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VOCAL MUSIC

(INCLUDES ART SONGS, VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC, AND CHORAL MUSIC)

Lufthaltenlieder

    1. Lieb’ Liebschen

    2. Ein Weib

    3. Wandrers Nachtlied

(Soprano, Clarinet, Horn, Piano) [2022]   

Sonnets of Resignation 

(Soprano & Piano) [2011]

Dedicated to Gabrielle Haigh.  [lyrics: Millay: Sonnets 5, 37, & 27] 

Premiere: January 27 & February 4 by Gabrielle Haigh, soprano, and Peter Harrison, piano, at Clare College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K.

Second performance July 23, 2013 by Gabrielle Haigh, soprano, and Randall Fusco, piano, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Songs for Young Lovers (with Oboe Obbligato)

(Soprano, Oboe, and Piano) [2007]

[lyrics: Millay: Armenonville; The Princess Recalls Her One Adventure; Huntsman, What Quarry?]

Premiered in May, 2008 by Sandra Simon, soprano; Danna Sundet, oboe; and Randall Fusco, piano, on a concert given by the chamber group Panoramicos. Published by Jeanne, Inc.

The Earth Abideth Forever 

(SATB Chorus, Flute Obbligato, Piano) [2007]

Commissioned by Eric Charnofsky

Premiere: May 12, 2007, Epworth Euclid United Methodist Church Choir, Epworth United Methodist Church, Cleveland, OH

A Little Choral Tribute 

(Soprano and Alto Chorus and Piano) [2006]

[lyrics: Margi Griebling-Haigh]

Commissioned by The Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus

Premiere: May 15, 2006 at the annual C.O.C.C.'s Spring Concert, Fairmount Temple, Beachwood, OH

Counting-out Rhyme 

(Soprano and Piano) [2004]
[lyrics: Edna St. Vincent Millay]

Commissioned by the Kulas Foundation.

Written for the Cleveland Composers Guild's annual Junior Concert

Premiere: May 1, 2005, The Music Settlement, Cleveland, OH

 

Songs for Young Lovers (original version)

(arranged for soprano, oboe, and piano)  [2004]                                        

[lyrics by Edna St. Vincent Millay: Armenonville, The Princess Recalls her One Adventure, and Huntsman, What Quarry?]

Premiere: May, 2007, Sandra Simon, soprano; Danna Sundet, oboe; and Randall Fusco, piano 

Published by Jeanne, Inc.

Kipling Songs 

(Soprano, Baritone Violin, Cello, Piano) [2003/2023]
[lyrics: Rudyard Kipling: Commissariat Camels, The Seal's Lullaby, & Road-song of the Bandar-log]

Outer movements commissioned by the Fortnightly Musical Club

Premiere: March 9, 2004 by Marla Berg, soprano; Susan Britton, violin; Kent Collier, cello; Eric Charnofsky, piano: Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, OH

First Love 

(Soprano, Tenor, & Piano) [2002]
[lyrics: Christopher Schmitz] 

Premiered:March 3, 2003 by Andrea Bargabos, Leodigario del Rosario, and Eric Charnofsky as part of a collaborative project between the Cleveland Composers Guild, the Poets and Writers League of Greater Cleveland, and the Rocky River Chamber Music Society: West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, Rocky River, OH

 

The Pessimist 

(for Soprano and Alto Chorus and Piano) [2002]

[lyrics: Ben King]

Composed in 1973 but revised in 2002 for Anne Wilson and the Laurel School 5th and 6th grade choir, this fun piece has had several performances now at Laurel School in Shaker Heights, OH

Voices from the Other Side 

(Soprano & 8 Celli) [1999]

Commissioned for the CIM Cello Ensemble by Richard Aaron

Premiere: at the College of Wooster January 19, 2000 by the Cleveland Institute of Music Cello. Ensemble with Andrea Bargabos, Soprano.

The Spring and the Fall 

(Soprano and Piano) [1999]

[lyrics: Millay]

Written for the Cleveland Composers Guild's annual Junior Concert

Premiere: April 24, 1999, The Music Settlement, Cleveland, OH 
 

Night Swimming 

(soprano, English horn, piano) [1999]
[lyrics: Mary Grimm]

Premiere: February 10, 1999 on a Cleveland Composers Guild concert

published by Jeanne, Inc.

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Sonnets x and xxvi 

(Baritone and Piano) [1996]
[lyrics: Millay]

Premiere: in June 1996 at the Cleveland Music School Settlement by Andrew White, baritone; and Nancy Brittain, piano.

Sorrow 

(Soprano and Piano) [1988]
[lyrics: Millay]

Premiere: January 27 & February 4 by Gabrielle Haigh, soprano, and Peter Harrison, piano, at Clare College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K.

Sonnets for Young Lovers (xl, xv, and xlii)

(Soprano and Piano) [1987]
[lyrics: Millay]

Premiered in November 1990 by Joanne Couch, soprano and Laura Silverman, piano. Also performed on Cleveland Composers Guild concerts in Febraury 1992 (Coeli Ingold and Audrey Andrist) and October 1997 (Eileen Moore and Judith Ryder).

Songs for Young Lovers 

(Soprano or Baritone and Piano) [1980-3]
[lyrics: Millay: Armenonville; The Princess Recalls Her One Adventure; Songs for Young Lovers in a City; There at Dusk I Found You; Huntsman, What Quarry?]

Performances of various songs have been at the Eastman School of Music (1982 and 1983) and on Cleveland Composers Guild concerts in October 1995 and October 1997. A set of four of the songs won First Prize in the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Division in 1982.

The Fitter 

(Soprano and Piano) [1977]
[lyrics: Millay]

Ebb and Eel Grass (Soprano and Piano) [1976]
[lyrics: Millay]

Daphne and Oberon (Soprano and Piano) [1975]
[lyrics: Millay]

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