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Orchestral Compositions

American Fanfare (1983)
(2222-2321-timp+2, str) 3:15
Originally written for the city of Palo Alto, California, this orchestral fanfare is an exciting opener for any occasion.

Angels, The (2009)
(Baritone, SATB Chorus, Children’s Chorus, 2222-4000, 1 perc, hp, str) 3:00
A beautiful prayer, based on an anonymous poem, serves as a gentle benediction.
 

l’Anniversario (2014)
(2222-2210-timp, str) 6:00
Blending two motives representing a husband and wife over allusions to “Vissi d’Arte,” this is a tender tribute to long-lasting love.
 

Arise Triumphant, O Blessed Muse (2005)
(Mezzo-Soprano, Chorus, 3232-4331-timp+4, hp, pno, str) 18:00
Written for the reopening of Knoxville’s Tennessee Theatre (Frederica von Stade, soloist) this inspirational work draws the parallel between the human spirit and the spirit of a community’s cultural home.
 

Be a Composer (1990)
(3222-4331-timp+2, hp, str) 8:00
Young people delight in the audience participation of choosing the three notes which evolve into an on-the-spot orchestral masterpiece.
 

Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant (2009)
(Narrator, 3333-4331-timp+2, hp, pno, str) 29:00
Commissioned by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, this enchanting work turns 17 poems by Children’s Poet Laureate, Jack Prelutsky, into a Carnival of the Animals for the new millennium.  Woodwind reduction for large orchestration available: (Narrator, 3222-4331-timp+2, hp, pno, str).  Also available for chamber orchestra: (Narrator, 1111-1111-perc, pno, str)
 

Birthday Present, The (2008)
(Soprano, 2222-4231-timp+2, hp, str) 4:00
A story-song that demonstrates how music can influence and change the underlying meaning of the words.
 

Brentwood Rag (1987)
(2222-2210-perc-str) 4:00
A sprightly ragtime piece that evokes a lazy afternoon of people-watching while sipping a medium half-caff/half-decaff/soy vanilla latte in Southern California…
 

Clear Story I Let Relive, A (2014)
(3222-4331-timp+3, hp, str) 6:00
Sharing the unique stories and qualities of a family’s life journey with future generations forms the basis of this lovely tribute which evolves into a vibrant and festive fanfare.
 

Colonial Liberty Overture (1998)
(3222-4331-timp+2, hp, str) 6:00
A perfect opener for a patriotic concert using original melodies to create the atmosphere of colonial America and its struggles to become an independent country.
 

Concerto for Bass Clarinet (1985)
(Solo Bass Clarinet, 2 percussion, piano, strings) 16:00
 

Concerto for Oboe: The Clearing (2006)
(Solo Oboe, 3222-4331-timp+3, hp, str) 17:00
Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for its principal oboist, Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, this concerto depicts one’s spiritual journey through life’s forest of worldly distractions.
 

Concerto for Percussion: The Healer (2006)
(Solo Percussion, 3222-4231-timp+2, str) 24:00
Written for Timothy Adams, this programmatic work incorporates traditional West African folk songs and rhythms as the basis of its message about finding peace and resolution in the chaos of modern life.
 

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth (2013)
(Solo Piano, 3332-4331-tmp+3, str) 27:00
Combining dynamic rhythmic energy and poignant ethos with soaring Romanticism, this new concerto employs the piano soloist as a protagonist reflecting upon “truth” relative to one’s self, one’s world and one’s spirit in a work that already has a buzz about it from musicians and audience members nationally.
 

Dachau Lied (1998)
(Men’s Chorus, Narrator, 2222-4331-timp+3, hp, str) 9:00
Based on a song written by concentration camp survivor, Herbert Zipper, this dramatic work stands on its own or as a companion piece to Arnold Schoenberg’s Survivor from Warsaw.
 

Daddy (from The Open Heart) (2006)
(Alto, 2111-2210-timp+1, str) 3:00
 

Day Is Done (2002)
(Soprano, Children’s Chorus, 2322-2220-timp+2, hp, pno/cel, str) 6:30
A beautiful lullaby that alludes in song to the performing and visual arts.
 

Dodi Li (1994)
(Chorus SSA, 2020-2000, hp, str) 3:00
A heartfelt declaration of love, with text from Song of Songs.
 

Fantasy for Orchestra (1984)
(2222-2221-timp+1, hp, str) 12:00
Sweeping melodies, reminiscent of romantic film scores, propel the drama of this poetic orchestral ballet.
 

Flying Cat, The (1999)
(Mezzo-Soprano, 3222-4231-timp+2, pno, hp, str) 3:00
An original interactive song teaches the children that with imagination even a cat can fly.
 

