choral / vocal

her cowboy boots

         

 

for:  mezzo-soprano and piano

                                                                       

 

year:  2019

 

duration:  ca 3.5 minutes

text:  from "Thirteen Ways of Looking at Cowboy Boots" (Hat tipped to Wallace Stevens)

by Ellen Austin-Li

from Firefly, published by Finishing Line press, 2019

 

premiere:  2020 Cincinnati SongSLAM, a collaboration between Cincinnati Song Initiative and Sparks and Wiry Cries

Ellen Graham, mezzo-soprano, and Matthew Umphreys, piano

Liberty Exhibition Halll, Cincinnati, OH,

January 2020

winner:  first prize in 2020 Cincinnati SongSLAM

Her Cowboy Boots -
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lost time

           Is It Not It Is

               Here I Am

 

for:  3 treble voices (soprano and two mezzo-sopranos)

                                                                       

 

year:  2019

 

duration:  ca 9 minutes

poems:  Norman Finkelstein

 

premiere:  Cincinnati Soundbox with performers Jackie Stevens, soprano;

Lauren McAllister and Ellen Graham, mezzo-sopranos

21c Museum Hotel, Cincinnati, OH,

April 2019

commissioned:  by Cincinnati Soundbox

between magic and possibility

 

for:  soprano and flute

                                                                       

 

year:  2018

 

duration:  ca 13 minutes

texts:  from Track by Norman Finkelstein

            published by Shearsman Books, 2012

 

premiere:  faculty recital at Xavier University

Jackie Stevens, soprano and Nave Graham, flute

Bellarmine Chapel, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

April 2018

dedicated:  to Jackie Stevens

winner: second-place winner of 2020NATS Art Song Composition Award

Founder or Finder -
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Under the Sign -
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Gone -
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Clouds Lightening Feathers -
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So That Now -
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Speaking to the Dead -
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Found somewhere -
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music is

           

 

for:  SATB chorus

                                                                       

 

year:  2017

 

duration:  ca 3 minutes

text:  Joshua McGuire

 

premiere:  

Poco a Poco Summer Music Fest faculty chorus

Park Presbyterian Church, Streator, IL

June 2017

 

dedicated:  to Kate Tombaugh and the Poco a poco Summer Fest Choir

 

commissioned:  by Kate Tombaugh for the inaugural year of the Poco a Poco Summer Music Fest

Sefiros -
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Shade threaded thru shade -
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So I beat this song -
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Bone-frame -
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All the threads of my roads -
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Stones blossom -
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all one can imagine  

            Sefiros

            Bone-frame

            Shade threaded thru shade

            So I beat this song

            All the threads of my roads

            Stones blossom

 

for:  soprano and violin

for:  mezzo-soprano and violin

                                                                       

 

year:  2014

 

duration:  ca 13 minutes

poems:  Jakob Stein

 

premiere: Jilian McGreen, soprano, and Gerry Itzkoff, violin, Patricia Corbett Theater, Cincinnati, OH,

March 2015

 

dedicated:  to the memory of Catherine Long

 

commissioned:  by the Ohio Arts Council

they say that I am deaf

           

 

for:  SSA chorus

                                                                       

 

year:  2014

 

duration:  ca 4 minutes

text:  Yolande Cosby

 

premiere:  The Carefree Chorus Winter Concert, Fort Meyers, FL, December 2014

 

dedicated:  to The Carefree Chorus

 

commissioned:  by The Carefree Chorus

an ocean can dry into silence

           

 

for:  SATB chorus

 

for:  SSAA chorus

                                                                       

 

year:  2011

 

duration:  ca 5 minutes

text:  Carolivia Herron

 

premiere:  Cincinnati Camerata, Brett

Scott, music director, (SATB) May 2013

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