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VOCAL WORKS

Four Generals Marched off to War (1985)

Mezzo-Soprano. Duration 5 minutes.
Commissioned by the Modern Times Theater (New York).
Text- from Brecht's "Caucasian Chalk Circle".
Premiere April 25 through May 19, 1985, NewYork, NY.

Grusha's Lullaby (1985)

Mezzo-Soprano. Duration 4 minutes.
Commissioned by the Modern Times Theater (New York).
Text from Brecht's "Caucasian Chalk Circle".
Premiere April 25 through May 19, 1985, NewYork, NY.

Marching Song (1985)

Bass and Baritone. Duration 5 minutes.
Commissioned by the Modern Times Theater (New York).
Text from Brecht's "Caucasian Chalk Circle".
Premiere April 25 through May 19, 1985, NewYork, NY.

The Candle (1985)

Bass. Duration 6 minutes.
Commissioned by the Modern Times Theater (New York).
Text from Brecht's "Caucasian Chalk Circle".
Premiere April 25 through May 19, 1985, NewYork, NY.

Song of Injustice in Persia (1985)

SATB Chorus. Duration 5 minutes.
Commissioned by the Modern Times Theater (New York).
Text from Brecht's "Caucasian Chalk Circle".
Premiere April 25 through May 19, 1985, NewYork, NY.

The Torment (1977)

Soprano and Piano. Duration 4 minutes.
Text by T. S. Eliot.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

U.S.A. (1974)

Mezzo-soprano and flag-draped Piano. (Text by the composer) Duration 4 minutes.
Premiere: WGBH "Live Performance" Show (Susan Krueger) Boston, Massachusetts -- June 25, 1975.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Four Songs of Sappho (1971)

Mezzo-soprano and Piano. Duration 6 minutes.
Text from Sappho fragments.
Awards: 1974 - Devora Nadworney Award.
1974 - Composers Forum (NY).
Premiere: Donnell Library, NY, NY. (Susan Krueger) -- February 9, 1974.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

What Could She Say (to the Fantastic Fooley Bear)? (1971)

Mezzo-soprano and Piano. Duration 4 minutes.
Text by L. Ferlinghetti.
Premiere: Deborah Lancmann at Boston University -- April 23, 1972.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

How Has It Escaped Me? (1970)

Mezzo-soprano and Piano. Duration 4 minutes.
Text by N. Porter.
Premiere: Deborah Lancmann at Boston University -- April 23, 1972.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.


CHAMBER WORKS

Ritual and Sabotage of the Twentieth Century (1982)

Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano. Duration 20 minutes.
Commissioned by the Williams College Trio.
Premiere: Williams College -- April 15, 1983.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

After Satie (1980)

Flute and Piano. Duration 5 minutes.
Premiere: Fribourg, Switzerland -- October 27, 1980.

Stone Ground (1980)

Cello and Piano. Duration 12 minutes.
Composed during a Fellowship to the Centre Acanthes of the Milhaud Conservatory (Aix-en-Provence)
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Chut (1979)

Contrabassist/Vocalist with slides from the book (same title) by P. Couratin. Duration 10 minutes.
Commissioned by Joëlle Léandre.
Composed at the Cité International des Arts, Paris, France.
Premiere: Joëlle Léandre, Paris, France -- 1980.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Monday Morning Fantasy (1978)

Woodwind Octet. Duration 12 minutes.
Commissioned by the Paris American Academy for Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Premiere: Western Europe: Paris, France -- January 16, 1979.
U.S.A.: Indiana University of Pennsylvania -- June, 1979.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Rencontrebassse (1978)

Two Contrabasses with optional amplification. Duration 9 minutes.
Premiere: Bibliothèque Internationale de Musique Contemporaine Concert at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France -- October 10, 1978.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Trio (1978)

Clarinet, Cello, and Piano. Duration 6 minutes.
Premiere: Western Europe: The Annex Players, Heidelberg, Germany -- December 29, 1977.
Eastern Europe: The Annex Players at The Franz Liszt Academy -- January 3, 1978.

Multiples & Metaphase (1977)

Brass Soloist and String Quartet. Duration 14 minutes.
Composed during a MacDowell Colony Fellowship.
Premiere: U.S.A.: Prima Vera String Quartet and Samuel Pilafian,
Mannes College of Music (NY) -- July, 1977.
Western Europe: The Jaros String Quartet and Ralph Hepola at the "Festival Musical du
Château de Pourtalès," Strasbourg, France -- May 10, 1980.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Phi-Lings (1976)

Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano. Duration 14 minutes.
Composed during a MacDowell Colony Fellowship.
Premiere: Harvard University Group for New Music -- May 29, 1976.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Rhythm & Blues (1975)

Harp and Cello. Duration 6 minutes.
Premiere: Ronald Feldman and Betsy Morse -- 1975.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

E-Prime (1974)

Brass Quintet. Duration 20 minutes.
Commissioned by The Empire Brass Quintet.
Awards: 1975 - Victor Herbert A.S.C.A.P. Award (honorable mention).
Premiere: The Empire Brass Quintet, Kresge Auditorium, MIT -- October 3, 1980.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