Generations – An Oratorio (Selections):

Al Naharot Baveil
(Chorus, 2222-2220-timp+2, pno, hp, str) 5:00
A stirring setting of the poem, “By The Waters of Babylon.

Alles Neue/Where Do You Feel Your Soul?
(Tenor, Men’s Chorus, 2222-2000, timp+2, hp, str) 5:00
Poetry of Bertolt Brecht and Yehuda Amichai form the basis of this attack on conservative worship.

Interlude No. 1
(2222-2220, timp+2, hp, str) 3:00

Shalom Becha Nishba’ati
(Soprano, 2222-2000, timp+1, hp, str) 5:00
A 15th century Yemenite woman declares her love in this rapturous aria.

Prayer Shawl from Jerusalem, A (1997)
(Tenor, Baritone, 2222-2200-timp+2, hp, str) 16:00
This work juxtaposes the past with the present with a musical story of senseless conflict in the Middle East.

Jewish Cemetery at Newport, The/Kaddish
(Baritone, Chorus, 2222-2220-timp+2, hp, str) 4:00
Longfellow’s striking poem is woven with the traditional Mourner’s Kaddish (prayer) for a powerful rally against death.

 

Holiday Cheer (2007)
(3-part Chorus, 2222-3231-timp+2, pno, str) 2:00
Promenade your chorus onto the stage with this catchy 3-part round.
 

Homework Blues, The (2002)
(Medium Voice, 2222-4331-timp+1, pno, str) 3:00
An interactive song that engages young people with its subject matter while teaching them about the “blue note” in jazz.
 

I Remember a Lullaby (2002)
(Soloists: Soprano, Violin, Ballet Dancer, Two Actors, Children’s Chorus, 2322-2220-timp+2, hp, pno/cel, str) 12:00
Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (world premiere 3/10/01), this piece explores the influence that singing to young children has on them as they get older.
 

In The Day When I Cried Out (Cantata) (2000)
(Solo Vocal Quartet, Gospel Choir, 2222-4231-timp+2, pno, hp, str) 15:00
Ideal for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day concerts, this moving work uses text from the Psalms to describe the search for spiritual guidance. The classical orchestra blends with traditional gospel styles that include the riveting title anthem and a thrilling, hand-clapping finale.
 

Isaeum (2012)
(3322-4231-timp+2, hp, str) 5:00
 

Kisses of a Pearl, The (1986/2010)
(Tenor, 2222-4220-timp+1, hp, str) 13:00
A song cycle, based upon poetry by Michael Dennis, containing five songs which illuminate various aspects of love, torment and loss.
 

Kol Nidre (1996)
(String orchestra) 4:00
One of the most sacred Judaic chants is expanded here in full-blown pathos and passion.
 

Move On (1988)
(Solo Oboe, Strings) 11:00
 

Music Can Make Your Life Complete (2001)
(Mezzo-soprano, 3222-4331-timp+3, hp, str) 5:00
Melody, rhythm and harmony come together in a catchy song, celebrating the wonders of music.
 

Music Makes Me… (2006)
(Soprano, Children’s Chorus, 2222-3100-timp+1, pno, str) 5:00
Young people contribute their own lyrics and are guided to create their own melody in this interactive exploration of our personal feelings about music.
 

Open the Book (2003)
(Alto, 1121-1000-pno, str) 3:00
 

Overture to Blanche, An (1983)
(2d1222, tenor sax-2221-timp+2, pno, str) 11:00
Tennessee Williams’ play, A Streetcar Named Desire, is the inspiration for music depicting the final days of Blanche Dubois in New Orleans’ French Quarter.
 

Playground Escapades (1999)
(3333-4331-timp+3, hp, str) 3:00
A delightful musical depiction of children during recess featuring the games they play, the brass section as the bullies and the English horn as the teacher who intervenes.
 

Reindeer Variations (2001)
(2222-2221-timp+2, hp, str) 7:30
Each of Santa’s eight reindeer gets their own solo turn in this seasonal ballet music from the one-act musical, A Christmas Wish.  The work has been featured on concerts by the New York Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Symphony.
 

Salutations:

Lullaby (2004)
(1111-1110-timp, hp, pno, str) 2:30
Lilting phrases mold the music into a rocking lullaby.

Jalopy and Blues (2005)
(2121-2200-timp, pno, str) 4:15
Propulsive rhythms drive with energy, surrounding a brief bluesy interlude.

Aria (2006)
(2222-2200, str) 3:00
A sentimental melody frames this little gem in a classical style.

Smoky Mountain Springtime (2007)
(2121-2210, str) 4:30
This pastoral waltz conjures images of nature and peasant dances.

Barcarolle (2008)
(2122-2000-hp, str) 6:00
A graceful melody floats on gentle, Brahmsian waves.

Forest Scene (2009)
(2222-2200-timp, str) 5:30
A melancholy drama enfolds, wafting in on a fluttering breeze of notes.

