Music for Orchestra



After completing Lysistrata and the concerto Four Angels, I spent half a year revisiting some previous (rushed, late) orchestral scores: the cantata Late Victorians, and the first drafts of the suite from Little Women and the Overture to Lysistrata. I am delighted to report that Eclipse Chamber Orchestra’s beautiful performance of these three scores–including a new harp-and strings arrangement of the slow movement of Four Angels–was released on Naxos in November of 2009.


Alcott Music (1999: revised 2007)

Music from the opera Little Women for percussion, piano, celesta, and strings. Commissioned by Eclipse Chamber Orchestra: revised version introduced by Eclipse Chamber Orchestra at The George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA. in October 2007. Sylvia Alimena, conductor.

Four Angels: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra (2007)

Commissioned by The National Symphony Orchestra: introduced by Dotian Levalier, harpist, and The National Symphony at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in June 2007. Leonard Slatkin, conductor.

Late Victorians (1995: revised 2007)

Poems by Emily Dickinson: text by Richard Rodriguez. Commissioned by Eclipse Chamber Orchestra: revised version introduced by Emily Pulley, soprano, Richard Kleinfeldt, narrator, and Eclipse Chamber Orchestra at The George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA. in May 2007. Sylvia Alimena, conductor.

Overture to Lysistrata (2006)

Commissioned by New York City Opera: introduced by New York City Opera as part of their performances of Lysistrata, or The Nude Goddess at Lincoln Center in March-April 2006. George Manahan, conductor.

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