Contemporary Classical

Riders of the Purple Sage

Additional Opera

The Achilles Heel

An Opera for High School to adult. Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera (winner of the National Opera Association Prize ) libretto by Mary Carol Warwick.

Band of 4 players. Cast of 5, (1 hour)

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

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The Tale of the Nutcracker 

Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s novelette and tells the story of a girl at the threshold of becoming a woman-A story of passing youth, and dreams realized and destroyed.

Commissioned by Opera San Jose. Orchestra of 14 and small chorus with principals. Libretto by Daniel Helfgot. 2 acts (100 min.)

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022​​

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Song Cycles

Saints

5 songs on saints with a modern perspective. Text by Marion Adler (26 min.)

Orchestration- chamber orchestra of strings, percussion, and harp

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

  1. He Sings (St. Francis) (sample)

  2. St. Joan (sample)

  3. Grace (sample)

  4. The Mouth of God

  5. At Lourdes

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Sinners

7 songs with a contemporary perspective on the 7 deadly sins-text by Marion Adler (25 min.)

Orchestration- chamber orchestra of strings, percussion, and harp 

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

 

  1. Pride (sample)

  2. Sloth (sample)

  3. Gluttony

  4. Anger

  5. Envy

  6. Lust

  7. Greed

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Artifacts

8 songs for mezzo-soprano, piano, and cello based on ancient Hohokam Artifacts of the Sonoran Desert. Text by Marion Adler (30 min.)

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

 

  1. The Last Bird

  2. The Bowl of Sunset (sample)

  3. Song to Soften the Earth

  4. Canals (sample)

  5. Serpent Song

  6. Fertility Cup

  7. All Used Up

  8. Casa Grande

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Cinema Song

5 songs about movies for baritone and piano (chamber orchestra version also available) (13 min.)

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

 

  1. Why I Like Movies (Sample)

  2. The Blue Angel

  3. Movie House (sample)

  4. Life is a Screwball Comedy

  5. Provide, Provide

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From Southern Seas

5 songs on Australian poems for soprano and piano (10 min.)

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

 

  1. Firewheel Tree (sample)

  2. Beach Burial

  3. O’Flaherty on Education

  4. Night Sowing (sample)

  5. I Blow my Pipes

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Love Letters

6 love letters written from Lebanon for mezzo-soprano and piano. Text by Elie Haddad. (12 min.)

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

 

  1. The Spring in Lebanon (sample)

  2. Departure

  3. In Paris (sample)

  4. As I leave Lebanon (sample)

  5. Unconditional Love

  6. The Proposal

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Songs to Her

6 love songs for baritone and piano with text by Mel Ulrich (11 min.)

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

 

  1. We Walked (sample)

  2. Sometimes (sample)

  3. Look Elsewhere

  4. Come Little Girl

  5. Never Hold Me

  6. Your Sea

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Songs of Loss

5 songs for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (16 min.)

 

  1. Ode (sample)

  2. Dirge

  3. Keys

  4. Mad Song

  5. Parting Song (sample)

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Songs of Stone

5 sculptures reimagined in song for orchestra and soprano. Text by Marion Adler (17 min.)

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

 

  1. Song of the Neglected Statue (sample)

  2. Pieta’

  3. Love in the Louvre (sample)

  4. Big Cat in Central Park

  5. Exhortation to an Angel

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Spirit of the Desert

Text by Marion Adler (15 min.)  (sample)

A cantata for mezzo-soprano, baritone, children’s chorus, and 7 instruments.

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

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Chamber Music & Concerti

Six Pieces After Shakespeare

Quintet for flute/pic, oboe/eng. horn, clarinet/bass cl., horn in F, and string bass (19 min.)

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

 

  1. Entrance March

  2. Ophelia (sample)

  3. Puck (sample)

  4. Catherine’s Sarabande

  5. Witches Invocation

  6. Falstaff

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Concerto for Harp Strings and Percussion

4 movements (26 min.)

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

 

     1. Theme and Variations

     2. Waltz (sample)

     3. Canzone (sample)

     4. Allegro

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Pentimento

For harpsichord and Strings (sample)

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

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Sonata for Flute and Piano (Celebre)

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

 

  1. Theme and Variations (sample)

  2. Lento

  3. Molto Allegro

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Choral Works

Joy to all the World 

For Choir and Orchestra

12 Christmas songs in 12 languages for chorus and orchestra (11 min.) (sample)

Licensed by Santa Barbara Music Publishing  (805) 962-5800

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Winter Celebrations

9 songs in English celebrating other cultural holidays (non-Christmas) for chorus and orchestra  (14 min.) (sample)
Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

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Legacy

Songs about aging for high school choir and adult choir –text my Marion Adler (28’)

Orchestration- flute, clarinet, horn in F, trumpet in C, percussion, piano, cello and bass

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

 

  1. I will Sing my Heart Open Wide (sample)

  2. The Whatchamacallit

  3. Time

  4. When I Was Young (sample)

  5. Song of a Child Dying Young

  6. My Collection

  7. Legacy

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Songs of Steel

For mixed chorus and piano (23 min.)

7 songs inspired by steel and its rich properties. \

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022

 

  1. Ground Zero (sample)

  2. Stainless Steel (sample)

  3. The Eiffel Tower (sample)

  4. For the Block Ships at Arromanches

  5. Shimmer

  6. Cloud Gate

  7. Steel and Lace

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Sisters

For orchestra, mixed chorus, children’s chorus, and mezzo-soprano

An homage to San Jose California and its 7 sister cities. (27 min.)

Licensed by Aldea Publishing 602-400-7022 (sample)

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Wind Ensembles

Divertimento for Piano and Wind Ensemble

(15 min.) (excerpt)

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Elegy and Wild Ride for 4 Saxophones and Wind Ensemble  

(12 min.) (excerpt)

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Concert Variations on a Theme of Schubert for Wind Ensemble

(14 min.) (excerpt)

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