Child at Play (2010)
(2222-2210-pno, str) 4:00
Joyous scampering almost gives way to a nap…until a second wind ensues.

London Echoes (2011)
(2222-2210-timp+1, str) 4:00
Memories of a romantic London set the scene for this nostalgic musical window.

The Caregiver (2013)
(2222-2210-timp+1, str) 5:00
Prayerful gestures give way to a buoyant flow of good will.

The Quarterback (2014)
(2222-2210-timp+1, str) 5:00
The memory of school glory days comes to the foreground through the mist of the past.

 

Seven Circles of Life (1997)
(Soprano, Narrator, Solo Cello, Chorus, 3222-4331-timp+3, hp, str) 35:00
Based on Indonesian spiritual writings, this cantata traces seven levels of spiritual existence in a profound and evocative fashion.
 

Shades of the Jebel (2005) 
(Solo Piano, strings) 9:00
 

Sheva B’Rachot (1994)
(Tenor or Soprano, Clarinet, hp, str) 7:00
The Seven Blessings, traditionally sung at Jewish weddings.
 

Summer Excursions (2004)
(2222-4230-timp-str) 9:30
In the vein of Aaron Copland’s Outdoor Overture, this work depicts summer frolics and fun along with barbershop quartets and band concerts in the park.
 

Symphonic Ode: A Child of the Holocaust (1985)
(3332-4331-timp+3, hp, str) 13:00
A chilling montage of characters and events from the Holocaust as seen through the eyes of a child.
 

Three Pieces for Cello and Orchestra: Declaration, Prayer and Freylach (1999/2013)
(Solo Cello, 2222-2200-timp+1, hp, str) 17:00
 

Through the Azure Ether (2012)
(2222-2210-timp+1, hp, str) 7:30
 

Time for Heroes, A (2008)
(3222-4331-timp+3, pno, str.) 6:00
Commissioned for the 80th anniversary celebration of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra (PA), this work musicalizes the heroic inner strength, poise and indefatigability of a small American town’s inhabitants in the face of adversity.
 

Time Machine (2000)
(3333-4431-timp+3, pno, hp, str) 2:00
Dark incidental music originally written for a Pittsburgh Symphony Fiddlesticks concert that depicts episodes of a time machine’s travel.
 

The United Symphony (2007)
(3333-4331-timp+4, pno, hp and str)
This work is conceived as a demonstration piece for each instrument in the orchestra and their respective families. Played in order, the movements lead to The United Symphony Finale, which combines all the forces together for an exciting finish. Each movement of The United Symphonymay also be performed separately.

Introduction – The United Symphony Round
(3333-4331-timp+4, pno, hp, str) 2:00
An optional introduction to the United Symphony, this engaging three-part sing-along can also be performed on its own or as an interactive preparation for “Meet the Orchestra” programs.

Toccata for Percussion
(Timp+4) 3:00
Built on various ostinati, this toccata highlights both pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments.

Hornpipe for Brass
(0000-4331) 2:00
This hornpipe showcases the ensemble playing of trumpets, trombones and tuba.

Arabesque for Woodwinds
(3333-0000) 2:00
A whimsical introduction to the woodwind section, this piece is unique in that there are very few works written for the orchestral winds alone.

Scherzo for Strings
(String orchestra) 3:00
By playfully utilizing different string techniques including arco and pizzicato, this scherzo also makes great use of the highs and lows of the string section.

Dialogue for Piano, Harp and Orchestra
(3222-4331-timp+2, str) 2:00
With majestic flourishes and grand declamations, piano and harp, the remaining orchestral instruments, are featured in this statuesque concertino.

The United Symphony Finale
(3333-4331-timp+4, str) 2:00
This work recaps the previous movements and unites them into a grand finish.

 

Variations at the Barre (1991)
(2222-4331-timp+1, hp, pno, str) 6:00
Perfect for concerts with dance companies, as each variation becomes a demonstration of ballet technique.
 

Variations for Zapped Taps and Orchestra (1990)
(3d1222-4331-timp+3, hp, pno, str, tap dancer) 6:30
Electronic gadgetry and dance meet the symphony for an amusing and exciting new combination.
 

Wake Me a Song (1999)
(Chorus, 3333-4331-timp+3, pno, hp, str) 9:00
A festive work perfect for any celebration highlighting the importance of young people and their involvement in art and music.
 

We Are Thy Children (1999)
(Chorus SSA, 1111-0100-timp+1, organ, str) 3:00
A hymn featured in the motion picture, 4 FACES
 

We Share a Bond (2002)
(Chorus SSAA, 2232-3311-timp+1, pno-elec., bass, str) 5:00
Written for Race for the Cure, this breast-cancer awareness song of empowerment has been recorded by the Knoxville Symphony.
 

