Sadgrove, mezzo-soprano; Mary Sadgrove, soprano; 2 character actors, 2 children, narrator

  • Scoring: piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, harp, percussion, piano, strings

  • Premiere: Act I, Scene 4 premiered January, 2017 in short score with Rebecca Freshwater, soprano and Benjamin Czarnota, baritone; Cleveland Opera Theater N.O.W. (New Opera Works) Festival; Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH.

  • Premiere: Act II, Scenes 2, 4, & 6 premiered January, 2018 in piano reduction with Rachel Copeland Skiba, soprano and Brian Keith Johnson, baritone; Cleveland Opera Theater N.O.W. (New Opera Works) Festival; Maltz Performing Arts Center, Cleveland, OH

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The White Trout 

  • (Narrator, Soprano, Piccolo, Harp, Double Bass, Piano) [2012]        

  • [Traditional Irish Folk Tale as told by Samuel Lover and collected by William Butler Yeats]

  • Commissioned by Peter Gallagher

  • Premiere: convention of the International Society of Bassists, June 8, 2013 at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY

  • First performance given by Ty Emerson, Barbara Choltco, Kyra Kester, Trina Struble, Scott Haigh, & Randall Fusco.

  • Second performance given July 23, 2013 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights by David Gooding, Gabrielle Haigh, Kyra Kester, Trina Struble, Scott Haigh, and Randall Fusco.

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Askelad and the Seven Silver Ducks 

  • (oboe+English horn & double bass: narration by both performers) [2008]

  • Commissioned by the Jerome Composers' Commissioning Project, American Composers Forum, for the Vecchione-Erdahl Duo (Carrie Vecchione, oboe & English horn, Rolf Erdahl, double bass). 

  • Premiere: July 24, 2008 at the International Double Reed Society Convention, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

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  • Published by Jeanne, Inc.

 

 

Histoire de Babar, le petit elephant 

  • (Narrator, Oboe/English horn or Bb Clarinet, Bass, Piano) [1994]

  • Premiere: May 18, 1994 for a Tuesday Musical Club Concert: M. Griebling-Haigh, oboe & English horn, Scott Haigh, double bass, Denella Sing, piano, and Ursula Korneitschouk, narrator. Featured on Cleveland Orchestra Musical Rainbow Concerts, and at the International Society of Bassists 2001 Convention in Indianapolis.

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