Orchestral Music

Pictures from the Floating World (2013) - 22'
solo bassoon + 2222 3210 Timp+1 Hp Strings
Commissioned for Daniel Matsukawa and the Philadelphia Orchestra
Premiered November 2013 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts with Yannick Nézet Séguin

Saturn Bells (2013) - 8'
solo violin + 3333 4331 Timp+2 Hp Strings
Commissioned for Bella Hristova and the Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra, Rob Seebacher, conductor
Premiered May 1st, Mobile, AL

Virtuosity (2013) - Five Micro-Concertos for String Orchestra - 24'
Commissioned by the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival for the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO)
Premiered August 2013 at the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

Fanfare for Sam (2011) - 5'30"
3333 4331 Timp+3 Celesta Strings
Commissioned for the Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Premiered October 2011 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Seasons Lost (2011) for two solo violins and string orchestra) - 18'
2 solo vln + string orchestra
Commissioned for Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo
Premiered May 2012

La Follia (2011) for string orchestra - 12'
Commissioned by the Settlement Music School
Premiered June 2011 by the Trowbridge Chamber Orchestra

Symphony No. 1, "Book of Hours" (2009) - 24'
2222 2200 Timp Strings, Soprano Solo
Commissioned by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Premiered January 2010 with Allison Sanders, soprano

Double Concerto (2008) for violin, cello, and orchestra - 28'
vln + vcl solo + 3(2+pic),3(2+EH),3(2+Eb) ,3 4331 Timp+3 Hp, Cel
Commissioned by Meet the Composer "MusicAlive!"
Premiered January 2009 by Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, and Sarah Hicks

Hanukkah Cantata (2007) - 24' (Trad. Hebrew and English)
SATB Choir + soloists, 0000 0130 percussion, organ, strings
Commissioned by the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia
Premiered 2007 at Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia

Compose Yourself! (2007) - 5-7'
3333 4331 Timp + 1 Strings
Commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra
Premiered March 2007

Concertino for Violin and Orchestra (2005) - 12'
solo vln + 0202 2200 Timp Strings
Commissioned by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Premiered October 2005 by Jaime Laredo, violin, and David Ludwig, conductor  

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (2004) - 24'
solo vcl + 2222 3220 Timp + 1 perc Strings
Commissioned by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Premiered November 2004 by Margo Drakos at the Flynn Center

Radiance (2003) serenade for oboe and strings - 9'
solo oboe + string orchestra
Commissioned by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra
Premiered 2004 at Carnegie Hall

NightVision (2001) - 8'
2222 3220 Timp + 1 perc Hp Strings
Premiered by the New Jersey Symphony at NJPAC 2001

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Music for Large Ensemble

Missa Brevis (2008) for wind ensemble - 18'
0222 3000 vcl + cb
Commissioned by Michael Haithcock (University of Michigan Symphonic Band)
Premiered April 2009 at the University of Michigan

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Chamber Music

Aria Fantasy (2013) for piano quartet - 16'
vln, vla, vc, pno
Written for the Ravinia Steans Institute
Premiered July 2013 in Chicago

Kantigas (2013) for Arabic violin, guitar, and Arabic percussion
Written for Jason Vieux, Hanna Khoury, and Hafez Kotain
Premiered June 2013 at World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA

Josquin Microludes (2012) for saxophone quartet - 11'
SATB saxophones
Commissioned by the PRISM quartet
Premiered May 2012 in New York City  

Piccola musica notturna (2011) for English horn, harp, and string quintet - 8'
EH, hrp, 2 vln, vla, vcl, cb
Commissioned by Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia for the Philadelphia Orchestra chamber music series
Premiered March 2011 at the Kimmel Center

Three Yiddish Dances (2010) for piano trio - 12'
vln, vcl, pno
Commissioned by Music in the Loft, Chicago
Written the Trio Cavatina
Premiered February 2010 in Chicago

Flowers in the Desert (2009) for clarinet, viola, and piano - 7'
Commissioned by the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival
Written for David Shifrin, Hsin-yun Huang, Jeewon Park

Aigaios (2007) for string quartet - 7'
2 vln, vla, vcl
Commissioned by the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival

Scenes from Childhood (2008) for cello and piano - 15'
Commissioned by Concert Artists Guild for cellist Soo Bae
Premiered May 2009 at Symphony Space NYC

From the Rubayaat of Omar Khayyam (2008) for l'Histoire ensemble - 15'  (Fitzgerald/Khayyam)
Soprano, cl, bsn, tpt, tbn, vln, cb, perc
Commissioned by the Curtis Institute for Curtis on Tour

Lamentations (2006) for clarinet, harp, bass, and percussion - 20'
Commissioned by Network for New Music
Premiered January 2007 with choreography by Group Motion