Wedding Music (1994):
(SSAA, 0020-0000, hp, str)
            Processional
            Dodi Li
            Recessional
 

Western Fanfare (née Be a Conductor) (1997)
(2222-2210-timp+1, hp, str) 3:00
A vibrant opener that immediately conjures images of the Old West. Premiered by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
 

Woodlands Music (2004)
(2222-2210-perc, str, optional harmonica) 3:00
Co-written with George Casselberry, this original folk-tune develops into a full hoedown.
 

Chamber Music

–Solo Works

Stream of Consciousness II (solo cello); 1988
Stream of Consciousness I (solo trumpet); 1984
Comedy Cakewalk, The (solo piano); 1984
Grand Prix Day (solo piano); 1984
Descending Clouds (solo piano); 1982

–Duets

Duet for Violin and Cello; 2006
Variations (clarinet and cello); 1989-written for Giora Feidman
Divertissement (violin and piano); 1989
Five Fingers (bassoon and piano); 1988
Conversation Piece (two pianos); 1987
Last Words (violin and piano); 1983
Barchu (violin and piano); 1983

–Trios

Aperitif (flute, viola, harp); 2008-commissioned for the Debussy Trio
Trio for Harp, Violin and Cello; 1987 (revised 1991)
Petite Suite (violin, cello and piano); 1989
Brentwood Rag, The (flute, viola and harp); 1987
Kol Nidre (flute, violin and harp); 1987
Kol Nidre (English horn, violin and harp); 1986
Kol Nidre (flute, viola and harp); 1986
Never Mind (flute, clarinet and violin); 1986
Serenade of Fools (oboe, cello and piano); 1986

–String Quartet

Gerhardt Variations (string quartet); 1999
Matrimonial Meditation II (string quartet); 1989
Matrimonial Meditation (string quartet); 1985
Three Movements for String Quartet; 1984
Kol Nidre (string quartet); 1983

–Other Quartets

Kol Nidre (2 violins, cello and harp); 1988
Tribute (flute, clarinet, cello and piano); 1987-written in memory of John Green
ANADA (clarinet, English horn, violin and cello); 1987

–Quintets

Shades of the Jebel (string quartet and piano); 1996
Our Waking Life and a Dream (woodwind quintet); 1987
Three Wishes (guitar, flute, clarinet, viola and cello); 1985

–Other

Declamation (six trumpets); 2006
Based on the rhythmic declamation of quotes from famous American speeches, this fanfare received its premiere at the 2006 International Trumpet Guild conference.

Scenes of Youth (woodwind quintet, string quintet, piano and harp); 2002
The piecesBrentwood Rag and Magnificent Ten were combined into a short ballet for the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet.

Magnificent Ten, The (woodwind quintet, string quintet, piano); 2000
Written for the BMI seminar, Conducting for the Film Composer

Kol Nidre (double string quartet and bass); 1998
Encounters (2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, piano and percussion); 1985
Diversions (harp, flute and string quartet); 1985
Two Choreographic Scenes (woodwind quintet, string quintet, piano and harp); 1984
Humors (wind ensemble); 1983
A Chamber of Strings (string orchestra); 1977
 

Solo Voice

The Maestro’s Wife; 2004
A Legacy of Life (soprano, flute and piano); 1997
Two Songs: The Return/Cold Morning (soprano and piano); 1993
A Vow of Love (soprano, clarinet, cello and piano); 1993
The Last Butterfly (song cycle for soprano, string trio and piano); 1988
The Kisses of a Pearl (song cycle for tenor and piano); 1986
 

Choral Works (w/o Orchestra)

God Who Blesses Us, His Name Be Praised (SATB chorus and organ); 2015
Summer’s the Time… (TTBB a capella); 2002
We Are Thy Children (SSA and organ); 1999
Yovel L’Yisrael (SATB chorus and piano); 1998
Karev Libcha (SATB chorus and piano); 1996
Dodi Li (SSAA and piano); 1994
Two Madrigals (SSAA chorus and piano); 1994:
My True Love Hath My Heart
Rejoice, O Young Man, In Thy Youth
The Jabberwocky (8-part chorus); 1980
Our Waking Life and a Dream (a capella)
Wait for the Beep (TTBB a capella)
Hello, Don’t Hang Up (TTBB a capella)
 

Choral Arrangements

My Funny Valentine
Over the Rainbow
Star-Spangled Banner, The (1980)
(Chorus SSAATTBB)

We Need a Little Christmas (from Mame) (2012)
(Chorus SATB; fits solo vocal version from the actual show)
 

Theatre/Film/Internet

4 Faces (play) (1995)
4 Faces (film) (1999)
Bonanza: The Musical (1996)
Boo! (play) (1993)
Christmas Wish, A
(Adult and Child Actor/Singers, Ballet Dancers, Chorus, 2222-2221-timp+2, hp, str) 55:00
A musical one-act for adult and child actors, chorus, dancers and orchestra; premiered by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in December, 2001. This charming Christmas musical weaves original Broadway-style songs and traditional carols into a heartwarming and magical tale of a young girl whose special wish is granted by Santa Claus.  This piece can be presented semi-staged in front of the orchestra or in a full, theatrical production.

