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Instrumental Music

Larynx (2018)

for piccolo, piano and three percussionists (glockenspiel, triangle, crotales, vibraphone, xylophone)

Duration 7:00

Commissioned by Iktus Percussion.
Premiered by Iktus Percussion at Areté Gallery, Brooklyn, NY on May 11, 2018

Quartet for Piano and Percussion (2016)

for piano, glockenspiel, xylophone and vibraphone

Duration 6:30

Premiered by Iktus Percussion, The Firehouse Space, Brooklyn, NY June 4, 2016

The River of Memory (2008)

for trombone and fixed audio media

Duration 12:00

Commissioned by trombonist Monique Buzzarté through the Soloist Champions project of Meet the Composer, funded by a commission grant from the New York State Music Fund.

Premiere: Monique Buzzarté, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, March 15, 2008

Click here for program notes.

Percussion Quartet (2007)

for four percussionists: two glockenspiels, vibraphone, and xylophone

Duration 9:00

Premiered by The Bay Area Women's Percussion Troupe, conducted by Sandra Noriego, at the Festival of New American Music 2007, California State University, Sacramento, on November 4, 2007.

From The Ocean of Beauty – Saundarya Lahari (2006)

for flute, viola and harp

Duration 10:00

Premiere: Azure Ensemble, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, Dec.10, 2006

Kyrielle (2005)

for violin and fixed audio media

Duration 12:00

Text in Latin from a Gregorian chant.

Commissioned by violinist Airi Yoshioka.

Premiere: Women in The Arts Conference, Millenium Center, University of Missouri­St.Louis on November 12, 2005.

Mioritza – Requiem for Rachel Corrie (2004)

for trombone and fixed audio media

Duration 12:00

Poem by Alice Shields

Commissioned by trombonist Monique Buzzarté

Premiere: Monique Buzzarté with Ensemble Pi, Chelsea Museum, NYC, Dec.3, 2008

Azure (2003)

for flute, violin, viola, cello & fixed audio media
or flute, violin, viola, cello & 1 percussion
or flute, violin, viola, cello

Duration 12:00

Composed in Todi raga.

Premiere: Azure Ensemble, Merkin Hall, NYC, April 10, 2003

Fanfare (2003)

for Two Trumpets & Two Trombones

Duration 5:00

Kirtannam No. 2 for Flute & Oboe (2002)

Duration 7:00

Premiere: Centre for Intercultural Music Arts, International Festival, Churchill College, Cambridge University, England, April 15, 2002

Anugraha – "Grace" (1994)

for viola

Duration 10:00

Amos Eno Gallery, NYC, violist: Karen Ritscher, on June 8, 1994

Aurora (1987)

for violin and oboe

Duration 6:00

Commissioned by the Aurora Chamber Ensemble.

Premiere: Aurora Chamber Ensemble, Unitarian Universalist Society, Ridgewood, New Jersey, March 19, 1987.

Rhapsody for Piano and Tape (1983)

for piano & fixed audio media

Duration 7:00

Based on Brahms' Piano Concerto No.2.

Premiere: Composers Concordance Vladimir Ussachevsky 75th Birthday Celebration, Middle Collegiate Church, NYC, Yolanda Liepa, piano, March 2, 1986.

Recording: Opus One #94, Yolanda Liepa, piano.

Spring Music (1967)

for soprano, oboe and trumpet

Duration 7:00

Premiere: Music in Our Time Concert, Town Hall, NYC, with Valarie Lamouree, soprano; Judith Martin, oboe, and Ronald Anderson, trumpet, conducted by Ephraim Guigui, Feb.28, 1967

Wildcat Songs (1967)

Three songs for soprano & piccolo

Duration 10:00

On poem by Native American shaman, translated by Jaime D'Angulo.

Premiere: Stephanie Turash, soprano and Sophie Sollberger, piccolo, Columbia Composers Concert, McMillin Theatre, Columbia University, 1967

Recording: Opus One Records, with Stephanie Turash, soprano & Paul Dunkel, piccolo.

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