Haiku Catharsis (2004) for Pierrot ensemble - 8'
fl, cl, vln, vcl, pno, perc
Commissioned by eighth blackbird
Premiered November 2004 at the Kimmel Center "Fresh Ink" Series

Four Japanese Folk Songs (2003) for euphonium and string quartet - 9'
eu or tbn, 2 vln, vla, vcl
Commissioned by Chiho Okuizumi

The Catherine Wheel (2002) for oboe quartet - 20'
ob, vln, vla, vcl
Commissioned by Astral Artistic Services
Premiered 2002 Holy Trinity Church

April Variations (2002) for violin, guitar, and cello - 14'
Commissioned by the Hill and Hollow Festival, Saranac, NY
Premiered by Soovin Kim, Jason Vieux, and Efe Baltacigil

Dances of Light (2000) for string trio - 22'
vln, vla, vcl
Commissioned by the Divertimento Trio: Soovin Kim, Michael Tree, and Margo Drakos
Premiered on the Schneider Series of the NY String Seminar

Poems from Antiquity (1998)
cl, 2 vln, vla, vcl
Performed by Anthony McGill, Tim Fain, Ivan Chan, Brian Chen, and Margo Drakos
Premiered 1998 at the Marlboro Music School

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Solo and Unaccompanied

Swan Song (2013) for violin and piano - 16'
Commissioned by Carnegie Hall for Benjamin Beilman

Five Ladino Songs (2012) for solo violin - 9'
Commissioned by Lara St. John

Lunaire Variations (2012) for solo piano - 14'
Commissioned by San Francisco Performances for Jonathan Biss

Five Bagatelles (2010) for solo piano - 8'
Commissioned by the 92nd St Y for Benjamin Hochman

Sonata for Flute and Piano No. 2 "Canzoniere" (2010) - 12'
Commissioned by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
written for Marina Piccinini

Density 15.1 (2010) for tenor saxophone - 3'
written for Matthew Levy
Premiered 2010 at Symphony Space, NYC

Scenes from Childhood (2009) for cello and piano - 15'
Commissioned by Concert Artists Guild for cellist Soo Bae
Premiered May 2009 at Symphony Space, NYC

Six Haikus (2008) for French horn and piano - 8'
Commissioned by Jennifer Montone for Jennifer Montone and Cecile Licad
Premiered November 2008 at Carnegie Hall

Dante Microludes (2008) for solo cello - 20'
Written for Chamber Music Now! 

Three Chansons (2007) for cello and piano - 11'
arrangements and responses to G. Dufay
Written for Margo Drakos and Joanne Polk
Premiered January 2008 at Manhattan School of Music "Encore Manhattan!" 

Pleiades (2005) for oboe and piano - 14'
Commissioned by Katherine Needleman
Premiered February 2006 at Music in the Hall, Baltimore

Three Portraits of Isabella (2003) for solo piano - 14'
Written for Jeremy Denk in collaboration with the Isabella Gardner Museum
Premiered December 2003 at the ISGM

Sonata No. 1 for Flute and Piano (2002) - 14'
Commissioned by Jeffrey Khaner
Premiered 2002 at the Curtis Institute of Music

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Vocal and Choral Music

Still Life (2013) for soprano and piano - 4'
Commissioned by Ravinia Steans Institute
Premiered Chicago, IL July 2013

Four Ladino Folk Songs (2012) for SATB Choir - 8' (Trad) 
Written for the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia

Our Long War (2012) for soprano, violin, and piano - 10' (Ford) 
Commissioned by the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

Ewigkeit (2011) for Pierrot ensemble and voice - 6' (trad) 
baritone, fl, cl, vln, vcl, pno, perc
Written for Eric Owens and the Dolce Suono Ensemble

From the Rubayaat of Omar Khayyam (2008) for l'Histoire ensemble - 15'  (Fitzgerald/Khayyam)
Soprano, cl, bsn, tpt, tbn, vln, cb, perc
Commissioned by the Curtis Institute for Curtis on Tour

Hanukkah Cantata (2007) - 24' (Trad. Hebrew and English) 
SATB Choir + soloists, 0000 0130 percussion, organ, strings
Commissioned by the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia
Premiered 2007 Rodeph Shalom Philadelphia

Four Hanukkah Songs (2007) - 12' (Trad. Hebrew and English) 
SATB Choir, piano
Commissioned by the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia
Premiered 2007 Rodeph Shalom Philadelphia

Kaddish (2006) - 10' (Trad. Hebrew) 
0000 4331 3 perc SATB choir and tenor soloist or a capella
Commissioned by Robert DeCormier

The Choir (2004) for chorus - 3' (Kinnel) 
SATB choir
Commissioned by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Whitman Songs (2002) for baritone and piano - 14' (Whitman) 
Written for Randall Scarlata and the Atlantic Center Italy Program

The New Colossus (2002) for choir - 3' (Lazarus) 
SATB Choir
Commissioned by Judith Clurman and the TODI Music Festival Choir

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