Jewish Television Network (theme music) (1989)
Judgement Day (film) (1987)
Let’s Do Lunch (2010)
Songs composed for Kelly Lester and her website: www.easylunchboxes.com

Open Heart, The (play) (1989)
Post-Mail Syndrome (play) (1986)
(Soprano, 1111-1100, alto sax, synth, drums, vln, vcl, bass) 16:00
A musical soliloquy in one act, depicting love and deceit through the mail.

 

Streetcar Named Desire, A (play) (1982)
(0010-0110, pno, bass, drums, string quartet)
A full score of incidental music created to underscore the drama of Tennessee Williams’ steamy classic.

 

Orchestral Arrangements

A Time for Us (1999)
(Tenor, 1111-1110-timp+3, hp, str)
 

Akavyo (1992)
(Baritone, Chorus, 2222-4220-timp, str)
 

All Aboard for Broadway Overture (1988)
(2222-4331-timp+2, pno, hp, str)
 

An American Anthem (with Allan Naplan) (2002)
(Children’s Chorus, 2222-4331-timp+3, pno, hp, str)
 

Angels Among Us (2009)
(Children’s Chorus, 2222-3000, 1 perc, pno, str)
 

An Angel Gets Its Wings (2009)
(Alto, Baritone, SATB Chorus, 2211-4330, 3 perc, pno, str) 4:30
Trisha Yearwood’s song borrows its message from It’s a Wonderful Life.

 

Another Opening, Another Show/There’s No Business Like Show Business (1988)
(Chorus, 2222-4331-Asax, Tsax, Bsax, timp+2, pno, hp, str)
 

Beautiful Dreamer: Stephen Foster’s America (1998)
(Baritone, Chorus, 3222-4331-timp+3, hp, str) 13:15
Weaving many of Stephen Foster’s greatest songs (Beautiful DreamerJeannie with the Light Brown HairCamptown Races and more) with some lesser-known tunes, this medley is perfect for patriotic events.

 

Irving Berlin:

Always (2007)
(Soprano, 2222-2210-1 perc, pno, str)

Count Your Blessings (2007)
(Tenor, 2000-0000-pno, hp, str)

Give Me Your Tired/God Bless America (1998)
(Medium Voice, 3222-4331-timp+3, hp, str)

I Love a Piano (1999)
(Alto, 3232-4331-timp+2, pno, hp, str)

Sisters (2007)
(Alto, Soprano, 2222-2210-1 perc, pno, str)

There’s No Business Like Show Business (1989)
(Alto, 1121-1320-timp+2, pno, hp, gtr, str)
Arranged for Karen Morrow and Nancy Dussault.

You’re Just in Love (1988)
(Tenor, Alto, 2222-3220-2 perc, pno, hp, str)

 

Bless the Beasts and the Children (2006)
(Children’s Chorus, 2222-2120-1 perc, pno, str)
 

Blow The Man Down (1990)
(Baritone, 3222-2221-timp+2, hp, str) 5:00
The traditional sea chantey is arranged for audience participation and a visit by a friendly pirate.

 

Bob the Builder (2005)
(2222-3320-timp+1, pno, str)
 

Bobenga/Zebola (2000)
(3032-4000-3 perc., kybd, str)
 

Brahms’ Lullaby (2003)
(2 Solo Celli, 2222-2000, hp, str) 3:00
This arrangement of Brahms’ beloved melody celebrates the mentor/student relationship, allowing for an intermediate beginner to play solo alongside the teacher.

 

Brigadoon: Act 1 Introduction/Act 2 Finale (1998)
(Chorus, 2222-4331-timp+2, str)
 

Can You Read My Mind? (2010)
(Soprano, 2222-4330-2 perc, pno, hp, str)
Arranged for a John Williams tribute concert with the KSO.

 

Carnival of the Animals (selected movements):
This arrangement removes one of the two solo pianos and distributes the notes into the orchestra, thus alleviating the need for two soloists (and an awkward stage setup).
            Introduction et Marche Royale du Lion
            L’Elephant
            Le coucou au fond des bois
            Voliére
 

Christmas Sing-along (2003)
(Chorus, 3222-4331-timp+2, str) 10:00
Deck your concert hall with a joyful and heartwarming medley of some of the most beloved Christmas carols…a spirited sing-along guaranteed to delight audiences young and old!