An Explanation of One Mechanical Man (1974)

Clarinet and Cello often accompanied by slides. Duration 15 minutes.
Commissioned by The Annex Players.
Awards: 1975 - The New York Musicians' Club Prize -- "The Bohemians."
Premiere: U.S.A.: Collage--The Contemporary Ensemble of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Museum of Fine Arts -- November 17, 1974.
Eastern Europe: Musica Nova (Roumania) -- November, 1978.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Nero's Tomb (1974)

Trombone Quartet. Duration 11 minutes.
Awards: 1974 - Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Prize.
1974 - National Brass Conference Award.
1974 - International Trombone Association Competition (finalist).
1975 - International Brass Conference, Montreux, Switzerland (honorable mention).
Premiere: National Brass Symposium, Georgia State College -- February 21, 1975.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Soneptua (1973)

String Quartet. Duration 15 minutes.
Composed at the Windhover Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.
Awards: 1974 - Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Prize.
1974 - Victor Herbert A.S.C.A.P. Award.
1974 - Composers Forum.
Premiere: Brookline Library Music Association -- December 6, 1973.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Dimension-L (1973)

Bassoon, Trombone, Contrabass, and Piano. Duration 11 minutes.
Awards:1973 - Carnegie Mellon Composition Competition (honorable mention).
Premiere: Boston University -- December 11, 1973.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Moments (1973)

Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon. Duration 12 minutes.
Awards: 1974 - First Prize -- Shenandoah Conservatory Composition Competition.
1973 - Carnegie Mellon Composition Competition (honorable mention).
Premiere: Shenandoah Conservatory Faculty Trio -- February 28, 1974.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Fanfare (1973)

Two Trumpets and Three Timpani. Duration 2 minutes.
Premiere: Boston Adventist Church -- November 11, 1973.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Trumpet Music (1972)

Two Trumpets. Duration 8 minutes.
Premiere: Tanglewood -- August 23, 1983.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Introspections (1971)

2 Clarinets, Bassoon, 2 Trumpets, Trombone, Violin, Viola, Cello. Duration 15 minutes.
Awards: 1973 - Carnegie Mellon Composition Competition (honorable mention).
Premiere: Boston University (Jeff Cook conductor) -- April 23, 1972.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Quintet (1971)

Clarinet and String Quartet. Duration 14 minutes.
Premiere: Members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the University of Texas--Oct 23, 1983.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

String Quartet #1 (1970)

String Quartet. Duration 17 minutes.
Premiere: Boston University -- January 1971.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.


Nocturne (1970)

Clarinet and Piano. Duration 6 minutes.
Premiere: Boston University -- November, 1970.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.


WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENTS

Drones and Interpolations (1978)

Pianist with Assistant. Duration 21 minutes.
Commissioned by Yvar Mikhashoff.
Composed at the Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Metaphase (1977)

For Solo Instrument. Duration 7 minutes.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Three Multiples (1976)

Piano. Duration 14 minutes.
Premiere: South Shore Conservatory of Music, Massachusetts -- January 23, 1976.

Playing w/Myself (1974)

Any Instrument and Tape Recorder. Duration (varies) circa 11 minutes.
Film version exists as a multimedia piece with 16mm accompanying animation. Film by Mary Beams.
Premiere: U.S.A.: Annex Players, Gallery 247, Salem, Massachusetts -- April 21, 1974
Eastern Europe: Franz Liszt Academy, Budapest, Hungary -- January 3, 1978.
Western Europe: Francis Marie Uitti, Rome Italy -- 1981.
Film version: Harvard University Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts "Loops" Program --May 15, 1976.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

I'll be Seeing You (1973)

Piano. Duration 5 minutes.
Awards: 1974 - Composers Forum (NY).
Premiere: U.S.A.: Todd Welbourne, Boston, Massachusetts -- November 3, 1973.
Eastern Europe: Franz Liszt Academy, Budapest, Hungary -- January 3, 1978.
Western Europe: Bibliothèque Internationale de Musique Contemporaine Concert at the Cité des Arts, Paris, France -- October 10, 1978.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Four One Liners (1972)

Piano. Duration 2 minutes.
Premiere: Wellesley, Massachusetts -- December 11, 1972.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Seven Episodes (1972)

Piano. Duration 6 minutes.
Premiere: Leonard Lehrman, Basel, Switzerland -- November, 1980.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Yavelovelations (1972)

Piano - Four Hands. Duration 12 minutes.
Premiere: Boston University -- April 28, 1972.
Publisher: American Composers Edition (ACE) NY, NY.

Seven Textures (1971)

Piano. Duration 8 minutes.

Permutations of Silence

Piano. Duration 6 minutes.

Image of the Riverside (1970)

Piano. Duration 5 minutes.
Premiere: Dallas, Texas -- April, 1984.

Three Sketches (1970)

Piano. Duration 7 minutes.

Lunar Cycle (1970)

Piano. Duration 15 minutes.

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