 

O Christmas Tree (2001)
(Chorus, 2222-2221-timp+2, pno, hp, str)
 

Coventry Carol (2002)
(Chorus, hp, str) 3:00
The traditional carol, Lullay, Thou Little Tiny Child, gets a full dramatic treatment in this seasonal arrangement.

 

Cute (1990)
(Tap Dancer, 2222-2330-3 perc, str)
 

Daddy’s Little Girl (2007)
(Baritone, 2122-2010-1 perc, hp, str)
 

O, Danny Boy (2000)
(Tenor or Solo Piano, 2232-4131-timp+2, pno, hp, gtr, str)
 

Ding, Dong Merrily on High (2001)
(Chorus, 2222-2221-timp+2, pno, hp, str)
 

Do You Hear What I Hear? (1989)
(Chorus, 0000-0330-timp+2, hp, str)
 

O Filie Israhel (2006)
(String Orchestra) 8:30
A serene work for string orchestra based on the melodies of the mystical and revolutionary 12th century nun, Hildegard von Bingen.

 

De Colores (2005)
(Medium Voice, 2222-2200, str) 3:00
This popular Mexican folk song can be a highlight on “international culture” concerts.

 

Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott (A Mighty Fortress) (2002)
(Chorus, strings)
 

Everything Grows Together (2004)
(Children’s Chorus, 2222-2200-timp+2, pno, str)
 

Exodus (1997)
(Tenor, 2222-2110-timp+2, pno, hp, str)
The theme song from the movie is arranged in two different versions, one that begins in C minor and modulates to D minor, and one that is in D minor for the entire piece.

 

Frere Jacques (Are You Sleeping?) (2005)
(Medium Voice, 3222, 4331-timp+2, str)
 

George Gershwin:

Let’s Call the Whole Thing Gershwin (1998)
(2222-4331-timp+2, pno, hp, str)

Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
They Can’t Take That Away from Me
They All Laughed

Love Is Sweeping the Country (1988)
(SATB, 2222-4331-timp+2, pno, hp, str)

The Man I Love (1988)
(Alto, 2222-4331, timp, pno, str)

They All Laughed (2002)
(High Voice, 2222-4331-timp+2, pno, hp, str)

 

Gospel Music:

 O Lord, We Praise You! (2000)
(Soprano or Tenor, Chorus, 2222-3230-timp+2, pno, str)

Praise the Lord with Me (2001)
(Chorus, 0010-1110-pno, bass, drums)

Psalm 117 (2004)
(Soprano, Chorus, 2222-2210-1 perc, pno, str) 4:00

 

Hanukah Fantasy (2010)
(Chorus, 2222-4231-timp+2, hp, str)
 

Hanukkah Festival Overture (1994)
(3222-4331-timp+2, hp, str) 6:30
A rousing piece based on the traditional tunes that mark the celebration of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, this work has been performed by over 200 orchestras since 1994.

 

Hanukkah Medley (1988)
(Soprano, 2222-2200-timp+2, hp, str) 4:30
This medley incorporates two of the most popular Hanukkah songs, Mi Yimalel and S’vi-von into a lively showcase for soprano and orchestra.

 

Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas (1999)
(Baritone, 3222-4331-timp+3, pno, hp, str)
 

Hello to All the Children of the World (2006)
(Children’s Chorus, 2222-2200-timp+1, str)
 

Here Comes Santa Claus! (2006)
(Baritone, 2222-2221-timp+2, pno, str)
 

Hokey-Pokey (2009)
(Medium Voice, 2222-3231, timp+2, pno, str)
 

Home on the Range (2003)
(Medium Voice, 2222-2200-str)
Two verses of this American folk-song favorite will inspire audiences to join in singing.

 

Hora! (2004)
(2222-3220-timp+2, hp, pno, str)
            Mayim
            Hava Nagila
            B’Shanah Haba’ah
 

Hooray for Hollywood! (1989)
(High Voice, 2222-4331-timp+2, pno, hp, str)
 

If You’re Happy and You Know It (w/Michael Moricz) (2001)
(Medium Voice, 2222-4331-timp+3, pno, str)
 

I’ll Be Home for Christmas (2006)
(Alto, 2222-3231-1 perc, pno, str)
 

I’ve Been Working on the Railroad (2010)
(Medium Voice, 3222-4231-timp+2, pno, str)
 

Jingle, Jingle, Jingle Bell Rock (2008)
(Baritone, 2232-4331-3 perc, pno, str) 3:00
Santa turns on the heat with two Christmas classics.

 

Jubilance (2005)
(Erhu, 2102-2000-2 perc, str) 3:00
A traditional work for the erhu, arranged for chamber orchestra and soloist.

 

Ivesian America (2005)
(3222-4231-3 perc) 2:00
First heard on a New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concert, this interactive sing-along overlaps America, The Star-Spangled Banner and Yankee Doodle in a simplified explanation of Charles Ives’ collage technique.

 

Love Medley (1988)
(2222-2220-timp+2, hp, str)
            Love Is a Simple Thing
            I Love You
            Falling in Love with Love
 

Mary Had a Little Lamb Contrasts (2008)
(Soprano, 2222-2210, pno, str)
Adapts the traditional nursery song into a lesson about musical contrasts: soft/loud, fast/slow, high/low, happy/sad; featured in Picardy Penguin concert, High-Low! Fast-Slow!

Morning in Miao Ling (2003)
(Solo Violin, 3222-2200-2 perc., hp, cel, str)
 

Must Be Santa (1999)
(Children’s Chorus, 3222-3321-timp+3, pno, hp, str)
 

My Country ‘Tis of Thee (2009)
(Mezzo-Soprano, 2222-4331-timp+2, pno, hp, str)
 

O Holy Night (2006)
(Medium Voice, 3222-4331-timp+1, pno, str) – Key of A
 

O Magnum Mysterium (de Victoria) (2005)
(Chorus, 1112-2010)
 

Oscar’s Orchestra Medley (2001)
(3243-4231-timp+4, str)
 

Overture for Israel (1998)
(Optional high voice, 1111-1110-timp+1, hp, pno, str) 6:00
Three songs representing the hopes and dreams of Israel have been woven into a beautiful medley: Tell Me Where Can I Go, B’shanah Haba’ah and Hatikvah.

 

Oyfn Pripetshik (2000)
(1010-0000-Asax, str)
 

Paul Revere’s Ride (2008)
(2222-3221-timp+2, str) 3:00
Tracing the famous ride of Paul Revere as he alerts the Minutemen, this galloping march was written in 1906 by the New March King, Edward Taylor Paull.

 

Pine Cones and Hollyberries/It’s Beginning to Look… (from Miracle on 34th Street) (2012)
(Baritone, 2-part Chorus, 2222-2221-2 perc, hp, str)
 

Richard Rodgers:

Do I Hear a Waltz? (2001)
(Soprano, 2222-4100-timp+1, hp, str)

Ten Cents a Dance (2009)
(Mezzo-Soprano, 2222-4331-dr.set, pno, alto sax, str) 4:00
Written for Kelly Lester (KSO Richard Rodgers tribute)

 

Row, Row, Row Your Boat (2005)
(Interchangeable orchestration) 1:00+
This classic sing-along demonstrates the form of singing in rounds.

 

Radio Meets the Classics (2005)
(Several Actors, 3332-4331-timp+3, pno, hp, str) 18:00
Old-time radio shows are matched with the classical works that provided their theme songs… a delight for “down-home” Pops concerts.

 

Romancing the Cinema (2000):
(3332-4331-timp+3, hp, str)
            As Time Goes By
            Love Theme from Titanic
            I Just Called to Say I Love You
            A Time for Us
            Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
 

Sakura (2004)
(Soprano, 2222-2200-timp+2, hp, pno, str) 3:00
 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town (2008)
(Children’s Chorus, 2232-4331-timp+2, pno, str)
Expanded orchestration of arrangement by Mac Huff
 

Sephardic Suite (2001)
(Piano, Strings) 11:00
Four well-known Ladino songs (including Cuando El Rey Nimrod) are arranged into this enjoyable suite for string orchestra and piano.
 

Slavic Dance Suite (2000):
(2222-4220-timp+3, gtr, accordion, str)
            Pravo Horo: T.A. Roncevic
            Polyanka: Lugashevski
            Kopanitsa: T.A. Roncevic
 

Song of Peace (2008)
(Soprano, Children’s chorus, 2232-3000-1 perc, pno, hp, str)
Adaptation of traditional round Dona Nobis Pacem that segues into Let There Be Peace on Earth arr. by Mark Hayes.
 

Star-Spangled Banner, The (2010)
(Voice, 2222-4331-timp+2, hp, pno, str)
 

Stephen Foster Trio of Songs (2010):
(Soprano and/or Tenor, 3222-4331-timp+3, hp, str)
Highlighting three of Stephen Foster’s most well-known songs (Beautiful DreamerCamptown Races and Oh! Susanna), this medley will engage the audience for both educational and patriotic concerts.
Constructed for Picardy Penguin: I Hear America Singing
            Beautiful Dreamer
            Camptown Races
            Oh! Susanna
            Beautiful Dreamer (finale)
 

Stephen Foster Song Suite (2008):
(Tenor, Soprano, 2222-2210-timp+1, hp, str) 30:00
Eight of Stephen Foster’s best-known and lesser-known gems (including Jeanie with the Light Brown HairAh! May the Red Rose Live Alway and Was My Brother in the Battle?) shed light on bygone days in this showcase for tenor and soprano.
Created for the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Classics Series (May, 2008)
            Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
            There are Plenty of Fish in the Sea
            If You’ve Only Got a Moustache
            Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway (this song orchestrated by Michael Moricz for PSO)
            Beautiful Dreamer
            Was My Brother in the Battle?/For the Dear Old Flag
            Wilt Thou Be Gone, Love?
 

Stephen Foster Medley (2008):
(Tenor, Soprano, 3222-4331-timp+3, hp, str) 12:00
A stirring assemblage of songs that represents Stephen Foster’s American Civil War period in a poignant setting for patriotic events.  Songs include: Ah, The Voice of By-Gone Days, Beautiful Dreamer, Oh! Susanna, Was My Brother in the Battle?/For the Dear Old Flag.
Constructed for the Knoxville Symphony’s July 4th program, utilizing elements of the Stephen Foster Song Suite (2008) and Beautiful Dreamer (1998)
            Ah, The Voice of By-Gone Days
            Beautiful Dreamer
            Oh! Susanna
            Was My Brother in the Battle?/For the Dear Old Flag
            Beautiful Dreamer (finale)
 

Stephen Sondheim:

 I Remember (2001)
(Soprano, 1010-0000-2 perc, hp, str)

Color and Light/Putting It Together (1990)
(Tenor, 3222-2230-timp+2, pno, hp, str)

The Boy from… (2001)
(Alto, B cl, Asax, Tsax, bass, gtr, dr)

Let Me Entertain You (2001)
(Alto, 0020-4330-timp+2, Asax, Tsax, pno, str)

 

Sumer Is Icumen In (2010)
(Three-part voices, 2222-0020-2 perc, hp, str)
The traditional Old-English round is given a symphonic treatment as an interactive song.
 

Swing Medley (2000):
(3332-4431-timp+3, pno, str)
            I’m Beginning to See the Light
            Let’s Fall in Love
            Accentuate the Positive
 

Taylor, B.E.  (2002):

Be There
(2222-43331-timp+2, pno, str)

God Bless America
(2222-43331-timp+2, pno, str)

Love You All Over Again
(2222-43331-timp+2, hp, pno, str)

Loving
(2222-43331-timp+2, pno, str)

 

That Man Over There (from Miracle on 34th Street) (2012)
(Children’s Chorus, Chorus, 1111-2220-timp+2, str)
 

Thee I Love (1998)
(Baritone, 3232-4331-timp+1, pno, hp, str)
The Academy Award-winning song from the film, Friendly Persuasion, adapted for Pat Boone (who sang it on the original soundtrack).
 

Three Yiddish Songs (1996)
(Baritone, 2111-2110-timp, hp, str) 9:30
These three songs (two by Michael Milner and one by Chayim Kotylanky) have been arranged into a marvelous set highlighting the beauty of the Yiddish art song.
 

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (2003)
(Medium Voice, 2222-2000, hp, str) 3:00
From the original French folk song through the more well-known versions of this tune, audiences learn how songs evolve in different cultures.
 

Voice of My Beloved (Max Helfman) (1999)
(Soprano, 2222-2200-timp+1, hp, str)
 

Water Come-a-Me Eye! (2007)
(Children’s Chorus, 2222-2210-2 perc, pno, str)
 

Wedding March (from Lohengrin) (2009)
(2222-4231-timp+1, hp, str)
 

When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter (1999)
(Medium Voice, 2222-3200-timp+3, pno, hp, str)
 

Wonderful World of Christmas, The /Silver Bells (2009)
(Baritone, Chorus, 3222-4331, timp+3, pno, hp, str) 3:00
Bring Santa out on stage with the boisterous bravado of these two interwoven songs.
 

You’re the Top (2003)
(Solo Piano, 2222-4331-timp+2, str)
 

Edited Works

Canzone e Sonate by Giovanni Gabrieli
(0000-5441) 7:00
Gabrieli’s wonderfully polyphonic Sonata XVIII (1615) has been arranged for a more traditional complement of brass instruments.
 

Kentucky Derby by Ferde Grofé
(3332-4331-timp+3, hp, cel, str) 6:30
A captivating miniature tone poem that captures all of the events on the day of the great horse race, from its stirring love theme to the dynamic galloping finish.
 

Tarare Overture by Antonio Salieri
(2222-2200-timp+2, str) 3:00
This sparkling overture is a clear example of Salieri’s facile craftsmanship.
 

The Wishing Tree by Paul Schoop
(Narrator, 2111-1100-timp+2, pno, str) 16:00
Introducing the instruments of the orchestra to young people in an amusing and whimsical way, this work tells the tale of a tree as it is whittled down into smaller and smaller instruments while unaware of its true destiny.